Is My Employer Responsible For My Accident At Work?
Is My Employer Responsible For My Accident At Work?
Your employer has a duty to keep you safe while you are at work. If you have suffered an injury at work and it was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Your employer will generally have insurance in place which will cover the payment to you.
We have extensive experience in bringing successful claims for people who have been injured while working, to include the following injuries:
- Falls, slipping and tripping
- Crush injuries
- Injuries caused from having to move items, known as manual handling injuries
- Back injuries
- Construction site accidents
- Factory accidents
- Warehouse accidents
- Farm accidents
- Accidents as a result of health and safety breaches
- Accidents as a result of someone’s negligence
- Industrial injuries
- Needlestick injuries
- Accidents caused by defective equipment
- Accidents as a result of lack of training
- Military injuries and accidents
Why choose McGee Solicitors?
We are known for our exceptional service and we always aim to do all of the work of the claim on your behalf so that the process is as easy as possible for you.
Our team are helpful and approachable and we will keep you updated every step of the way so that you know exactly what is happening. We are strong negotiators and are often able to settle cases without the need for a court hearing, which is generally a quicker process.
If your case is successful, you can expect the other side to pay your legal costs as well as your damages payment. At McGee Solicitors, we strongly believe that our clients should keep all of their pay-out themselves, so we guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation.
“Couldn’t recommend McGee Solicitors enough, they are very friendly and informative.
You’ll get 100% honesty and your case will be dealt with efficiently no matter day or night. They are easily contacted and couldn’t do enough to help. Excellent service, wouldn’t go anywhere else.”
If you would like a free initial consultation with an expert work injury compensation solicitor to discuss your accident claim, ring us on 028 90 394 131 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form and we will be happy to answer your questions and explain the claims process to you.
Am I Entitled To Compensation For An Accident At Work?
Your employer is required to keep you safe at work and provide a safe working environment, to include the right equipment, well-maintained equipment and working conditions, training to enable you to work safely and adherence to health and safety rules. They are also required to have employers’ liability insurance in place to ensure that there are funds in place to compensate you, should something happen to you.
This means that if you are involved in an accident at work that was not your fault, or not wholly your fault, you are likely to be entitled to compensation. It could be an injury from a wide range of events, such as from handling heavy or awkward loads, from something falling on you or because of a co-worker’s negligence.
What To Do If You Are Involved In An Accident At Work
You should seek medical treatment as soon as possible, even if the injury seems fairly minor at first. As well as ensuring you are properly cared for and receiving the help you need, this will also mean that medical records of your injury are created.
You should make sure that the accident is reported straight away to your manager. You can make your own notes of what happened as well as making an official workplace report and checking that the incident has been entered into your employer’s accident book.
If the accident involved equipment or an unsafe working environment, you can also take photos if you are able to, by way of a record.
You should keep notes of all of the medical appointments you attend and the treatment that you are given as well as the symptoms you experience. Again, take photos of all of your injuries and make a list of all of them, to ensure that none of the more minor issues are overlooked or forgotten.
Make sure that you attend all of the appointments that are recommended to you. If your injuries continue to cause you discomfort, you should continue to seek medical help for them so that there are official records of your problems.
You should also keep records of all of your financial losses as these will form part of the claim.
You are advised to speak to a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible. If you ask us to represent you, we will ensure that as much evidence as possible is gathered and that you have the support you need.
We will put together a strong case on your behalf, to include asking our medical experts to prepare reports on your injuries and prognosis.
How Much Compensation Will I Get For A Work Accident?
The amount of compensation will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your injuries, the long-term outlook, whether your employer was 100% liable and the amount of your financial losses. If you have suffered psychologically or emotionally, this could also have a bearing on your claim, as part of your compensation will be based on your pain and suffering.
Other elements that you are entitled to be compensated for include loss of earnings, a change in your quality of life and the things you are able to do and any future care you may require or adjustments to your home that might be needed.
We can discuss exactly what happened with you and give you our thoughts on the likely amount of work accident compensation you could receive.
We will make a claim on your behalf for all of these aspects of the accident and its effect on you. We are very often able to negotiate a good settlement, meaning your case will not need to go to a hearing. If a hearing is required, we are able to call on experts in work accident compensation claims and we will ensure that you are fully supported throughout.
“Absolutely amazing. I could not believe that I received £8,500 in compensation. I came to Michael McGee on a whim and he and the team dealt with my case. I did not think I would get anything and I did not think a solicitor would even take the case on. My case was unusual and I was not sure if there was any point in pursuing it. I kept 100% of my compensation as well. I am really grateful to Michael, he provided a great service. I did not have to do anything and only visited the office a couple of times.”
Contact Our Accident At Work Compensation Solicitors In Northern Ireland
If you have suffered an accident at work, we understand that you may have many questions, including how you can obtain compensation and the possible effect on your job and your employer. We will be happy to talk through any concerns you may have and explain the claims process to you.
We have a strong track record of success in claiming work accident damages payments and we guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation.
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