What is an Accident at Work?

Claims for workplace accidents are common; these include any form of accident that occurred at your workplace.

Your employer has a responsibility and duty of care to ensure your and your coworkers’ protection at work by enforcing health and safety procedures. If your employer fails to do so and you are involved in a workplace catastrophe, you are eligible for compensation for your injuries and damages.

We recommend that, following a workplace accident, you immediately notify your employer and document the incident in an accident journal. Collect as much evidence as possible from the accident scene by taking photographs and writing a detailed account of what transpired. The more evidence you can provide to support your claim, the greater your likelihood of success.

How much compensation can I get? 

It is difficult to estimate how much compensation you may receive without knowing the specifics of the accident. When you inquire with one of our advisors, they may be able to assist you in determining your potential compensation based on the information you provide. However, claims are typically evaluated with a variety of factors in mind, which determines the amount of compensation you may receive for your injuries.

The quantity of compensation claimants will receive is heavily influenced by the severity of the accident and the extent of the individual’s injuries.

Things that significantly affect the amount of compensation received, include: 

  • The severity of the physical and emotional damage that the claimant has experienced.
  • Treatments that may have been carried out after the accident. 
  • The time missed at work.

We recommend that these are just the most common things that affect personal injury claims; the list can be truthfully never-ending; our solicitors will be able to identify things that claimants would have never identified if claiming for themselves.

If you would like to start a successful no-win-no-fee claim, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced personal injury solicitors at SGT Solicitors.

Common Causes of Work Accidents

There are many reasons why employees may experience accidents at work; the most common ones include: 

  • Improper working practices.
  • Lack of proper training.
  • Lack of supervision.
  • Hit by a moving vehicle.
  • Slips, trips and falls.

We advise that if you have been involved in any sort of accident at work that was not your fault, no matter what the cause, you may be eligible for compensation.

How long after a work accident can I claim?

In Scotland, you can claim for up to three years after the work accident has occurred. If you are under the age of 16, this time limit does not apply; your parent or guardian can claim at any point until the age of 16 in Scotland. After the child turns 16, you can claim up to three years from their 16th birthday. 

There as some exceptions during which claimants have no time limit to their claim, including where they do not have the mental ability, for example, due to health or mental health issues. 

If you would like to find out more about starting a successful personal injury claim, contact one of our solicitors now at SGT Solicitors. 

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We pride ourselves in delivering the best quality work for our clients, ensuring they come out with the highest possible compensation for their damages. By supplying excellent customer service and updates throughout your claim, you will be sure that you left your claim in the right hands. 

Contact our solicitors now. We provide our clients with a free first consultation, during which you will be able to discuss and start your successful no-win-no-fee claim now.