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Despite the numerous protections offered by health and safety legislation, workplace accidents are, sadly, still commonplace in the UK.

Reports regularly reveal the terrible personal injuries which occur in occupational settings, and of course, in the worst cases, some incidents end in fatality.

Ill health caused by workplace conditions is also a big issue; with asbestos-related diseases among the most debilitating and life threatening.

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If you have suffered injury or illness as a result of your working conditions, or if you are a relative of someone who is affected, it is your right to seek compensation and justice. Plus, you may help prevent a similar accident from happening to someone else.

Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland is the leading personal injury firm north of the border and we are here to help if you have suffered as a result of someone else's negligence.

Your right to be safe at work

Health and safety legislation is in place to protect you and your colleagues while you are at work. Many personal injury accidents which happen in the workplace are foreseeable and therefore avoidable.

In this section we tell you more about your employer’s duties, the significance of risk assessments and how legislation affects people who visit a workplace. Click here for more information about your rights.

Types of workplace accidents

Many people think of workplace accidents as falls from height, vehicle accidents or equipment related incidents; however, hazardous substances which cause burns, and manual handling accidents such as lifting and carrying of large or awkward loads are also accountable annually for serious workplace injuries.

And, if you’ve been injured by a falling object or as a result of lack of training, you could also make a claim for compensation.

Types of workplace injuries

The expert solicitors at Thompsons Scotland can help you make a claim for compensation if you have suffered a workplace injury. Whether a catastrophic head injury suffered in a fall from height, an electrical injury which occurred on a construction site, or a crush injury which happened in a bottling plant, we can help.

Click here to find out more about the range of injuries which can befall workers and how we can help you seek justice.

Types of workplace

Typically, there are some industries generally considered to be more dangerous than others, such as construction and the agriculture sector, but if you work in a hairdressers’ salon, for instance, you are likely to come into contact with certain hazardous substances which carry the risk of causing contact dermatitis.

Or, perhaps you work in the logistics industry as an HGV driver and you suffer from chronic back pain. Wherever you work, whatever your role, there are likely to be controllable risks. If these risks are not managed and you suffer a personal injury, the expert solicitors at Thompsons in Scotland are here to help.

Possible complications in your claim

Learn more about the factors likely to make your claim successful and what issues there could be which may make your case more complicated; such as being self employed, or if you are claiming on behalf of someone else.

Claims process

Making a claim following an accident at work can feel daunting, and yes, sometimes the process is complex. But the personal injury solicitors at Thompsons Scotland are experts in their field and only ever work for claimants. We are dedicated to upholding worker rights and to ensuring that our clients receive the maximum amount of compensation possible.

Whenever appropriate we will seek to claim interim sums to allow you and your family to move on with your lives swiftly and get the help you require for recovery and any rehabilitation needs.

Accidents in the workplace Scotland

Whether you have suffered a workplace accident in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Aberdeen; in the Highlands, the Borders or the Trossachs; wherever you may have suffered a work accident in Scotland the personal injury lawyers at Thompsons can help.

Thompsons solicitors are leaders in our field and we only represent claimants - we never work for insurers or in defending big businesses. We believe in ensuring you, the claimant, receive the justice you deserve and we are very good at it - winning over 90% of our court cases.

Accident at work claim FAQS

Thompsons work accident solicitors in Scotland are here to answer your questions about making a claim for compensation. Find out who will pay, what happens if your employer has gone out of business and lots more on our FAQs page.

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