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.
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.
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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