Accidents at work do not happen often, but they do happen. At Thompsons we know only too well the consequences of those incidents, and the impact that they can have on victims and their families.
Fortunately the number of injuries suffered by Scottish people at work has fallen dramatically over the years, but it is still at a higher rate than in the rest of the UK.
On top of this, some industrial sectors have a higher rate of accidents than others. In fact, people working in the construction, agriculture and waste and recycling sectors are the most likely to be injured in an accident in the workplace in Scotland. This means that the injury rates are different in various parts of Scotland, depending on the type of work carried out there. See, for example:
- Workplace accidents in Edinburgh
- Workplace accidents in Glasgow
- Accidents at work in Aberdeen
- Accidents at work in the Scottish Borders
Compensation Claims for Accidents in the Workplace in Scotland
Workplace accidents can take many forms, and you will find many different examples in our section on types of workplace accident. In very general terms, however, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation if you have suffered from one of the following as a result of your workplace conditions:
- Physical or mental injury
- Ill health
- A worsening of a pre-existing injury or ill health
Scottish Lawyers for Accidents in the Workplace
All employers are legally obliged to protect their employees from injury at work. If they do not, and you are injured or suffer ill health as a result, then they may be liable to compensate you for your pain and suffering.
Thompsons is an award-winning firm of solicitors and accident lawyers that never represents insurers or big business. We always act for the underdog – the accident victim or worker – and we win over 90% of our court cases.
Injured through no fault of your own? Call us on 0800 0891331 to see how much you could claim.