Accidents at Work in Aberdeen
Think Aberdeen and you think energy: the city is the oil capital of Europe after all. But Aberdeen and its surrounding areas also have a strong fishing and agricultural heritage, a booming property market and growing life sciences and tourism industries.
This is reflected in the type of accidents at work in Aberdeen that are reported to the authorities. In 2013/14, for example, out of the four fatalities that occurred in workplaces in Aberdeenshire and Angus:
- Two were self-employed in the agricultural sector
- One worked in the manufacturing industry
- One was a member of the public who died on the premises of a care home
- Of these, one fell from height, one was struck by machinery and one was hit by a moving vehicle.
In fact, according to the latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive, these three types of accident account for half of all fatal accidents in the workplace, regardless of where and what that workplace is.
Overall, however, the most common type of workplace accident involves slips and trips. These account for around 30% of all injuries reported to the HSE.
Claims for Accidents at Work in Aberdeen
If you have suffered an injury, large or small, in an accident at work, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your pain and suffering. This is because all employers are legally obliged to do all they can to keep you safe at work.
Aberdeen Workplace Accident Lawyers
Thompsons Solicitors is the leading personal injury law firm in the country.
We deal with a huge variety of accident claims; ranging from headline grabbing incidents such as the Piper Alpha tragedy to everyday minor injuries such as those incurred by tripping on a broken pavement. Thinking about a compensation claim? Talk to an expert on 0800 0891331.