In recent years Edinburgh has become known more for its financial services sector than for any other type of industry. This means that workplace accidents in Edinburgh and its surrounding regions often take place in offices, rather than in fields or factories.
In 2013/14, for example, of the five deaths on workplace premises in Edinburgh and the Lothians that were reported to the Health and Safety Executive:
- three were members of the public who died while in a care home or under social care;
- one was a self-employed man who was struck by an object while in a garden centre; and
- one was a self-employed man who fell while carrying out cleaning services.
You can find out more about accidents in different types of workplaces here, but these figures show that workplace accidents can happen to anyone who goes into a place of work. That is why health and safety rules protect not only employees but also members of the public and self-employed people who happen to be in a workplace premises.
Claims for Workplace Accidents in Edinburgh
If you are a member of the public or self-employed and have been injured while visiting or working in a workplace take a look at our ‘possible complications in your claim’ section to find out more.
But as a general rule employers and building owners are legally obliged to make sure that all those visiting or working in their premises are safe from injury. If they do not, and you are injured as a result, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation against them.
Workplace Accidents in Edinburgh Lawyers
If you have been involved in a workplace accident in Edinburgh, even if you are unsure whether you would be able to claim compensation, our sympathetic lawyers can talk you through the options.
Thompsons' workplace injury solicitors are experts in advising people about compensation claims. We are Scotland’s leading personal injury law firm and recover over £1 million every week for our clients.
How much could you claim? Call 0800 0891 331 for free legal advice.