Accident at Work or Work Related Illness

It’s the legal duty of every employer to look after the health and safety of everyone who works for them, and when a company fails in their legal duty to do this, you have a right to make an accident at work claim for compensation. Take initial free legal advice from a solicitor through Lawmatch if you have suffered any work related injury or illness including any of the following..

Accidents at work
Whether you work in an office, a factory, a shop, on a building site or even off site as part of your job, lack of training, inadequate safety equipment or even faulty tools and equipment can lead to accident at work claims due to injury caused by:

  • A slip, trip or fall
  • Lifting and manual handling
  • Falls from height such as scaffolding or ladders
  • Scalds and burns from explosions
  • Loss of limbs and fatal accidents

Work related illness
There are many types of occupational diseases that can cause all kinds of suffering if your employer has failed in it's duty to you, you could recover compensation and payment towards treatment, rehabilitation and care. If you or a family member have suffered from any of the illness as a result of your employment talk to a solicitor through Lawmatch. Some of the most common claims are for:

  • Work related cancer (lung, nasal, bladder, skin)
  • Asbestos related diseases including asbestosis, plural plaques, lung cancer or mesothelioma
  • Disease as a result of your work as a coal miner
  • Silicosis
  • Tinnitus, deafness and other hearing problems caused by noise at work
  • Carbon monoxide/gas poisoning
  • Occupational asthma
  • Skin conditions including dermatitis and allergies including latex allergy
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI), vibration white finger (VWF), hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Legionnaire’s disease
  • Lead poisoning
  • Pneumoconiosis

Psychological Injury
Suffering from anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of going about your daily work could result in a claim for compensation from your employers. Common causes of psychological injury and occupational stress at work include:

  • Being involved in a distressing accident
  • Enforced absence from work, either temporarily or permanently
  • Stress or pressure from employers or colleagues
  • Enforced career change
  • Loss of earnings and financial stability 
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