Accident at Work

Accident at Work Claims

It’s not just high risk work places such as construction sites and factories where accidents at work can happen to employees. They happen in every workplace to every type of employee.

They can happen to people working in shops, schools, offices and pretty much everywhere a person is employed.

This is something that we fully understand at Personal Injury Solicitors Manchester and by seeking advice from us, you are seeking advice from specialists in the field of Accidents at Work.

In acknowledgement of the fact that accidents at work can happen to anyone, workplace legislation in England and Wales offers protection to all employees, and employers are under a statutory duty of care to ensure the safety of the people who work for them.

This is commonly referred to as “Health and Safety Law”.

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How do I make a Claim?

If you have had a workplace accident and you want to make a claim, then you need to speak to a workplace accident specialist solicitor who has experience in this sector of the law.

By establishing what has happened to you and how your health has been affected and what this has meant to your day-to-day life, we can easily inform you if you should be making a claim for compensation and how much you should be entitled to depending on the severity of the industrial accident/disease.

Depending on the severity of the accident/disease and the big potential loss of earnings, costs for treatment/medications and quality of life, occupational accident claims can often be associated with high compensation awards, due to the high risk nature of your job and especially if your employer did not provide you with adequate protective gear.

Accidents at work include:

If you feel you have fallen victim to any of the above industrial diseases or any other, do not hesitate to Contact Us on 0161 82 11 229 or fill out the form provided. We have highly experienced industrial accident solicitors who can guide you through the process and take away all of the hassle for you so you can concentrate on the more important things in life.


Industrial Disease Claims Limits

There is a time limit on making an industrial (or occupational) claim. This is 3 years from either when you got injured or 3 years from when you have learned you have the disease.

For example if you have been exposed to asbestos, you may not show any symptoms for 10 years and then find out after that 10 year period that you have asbestosis. In this case, you would have 3 years from the year that you found out that you had that disease to make a claim.

Another couple of limitations are the difficulty in claiming industrial disease compensation if you were self employed or employed on a “casual” basis or showing proof in regards to the length and how severe the disease was where it was only caused due to prolonged exposure, such as the above example of asbestos exposure meaning you develop asbestosis.

If you have any questions or concerns in regards to any of the points discussed above then do not hesitate to contact us for help, support, advice and a friendly chat. Our number is 0161 82 11 229 or if you prefer you can fill out the form to the right and we will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

Don’t be left in the dark about something as serious as having an accident at work. Contact Us to make a claim today!

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