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EMPLOYERS HAVE A DUTY OF CARE TO KEEP ALL THEIR EMPLOYEES SAFE
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act, employers have a duty of care to their employees, this means that they have to provide all their workers with safe working conditions, unfortunately this isn’t always the case and as a result accidents occur.
An accident at work could be due to faulty machinery or equipment, lack of training or supervision, lack of protective safety equipment or unsafe premises. If your employer has been negligent and you have suffered an accident at work then Hamilton Douglas Legal can help recover compensation for you. Employers must provide a safe working environment and failure to do so leaves the employer liable to compensate any employee who suffers an injury in the workplace.
Hamilton Douglas Legal have specialist factory accidents and injury lawyers experienced in dealing with accidents of this type.
Your employer has a duty of care to provide a safe working environment, ensuring they comply with health and safety legislation. The Health and Safety at Work Regulations Act 1974 ensures that all employees are working in a safe environment.
Unfortunately on some occasions health and safety in the workplace is not followed and accidents take place, in that case your employer will be held responsible for the accident, and you can make a claim for any injury that you may have suffered along with any expenses associated as a result of the accident, to name a few these could include private medical treatment, loss of earnings, and prescription costs.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY EMPLOYER
Your employer must ensure that certain measures are taken to avoid accidents taking place at work. These include
- Regularly checking machinery to ensure its not faulty and in good working order
- Providing you with the correct training for you to safely carry out your job, this also includes special training to use certain machinery.
- Providing you with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) this may include helmets, steel toe cap boots, high visibility vests, gloves, and safety goggles. Eye, ear and hand protection should always be provided and widely available.
- Ensuring the floor area is always kept free of tripping or slipping hazards, such as cardboard boxes, wiring and cables, and spilt liquid.
- Carrying out regular risk assessments, this includes identifying possible risk hazards and taking reasonable steps to prevent an accident taking place.
- Regularly checking PPE, checking for damage, signs of wear and faults. Any problems found should be repaired or replaced before it is used again and these need to be recorded.
- Full training given when operating fork lifts trucks.
FREE LEGAL ADVICE
At Hamilton Douglas Legal we always offer free legal advice.
So if you have suffered a factory accident at work, and believe your employer to be responsible then get in touch, we have specialist lawyers that are experts in this field, we have helped thousands of victims recover compensation from their employers.
THE CLAIMS PROCESS
After speaking to one of our factory accident claims specialists we will put you through to one of our expert solicitors, they will discuss the claim further with you and will answer any questions you may have, the No Win No fee agreement will be explained to you in simple terms and your claim will then be set up. Your solicitor will then make contact with the at fault insurance company and initiate the claim. The solicitor will keep you updated throughout the claim process until the claim has been settled and you are satisfied with the outcome.
SIMPLE CLAIMS PROCESS
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO MAKE A CLAIM FOR A FACTORY ACCIDENT?
According to Scottish Law, you have 3 years in which to intimate a claim with your employer, we advise the claim should be intimated as soon as possible.
So why wait? Contact us today to get the compensation you deserve.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE BEFORE I RECEIVE MY COMPENSATION?
Every case is different, there are a number of factors that affect the time it takes to settle a factory accident injury claim, a few are mentioned below :
The circumstances of the accident
Whether the identity of the third party is known
How long it takes to gather all medical evidence
The type and length of injuries sustained
Whether the at fault party accepts liability
CAN I CLAIM?
If your factory accident took place within the last three years, wasn’t your fault and you suffered injury as a result of it then we can help you make a successful claim for compensation.
HOW MUCH IS MY CLAIM WORTH?
In general, the more severe your injury and length of suffering, the higher amount of compensation you can expect to receive, this is partly due to the affect it would have had on your lifestyle, social life, work, and in some cases personal relationships. But don’t worry, we are here to support and assist you, to get the right help at the right time, this would include private physiotherapists, and professional medical experts.
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GENERAL DAMAGES / SOLATIUM
General damages is the amount awarded for the pain and suffering following an accident, in Scotland this is known as Solatium, interestingly the word Solatium is derived from Latin. Please refer to the Personal Injury Calculator below to see the level of compensation you could expect to receive for Solatium.
SPECIAL DAMAGES (OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES)
Following a factory accident, you may have incurred additional expenses as a result of the accident, this might include things like damage sustained to your property, clothing, along with transport costs for medical treatment. As all these expenses have incurred as a result of the accident, Hamilton Douglas Legal can recover these costs for you, we strongly advise you to keep all your receipts for your expenses, as these costs may be reimbursed by the third party.
OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES
Following a factory accident you may have incurred additional expenses as a result of the accident, this might include things like damage sustained to your property, clothing, along with transport costs for medical treatment. As all these expenses have incurred as a result of the accident, Hamilton Douglas Legal can recover these costs for you, we strongly advise you to keep all your receipts for your expenses, as these costs may be reimbursed by the third party.
LOSS OF EARNINGS
If you have been involved in an accident and suffered injury, you may have to take time off work to help with your recovery, unfortunately in some cases this could lead to a loss or a reduction in wages and/or loss of overtime, in turn this could lead to financial hardship and have an effect on your quality of life, we can help you recover all your loss of earnings from the at fault party, in this case your employer.
WHY USE HAMILTON DOUGLAS LEGAL?
We understand what you are going through, which is why we have expert solicitors on our panel, to secure you the maximum amount of compensation, in the shortest possible time, along with all private treatment.
We have one of the largest panel of solicitors, covering the whole of Scotland and ready to assist you in making a No Win No Fee claim, if your claim is unsuccessful you don’t pay us a penny.
Get in touch today on 0141 2801112 to speak to one of our legal advisors, who will be happy to assist you in making a factory claim, alternatively fill out our short enquiry form, or “Make a Claim” section on the homepage.
HOW OUR SPECIALIST TEAM HELPS YOU
We have years of experience dealing with factory claims, which has given us the knowledge that we need to successfully win your case. Our team will gather all of the evidence needed, provide you with best private medical experts, and secure the maximum amount of compensation, we will handle the process from the beginning to the end, keeping you informed every step of the way.
My experience with H.D Partnership was excellent. The process was straight forward trouble free. Thank you
A big thank you to all at Hamilton Douglas for your efforts. Thankfully I was awarded £3850.00 for my injuries sustained as a result of an accident at work. I am very pleased with the outcome and will highly recommend your firm.
Impeccable service and very friendly staff. I was awarded a figure more than I expected and I am very grateful to the staff that made it happen. Thank you
I was left with a broken arm after an accident at the Ice Rink. After the operation on my arm I should have been received physiotherapy within 10 days. Unfortunately this did not happen and as result I ended up with an extremely stiff shoulder. I am please to say after contacting H.D Partnership I was awarded £5650.00 for the medical negligence and I could not be more grateful. Thank you.