Accidents at Work
Your employer has a duty to supply a safe working environment as well as the information and equipment to protect you, however – accidents do happen. When they do, Mercer Mackay Solicitors are here to help.
If you have been involved in an accident at work which wasn’t your fault then let us get you the compensation you deserve.
If you have an injury due to the nature of your work or as a result of an accident and feel your employer is at fault then you may be able to claim.
If you wish to discuss your case with us, please feel free to contact us today on our free phone number or by filling in an online claim form and one of our qualified and friendly staff will return your call within the hour
What to do in the event of an accident
If you have an accident at work you should:
- Report it to a supervisor or manager straight away.
- Record it accurately in the accident report book – this could be important case evidence.
- Seek medical treatment if required.
- If possible, take photographs of the location and whatever it was that caused your accident.
- Collect contact details for any witnesses.
- While the event is fresh in your memory, sketch a plan of the incident showing the location
any warning signs present,
and other relevant details such as the location of any witnesses.
- Find out if any similar accidents have occurred in the past.
- Keep a list of all expenses which you incur and hold onto any receipts.
In addition to claiming damages for personal injury (known as 'general damages') Mercer Mackay Solicitors will ensure that compensation is received for any other losses which you may have incurred as a direct result of your accident. These are known as 'special damages,' and can include:
- The cost of private medical treatment, which may include physiotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (counseling),
x-rays, MRI Scans, or other medical expenses
- Damaged personal belongings or clothing
- We can submit a claim for Care and Assistance whereby someone, professional or otherwise has had to assist
you with daily life during your recovery period
- Cost incurred in having to adapt your home. For example, you may be wheelchair bound as a result of the accident
- Loss of earnings incurred as a result of having to be absent from work as a result of your injuries. This can also include
loss of bonus and or promotion
- Loss of pension entitlement
- Travelling expenses incurred as a result of the accident. For example, charges incurred in having to travel to your medical
examination/physiotherapy appointment, taxi charges incurred in getting to work etc in the event that your
injuries prevent you from driving