Accidents at work

Despite advances in workplace health and safety, accidents at work still happen and can have a devastating effect, physically, mentally and financially.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has reported that in 2011/2012, 1.1 million people were suffering from a workplace accident. In addition, 172 workers were killed at work and 111,000 other injuries to employees were reported under RIDDOR (your employer is obliged to report accidents that fall into certain criteria). 212,000 over 3-day absences occurred and 27 million working days were lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury. The HSE has estimated that workplace injuries and ill health (excluding cancer) cost society £13.4 billion in 2010/2011.

Workplace accidents, whether slipping, tripping, lifting or any other form of accident, can be serious and cause not only personal injury but also time off work and sometimes loss of employment, resulting in great financial hardship.

Claims arising out of workplace accidents can be complicated by the fact that some people are reluctant to pursue claims because of the fear that it may result in them losing their job as they will be claiming against their employer.

Employers are required by law to have Employers’ Liability Insurance to cover workplace accidents. Clients often do not realise that it is the insurer and not the employer who deals with the claim. If you do face difficulties with your employer, we have a specialist employment department who are on hand to provide assistance and advice.

Here at Boyce Hatton, we understand the consequences of a workplace accident be it a minor accident or a more serious one. We are experienced at ensuring that you get the treatment that you require to try to get you back to work as swiftly as possible.

We also understand the importance of obtaining interim payments as swiftly as possible to ease your financial burden whilst you are unable to work.

Boyce Hatton offer a no-win, no-fee service. Please contact us to see if we can help you. We do not charge for our initial advice and offer a free, no obligation initial interview. If we are able to help you and take on your claim, we will do so on a no-win, no-fee basis.