Accidents can happen in all parts of your life, but when they occur in the workplace, they often bring added complications.
Browell Smith & Co has a team of experts with years of experience who specialise in seeking compensation from employers who have failed in their duty of care.
We are one of the leaders in this field and understand that this is an often a difficult avenue for employees to pursue, but you can be rest assured that we can guide you through this process.
It’s important to remember that employers are subject to a number of workplace regulations which are there to protect employees.
Employers have a duty to do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent its workers suffering injuries or illness within the workplace.
Sometimes employers, unfortunately, do not do enough to prevent incidents occurring which can result in an accident which isn’t your fault.
Such accidents can arise for a number of reasons including:
• Faulty equipment
• Lack of personal protective equipment
• Poor system of work/inappropriate supervision
• Exposure to dangerous substances
• Failure to maintain a workplace in safe condition
• Fall from heights
• Negligence of a fellow employee/third party
Employers are required, by law, to carry insurance for all employees to pay compensation where necessary. In most claims a case for compensation is brought against the Employers Liability Insurance Company, and not the employer.
It is important to obtain expert legal advice in relation to any type of accident at work to ensure that the appropriate duties are fully considered and the appropriate level of compensation is recovered where possible.
You can trust our legal team to ensure that you will not only recover the compensation to which you are entitled but you have access to the appropriate support you need to get back on track.
We know each accident affects the individual in a unique way and we recognise that you are the most important factor in any case.
For this reason each compensation case is very different. Some are settled within a matter of months, others can take years. The important factor is that we achieve the compensation deserved and put you back in the position you were in before your accident.
If you, or anyone else you know, has been involved in an accident at work and suffered injury, or illness as a result please do not hesitate to contact Browell Smith & Co for clear and impartial advice.
Our legal team will ensure all aspects of funding are clearly explained and with our No Win No Fee Agreement there is no financial risk to you.
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As with all claims for personal injury compensation there are time limits within which a claim must be lodged with the Court.
For accident claims, court proceedings must be started within three years from the date of your accident.
For occupational disease cases Court proceedings must be started within three years from the date when you first had reasonable grounds to believe that you may be suffering from a condition which has been caused by a third party. This may be your employer or it could be another organisation with whom you worked or who operated a premises close by.
In the event that court proceedings are not started within three years from the relevant date, the negligent party may be able to escape paying compensation on the basis that your claim is out of time.
The law surrounding the time limits for industrial disease compensation is extremely complex and issues will differ from case to case, particularly when seeking compensation on behalf of a former family member. It is not always necessary to have a firm diagnosis from a medical practitioner for the time limit to commence. In these circumstances you seek legal advice from a specialist as soon as you experience symptoms which you believe may have been caused by a third party.
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