Your employer has a legal responsibility to protect your health, safety and welfare at work. Accidents at work can happen regardless of your occupation and over 100,000 accidents at work are reported every year in the UK.
Type of accidents at work
Injuries caused by accidents at work can include slips, trips, machinery-caused injuries, chemical induced injuries, falls from height such as scaffolding or ladders, injuries caused by being hit by moving or falling objects, physical assault. It can also include injuries caused by animals in the workplace, electricity, fire, explosion or from repetitive working practices.
Claiming compensation following an accident at work
If you have been injured as a result of an accident at work that was someone else’s fault, you should not feel embarrassed or reluctant about making a claim. You have the right to seek compensation.
Compensation following an accident at work should help to ease your suffering and help to restore your former quality of life as much as possible. It will also cover your losses and rehabilitation costs if required.
Why use an APIL lawyer following an accident at work?
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has over 4,500 members and is an independent, not-for-profit organisation fighting for the rights of injured people. APIL provides accreditation for lawyers who specialise in personal injury law and this accreditation shows that these lawyers have achieved high standards of expertise and competence. Our accredited lawyers are committed to attending legal personal injury training to keep their specialist personal injury skills up-to-date.
Only accredited injury lawyers specialising in accidents at work are listed on this page.