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Accidents at Work Claims Lawyers Glasgow, Scotland

Accidents at work are commonplace, and those who suffer injury as a result of an accident at work should be compensated. Employers have a duty to ensure the work environment is safe at all times, and to ensure staff are adequately equipped and trained. Most accidents at work are caused as a result of the employer's or co-worker's negligence, and the injured person should be compensated accordingly.

Work Accident Claims Lawyers Glasgow

Our team of highly skilled personal injury solicitors specialise in dealing with accidents at and have dealt with countless work-related claims including:

  • Falls from Height Claims

  • Repetitive Strain Injury & Vibration White Finger

  • Slips and Trips at Work

  • Defective Equipment Accident Claims

  • Manual Handling Accident Claims

  • Chemical & Hazardous Substance Accident Claims

  • Fatal Accidents at Work

  • Building & Construction Site Accident Claims

Work-Related Disease Claims Scotland

We also represent clients who have developed work-related diseases such as:

  • Asbestos-related disease claims/ Mesothelioma/Plural Plaques

  • Work-related lung disease

  • Work-related Asthma claims

  • Work-related Deafness claims

  • Work-related Dermatitis

Sometimes it takes years for these conditions to develop, so it is worth speaking to your doctor about any exposure to toxins in the workplace to determine if the condition developed as a result of your work environment. Speak to one of our team today to discuss your potential claim. We have successfully dealt with many work-related disease claims, and our solicitors will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.

Work Accident Claims Solicitors Glasgow

Speak to us straight away if you have suffered an injury at work. There are time limits for making personal injury claims, so it is important to start the claims process before these expire. The following are some of the most common work-related injuries:

Head, Neck or Back Injury Claims

These can be as a result of an injury, or from continual strain, and range from mild to severe, with varying levels of compensation. Even if you think the accident was your own fault, you may be pleasantly surprised to hear that you could still have a claim. Speak to one of our team today to find out more.

Repetitive Strain Injury Claims

Also known as upper limb disorder or upper limb pain, repetitive strain injuries usually affect the wrists, neck, shoulders, elbows and hands. Your employer should ensure you are provided with equipment to minimise repetitive strain.

Sprains and Strains Claims

These are a regular occurrence in the work-place and range from mild to severe. If you have suffered a sprain or strain in the workplace, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a solicitor to discuss your claim. Even if you think the accident was your own fault, you may be pleasantly surprised to hear that you could still have a claim. Speak to one of our team today to find out more.

Work-Related Deafness Claims

Occupational or industrial deafness occurs when hearing deteriorates over a long period of time because of noise pollution at work. Employers have a duty to minimise noise where possible, and to ensure employees wear protective equipment. Employers should also make sure employees are trained adequately to avoid risks such as industrial deafness.

Work- Related Asthma Claims

Occupational asthma occurs when workers are exposed to certain elements at work, such as dust, flour, or latex. Asthma is the narrowing of the airways, causing difficulty in breathing. Employers should minimise the risk of asthma where possible, and provide employees with appropriate safety clothing and appropriate safety training.

Work-Related Dermatitis Claims

Dermatitis is a disease that can cause skin problems when a person comes into contact with a toxic or hazardous substance. Employers should work to reduce the risk of dermatitis where employees are working with certain substances, and should provide safety clothing and training to ensure the safety of their employees.

Vibration White Finger Claims

Also known as Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome, Vibration White Finger is so called because it causes the fingers to turn a pale whitish colour. It is caused by working with vibrating tools for long periods and can result in permanent numbness in the fingers or permanent muscle weakness. Employers should minimise the risk by providing the correct tools, training for employees, and by providing regular brakes for employees working with such tools.

Dangerous Equipment Accidents claims

The more dangerous the equipment, the greater the care your employer should take to ensure the safety of the employers. Our work accident claims lawyers have successfully dealt with many cases where employers have failed to protect their employees working with dangerous equipment. Employers should ensure equipment is maintained regularly, in working order, and that workers are trained appropriately when working with or around dangerous equipment. Workers should also be given the correct tools for a specific job, as well as the appropriate protective clothing.

It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that you fully understand how to use equipment required to do your job. While it may not be possible to completely remove the risk of injury altogether, they must make a reasonable attempt to provide you with training on how to use the equipment, and how to operate it safely to ensure their own safety and the safety of those around them.

Contact our Accidents at Work Claims Lawyers Glasgow

We are a team of approachable, responsive, client-focused solicitors, who pride ourselves on offering practical and common sense advice. Our highly skilled solicitors are based in Glasgow and serve clients in Stirling, Falkirk, Argyll, the Borders, Fife, Edinburgh and throughout Scotland. For clear, informed legal advice and assistance from highly experienced personal injury solicitors on a work-related injury, or if you want to speak to us about work-related disease compensation, contact us via our online contact form via our online contact form, or give us a call on 01413751222.

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