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Work place accidents/ Employers Liability


Work place accidents/ Employers Liability

If you suffer an injury arising from an accident at work which was not your fault, you can claim personal injury compensation. Such a claim may be against your employer or a third party.
If you have an accident at work, you should report it to your employer as soon as possible – and make sure they record it in the accident book. Your employer has a legal obligation to take reasonable steps to ensure that you work in a safe environment and with safe work equipment.

1. What is an accident at work?

An accident at work is an unintended (but usually not unforeseeable) incident/ accident that occurs because of the way work is being carried out, equipment being used, or the conditions of a work site or premises.

2. What is an accident at work compensation claim?

Employers are responsible for the safety of their staff while they are at work. If you have been injured in a workplace accident you may be able to make an accident at work compensation claim.
An employer’s liability compensation claim, which is a type of personal injury claim, is a legal process started by someone who has been injured at work, which seeks financial compensation against those responsible.

3. What sort of workplace accidents can I claim for?

Some of the most common workplace injuries dealt with by Legend solicitors include:
  • Slips, trips and falls;
  • These could happen because of unmarked wet floors, loose cables, or faulty equipment or machinery.
  • Manual handling injuries:
  • These can be caused by lifting heavy items and not being provided with adequate materials or training.
  • Office injuries:
  • Office accidents are common and can range from anything between a lifting injury to an electric shock.


We offer a free initial consultation to see whether there are grounds for a claim and then operate on a No Win No Fee basis. Simply call us now on 0207 130 1747 or email at info@legendsolicitors.org