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Far too many of the 500,000 work accidents in the UK every year are preventable. Work accidents can turn lives upside down, causing serious injuries, including bone fractures, head and brain injuries, nerve damage and even fatal injuries.
At Novum Law, our specialist team of personal injury solicitors have many years of experience securing compensation for people who have been injured in an accident at work that was not entirely their fault.
We understand that the consequences of an accident at work are often devastating. If you’ve been injured in the workplace, compensation can go some way towards getting you and your loved ones’ lives back to normality by covering the cost of care and lost earnings. However, most injured people just wish their accident had never happened in the first place.
Research has found that almost 80% of work accidents are caused by a lack of planning and failure to assess workplace risks.
The Health and Safety Executive is clear about the need to control potential dangers in the workplace by carrying out risk assessments and has provided a set of steps to take to manage risk:
“Health and safety regulations exist for a reason and should be followed. There are no excuses for endangering workers, and employers and employees alike have a part to play in ensuring their workplace is safe.
“Britain is overall a low-risk place to work, but we’ve not seen enough of a drop in the work accident statistics in recent years, indicating that there’s still some way to go before we can be confident in our ability to put an end to preventable work accidents.
“If you are seriously injured at work, we urge you to speak to a specialist personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. There is a 3-year legal time limit for making a workplace compensation claim. Don’t leave it too late to get the settlement you deserve.”
If you or a loved one has been injured in a work accident that was not completely your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
Novum Law will support you every step of the way and ensure you get justice. For a free, no obligation chat with one of our friendly, caring legal experts, call us on 0800 884 0777, email us at email@example.com or fill out our online enquiry form.
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