Claiming for an Accident at Work

When making a claim for an injury at work you should choose a specialist solicitor with a proven track record in work place injury claims.

Carrs Solicitors provide specialist representation, years of experience from a variety of industrial and commercial settings, out-of-hours availability and a friendly approachable service to all of our clients.

Our team of dedicated solicitors have handled a significant number of accidents at work cases, and have gained experience dealing with claims from wide variety of job sectors including:

To receive an estimate of how much you could receive after taking legal action, use our compensation calculator to see a list of injuries.

Employer’s Liability

Employers have a duty to ensure so far as reasonably practicable the safety of employees and other persons under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The ‘Six Pack’ health and safety regulations are designed to promote a consistent minimum standards approach to health and safety whereby risks are assessed and wherever possible eliminated at source. There is a hierarchy of measures with collective measures and physical barriers etc taking precedence over reliance on individual training and vigilance and reliance upon suitable personal protective equipment being regarded as a last line of defence.

If your employee has failed to abide to these legal requirements, an incident is far more likely to occur, the consequences of which can have a significant impact on the victims life. If you are a lone worker or work in a job that has a great deal of repetition the employer has a duty to invest in regular training, refresher training and behavioural training to do all that is reasonably practicable to ensure that safe systems of work are operated.

At Carrs we have specialist knowledge of many types of accident and working environment and can assist you in deciding as to whether your employer has looked after your safety to the extent it is legally obliged to do under the various regulations that are intended to set a basic minimum standard expected at Common Law of the 'reasonable and prudent' employer.

If you have had an accident in the course of your employment which has resulted in an injury, you could be entitled to take legal action on a no win no fee basis.

After suffering a "catastrophic injury" at work, involving multiple brain injuries, spinal fractures, rib fractures, multiple scapula (shoulder blade) injuries and a partially collapsed lung, my life was barely hanging on at all.

Months went by and I started to look for professional help from a Solicitor specialising in Industrial Injury claims, however, there are many companies saying that "they are the best in the business", but how do you really know and then decide who to choose?

As soon as I met John I had no doubts that I had chosen my Solicitor wisely, his calm reassurance, and patience, speaking to me (an extremely difficult task when dealing with anybody that has survived a severe brain injury) was outstanding!

John visited me, kept me informed and was able to secure an extremely large insurance pay out for me, which will allow me to purchase all the things that I need in order to start my recovery.

I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending John Carr of Carrs Solicitors Bolton, to support anybody who needs professional help in such dire situations.

How we can help

Our specialist solicitors offer free, impartial advice on the merits of your workplace injury claim, possible compensation levels, the likely timescale of your case and any related employment law issues seven days a week, including evenings.

We can advise you on the types of damages you can claim which have caused you pain and suffering as a direct result of your accident as well as providing a helping hand every step of the way.

Contact us today

To speak to a specialist with senior Litigator accreditation by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and Employment Lawyers Association membership, call our Bolton office today on 01204 496898 or e-mail us leaving your contact details and we will be happy to give you a call back soon.

At Carrs Solicitors, you will always have a senior solicitor who will personally handle every aspect of your personal injury claim and who will always be available to answer your questions. We are ready to listen and to offer free impartial advice in strict confidence.

No win, no fee, no obligation

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