Accidents At Work

Accidents at Work

Accidents in the work place occur every day.

Injuries can occur from slips and falls; manual-handling; the use of machinery; exposure to dangerous and toxic substances; and falling from ladders and scaffolding or on stairways.

Employers have a legal obligation to maintain certain health and safety standards to minimise the risk of workplace accidents.  You may be entitled to compensation for injuries that occur.

Such accidents or injuries may necessitate you taking leave from work and it is important that you obtain proper advice on your entitlements in this situation as well as the possibility of compensation for your injury.

Your employment cannot be affected by any action that you bring in relation to a workplace accident and we will aim to guide you through the process with the least amount of stress and to facilitate, if possible, an early return to work.

Workplace accidents and injuries not only involve sudden accident or injuries from trips or falls or other events at work but injuries that develop over a long period of time such as repetitive strain injuries. Workplace bullying and its accompanying stress is another form of workplace injury and some people do not understand that the employer’s duty to provide a safe environment at work includes an obligation to protect their employees from bullying, harassment and stress in the workplace.

If you have suffered injury as a result of an accident at work, please feel free to contact us to discuss the matter.