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Claims For Accidents Caused By Colleagues

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A common cause of injuries at work is due to the negligence of fellow workers. Your employer can be ‘vicariously liable’ for the actions of other workers, so the claim could run against your employer rather than your colleague personally.

In some cases, it can be a practical joke gone wrong, a colleague leaving an item on the floor for you to trip over, or even a colleague colliding with you in a forklift truck.

If you have been injured by another worker, it is important that you report your accident to your employer so statements can be taken from those involved. Seek medical attention from a First Aider and get medical advice from your GP or local hospital.

If you are considering making a claim you need to get specialist advice from experts in this field. Our specialist Personal Injury Lawyers know how to get you the compensation you deserve if you’ve been injured due to the negligence of another. We have years of experience helping clients following construction site accidents and could help you successfully make a claim.

Making a claim against your employer can be worrying, which is why we work on accident at work claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means that if your claim is not successful, you will have nothing to pay. We want to reassure you that there are no financial risks in making your claim.

Remember, legal proceedings must be initiated within 3 years from the date of your accident. Failure to do this may result in your claim being time-barred and you may not be able to make a claim for compensation.

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