Occupational injuries or illnesses are those which relate to the employee’s job or working conditions. This can include, for example, psychiatric harm caused by work-related stress or work-related upper limb disorders (otherwise known as Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)).
Employers are obliged to provide a safe working environment, ensuring that the staff are aware of, and can deal with, any possible hazards or dangers. Failure in these obligations can leave the employer liable for compensation to employees who suffer an occupational injury or illness. Claims can be brought on the basis that the employer negligently failed to take care for his employees, or was in breach of a statutory duty. In order to recover compensation, it is usually necessary to prove two crucial issues:
- That the employer is legally liable for the injury/illness that occurred, and
- That the injury/illness suffered was caused by the employer’s negligence/breach.
We have considerable experience in pursuing these types of claim and can advise you on all aspects of the claim from the applicable law to procedure and practice. We can arrange the necessary medical and expert reports.
We can also advise you on non-workplace personal injury claims.
Our employment and personal injury lawyers can provide specialist legal advice in this area of law. To contact one of our dedicated employment and personal injury lawyers, please telephone 01922 645 429 or complete our enquiry form.