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You will keep 100% of your compensation. Get in touch now for a free consultation on your claim.

Have I got an accident at work claim against my employer?

Let us deal with your claim & keep 100% of your compensation.

If you have had an accident at work you may be able to make a claim against your employer.

Your employer has a duty to take reasonable care for your health and safety during working hours, this includes areas outwith their own premises. They are also responsible for the acts or failures of your fellow employees during the course of their employment, should that result in an accident at work.

If your employer has breached any of their duties, and as a result you were injured, then you may have a claim.

The value of your claim will depend on the injury you suffered and how long your symptoms last. If you do not receive wages during your absence from work due to the accident, you can also claim these back.

Our specialist personal injury lawyers will provide you with a free initial consultation on your accident at work claim. 

With Harper Macleod we offer a no costs guarantee, we won't charge you a fee for dealing with your claim and you keep 100% of any compensation you receive. 

Get in touch with our accident at work claims team

Speak to one of our specialist team for a free initial consultation. We cover the whole of Scotland and have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Thurso & Lerwick but can deal with your claim no matter where you are based. 

We will be able to give you an indication of the potential value of your claim. Remember with us you keep 100% of the compensation your receive.

Why choose us for your accident at work claim

You keep 100% compensation

Unlike our most other law firms if you use us for your personal injury claim you keep 100% compensation. This means if you are awarded £5,000 compensation, you receive £5,000.

We recover our fees from the other side and we offer a no cost to you service.

Our commitment to you

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do and we will go the extra mile to secure justice and fairness for those we represent.

We will go further and work harder to ensure you get the best possible service and outcome.

  • Our clients have scored us 10 out of 10 for client satisfaction.  
  • 9 out of 10 customers would use us again and recommend us to friends & family.

We will take care of you 

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do and we will go the extra mile to secure justice and fairness for those we represent.

We can access expert support services, medical care and help for you.

We have a Personal Injury compensation calculator to let you know how much you could be awarded for damages based on your injury.

We are experts in Personal Injury claims

Our extensive specialist Personal Injury team can handle all types of personal injury claims.

We're also a full service Scottish law firm for life and are happy to provide advice and support for all your legal needs.

We're specialists you can trust

We are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Law Society of Scotland's Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme

Accredited Personal Injury Specialist (1)

Law Scotland Accredited Personal Injury (1)

Common accident at work questions

What types of accidents can my employer be at fault for?

Some common examples of when your Employer could be at fault include:

  • Was the machinery in a sufficient working order?
  • Were you supplied with the correct tools to carry out the task?
  • Did your injury occur due to you not having received training for the task you were involved in?
  • Did you require specific clothing for the task? If so, were you provided with them? Some examples of clothing required include goggles, gloves, boots, and ear protectors.
  • Did you trip due to the state of the flooring on a walkway?
  • Were you provided with equipment when working at height?
  • Was a risk assessment carried out for the task you were involved in?
  • Did your task require more than one person? If so, were you provided help from a fellow employee?
  • Did your employer keep manual handling to a minimum?

Can my employment be terminated due to my claim?

A common question is whether you can be made redundant due to your claim. Your claim for injury cannot be used as the reason for your redundancy.

If you are of the opinion that you have been made redundant due to your claim we can put you in touch with someone from our employment team to give you advice.

To find out more and to discuss your circumstances call us free on 0800 904 7777 to discuss your claim or fill out the form below and someone will be in contact with you soon.


What should I do if I have an accident at work?

If you are injured at work, you should always report your accident to your supervisor/manager. Also you should make sure the Accident Book is completed. This will ensure that your accident is recorded correctly and will avoid your Employer denying knowledge of any accident. It is also recommended that if anyone witnesses your accident you obtain their details in case they require to give a statement about the circumstances of your accident. If you are able to take a photograph of the cause of your accident this can be helpful. If any changes are implemented in your place of work following your accident, which would have prevented the accident, you should keep a note of these. For example machinery being fixed, or correct tools being provided.

Following your accident, if you think it may be your employer's fault Harper Macleod can give you legal advice. If we feel as your solicitor you have a claim then we will take on your claim and intimate it on your Employer. We will also explain the full process to you.

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Video - What To Do If You Have An Accident

We've put together a video with some tips on what to do if you've been in an accident or been injured through no fault of your own and think you might be due compensation.

Our specialist team talk you through the options, what you can claim for and what to look out for when deciding your next step.

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