Compensation for Fatal Workplace Accidents

When it comes to personal injury claims, one of the most common types of claim that we will deal with is against an employer. In many cases people may have developed short or long term injuries as a result of negligence on behalf of their employer and these injuries can have a real impact on the rest of their lives. In some situations these injuries have turned out to be far more serious and resulted in death. In this situation it has a lasting impact on not only the individual involved but also on members of the victim’s family and also friends. 

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Death in the workplace can affect not only the victim but many of the people around them, including other workers and can have incredibly serious consequences on the business. If you know someone who has been killed in a workplace accident through the negligence of an employer then you could be eligible to claim compensation for any psychological injuries that you have received as a result of the accident. 

What is a Fatal Workplace Accident?

A fatal workplace accident is any accident that results in the death of an employee. Although fatal accidents are becoming increasingly rare in society, mainly due to the increasing safety rules and regulations that are put in place, they still occur. Some of the most common instances of workplace fatalities include:

  • Falls from height – If a person falls from a substantial height they could receive severe head or back injuries which could kill them
  • Victim being crushed – If the victim is crushed by a falling item or piece of machinery
  • Exposure to radiation or chemicals – If the victim is exposed to a dosage of radiation which is above the normal levels, or to harmful chemicals
  • Asbestos – If the victim is exposed to high levels of asbestos they could develop serious life-threatening illnesses including cancer. 

Who can I claim against?

When it comes to workplace fatalities, if you can prove that your employer was negligent towards you then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim against them. Employers have a responsibility to ensure that every member of staff is kept in a safe working environment and that they are provided with adequate protective gear. If you believe they did not perform this role correctly then you could make a claim against them. 

What should I do next?

Dealing with the death of a loved one can be difficult enough without having to go through the personal injury claims process, that’s where the team at Manners Pimblett come in. Our professional team can handle the entire claim for you, leaving you to focus on more important issues. We will complete your claim from start to finish, ensuring that you are informed every step of the way.

To find out more contact the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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