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Accidents at Work – Employers’ Liability Claim Solicitors in Cardiff, South Wales


Each year thousands of people suffer workplace accidents, which result in some form of injury through absolutely no fault of their own. Accidents commonly occur due to a breach in health and safety regulations, or negligence. Every employer has a legal responsibility to ensure they provide a safe working environment, which utilises safe processes and procedures. These responsibilities are in place to ensure employees are not subject to risk at work i.e. if you use specific equipment at work your employer must provide you with the suitable equipment for the job you are carrying out.

  • Your entire claim will be handled by one expert solicitor
  • Howells Solicitors operate on a no win, no fee basis
  • Home and hospital visits available on request
  • You can also call 02920 40 40 20 to speak to a solicitor
  • Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm. For out-of-hours enquiries, call or text 07425 620 587 and leave a message – we’ll get back you ASAP.
Accidents can occur in any workplace environment, whether it’s a construction site, warehouse, factory, shop or even on the road. However, even if the most thorough precautions are taken, things can still go wrong. When accidents happen and employees are injured, the result may be an employers’ liability compensation claim.

Before pursuing a claim for an accident at work, it is essential for you to be able to show your injuries were incurred as a direct result of negligence on the part of your employer. If this is proved, then it is highly likely your claim will be successful. If you’re worried about making a claim against your employer, it is important to remember that an employers’ liability compensation claim is your legal right, and as a result, bringing in any such claim will not affect your employment status.

With a team of experienced, specialist personal injury solicitors, Howells have an unbeatable track record of success when it comes to winning employers’ liability compensation claims, not just winning, but obtaining the maximum amount of compensation possible. Howells should be your first choice firm of solicitors for any personal injury compensation claim in Cardiff and throughout South Wales, with Howells your compensation claim is made on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, so you have nothing to lose by giving us a call.

Reasons to Trust the Expert Solicitors at Howells with Your Work Injury Compensation Claim

  • We offer unrivalled expertise and professionalism with a glittering track record of successful claims.
  • In appropriate cases, we operate on a “No Win No Fee” basis
  • We will settle your case as quickly as possible, ensuring the maximum possible amount of compensation.
  • We can visit you at home or in hospital to discuss your claim.
  • Our approach is friendly and understanding at all times, giving you easy to understand advice.
  • We are expert solicitors with specialist experience.
  • We adopt a friendly, sympathetic approach at all times.
  • We deal with your claim in its entirety, keeping you informed at every stage.
Strict time frames exist in which compensation claims should be brought, so you should always ensure you act as swiftly as possible. If you have been provided with faulty equipment, not received the required training to be able to complete a task safely, or been asked to carry out a task which could be deemed unreasonable and beyond the parameters of your job, then it is highly likely you will be able to make a claim.

Employers’ Liability (Accidents at Work) Case Studies

Client was working as an apprentice labourer. He was given the task of laying trestles on the roof of a 3 storey building. He caught his foot on a trestle and twisted his knee badly. The client had to undergo a surgical procedure to reconstruct the ligaments of his knee.
Damages awarded: £8,500.00

Client suffered an injury at work when she tripped on an uncovered electrical outlet. The client suffered injuries to her knee and ankle for a period of 6-9 months.
Damages awarded: £3,630.00
(Client has sent a thank you card which reads “Just to say a massive thank you for all your help and the successful outcome of my Personal Injury claim”.)

The claimant was working in an office when part of a light fitting came away from the ceiling and struck him on his head. Our client sustained 2 cuts to his scalp, along with headaches and mild neck pain.
Damages awarded: £4,000.00

Our client was unloading a HGV van during the course of his employment, there was a fault with the side door of the van and this caused his fingers to become trapped in the door. The clients main injuries were to his 2nd, 3rd and 4th fingers on his left hand requiring a washout procedure, damage to his nails; he also fractured his thumb.
Damages awarded: £11,000.00

Our client was using a drill during the course of his employment, the drill did not have a guard fitted to it and his left glove became caught in the mechanism, his left hand was pulled into the blade and he suffered cuts to his left thumb before he was able to turn off the main power.
Damages awarded: £5,546.79

Client joined A4E which is a government training scheme designed to assist in obtaining employment. On the 23rd August 2011 our client was placed on a six month training scheme with a firm of builders in Port Talbot as a trainee construction worker. When our client started work he was undertaking general labouring work which included; digging holes and drains, hacking off concrete rendering from houses and filling skips. He was not given a formal training and he learned how to do these types of tasks by watching other employees. He was not provided with any safety equipment.

On the day of the accident our client was using a Kango drill to hack off render from a building, when a piece of render entered his left eye. Liability on behalf of the employers was initially denied but with Howells gathering evidence to support the claim, liability was eventually admitted.
Damages Awarded: £2,000

Contact Details

Phone: 02920 40 40 20 Email: pi@howellslegal.com
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