Accidents at Work

Everyone deserves to feel safe at their place of work. Unfortunately this is not always the case. ‘Accidents happen’, but employers have a legal obligation to provide a safe working environment.

Work accidents range from suffering a bleeding wound, lifting injures through to life changing and fatal injuries.

Some types of employment present higher levels of safety risk, for example offshore workers, construction workers and deep sea divers.

A question we are often asked is” if I claim against my boss will he sack me?”

Under employment laws your employer is not permitted to dismiss you on the grounds that you are making a personal injury claim against them.

Types of work accidents are wide ranging and include:

  • Fall
  • Trip
  • Slip
  • Burns (temperature, electrical, chemical)
  • Machinery Injury
  • Crush Injury
  • Falling objects


If an employee suffers an injury at work it should be recorded in the Accident Book and protocol followed.

Involved in a work accident?

If you have been injured whilst carrying out your occupation and it was not your fault you may be able to make a claim for an accident at work.

The personal injury team are experienced in supporting employees with all severities of work related accident. Contact the team and find out if you have a claim.

Below are details of cases where Ison Harrison have assisted clients who have suffered life changing injuries due to personal injury.

  • Mr M - Settlement in the sum of £257,000.00

    Mr M, a master skipper aged 63, suffered fractures to his lower back when he fell down a hatch on board a vessel. Contributory negligence was alleged, surveillance footage was obtained and medical evidence was disputed. Legal proceedings were issued and Mr M received £257,000.00 in an out of Court settlement, days before trial.

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