Emergency service employees such as firemen, coast guards, policemen, mountain rescue and paramedics appreciate that their work can put them into dangerous situations. However, the emergency services employer still has a duty of care (like any other employer) to ensure that their employees are reasonably protected from foreseeable harm and illness.
If a fireman, policeman, paramedic or another type of emergency service worker has been injured during the course of their employment; and the employer failed to take adequate steps to protect them from harm then our accident at work and trade union lawyers may be able to help bring a claim for compensation. Adequate steps may include the provision of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), training or processes ensuring safe systems of work.
Emergency services compensation claims common accident scenarios
Our accident at work and trade union lawyers have represented Emergency Services employees in a wide range of situations including, but not limited to:
- chemical and hazardous material injuries / illness
- clinical and medical negligence
- defective and faulty equipment claims
- harassment and violence in the workplace
- falling from height
- fire and explosives injuries
- manual handling and patient lifting injuries
- mountaineering injuries
- road traffic accidents (RTAs)
- needlestick or sharps injury claims
- errors at training exercises.
Common injury and illness at work risks for Emergency services employees
Our accidents at work solicitors represent clients with a wide range of injuries, including but not limited to:
- amputations and limb loss
- brain injuries
- burns, scars and lacerations
- musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
- psychiatric injuries
- spinal cord injuries
If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of an accident at work that was not your fault, while working for the Emergency services, then you/they may be able to bring a claim for compensation. Please call our accident at work and trade union lawyers on Freephone 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat. Alternatively, you can complete the request a call back form and we will call you.