Accident at your workplace
Accident at work? Cyprus lawyers, Michael Legal Firm ensures: Your case is heard and your employer held to account.
We are a work injury lawyer firm with 25 years of experience. Our focus is on YOU – fighting on YOUR behalf, winning YOUR case.
An accident waiting to happen?
Circumstances which can lead to an injury at work are often an accident waiting to happen, which could mean weeks or months off work. The injuries from your accident may need hospital treatment and rehabilitation.
An accident can be life-changing
The result of your injuries could affect your ability to return to work or do the same type of job in the future. Some can leave you permanently disabled requiring life-long treatment, care and equipment, and modifications to your home.
Employer Duty of Care
Cypriot law follows the principles of English law. Under Article 51 of the Civil Wrongs Act Chapter 148, employers “must take the necessary measures in order to maintain the working environment in a safe condition”, which applies whether you work in an office, factory or construction site.
Your employer has a duty of care not to expose their employees to unnecessary risks, and must provide:
- Safe equipment
- Secure working systems
- Regular risk assessments
- Routine safety inspections and equipment maintenance
- Necessary training, guidelines and instructions
An employer can be considered to have breached their duty of care owed to you as an employee if they failed to do everything that was “practicable” and reasonable in the circumstances to minimise the risk of harm.
Did you know?
Frequency of accidents at work increased by 17.4 per cent in Cyprus – World Day for Safety and Health at Work, April 2017.
What Michael Legal Firm can do for you
Making a personal injury claim?
If you have been involved in an accident at work you are required to show that your injuries were due to the negligence of the employer. An employer is also responsible for the actions of work colleagues that caused an accident resulting in an injury.
As accident injury lawyers with 25 years in-depth knowledge of workplace law and injury compensation, we can provide you with all the expert guidance needed to succeed in making your claim.
Your damages can include:
- Payment for the pain and suffering caused by your injury.
- Any financial losses you’ve incurred already, such as lost wages, travel and medical expenses.
- Any expenses you may need for treatment, care and equipment in the future.