Workplace Accidents Abroad

It is becoming increasingly more common for people to travel overseas for work. Just as you could be here in Scotland, there is a chance that you could be injured in a workplace accident abroad.

Keeping You Fully Informed

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The Short of it

  • If you are involved in a workplace accident abroad through no fault of your own,

    you have the right to pursue a compensation claim against the negligent party.

  • The idea of pursuing a claim against a foreign workplace may seem daunting,

    but that is where we can help.

  • At Watermans, we can handle your workplace accident abroad claim,

    nd our specialist solicitors will deal with the all the legal stuff, so you don't have to.

  • Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need

    and providing Straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of it

    Workplace accidents abroad

    Workplace accident abroad claims

    It is increasingly common for people to travel overseas for work. Much like in the UK, accidents in workplaces abroad can and do happen every day.

    Workplace accidents can happen whilst travelling for work or in a whole host of working environments, including

    • offices
    • construction sites
    • oil rigs or windfarms
    • industrial complexes
    • factories and warehouses

    If you suffer an injury or illness whilst working abroad and it was down to negligence on the part of your employer, you have the right to pursue a compensation claim against them. Whether working in the UK or overseas, your employer has a duty of care to keep you safe in the workplace.

    This is where we come in.

    At Watermans, we employ a team of expert personal injury solicitors, who are here to provide you with straightforward legal advice. Dealing with an injury or illness is stressful enough, without worrying about how to make a claim when a foreign workforce or employer is involved. We take the hassle out of the legal stuff for you, so that you can concentrate on recovering from your accident.

    Making a claim

    How do I make a workplace accident abroad claim?

    The thought of claiming compensation for an injury sustained through working abroad can be intimidating. The language barrier and the prospect of making a claim for an accident which happened in a foreign country can make the process of claiming compensation off-putting, particularly if you feel you have a good relationship with your employer. Health and safety regulations vary from country to country, and you may be unsure if your employer is bound by the law in the UK or where the workplace accident took place.

    If your workplace accident abroad was due to the negligence of others, you should speak to one of our skilled solicitors today. Our solicitors are experts in dealing with workplace accident compensation claims in Scotland and internationally, and will tackle your claim head on, so that you don’t have to worry about the legal stuff. Plus, at Watermans, we operate on a no win no fee basis, meaning if we don’t win, you don’t have to pay any solicitors fees.

    It is important to note that whilst in Scotland a three year time limit applies to making a claim, this may not be the case in the country where your workplace accident occurred, so begin your claims process as soon as you can to increase your chance of being successful.

    How much compensation?

    How much compensation for a workplace accident abroad?

    As with all compensation claims, the potential amount of compensation varies with the type of accident, and the degree of suffering experienced by the victim.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.

    Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.

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    Straightforward Legal Advice

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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    Claim Worth

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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    Get in touch with us

    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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    Our workplace accidents abroad expert

    “Making a claim for compensation can be such a daunting process for people, so I try to make it as straightforward and easy to understand as I can for them.”

    Susanne McGraw, Head of Personal Injury