Moffat & Co Solicitors

Moffat & Co Solicitors
Accident Compensation Claim Solicitors Scotland
PO Box 28287
0131 662 6988
0131 667 8175

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Fatal Accident At Work Scotland

A fatality in the workplace is devastating for the family of the individual and for their colleagues. To add to this, fatal accidents will always require an investigation into their cause and can often lead to legal proceedings, which is stressful for a grieving family. If your loved one has been involved in a fatal accident at work contact a specialist work injury solicitor to support you at this difficult time. An expert will be able to guide you through the process with ease, making everything a lot less stressful for yourself.

What Can Happen Following A Fatal Accident A Work?

1. Investigation: Deaths at work will have to be investigated, this is extremely important to ascertain how and why the accident occurred. To do this efficiently, organisations follow the 'Work Related Deaths Protocol' (WRDP). In Scotland the operation of these proceedings is regulated by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. Signatory organisations also help them with reviews of the WRDP. You should be kept updated whilst the investigation is being carried out.

2. Prosecution: Should there by suspicion of a serious criminal offence, a police investigation may also be carried out. Depending on the circumstances, when an individual has passed away following an accident at work in Scotland, this can result in a company or an individual in a company being prosecuted for manslaughter or for 'corporate homicide' - if their death has occurred as a result of serious company failings. Fatal accidents at work do not always result in prosecution.

3. Compensation: When the cause of an accident has been established, there may be situations in which a health and safety failing has been identified as the issue. In these circumstances you may wish to claim for compensation on behalf or your loved one. The individual in this case the company who is responsible for your loved one's death will have to pay you financial compensation for the negligent actions which caused the accident.

If you are unsure as to your legal rights with regards to your loved one's fatal accident at work, you should contact a specialist work accident lawyer today for advice. They should be able to assess your situation rapidly and let you know whether you are likely to be in a situation where a lawyer will have to become involved. A work accident expert will have dealt with many cases, so will also be able to give you some idea as to whether you will be able to be compensated for your loss.

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Since contacting Stan I was continously informed of the development and progress of each step of my claim. Stan was persistent and patient throughout the whole process and reassured me he would win me the compensation I deserved - and he was true to his word. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my claim and this is all thanks to Stan.


My case was dealt with personally by Stan Moffat and what a brilliant guy. His office contacted me personally by telephone at the start of my claim to explain who they were and what they would be doing for me. All through the case I was kept fully informed of all actions either by e-mail or by letter and reassured by Stan several times of any queries I had.

It is very seldom that a solicitor will take the time to speak personally at any time with you without getting run through secretaries etc. I commend this man for that as this was a very upsetting and important time for me and he did everything in his power to make this as easy and as swift as possible for me.

I highly recommend the service that this firm brings and the speed that they move at.

J McMahon

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