Accident At Work Claims

If you have had a workplace accident which is not your fault and you have been personally injured you may be entitled to compensation.

It is a legal requirement of your employer to have insurance in place to compensate you should you suffer injury. It is the insurers, not your employer, who will pay compensation to you.

Employers must ensure their workers’ health and wellbeing, and that there are certain regulations they must comply with . For example they must provide you with suitable protective clothing (including boots, goggles, ear defenders and helmets if necessary) to carry out your job safely. They must provide you with the correct tools – and maintain same. They must ensure you have the correct training to carry out your job, such as teaching you how to lift, and that you have a safe working environment – no slippery or wet floors, poor lighting, clutter, dangling cables. You must have sufficient room to work safely. Access to and exit from your work premises must be adequately lit, non slippery, well maintained, and safe. Car parks should be de-iced and safe to use.

It is your duty to report your accident to your employer and you should also make sure the accident details are entered correctly in the accident book. The most common causes of accidents, though this is not an exhaustive list, are;

  • * Lifting heavy or awkward objects
  • * Repetitive lifting or twisting
  • * Using dangerous, defective, or badly maintained machinery or tools (e.g. where a guardrail has been removed from a machine, or tools malfunction because of inadequate maintenance and servicing)
  • * Inadequate risk assessments and safety procedures, or lack of safety clothing and equipment
  • * Dangerous stairs, faulty or slippery flooring, icy or oily car parks
  • * Careless fellow workers who cause you injury
  • * Inadequate training which leaves you vulnerable to injury
Our expert legal team will fight to ensure you receive maximum compensation, and give you peace of mind and advice whenever you need it.

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Factory Workers

Factories and workshops are known as environments where accidents can happen. Often, not because of poor management but just because there are so many dangerous factors i.e.

  • Heavy Objects
  • Plant Machinery
  • Chemicals
  • Engineering Tools
  • Manual Tasks
If you have been injured in an accident in a factory/workshop speak with our team now. We can investigate if your employer has acted as they should to protect you.

Construction Workers

If you are a construction worker, electrician, bricklayer, plasterer or scaffolder, then it is likely that you have witnessed at least one accident while at work. A site can be a dangerous place, and made more dangerous if the correct training, management and procedures are not in place. Some of the more common risks are:-

  • Falls from height
  • Falls off ladders
  • Falls off scaffolding
  • Electrocution
  • Being hit by a falling object
  • Falling over debris on site
  • Heavy lifting
We deal with all sorts of construction accidents, contact our team today for a free no obligation chat.

Carers

Caring for people carries its own risks. It is not uncommon for people in this environment to sustain injury by lifting or pushing or pulling objects and people, or as a result of violence from care users. Our specialist team are compassionate and understanding in this sensitive area.

For a better understanding speak with one of our team now to see what options are available.

There are many other industries where accidents and do happen. Speak with one of our team or read one of our specialist blogs

What Can Be Claimed For?

You should be put back in the financial position you would have been in, had the accident not happened, together with compensation for injuries caused.

The items in the list below are just some examples of what you may be able to claim for - injuries are valued based on severity, period of suffering etc.

  • Injury - different injuries are valued for severity, period of suffering etc.
  • Loss of Earnings - if you have lost money from not working because of the injury
  • Damage to Property - if any personal items have been damaged
  • Amenity - if you have had cleaners or gardeners
  • Activity - what sports or activities you have not been able to participate in
  • Sex - loss of sex life / general lifestyle with partner
  • loss of enjoyment of holiday


Overview of personal injury

A personal injury claim is a legal case to recover compensation if you've been hurt in an accident and it was not your fault. The compensation will usually come from their insurance company.
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If you don't win you dont pay!

A "no win, no fee" agreement, also known as a conditional fee agreement, is an arrangement between you and your personal injury solicitor. It means that if your compensation claim is unsuccessful you dont have to pay anything.
What are the fees?

How much is your claim worth?

Get an estimate to how much compensation you could be awarded based on your injuries. For a more detailed estimate contact one of our solicitors.
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What about loss of income

Being injured can often result in time off work for medical visits, rehabilitation or for more serious injuries complete absence from work for long periods. We are able to assit in recovering ongoing payments whilst your claim is being progressed.
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Personal Injury Claim

Find out about claiming for your personal injury at work on our Personal Injury pages.

What To Do Now?

You need legal advice to help you determine what course of action to take. We are specialists in personal injury and deal with hundreds and thousands of claims each year. We can provide impartial advice on a no win no fee basis - that means it won't cost you anything even if you lose.

To start your claim CLICK HERE or just call or register for a call back and we will call you when it is free for you to talk.

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