Accident and Injury at Work
What is an Accident at Work?
An accident or injury in the workplace could be anything where you’ve suffered physically at work. You may have fallen or slipped in an office, suffered an injury from falling debris on a work site, or sustained a back injury that could have been avoided. Claiming compensation for a work-related injury can help you get your life back on track by reimbursing you for lost earnings and expenses because of your injury.
Accident at Work Compensation Claims
Our expert accident and injury lawyers know how stressful and traumatic an accident in the workplace can be, and they will work to understand your circumstances and help you get the compensation you deserve.
We can support you on a no win no fee basis. This means you won’t pay anything upfront. If your case is successful, all fees will be deducted from your settlement. If your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t owe us anything.
How Do I Make an Accident or Injury at Work Claim?
We can help you by providing guidance, support, and legal representation to work for the compensation you deserve. You’ll need to provide as much information as possible about the accident and the injuries you sustained. This can include:
- Where and when the accident occurred.
- If there were any witnesses.
- What injuries you sustained.
- If you require ongoing rehabilitation.
Any photos or documents, such as pictures of the site, the entry to your workplace accident book, or photos of your injuries.
Once we’ve learned your story and established that you have a claim, our expert accident at work lawyers will work with you to:
- Evaluate the circumstances surrounding the accident.
- Arrange medical treatment if you haven’t already received it.
- Assess loss of earnings through having to take time off work.
- Work with your employer’s insurance company to arrange compensation.
- Put in place the necessary support and rehabilitation where required.
Some claims can be settled within a few weeks or months, but some of the more complex cases, such as those involving severe injuries, may take much longer.
How Much Can I Claim For An Accident At Work?
The amount of compensation you receive depends on the seriousness of your injuries and the impact the accident has on your life and earnings. Our lawyers will get to know you and your personal circumstances to ensure we can reach a figure that reflects your story and suffering.
The compensation you’re entitled to should cover:
- The pain and suffering you’ve already endured and any long-term consequences of your injury.
- Loss of earnings, overtime, or bonus.
- Money spent because of your injury, such as travelling costs, medication, hiring a wheelchair, or paying for child care.
- Treatment fees, such as physiotherapy, a chiropractor, or an osteopath.
- The cost of hiring outside help, or the hidden costs associated with a loved one or friends having to care for you because of your injury.
- Loss of enjoyment of a holiday due to your injury.
- Purchase of supports or aids to help you within your home.
Your employer is legally obliged to have liability insurance and an accident at work could be covered by this policy. The insurer will pay compensation on behalf of an employer if they are found to have acted negligently or to have breached regulations.
We Are Experts in Workplace Accidents
Our expert accident at work lawyers have successfully helped hundreds of people claim for personal injury compensation. Get in touch for a free, no obligation consultation to find out if we can work with you to get the money you may be entitled to. Or fill out our claim form and we’ll ring you back.
- Led by Law Society Personal Injury Panel Member Jane Woodcock, who has over 20 years’ experience of handling cases involving serious injuries requiring long term rehabilitation support.
- The wider team of personal injury solicitors specialise in all types of personal injury and are experts in dealing with the varying complexities that may arise from an accident at work claim.
- We have a team of specialists dedicated to providing the legal advice and guidance you need to carry on with your life.
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When we take on any case, we want you to feel reassured and confident in every aspect of your claim. That’s why we offer a service that puts your needs over and above anything else.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Types of Workplace Accidents Can I Claim For?
Your employer has a legal obligation to make sure your workplace is safe, which means that everything from the equipment you use to the training you receive must be up-to-date and in line with health and safety standards. If these standards are not met and it results in an accident or injury, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Building site injury and illness
Construction site accidents and injuries can involve a long, costly time away from work that requires rehabilitation. Building site injuries and illness claims include: falls from high scaffolding or platforms, serious cuts and/or bruises, being hit by vehicle on site, faulty tools or equipment, fractured bones, and chemical burns.
Slip, trip, or fall at work
If your employer doesn’t put the right safety procedures and systems in place, there is a possibility of slips, trips, and falls. These can happen where employers fail to fix proper handrails on stairs and ways of access, employers don’t place hazard signs on wet floors after cleaning, employees are working in areas that are not lit appropriately.
Farm accident and illness
Farm accidents involving animals or machinery can result in injury or illness that can have a lasting impact on your life. Farm injuries and illnesses can be caused by all kinds of things, such as: dangerous animals, exposure to hazardous substances such as chemicals and pesticides, and accidents involving slurry pits, stores, or silos.
Inadequate training accident
Your employer has a legal responsibility to ensure you are protected in your role and the environment you work in, which means you must receive the full and correct training to prevent avoidable injuries at work. If not, accidents could include: manual handling techniques leading to back injuries, serious injury caused by machine operators who have not been given training or told safety precautions.
Manual handling accident
Employers must provide correct training, carry out risk assessments, and ensure there is an appropriate number of staff to carry out a task. Common claims for manual handling compensation involve: back injuries, leg and arm injuries, and muscular injuries or damage.
Protective equipment claims
You must be given the right protective equipment (PPE) to protect you from injury when working in both hazardous and conventional working conditions. If they don’t, and you suffer from an accident or injury – such as head injuries caused by falling objects, eye damage because there were no goggles, and hand burns because of incorrect gloves – you could be entitled to compensation.
If you are the victim of an accident that leads to the loss of a limb, we can help you secure compensation that will aid your recovery process and help you adapt to life going forwards.
Severe burns claims
Burns and scalds can happen in the workplace and can harm your skin, muscles, and take an emotional toll. Read more about severe burns claims and how we can help you to get the compensation you need to heal and move on with your life.
Will my claim be handled on a ‘no win no fee’ basis?
We can support you on a no win no fee basis. This means you won’t pay anything upfront. If your case is successful, all fees will be deducted from your settlement. If your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t owe us anything. There alternative ways to fund a claim to limit the risk to you, we can discuss these during the initial free no obligation consultation.
Will I need to go to court?
Most accident at work cases don’t need to go to court, but we’ll be with you throughout the process if it becomes necessary. It usually only goes to court if a case is particularly complex.