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Making a claim for an accident at work may seem overwhelming at first, but it is the responsibility of our legal team to do the upfront work for you. The process of making a claim against your employer begins with speaking to an experienced specialist about your specific situation. By gaining the best possible understanding of your circumstances, we can help you in making the best possible recovery from your injuries and will ensure you receive the right amount of compensation to cover your current and future needs.

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Accidents at Work Compensation Claims

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. Whether it’s a slip or trip, an accident at work caused by broken equipment, or an injury made worse by a lack of protective equipment, we have a team of specialists dedicated to providing the legal advice and guidance you need to carry on with your life.

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. They will offer you the best legal advice required to secure the settlement deserved.

Specialists in Accidents at Work

Our team of dedicated solicitors has a wealth of experience in workplace accident and injury claims. We’re always here for a free initial confidential discussion regarding your situation. Getting in touch could make a huge difference to your future.

  • Led by Law Society Personal Injury Panel Member Jane Woodcock and Karen Smith, each 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.
  • Whether it’s a slip or trip, an accident at work caused by broken equipment, or an injury made worse by a lack of protective equipment, we have a team of specialists dedicated to providing the legal advice and guidance you need to carry on with your life.



The Law Society Accreditation is only awarded to solicitors who meet the highest level of management and customer service standards. The schemes promote high standards in legal service provision and ensure that clients are easily able to identify legal practitioners with proven competency in given areas of law giving you added peace of mind when choosing a lawyer.

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Making an Accident at Work Claim

If you or a member of your family has come to harm as a result of medical negligence which was of no fault of your own, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries. We put your interests first, ensuring the most appropriate and effective legal and medical specialists are handling your claim.

Contact a member of our specialist teams if you have suffered from or need support in any of the following:

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What can I claim compensation 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.

How much compensation can I claim for my injuries?

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.

    I've been injured at work, what can I do about it?

    Get in touch with our expert injury law team as soon as possible to discuss your circumstances. 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.

    "A Grandfather says he feels a huge sense of relief following the conclusion of a legal battle against his former employers and a local council... "

    Samuel McFadyen, Senior Solicitor, Personal Injury

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