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No win, No fee falls & slips compensation claims

No win, no fee

Be represented by a highly-experienced accident at work lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.

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Falls & slips at work

Falls & slips at work

You should expect your working environment to be kept as safe as possible by your employers.

If your company fails to put the right procedures and systems in place, there is a possibility of slips, trips and falls. Typical circumstances we see claims arise from include:

  • Employers failing to fix proper handrails on stairs and ways of access.
  • Employers not placing hazard signs on wet floors after cleaning.
  • Contaminated floor surfaces due to spills of oils and liquids.
  • Employees working in areas that are not lit appropriately.
  • Obstructions in walkways.
  • Uneven surfaces.
  • Not being given appropriate footwear.

Claiming compensation for a work-related injury can help you get your life back on track by reimbursing you for lost earnings and expenses due to your injury as well as compensating you for your pain and suffering. Read how we secured £39,000 damages for worker Ross Knowles following a fall at work.

Ross Knowles

Accident at work specialists

Accident at work specialists

We take all accidents at work seriously, working hard to secure compensation for you and your family.

For many people, making a claim can be a daunting process, so we’re here to help by offering professional advice and support throughout.

  • Our specialist personal injury lawyers can help you claim the best possible compensation.
  • Our lawyers are dedicated to helping with your recovery and gaining access to any rehabilitation or specialist treatment you may need.
  • The vast majority of our cases are settled successfully for clients without the need to go to court.
  • We are committed to supporting clients on ‘hard to win’ cases many other firms refuse to take on.
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Making an accident at work claim

Making an accident at work claim

Our experts work to ensure clients receive not only the best possible legal support, but also rehabilitation care and financial settlements.

Claims for injuries or illnesses sustained at work can be complex in their nature and need to be led by expert personal injury solicitors, such as our team at Hudgell Solicitors.

If you want to pursue an accident at work compensation claim, then you can arrange a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your accident, or you can use our online compensation claims form.

From there, one of our personal injury solicitors will assess the circumstances of your accident and advise as to whether we can help you claim compensation.

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How to make a fall or trip claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in six easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Step 2

Funding

We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

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Step 3

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your opponent with details of your claim, setting out why we think they are at fault.

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Step 4

Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports

We will request copies of your medical records and instruct a medical expert to prepare a report about the extent of your injuries.

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Step 5

Prepare Claim Valuation

We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.

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Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.

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Feel free to give us a call or begin your claim online

Alternatively, call us now on 01482787771

Our client reviews

Our client reviews

We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.

Professional, experienced and knowledgeable. Set out my options for me and took the time to explain them clearly.
5 Stars
Chris
Hudgell Solicitors took my case on and my expectations were exceeded. All persons at Hudgell are professional and courteous. My claim was one against Norfolk Police. Without going into details, the Police had clearly been in the wrong and were in process of accusing me of exactly what they had actually done to me and a further cover up of the truth. Hudgell took my instructions and were in contact with me during the whole process and brought about a very satisfactory outcome. To be clear...Satisfactory is a very good outcome. I would recommend Hudgell without question. I feel I have been treated respectfully and my case notes were engrained into those at Hudgell that helped me get a conclusion to the most heinous acts from the Norfolk Police.
5 Stars
Philip Moore
My brother was the victim of quite a bad motorcycle accident where he was not at fault. Sadly he only held third party cover so whilst he was in hospital I was asked by him to find a solicitor to claim against the third party. After doing some research I chose Hudgell to help us (even tho Neil Hudgell is the owner of the dreaded Hull KR and I am a massive FC fan). INITIAL CONTACT I made contact by phone and this was a simple conversation. The member of staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. All the questions I had were dealt with and I was very happy with the outcome of the call. FOLLOWING INITAL CONTACT. Within half an hour of contacting Hudgell’s a senior manager made contact with me and discussed what would happen next. Again this was very personal and really helpful. After another half an hour Sam (my brother’s now solicitor) called me. We chatted about what had happened and what he was planning to do initially. Sam was really friendly and understanding. He put me at ease right away and explained everything clearly and directly answering all questions I had. Within a week of the claim being opened Sam and Laura (Chartered Legal Executive) visited my brother in hospital. They helped put him at ease immediately and talked through what would happen, what their objectives were and also but more importantly made my brother understand that they would do everything to help him in any way he needed. After this meeting in the hospital we were happy that this claim was in safe hands. Sam the Solicitor A very friendly chap who shoots from the hip and tells you a spade is a spade. A chap who doesn’t make promises he can’t keep. A really likable man who you would want to have a pint with and we did not always look at him as the solicitor. He kept us updated at all stages and was always contactable. I did have one heated conversation with Sam BUT this was a good thing. I say this because he is very passionate about his job sometimes when a third person (me) is acting on behalf of the victim (my brother) it can be a little hard at times to please everyone. He took all we threw at him and directed us really well. Sam thank you for all your hard work, your support and the outcome. Laura Chartered Legal Executive What can I say about Laura, an absolute gem this lady is. Professional, very committed to her job, compassionate, More than helpful, caring and really cared in my opinion about my brother and his recovery. Every contact we had with Laura was amazing. She is one of those people who puts you at ease right away. Laura dealt with every problem with put at her feet, every question we had she dealt with and if she could not answer there and then she would find the answers we needed. If we had a problem she would find a solution. Again always contactable and if she could not respond immediately to a call she would call back within the business day. Laura thank you for all your hard work, Thank you for being there when we were dealing with all the problems we had. Both Sam and yourself are a credit to your company and your profession. The service provided by Hudgell’s far exceeded what we expected. If you need the services Hudgell provides then I would highly recommend your choice of solicitors is this company.
5 Stars
Mark Fox
I was represented/instructed by Mobeena Salim, who was always available when i wanted to discuss my case, which was reassuring and comforting. We were able to pressure the defendants who eventually agreed to settle and this meant we did not have the drawn out court process! Overall, i am happy with the service, only criticism is that i feel we could have settled a higher amonut if we continued negotiations. Would use this firm again! Thanks for everything.
4 Stars
S C Williams
Chris Trousdale was the one of the youngest miscarriages of justice victims as a result of the Post Office Horizon scandal.
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FAQs

FAQs

What type of accidents at work 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 at work, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Examples are:

  • Building site injuries: Falls from high scaffolding or platforms, serious cuts and/or bruises, being hit by vehicles on site, faulty tools or equipment causing injury, fractured bones, and chemical burns.
  • Slips, trips, or falls : Due to absent or loose handrails, loose floor coverings, wet floors, a lack of warning signs, inadequate lighting or obstructions left in walkways.
  • Farm accidents: Involving animals or machinery, exposure to hazardous substances or accidents involving slurry pits, stores, or silos.
  • Inadequate training: Your employer has a legal responsibility to ensure you are protected in your role which means you must receive full and correct training to prevent avoidable accidents and injuries, for example when using machinery or working at heights.
  • Manual handling: A lack of training or a failure to carry out risk assessments can lead to back, leg, arm and musculat injuries.
  • 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. For example, a hard hat if there is a danger of falling objects a, goggles to prevent eye damage and correct gloves to prevent hand burns.
  • Severe burns claims: Burns and scalds can happen in the workplace and can harm your skin, muscles, and take an emotional toll.

Do I qualify for an injury at work claim?

Generally speaking, you qualify for a claim if you are confident the accident at work was your employer’s fault.

This might be concerning safety standards, inadequate training, or having the right equipment. If you think your employer failed in their responsibilities and this led to your injury at work, this can constitute grounds for a claim.

Even if the workplace accident was partially your fault, you may still be able to claim.

Although your actions may have contributed to the situation, if the primary fault lies with another party whose actions were the root cause of the accident then you will likely still qualify for an accident at work claim.

How will Hudgell Solicitors help me through my injury at work case?

We can guide you through the whole process of making a claim.

The process starts with gathering evidence of the workplace accident. We will need to know:

  • Where and when the accident at work occurred.
  • If there were any witnesses.
  • What injuries you sustained.
  • If you require ongoing treatment or rehabilitation.

To help build this evidence, things like documents, site pictures, workplace accident books, and photos of your injury can all be valuable. Our expert accident at work lawyers will also work with you to:

  • Arrange medical treatment if you haven’t already received it.
  • Assess your loss of earnings through having to be off work.

An injury at work claim usually only goes to court if a case is particularly complex. Most accident at work cases don’t need to go to court, but we will be with you throughout the process if it becomes necessary.

Can I be sacked if I've had an accident at work?

Employees have employment protection rights once they have completed two years continuous service.

If your employment is for a shorter period than this and you have any concerns about making a claim talk to us and get our advice.

You have an overall time limit of three years from the date of an accident at work in which to formally issue court proceedings, so talk to us as soon as possible.

What is the average accident at work compensation amount?

Every claim comprises a unique set of factors that will govern how much compensation could be awarded. These can include, but are not limited to:

  • The severity of your injuries and any long-term effects.
  • How long you’ll be off work to recover and any loss of earnings.
  • Money spent because of your injury on travel, medication, or childcare.
  • The time involved in your family or loved ones having to provide care or assistance for you.

We aim to ensure that we recover the maximum compensation that you are entitled to.

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