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You’re entitled to seek compensation for a workplace accident if it occurred through no fault of your own or as a result of your employer’s negligence. Speak to one of our accident at work claims experts now and find out what you are entitled to.

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Suffering an accident and injury at work can be a common occurrence, but you don’t have to go through it by yourself.

Annually, we represent hundreds of employees who have been injured in preventable workplace accidents. Leverage our extensive experience to file a personal injury claim against your employer and obtain the accident at work compensation you’re entitled to.

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Our team of claim specialists specializing in workplace accidents has a proven history of securing work injury compensation for our clients.

With a seasoned team of work injury experts, we offer expert legal counsel and assist in filing workplace accident claims on a no win no fee basis. This means that our fee is contingent upon the successful resolution of your claim.

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The most important things to remember when making an injury at work compensation claim:

If your employer has been negligent then you could claim for a wide range of accidents at work

Common injuries include slips and falls, machinery accidents, electrical accidents, back and head injuries, and Asbestos exposure

Regardless of your type of employment you should be able to make a claim

Typically you will have up to 3 years to make a claim

Our accident claims specialists can help you secure maximum compensation for your claim

If you are injured at work be sure to collect evidence and witness statements

What are typical accidents and injuries at work?

Employers have a responsibility to ensure all employees have a safe place to work. They can do this through minimising risk, providing clear instructions and training, providing personal protective equipment and undertaking risk assessments. They must also have a clear policy for recording near misses and accidents. 

Sadly, thousands of accidents occur at work every year, from minor injuries to fatal mistakes. The type of accidents and injuries you could claim for include but are not limited to:

  • Slips and falls (including falls from height)
  • Machinery accidents or injuries caused by defective machinery
  • Manual handling and lifting injuries
  • Electrical accidents
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Burns and scalds
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Inadequate training
  • Asbestos exposure and Mesothelioma
  • Occupational illness or disease

Who can make an accident at work claim?

Regardless of your working contract, chances are you can make an accident at work claim against your employer. This includes:

  • Full time employees
  • Part time employees
  • If you’re no longer an employee
  • Employees on zero-hour contracts
  • Self-employed contractors

If in doubt, speak to our accident at work claim experts. 

How much compensation could I claim?

The amount of compensation you could be entitled to depends on the type of injury, where you are injured, the severity of the injury, the recovery time, and the impact of the injury on your life. As a general rule the greater the severity and impact on your life, the more you will be able to claim. 

You can seek compensation for:

  • Lost wages and future loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Psychological trauma
  • Care and support needed
  • Special adjustments needed to your home or car
  • Paid medical expenses and travel
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aHow soon could I claim for an accident at work?

Making a claim for an accident at work enables you to hold your employer accountable. If your employer is at fault in any way for your accident, then you may be eligible to make an accident at work claim. 

Getting in touch with our accident at work claims experts swiftly ensures we can help you to gather evidence and build the strongest case possible. Even if you don’t get in touch right away, we can still help support you with a claim, within the below time limits.

How long after my work accident can I claim?

Typically, you have up to three years after an accident at work to make a claim. There are a few exceptions to this:

  • Unaware of injury – If you did not discover you were injured until a later date then you have three years from the date you became aware of your injury.
  • Mental function – If you or your loved one no longer have the mental capacity to make a claim then there is no time limit.
  • Asbestos exposure – It may take years for you to become aware of asbestos exposure or the damage it has done to your body. Therefore, the time limits are more generous in this case.
  • Fatal accidents – If your loved one was killed as a result of an accident, the 3 year time limit will start on the date of their death.
  • Accidents abroad – If you are injured as a result of working abroad then the time limit may be shorter due to local laws.
  • Defective work equipment – If you are injured due to work equipment that is defective then the time limit may be longer. For example, if you find out it was defective after your injury.

We always recommend getting in touch as soon as possible so don’t delay.

Why Choose Us?

No-Win-No-Fee

Get in touch with the assurance that you’ll never face financial risk when claiming with us. We handle all legal expenses, never request fees in advance, and we only receive payment if you do.

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We recognise how an accident can impact your financial situation. Where possible, we endeavour to secure an early compensation (interim) payment.

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Our team includes claim specialists for each kind of accident claim, ensuring you receive the finest assistance available. We pride ourselves on successfully securing compensation for our clients.

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Will my injury at work claim take a long time?

The time needed to complete an injury at work claim varies from case to case due to a large number of factors, such as those outlined above in the “how much compensation could I claim” section. It may take months to consult with a claims advisor, gather evidence, bring a claim, and follow protocols. 

If a claim goes to court this can also lengthen the amount of time it takes. However, rest assured that this time is necessary to ensure you receive maximum compensation from the claim and that your case is given adequate and fair time for all parties to reach an agreement.

The sooner you start your claim the sooner we can begin this process. 

Are accident at work claims no win no fee?

If you’ve been injured at work and already suffered lost wages and other financial repercussions, the prospect of shelling out for a lawyer is likely not very appealing. Thankfully, we offer no win no fee accident at work claims. There’s no upfront fee and in the unlikely event your claim is unsuccessful there’s nothing to pay. 

If you win, then your opponent will pay most of your legal fees, with a remaining amount payable to your solicitor. We’re transparent about fees and can keep you updated on how this may affect your claim.

How can an injury at work solicitor help?

Our injury at work claims advisors can be game-changers in the success of your case and ensuring you get the compensation you are entitled to. They can also help you focus your energy on recovery, rather than collecting evidence and negotiating with your employer. 

Our legal experts will be able to quickly advise you if you have a case and how much compensation you could be entitled to. In short, our job is to maximise your chance of success and take away the legal headaches.

Should I use a nearby work accident lawyer?

Thanks to the Internet, there’s no real benefit to working with a work accident lawyer that is nearby. All information can be recorded online in an easy-to-access portal, and with a range of contact methods you can speak to a claims advisor in whatever way works best for you. 

What are my legal rights if I’ve had an accident at work?

There are a few areas where your legal rights can protect you as an employee:

  • Employers have a duty of care and a legal responsibility to make sure the workplace is safe and to keep you safe. If they put you at risk and you can prove their action or inaction led to this, then you may have a case against them.
  • Review your contract to see your entitlements for sick pay, including statutory sick pay and any top-up of this by your employer. The contract will also outline how long this will be paid for.
  • You have a right to seek compensation for injuries sustained at work, as well as seeking medical treatment for these injuries.
  • There are strict health and safety rules that employers must abide by. If they have been negligent when following any of these rules then this will help you claim compensation. You must also report an accident as soon as possible.

What can I do to help my case if I’ve been injured at work?

The first thing to do if you’ve been injured, is to seek medical attention. This should always be the top priority for your own well being. Afterwards, we recommend you do the following to help support any case against your employer:

  • Report the accident to your employer and ensure all injuries are recorded promptly – ideally you should be the one to report this so it’s in your own words
  • Take photos of your injuries, the scene of the accident and the cause of the accident (if possible)
  • Collect contact details for any witnesses
  • Record any doctors meetings and treatments
  • Keep receipts for any expenses incurred

When you’re injured it can be a confusing time, especially in the case of severe accidents, so you may not be in a position to carry out all of the above actions. However, it’s important to try and capture as much of this information as possible, even if you have to do some research. The more evidence you can gather the better.

How can I prove liability in a work accident claim?

In any accident at work claim it’s important to prove that the employer was liable, or partly liable for your injuries. We’ve outlined some of the key ways this can be done above – photos, medical records, witness statements etc. 

Other than this, working with an accident at work advisor can help you build the strongest case possible from this evidence. They’ll work with you to understand the events that led to the accident, the accident itself, and what happened afterwards. This will also be used to identify how your employer is liable and the punitive actions that need to be taken against them.

Can I make an accident at work claim if I’m partly or fully at fault?

Firstly, it’s important to not admit fault during or after the accident. It can be difficult in this time period to understand if it was your fault and you may later realise that liability for the accident was not yours, or yours alone. Therefore, it’s best to first collect all the evidence available and speak to a solicitor.

Even if you feel you are at fault, there may be other contributing factors that witnesses may be able to highlight, so it’s always worth investigating things fully. 

If you are partly at fault then you can still make an accident at work compensation claim. The employer’s role in the factors that led to the accident will entitle you to seek compensation.

Frequently asked questions for accidents at work

Can I be fired if I make an accident at work claim?

An employer cannot fire you for making an accident at work claim. If they sack you in this way then you will have a case for unfair dismissal. You can also sue for constructive dismissal if they force you to leave by causing you issues at work. 

If the employer finds evidence that the accident was solely your fault they can dismiss you on the ground of negligence. However, if you can prove the incident occurred partly due to their negligence as well, then you may be able to dispute this. 

What is Employers’ Liability Insurance and will my employer have it?

Every employer is legally obligated to have employers’ liability insurance so they can pay compensation for accidents at work. This means you don’t have to worry about affecting your employer financially, or it impacting other employees, as they will use the insurance to cover the cost of your claim.

How can I start my accident at work claim?

The simplest, easiest, and quickest way to start an accident claim is to speak to our team of experts. We’re highly specialised in all areas of accident at work legislation and can guide you through the process. We’ll handle all aspects of your claim from start to finish. 

Will I need a medical examination?

Yes, we highly recommend you undergo a medical examination as part of your claim. This will provide additional evidence we can use to support your case that we can draw upon throughout. We will arrange this on your behalf. 

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