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Accidents at Work

An accident at work can result in various injuries, ranging in severity, with some that can significantly affect your life and those of your loved ones. The consequences can be far-reaching. Your injuries may leave you with pain and suffering that require extensive rehabilitation or treatment.

The accident can also result in loss of earnings and financial hardship if you cannot work because of your injuries or medical condition.

Unfortunately, while there are strict health and safety laws in place to protect employees, accidents at work are not uncommon. Thousands of people each year take time off to recover from an accident at work. Have you had an accident at work that was not your fault?

Our highly experienced personal injury lawyers can advise if your employer has a case to answer and help you make an accident at work compensation claim.

If you want to find out if you can make a compensation claim, contact our team for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case. Call 0800 731 7555 or complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Areas we cover

Falls From a Height

Fault Protection

Military Accidents

Industrial Illness

Farm Accident

Factory Accident

Workplace Assault

Asbestos

How Can We Help?

Accident at Work Lawyers

The Personal Injury People have specialist knowledge and expertise in workplace injury law and employer’s liability claims. We can help with a wide range of workplace accident claims, including:

  • Falls from a height
  • Construction site accidents
  • Factory & warehouse accidents
  • Incorrect work practices
  • Inadequate supervision or training
  • Defective equipment
  • Health & safety violations
  • Industrial accidents and diseases

Our highly experienced personal injury solicitors can help if you or a loved one have been injured at work or working conditions have caused your illness. We will guide you through the stages of making a claim, working with you every step of the way.

Your Employers Obligations

Your employer is legally obliged to provide a safe working environment for you so that the possibility of an accident at work or exposure to dangerous materials is minimal. They are also responsible for providing appropriate training for handling goods and machinery and supplying suitable safety equipment. If these rules are not followed, they could be liable for negligence.

Workplace Injury Compensation Claims

You can be sure of expert legal advice from our specialist workplace accident lawyers, who will help you get compensation for your injuries and the losses you have suffered due to the accident.

We offer a free no, obligation assessment of your case where we will advise you of your chances of success. Regardless of how you were injured, you could make an accident at work claim if your employer didn’t do everything they could to prevent the accident from happening.

Call our specialist personal injury team today 0800 731 7555 or complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are my employer’s obligations?

Your employer is legally obliged to provide a safe working environment for you so that the possibility of an accident at work is kept to a minimum. They’re also responsible for providing appropriate training for handling goods and machinery, as well as supplying suitable safety equipment. If these rules aren’t followed they could be liable for negligence.

What types of injuries could I make a claim for?

Although not exhaustive, these are the type of claims we regularly deal with: 

  • Falls and trips 
  • Back injury
  • Neck injuries 
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries 
  • Falls from height 
  • Falling objects 
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Tendon Injuries 
  • Burns and scars 
  • Inadequate protective equipment 
  • Inadequate training 
  • Noise induced hearing loss 
  • Illness and disease 
  • Dermatitis
What's a risk assessment?

Upon receipt of your instructions, in relation to your accident claim, we’ll advise what, if any, documentation/information is required from you to enable us to complete the risk assessment.

Assessing the risks involved in litigation is a key element of a Conditional Fee Agreement. It’s a crucial step when trying to determine the likelihood of success in any particular case and will involve consideration of all the available evidence. We’ll complete a risk assessment within two working days of receiving the required documentation/information and advise you of the outcome.

You won’t be charged for us to carry out a risk assessment, but if your claim is successful, we’ll look to recover the costs incurred on your behalf from the negligent third party.

How long will it take?

Every case is unique so it’s difficult to give a precise time frame as it depends on a number of factors. If liability is admitted during our investigation into the cause of your injury, the case will be settled significantly quicker than if it’s disputed. Another factor that can speed up a claim is if you return any documentation we send you as soon as possible and respond quickly to any questions we may have.

The extent of your injury also has a huge bearing on your case. Generally, the more serious the injury and the long-term implications of it, the longer it may take to fully calculate your claim’s value. We’re also bound by Civil Procedure rules, which allow the defendant’s solicitors time to investigate the circumstances around your injury before they have to respond to us.

Will I have to go to court?

We can never say a case won’t go to trial or final hearing, but it’s unlikely. It’s often better if your case doesn’t go to trial as the issue of court proceedings, and the amount of work that goes into preparing and arguing your case, can considerably extend the time it takes to settle your claim. Whether it goes to trial or final hearing depends on your case’s prospects and the stance that the defendant takes.

How long do I have to make a claim?

Generally, you can make a claim for compensation up to three years from the date of your injury. This is what we call the limitation period. There are, however, some circumstances where the limitation period is two years. To find out more, call us.

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