Accidents at Work Solicitors
Making an accident at work claim ensures that you are properly compensated for any injuries you have wrongfully experienced.
Before you begin the claims process, we appreciate that you might have some questions. This is perfectly understandable. You might be concerned about making a claim against your employer. Or you might feel overwhelmed by the thought of making a claim while you are recovering from an illness or injury.
To help you make an informed decision, we explore some of the most frequently asked questions below. If there is anything else you would like to know, please contact our work accident solicitors. We offer everyone a free initial enquiry.
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Accidents at work – who can claim?
If someone else is to blame for your accident at work, it is likely that you are entitled to make a personal injury claim. It is not always obvious who is responsible for an accident at work. Typically, your employer is at fault.
This is because employers have a duty of care towards their employees. This means they must take reasonable steps to ensure the health and safety of their staff. If an employer falls shorts of this duty, resulting in an accident, there will be grounds for a claim.
If I make a claim, will I lose my job?
People often feel nervous about making a claim against their employer. This is perfectly understandable. You might have a strong sense of loyalty towards your boss or the company. You might also worry that you will be treated differently, or even fired, if you make a claim.
However, this should not concern you. All employers in England and Wales must have employer’s liability insurance. When you make a work accident claim, the insurance company deals with everything and pays any associated costs – including your compensation settlement.
If you are treated differently because you are pursuing a legitimate claim, speak to our solicitors straightaway. It could be a breach of your employment rights. Remember – you are perfectly entitled to compensation. It is not something your employer should take personally.
How much compensation for an accident at work?
It is hard to say how much compensation you will get for a work accident claim because it varies from person to person. To get a rough idea, it is useful to know what your compensation settlement is for.
Firstly, your compensation should provide recompense for the pain and suffering you have wrongfully endured. This includes both physical and psychological pain and suffering.
Secondly, your compensation should recover the money you have lost as a result of the accident and your injuries. This includes lost earnings and the cost of medical treatment. This can be a lifeline, especially if you cannot return to work, or can only return in a reduced capacity.
Therefore, the amount of compensation awarded in each case differs because it is relative to your injuries and financial losses. To get an idea of what you could be awarded, take a look at our compensation calculator.
It is always best to make a claim with the help of a personal injury solicitor. Otherwise your employer may deny fault. It also ensures you receive the correct amount of compensation.
When should I claim?
Like all personal injury claims, most work accident claims must be made within three years of the event. If you miss the deadline, you cannot claim compensation, even if you clearly have a very strong case.
There are some exceptions to this rule. Even so, we recommend seeking legal advice as soon as you suspect that you have been injured through no fault of your own. We can listen to the details of your work accident and injury before explaining your options.
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How much does it cost?
If you are recovering from a workplace injury, you are probably concerned about the cost of taking legal action. This is especially true if you have been unable to return to work.
Do not worry. Most of our work accident claims are run on a no win no fee basis. This means you do not pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful. If you do win, a fee is taken from your compensation settlement. This is capped at 25% of your damages.
We also offer a free claim assessment, during which you can speak to a solicitor about your case completely free of charge. That way, you can find out if you are eligible to pursue a claim, without having to pay for professional legal advice.
How can we help you?
We can help get you back on track after a workplace accident. As personal injury specialists, we can advise whether you have grounds to pursue a claim. If you do, we can manage everything on your behalf, working hard to get the compensation you deserve.
We promise to obtain the maximum amount of compensation for –
- Your injuries
- Your financial losses
- The cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation and care
We realise that making a legal claim can be a daunting prospect. Do not let this deter you. We handle everything for you, and pride ourselves on our relaxed, friendly yet professional approach.
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Make a free enquiry
If you would like to make a work accident claim, or you have further questions, simply take the next step – contact us for a free initial enquiry. We offer everyone a free claim assessment, so you can establish your rights before deciding what to do.