ACCIDENT AT WORK COMPENSATION
We can help you recover your losses after an accident at work. Please call our accident at work solicitors for a free consultation to discuss your claim on 0161 207 2020.
When we go to work, we should be safe in the knowledge that our employers will do everything they can to keep us safe and protected from illness or injury. However, accidents at work can happen, and sadly thousands of workers are injured in accidents at work, or develop a work related illness every year.
If you have had an accident in the last three years, or suffered an injury or illness as a result of your working conditions, you could be eligible to claim accident at work compensation. Our specialist solicitors will provide you with the legal advice and guidance you will need to help you carry on with your life.
How we can help you claim accident at work compensation
We have an expert team of accident at work solicitors, who have over 40 years’ experience of helping people recover compensation after an accident at work, or a workplace illness.
Despite a focus on health and safety, accidents in the workplace are still very common. We have a track record of success in helping clients with many different types of injuries and illnesses, the most common include:
- injuries caused by lifting and manual handling
- falls from height and ladder accidents
- accidents caused by defective or dangerous work equipment or machinery
- slips or trips at work due to debris or dangerous surfaces
- accidents caused by falling objects
- accidents caused by negligent fellow employees
- construction/building site accidents
- lack of protective equipment
- lack of training and safety equipment
- employees exposed to violent attacks.
In pursuing an accident at work compensation claim, you will need to prove that your injury or illness was caused by somebody else’s negligence or in breach of any work regulations or acts of parliament. Photographs, video footage and witness details will help considerably in proving that you were not at fault.
Even if you are a casual worker or consider yourself to be self–employed, you may still be considered an employee under UK law, giving you the same rights as other workers.
Your Employer’s Duty Of Care
All employers have a duty of care towards their employees. They must take all necessary steps to ensure that the working environment is safe and appropriate for their employees to carry out the work that is expected of them, and that the risk of an accident or work related illness is minimised.
If your employer has breached the duty of care owed to you and you are injured or ill as a result, you may be able to make an accident at work compensation claim.
In pursuing an accident at work compensation claim, you must prove that your injuries were caused by the fault or the negligence of another party. In most cases this will be your employer, but it may also be workers from other companies or contractors with whom you have come into contact with, whilst in the course of your employment; either at your place of work or elsewhere. Our specialist accident at work solicitors will help you prove the case against the person responsible, to demonstrate that they were to blame for your accident.
Without the services of Tracey Horton I would not be able to re-train as an Health & Safety Inspector. Many thanks!
Mr Jackson, Walton on the Naze – June 2015
How Compensation Can Help You
We understand that suffering an accident at work can put you and your finances under unnecessary strain.
We will work collaboratively with you to ensure you are compensated for your injuries, as well as recovering any money lost as a result of your injury. The compensation will also cover any medical and travel expenses you have had to pay as a result of the injury you sustained at work. We can also look to help alleviate some of your immediate financial stresses by securing an interim payment to help cover any loss of earnings, or your private medical care and treatment. Any future impact on your life will also be considered, especially if your injuries are life changing.
Apart from improving your own life, making a work accident compensation claim can also help to highlight any unsafe working conditions or practices to your employer. This may lead to changes that could prevent the same thing happening to somebody else.
Our dedicated team will also help to put you in touch with relevant government agencies, who will assess your entitlement to benefits during your period of absence from work and our specialist employment solicitors will be able to advise you about your employment rights. We will also be able to help you access any necessary medical treatment or rehabilitation you require, to aid your recovery and get you back to work as soon as possible.
Our team understands the fact that some people worry about the financial impact their accident at work claim could have on their employer, and the effects it could have on their employment. It’s important to remember that all employers are required by law to take out employers’ liability insurance, therefore if your claim is successful, your compensation is paid by the insurance provider, not by your employer.
Even so, we know the process is concerning and upsetting, which is why we do our very best to support you at every stage of the claims process.
How We Can Help After An Accident At Work
If you’d like to explore the possibility of bringing a claim for injuries at work compensation against your employer, following an accident in your workplace, let us help. We only need a few minutes of your time and, in return, we’ll be able to tell you the likelihood of your claim being successful. Injuries at work can prove very costly, and accident at work compensation is the legal way for your employer to make amends with you.
There are strict time limits for starting an accident at work claim, which in most cases will be within three years of the date of the accident or date of knowledge of the negligence. This can, in exceptional circumstances, be extended, but it is always best to speak to our team of friendly accident at work solicitors to get the best advice possible from the outset.
We undertake cases on a no win no fee basis, backed by after the event (ATE) insurance, so if your personal injury claim is not successful you don’t pay a penny. Please call our accident at work solicitors for a free consultation on 0161 207 2020, request a call back or start your claim online using our dedicated form.