Accident at Work

We're Here To Help With Your Accident At Work Personal Injury Compensation Claim

We're expert solicitors in work accident compensation claims. If you have had an accident at work and are injured, and you think the accident occurred because of negligence in some way, you may be able to claim compensation. We offer you as much support as we can whilst your accident claim is being dealt with, ensuring you are receiving the best treatment and therapy to aid your rehabilitation. For us, a claim for a workplace accident is about more than gaining you compensation, it is about helping you on your road to recovery. Amongst some of the work accidents people often claim for are: building site accidents including scaffolding accidents; factory and warehouse accidents, including forklift truck, machinery and lifting injuries; and office accidents including Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). If you have suffered any type of workplace accident, call us today to find out how we can help you.

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Understanding Accident At Work Claims

How will the claim affect my job?

Many people choose not to pursue an accident at work claim, as they worry it may affect their job, but this shouldn’t be the case if you have a legitimate claim. All employers have a legal responsibility to provide a safe working environment, appropriate training and safety equipment if necessary. Plus they must hold Employer’s Liability Insurance which ensures they are able to pay compensation for accidents within the workplace, but it also ensures an employee cannot be subjected to disciplinary action for taking out a claim. As with all personal injury claims, the evidence will be vital to ensure a positive outcome. We are here to help you through the complex Personal Injury Claims Process to ensure you are treated fairly and receive the best possible compensation for your injuries.

How much compensation will I receive?

For every Accident at work claim, we strive to maximise the damages we recover for you, which include not only damages for your personal injury, but any medical costs , loss of earnings, loss of possessions such as clothes, and sometimes future care costs. In some circumstances we will also be able to gain you payments on account to tide you over until you receive you total compensation.

How will my legal costs be paid?

We deal with workplace accident compensation claims under a Conditional Fee Agreement, which used to be known as a “no win no fee agreement”. If you have any Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI) through home insurance, this may indemnify you against any costs. It is even possible in many instances to gain After The Event (ATE) insurance if required.

How long after my acident can I claim?

In most cases you can only pursue a personal injury claim within 3 years of the accident or from the time you realised you had sustained injuries from the accident. In reality this means you must have “issued proceedings” with the court within 3 years to be allowed to pursue your claim. For Under 18’s who have suffered an injury, it must be done within 3 years of their 18th birthday. Only in exceptional circumstances can this time limitation be lifted and we would advise talking to us if this applies to you.

How long will my work accident claim take?

For accidents occurring after the 31st July 2013, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has introduced a streamlined claim process. This means a straightforward accident claim that runs through this process should reach settlement in about nine months. However, many claims fall out of this process, due to their complexity or perhaps the employer denying liability and this can extend the time needed to reach an agreeable settlement. For more information on what happens during a work accident claim, please see our Personal Injury Claims Process

How can I make an accident at work claim?

The first thing to do is contact us, so we can talk to you about your accident and help you decide your next steps. There is absolutely no obligation to use us, but we find most people like our honest, friendly and straight forward approach. You will always deal with the same solicitor who has many years experience dealing in this type of law. They will be there to hold your hand every step of the way, having your best interests at heart and ensuring you get the compensation you deserve. If you already have a solicitor and are not happy with their level of service, then contact us to see how you can easily change solicitors.

Don’t put it off, call us today on 01935 823883 and put your mind at rest.