Accidents At Work

Contact us today to speak with our experts about making an accident at work claim! If you have been injured as a result of the negligence of your employer or a co-worker, you may be able to make a work accident claim. Speak with our specialists today for independent, free, no-obligation advice.

Employers have a duty of care towards their workforce and must take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure preventable accidents and injuries do not occur. This will usually involve providing adequate levels of staff training, performing regular risk assessments, keeping a clean and tidy workplace and ensuring all tools and equipment are well-maintained. When they fail to meet these responsibilities, preventable accidents can occur, which the employer can be liable for.

Most accident at work claims involve relatively minor injuries, but some people sustain serious and lasting injuries with long-term implications, which they may never recover from. The size of the final compensation settlement will depend on the severity of the claimant’s injuries, the size of their losses, and their long-term prognosis.

How we can help you make an accident at work claim

Our experienced solicitors are well-placed to handle all kinds of work accident claims, and can help you prove your employer’s negligence, calculate the size of your claim, and successfully recover every penny you are entitled to.

We are proud to offer clear, concise, no-nonsense advice – you won’t be swamped in jargon or legalese when you get in touch with us! We work closely with our clients to ensure each individual reaches the best possible conclusion to their case and are properly compensated for their pain, suffering and financial losses.

Some of the work accident claims we have handled include:

  • Manual handling claims
  • Slip and trip injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Falls from height
  • Crush injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Injuries caused by moving machinery
  • Injuries caused by a lack of personal protective equipment
  • Industrial disease claims

The value of an accident at work claim

The overall value of your work accident claim will depend on a number of different factors. These include:

  • The severity of the injuries
  • How much the injuries impacted your quality of life
  • The cost of any private medical treatment or rehabilitation you needed
  • The costs incurred by carers, including family members
  • Any wages you did not receive as a result of your injuries and related workplace absences

Making work accident claims

Typically, accident at work claims follow these stages:

  • The client informs our solicitors about the accident they were in and the injuries they sustained
  • Their report is assessed so we can determine whether or not the client has a claim and which funding options would be most suitable
  • The client and our solicitors work together to gather evidence and build the claim
  • Our solicitors try to recover all the money the claimant deserves – through the courts if required

Just get in touch with us today to start making an accident at work claim!

Slip and Trip

Slip and trip accidents are one of the most common types of accident at work claims. Figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that around 40% of all major workplace injuries occur in slip and trip accidents, and are also the most frequently-reported injury involving members of the public.

Employers have a duty to deal with the hazards of slips and trips and to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure these accidents do not happen in their workplace. This will involve designing working areas effectively, cleaning up spillages promptly and performing risk assessments properly.

When employers fail to meet these obligations, and workers are injured as a result of this negligence, the employer may be liable to pay out compensation in a work accident claim. Employers must take out employer’s liability insurance to protect them if this happens, ensuring that business can continue as normal as the accident at work claim progresses.

Common factors in slip and trip injuries

The range of different issues that can lead to slip and trip accident at work claims is almost endless, but some particular hazards are seen very regularly. These include:

  • Wet floors
  • Loose carpeting
  • Broken tiles or threshold strips
  • Litter and obstructions in walkways
  • Trailing cables
  • Poor housekeeping
  • Poor maintenance

If you have been injured in a slip or trip accident caused by the above factors, there is a good chance that you can make a compensation claim. Call us today or fill in our online enquiry form for more information about work accident claims.

Why should you work with us?

If you use us for your accident at work claim, you can benefit from our professional, experienced and sympathetic legal services. We will discuss your claim to tell you whether we think you have a case, and you are under no obligations to use us after your initial consultation.

If you lose your claim, under our no win no fee arrangements, you will not have to pay for our legal fees. We also have a range of other funding options available, allowing people of all backgrounds to take advantage of our skilled team of solicitors.

You should be able to receive compensation for your injuries, your pain and suffering, and any financial losses you incurred, such as medical bills and lost wages. We will make every possible effort to ensure you recover every penny of compensation you are entitled to, so you will not be left out of pocket.

Get in touch today for a free, confidential, no-obligation discussion with our work accident claim solicitors. Just fill in the form below and we will call you back as soon as we can.

Warehouse accident claims

If you have been injured at work, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Working in a warehouse presents many risks, and if health and safety regulations are not followed, accidents may happen. As warehouse staff, you are entitled to be made aware of risks, and protected as much as possible from any potential dangers in your working environment.

Common Warehouse Injuries

We receive calls about Warehouse Accident Claims for a variety of injuries. The most common accidents to happen whilst working in a warehouse include:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Falls from a height
  • Exposure to hazardous materials and substances
  • Injuries sustained from falling objects
  • Fork-lift truck accidents

These are just some of the accidents for which you can claim, and if you have been involved in an accident of any kind at work, call us to see if you can make a claim.

Your Rights

As an employee in a hazardous workplace, you have the right to be protected from injury and ill health. It is necessary for employers to assess any potential risks and to minimise these risks to a satisfactory extent. This may include:

  • Providing protective clothing such as high visibility vests and appropriate work boots
  • Providing health and safety training
  • Regularly assessing equipment and work areas to ensure they are safe
  • Avoiding asking employees to work from great heights wherever possible
  • Implementing plans to Eliminate the need for manual handling

Warehouse Accident Claims: why make a claim?

If you have been injured or have become ill as a result of a warehouse accident, our personal injury solicitors can help you get the compensation you deserve. Being the victim of an accident at work can be extremely distressing and can take its toll on your finances. Medical bills, transport costs and loss of earnings can result in debt which is why it is important that you make a claim for compensation.

How we can Help

We are Warehouse Accidents Claims specialists with the experience you need to make a successful claim. Our solicitors are dedicated to getting you a positive result and will keep you informed at every stage of the process. As part of our client-focused service we will visit you at your home or in hospital at times to suit you. You can also opt for no win, no fee representation which means you will not have to pay a penny to take advantage of our expertise. Don’t put off making a claim, call us today for a free initial consultation.

Call for Warehouse Accident Claims Advice

For further information about our personal injury compensation services, or for an informal chat about your situation, call us on 08000 430 430. Our friendly advisers are available to answer any queries you may have about Warehouse Accident Claims. To request a call back from a legal expert, complete the online contact information form and one of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.

Work related traffic accident claims

Have you been involved in a traffic accident at work? Find out about our Work Related Traffic Accident Claims service and discover how much compensation could be headed your way.

Work Related Traffic Accidents: Who’s Responsible?

Whether you work in a warehouse with fork-lift trucks and other vehicles, or your job takes you into traffic-related situations, there are certain health and safety rules that your employer must follow. In order to ensure your safety at work, your employer must:

  • Assess all potential risks in the workplace
  • Put measures in place to minimise risks in the workplace
  • Make all employees aware of any potential risks and provide appropriate training to minimise these risks
  • Ensure drivers of work vehicles are properly trained
  • Regularly assess work vehicles and replace or repair them when necessary
  • Make all employers aware of their health and safety rights and procedures

Can I Make a Claim?

If your employer, or a colleague, is responsible for any injuries you have sustained during a work related traffic accident, you may be able to claim compensation. Should you be involved in an accident at work, there are some things you can do to help with your claim:

  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if your injury appears to be minor, it may be more serious than you think. Keep a copy of medical records associated with your injury as these can assist with Work Related Traffic Accident Claims.
  • Ensure your employer records the incident in the company’s accident book. If this is not available or your employer does not have one, make a note of the accident and any injuries sustained and forward a copy to your employer.
  • Make sure you note the contact details of any witnesses to the accident
  • Call us today to make a claim

Why Choose Us?

As specialists in Work Related Traffic Accident Claims, we can help you get the maximum compensation. We have the experience needed to ensure you make a successful claim. Our no win, no fee option is ideal for those with any financial concerns and means that no matter what your situation, you can make a claim. Each of our solicitors is dedicated to achieving the best results and our home visiting services make it even easier to pursue compensation. Should your injuries mean you cannot make it into our office, we are happy to visit you at home, in hospital or at another convenient venue. We can also arrange appointments to suit you. When you choose to be represented by our legal team you benefit from a no-nonsense approach that puts you at the heart of everything we do.

Call us Today

For a free initial consultation, or to find out more about how we can help you make a claim, call us on 08000 430 430. If you would like us to call you, complete the online contact form and one of our friendly advisers will call you back the same working day. Don’t wait to make a claim, call us today.

Office accident claims

Are you the victim of an accident in the workplace? If you have suffered an injury, or contracted an illness at the office, you may be able to claim compensation. We are Office Accident Claims specialists and our experienced solicitors can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Thousands of people in the UK are injured in the office due the negligence of a colleague or employer. Your employer is obliged to adhere to certain health and safety regulations which are in place to prevent accidents in the workplace.

Your employer must:

  • Check equipment such as computers and office furniture regularly and replace or repair faulty or damaged equipment
  • Keep walkways and doorways clear of obstructions such as loose wires or boxes
  • Make employees aware of any potential risks in their workplace and prove appropriate training to minimise these risks. This could involve providing eye tests and protective screens for computer monitors
  • Make a record of any illnesses and accidents, and report incidents to the appropriate government body
  • Provide an appropriate and adequate first aid area with all necessary equipment
  • Inform all employees of the location of the first aid area and first aid equipment
  • Take action on any notifications of faulty or damaged equipment
  • Take action on any notifications of obstructions or other potential hazards in the office
  • Place the company’s Health and Safety poster in a prominent position in the office and notify staff of its whereabouts. Alternatively, each employee can be provided with an individual health and safety card

Office Accident Claims

An office can be a hazardous place if health and safety guidelines are not followed. Office Accident Claims may include:

  • Broken bones or cuts from trips or falls over loose wiring, raised paving, or on stairs
  • Injuries caused by slipping on carpets, rugs or spilled fluids
  • Burns and Electrocution from faulty wiring or damaged equipment
  • Back injuries from inadequate or faulty seating
  • Office Accident Claims come in various forms and even if your injury is not listed here, you may be able pursue compensation.

Why Make a Claim?

Injuries sustained at work can be costly, and compensation can help pay for medical fees, transport costs and other expenses accrued due to your injuries. Many claimants are also awarded damages for loss of earnings due to not being able to work as a result of their injuries.

Office Accident Claims Solicitors

Being involved in a workplace accident can be incredibly distressing, but we are here to make claiming compensation as stress-free as possible. Our friendly, dedicated team of legal experts aim to process your claim as quickly as possible. In order for your claim to be successful, it is important to be represented by a firm with experience in this specific area of law.

How Much can I Claim?

For further information about Office Accident Claims, and to find out just how much you could be awarded, call us on 08000 430 430 for a free initial consultation. If you would prefer a call-back, simply fill in the contact form and we will be in touch as soon as possible

Ladder accident claims

As injury compensation specialists, with extensive experience in Ladder Accident Claims, we can help you obtain the money you are entitled to. Our qualified team of solicitors are with you every step of the way, so why wait? Contact us today for free initial advice about our no win, no fee services.

Ladder Accident Claims: Do I qualify?

All employers have a legal responsibility to implement certain health and safety procedures, as set out in government guidelines. Your employer should make you aware of this legislation, and your work place must have a clearly visible official health and safety poster that outlines your responsibilities and those of your employer. On this poster, there will also be information about what you can do if there is a problem with any health and safety issues. In some circumstances, employers are negligent and an accident may occur which will result in you being injured. If this is the case, and it was not your fault, then you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Using Ladders Safely

When using a ladder at work, you should always carry out checks before attempting to use the ladder. All equipment in the workplace should be safe to use and if a ladder is damaged or missing some components, you should not attempt to use it and your employer should be alerted to its condition so they can replace it.

Things to check when using a leaning ladder:

  • Stiles should not be bent or damaged in any way as this could compromise the safety of the ladders
  • All rungs should be present. If any are missing, or damaged, do not use the ladder
  • Non slip feet should be in place if these are worn, damaged or missing completely, do not use the ladder

Things too check when using a stepladder:

  •  Ensure locking bars are in working order. If they are bent, or the fixings are damaged, the stepladder is at risk of collapsing
  • As with leaning ladders, stepladders should have feet in place to prevent slipping. If the feet are damaged or worn, it may not be safe to use the ladder
  • Check the platform, making sure it is firmly in place
  • Keep the steps/treads dry and make sure they are fixed securely to the frame of the ladder

Ladder Accident Claims: Working from a height

Using ladders and working above floor level presents risks and sometimes, despite all your best efforts, accidents can happen. If your injury is sustained whilst carrying out work, and it is not your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation and will need an experienced team of solicitors to ensure you get that compensation.

What we do

Our friendly advisers can offer support and advice with any Ladder Accident Claims. When you employ Clearwater Solicitors, you gain access to a dedicated team that will visit you in your home or at hospital, making life much easier for you during this difficult time. Your allocated solicitor is on-hand to provide reassurance and guidance whenever you need it. Take advantage of our no win, no fee service and discover how much you can claim.

Forklift truck accident claims

Have you been injured in a Forklift Truck Accident? Claims are made simple when you call Workplace Injury Solicitors.

Rights and Regulations

All employers have the right to work in a safe environment, but sometimes accidents can occur due to employer negligence. Statistics reveal that every six weeks in the UK, a worker is fatally wounded due to working with forklift trucks. Each day in the UK, at least one employee presents at hospital with a forklift truck associated injury. With such a high number of incidents involving forklift trucks, it is not surprising that the government has implemented guidelines to make working with these vehicles much safer.

Employers must be aware of, and familiar with, the following pieces of legislation with regards to Forklift Truck health and safety regulations:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare Regulations
  • The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations
  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
  • The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations
  • The Provision and Use of Workplace Equipment Regulations
  • The Noise at Work Regulations

Employers must also make sure that employees are fully trained and regularly assessed to ascertain their competency in operating and driving a forklift truck. It is illegal to allow anyone under the age of 16 to drive a forklift truck and if the vehicle is to be driven on public highways, the driver is subject to the same laws as other drivers.

Forklift Truck Accident Claims – Common Injuries

In many situations it is not the driver that sustains injuries when working with forklift trucks, but a person in the vicinity of the vehicle. Common accidents include, being hit by an object falling from a forklift truck; being hit by the vehicle itself; colliding with another object when stepping out of the way of a forklift truck that is travelling too quickly; slipping whilst climbing into, or out of the vehicle.

Non-work related Injuries

Have you been involved in a forklift truck accident in a public place? Garden centres, DIY stores and publically accessible warehouses are just some of the locations that forklift truck injuries can be sustained, and if you are involved in an accident, you could be eligible to claim compensation.

Fatigue related accident claims

Work-related fatigue accounts for a staggering number of accidents taking place in the UK each year, with approximately 25% of car-accident injuries and fatalities being attributed to fatigue. This figure alone reveals just how serious fatigue can be, which is why, if you have been in an accident caused by fatigue, you should consider a claim for compensation.

What is Fatigue?

This condition is more than mere tiredness and is defined as being caused by physical or mental exertion which can result in weakness, drowsiness, loss of concentration, and overall ill health. It is clear to see that fatigue is not conducive to a safe working environment, which is why employers must do their utmost to ensure employees do not suffer from this condition. Shift-workers are more likely to be vulnerable to fatigue as altered sleeping patterns and extended working hours and are all factors which contribute to the onset of fatigue.

Health and Safety at Work: Who is Responsible?

By law, your employer must provide a safe working environment and must also implement procedures to protect employees from potential health and safety hazards. Although you and your co-workers also have responsibilities for your own well-being, the government has set out stringent guidelines to promote safety in the workplace which employers are obliged to follow.

In compliance with The Working Time Regulations 1998 Employers Must:

  • Provide a break of at least 20 minutes to those working in excess of 6 hours per day, or a break of 30 minutes to young and adolescent workers working in excess of 4 ½ hours
  • Allocate a consecutive period of eleven hours rest time between shifts or 12 hours to young and adolescent workers
  • Provide one day off work per week, which can be calculated as an average over two weeks, or, in the case of young and adolescent workers, provide two days off per week, which cannot be averaged over two weeks

Employers must also meet the minimum standards of health and safety in the workplace as set out in other Government guidelines.

Maintain your Rights

Many people are deterred from making Fatigue Related Accident Claims as they are worried they may lose their job or anger employers, but if you are injured through no fault of your own, then you could, and should apply for compensation. Financial assistance gained from a successful claim can help you cover healthcare costs, recoup any loss of earnings, and assist with many other expenses incurred due to your injury. As your solicitors, we will make sure you know exactly what to expect and can help you get all the help you need on the road to your recovery.

A Professional Service with a Personal Touch

Although past clients testimonials indicate that we go above and beyond the usual remit of what is expected from a legal firm, we see it as offering the outstanding service you deserve. If you want a team that can provide home visits, consistent contact and a free initial consultation for a no win, no fee compensation claim, contact Workplace Injury solicitors.

Get in Touch

To speak to us about Fatigue Related Accident Claims, request a call-back via the contact form, or call us on 08000 430 430 to speak to one of our advisers.

Falls from height claims

Accidents caused by falling from a height are all too common, but if you have been injured and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation. As an employee, you should expect to work in a safe environment and there are laws and regulations in place to ensure your safety. Unfortunately, some employers fail to follow legal guidelines and accidents still occur.

My Rights

Due to the fact that falling from a height happens so often, the government has implemented regulations to make working at heights safer.

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 states employers must:

  • Ensure workers do not work from a height if it can be avoided
  • Give employees adequate and appropriate equipment, such as harnesses, if they must work from a height
  • Minimise the distance from the ground, and the risk of injury if working from a height cannot be avoided

Safeguarding Examples

  • Ladders should be secured permanently into position before an employer steps onto it
  • Portable ladders should be anti-slip and sufficiently secured for the duration of use

Accidents Happen

Falling from a height can have devastating results, leaving victims vulnerable to head injuries, broken bones and lacerations. These, and other injuries may impact heavily on your life and can result in long-term unemployment, disability and emotional distress. Don’t suffer in silence, contact us and see how Falls from Heights Claims can help you get compensation to cover essential costs.

Here to Help

Are you unable to work and, as a result, finding it difficult to keep on top of bills? Perhaps you have suffered emotional trauma because of your accident and don’t know which way to turn? We know that each client has very different needs, which is why we listen to your concerns and work with you to discover the best route of action for your individual situation. With our help, you can claim compensation to cover medical costs and bills that have accrued during your time off work.

Why Choose Clearwater Solictors?

From the moment you contact us, you will realise that we are a very different kind of legal firm. After an initial consultation you will be assigned a solicitor who will remain your point of contact throughout the entire process. Our personal approach extends to home-visits and the arrangement of meetings at a location of your choice, at a time which is most convenient for you.

No Win No Fee

At this troubling time, you have enough to worry about, which is why we make things so much easier by providing a no win, no fee claims system, making our services available to all. Not sure where to start? Call one of our advisers for a free initial consultation and discover just how much you could claim.

Begin your claim Today

For further information about Falls from Heights Claims, or for an informal chat with one of our legal team, call us on the number above. Alternatively, fill in the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Factory accident claims

Sustained an injury at work, but don’t know where to turn for Factory Accident Claims advice? We are here to help. As specialists in the field of workplace injury compensation, Workplace Injury Solicitors provide first-rate services, tailored to your needs.

No Win No Fee Claims

You have enough to worry about at this difficult time, which is why we are pleased to provide a no win, no fee service, making it easier for everyone to apply for compensation.

Injuries and Factory Accident Claims

There are many types of injuries that can occur in a factory setting, from broken bones caused by falls, to long-term back injuries caused by slipping on spillages. Some of the more common factory-based injuries include:

  • Fractured fingers or limbs
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Back injuries
  • Damage to eyes, including blindness
  • Loss of hearing

This is by no means a complete list of all the injuries for which you can claim, so whatever your injury, call us and discover how we can help.

Why Should I Claim?

Every employer has the responsibility to provide a safe working environment, but sometimes they fail to do this. If you have sustained an injury due to the negligence of your employer, you have the right to seek compensation to cover certain costs. Recovery can be an expensive and emotionally draining time, which is why you should seek compensation to help recover expenses and get your life back on track. In many cases, injured employees can no longer work, or are absent from work for long periods, which means loss of earnings and in some cases, ever-increasing debts. Whatever your circumstances and however you sustained an injury, if it wasn’t your fault, it is your right to seek compensation.

Have the Right Team on Your Side

With over 55 years of experience between us, our team knows what it takes to make successful Factory Accident Claims. Our clients are important to us, and we are aware of all the emotional and physical difficulties you may be facing because of your accident. Not only are we an experienced legal team, but we care about each and every one of our clients, making it our business to ensure you are completely happy with proceedings, every step of the way. This is why we are happy to visit you at home, in the hospital or any other place of your choosing. We believe you should expect more than just a voice on the end of a phone, so whether you choose to come to us, or we travel to see you, you can be assured of face-to-face meetings with your own allocated solicitor.

Making a Claim

If you believe your accident was not your fault and you wish to make a claim for compensation, call to speak to one of our advisers. For an informal discussion about your injury and Factory Accident Claims, or for further information about any of our services, call our friendly legal team on the number above. We also provide a call-back service, so why not fill in the contact form for access to free legal advice today?

Case Studies:

– Cleaner receives £12,381.50 following a 2 year battle. 

– Factory accident results in our client receiving £5000.00.