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.

Vehicle Accidents

Many work accident claims involve car accidents. In some road traffic accident claims, the employer is liable for the accident, as they had failed in their duty of care towards their workforce. This might be seen in collisions involving overworked long-distance drivers, accidents involving fleet cars that have been poorly maintained, or accidents involving fork-lift trucks and other warehouse vehicles.

If you think your employer is liable in a vehicle accident claim, get in touch with us to find out more about making an accident at work claim.

Vehicle accident at work claims

There are a number of things you should do to improve your likelihood of success in a work accident claim involving a vehicle. These are:

  • Report the accident to your employer

You should tell your employer about the accident and ensure they record it in the accident book. If your employer does not have an accident book, then write down a statement outlining your accident and send it to your employer. You should keep a copy of this statement or your accident book report for future reference.

  • Take photographs

Photographs are great evidence in accident at work claims. Photograph the area the vehicle accident occurred, any factors that contributed to the accident, the extent of any vehicular damage and the extent of your personal injuries.

  • Collect witness statements

If anyone witnessed the accident, then take down their name and contact information so they can support your allegations and your version of events.

  • Visit a doctor

You will have to be able to demonstrate that you suffered injuries in a workplace accident if you are to make an accident at work claim. You should also follow the treatment regimen your doctor gives you, as failing to do so could reduce the size of your claim.

If another driver was involved in the vehicle accident

You should follow the same steps as you would in any car accident if you are driving a company car at the time of the collision. Stop at the scene, record the time and date, note down the make, model and registration number of the other vehicle and take down their insurance details. Do not admit the accident was your fault, and do not sign any forms sent to you by insurance companies without seeking legal advice.

However, you should also tell the other driver your employer’s details, as it may be their insurance company that will deal with the cost of the accident.

Make a vehicle accident at work claim.

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