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Accident At Work

Wirral Accident at Work Solicitors

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Accident At Work2019-04-18T09:19:18+00:00

Are you looking to claim after an Accident at Work?


f you, as an employee, suffer personal injury in the work place through no fault of your own but as a result of the negligence of your employer or a person or persons for whom the employer is responsible, you may have a claim for personal injury against your employer for an Accident at Work personal injury claim.

Claiming Accident At Work Compensation

If you have an Accident at Work in England or Wales, under English Law, you can generally only recover compensation for injuries and associated financial losses if you can show that someone else was at fault and was negligent and that this negligence caused loss and damage to you. Your employer has a duty to ensure that your working environment is safe. Injuries suffered by employees in the workplace can vary in severity. Your employer has a legal duty to ensure you are adequately trained to carry out your duties, provide relevant personal protective equipment to allow you to complete your work and carry out risk assessments. If an employer fails to provide a safe place of work and their negligence causes you to suffer personal injury, you may have a claim for injury against the employer. Most accidents at work are incidents that usually occur because of the way work is being carried out, how the equipment is being used or the conditions of the workplace. For example, an employee may slip off a ladder if his employer has given him the wrong type of ladder for the job.

You can claim compensation for heads of damages including but not limited to:

  • Damages for pain suffering and loss of amenity

  • Past and Future Loss of earnings

  • Smith v Manchester Award if you become disadvantaged on the labour market as a result of your injuries

  • Job benefits loss as some employers provide benefits including childcare, a company car or private medical insurance

  • Possessions damaged destroyed or lost.

  • Cost of care and assistance if you can’t look after yourself or require assistance for gardening, DIY, gardening etc

  • Future losses & expenses for ongoing needs.

  • Medical treatment expenses and medication purchased

  • Pension Loss

  • Congenial Employment

  • Travel to medical treatment and frequent hospital and GP appointments

  • Provision of equipment if the physical impact of the injury can be reduced by the use of aids, appliances, prosthetics, wheelchairs, etc.

Different types of Accidents At Work include but are not limited to:

  • Slips, trips and falls

  • Workplace assault claims

  • Crush injury claims

  • Needlestick injury claims

  • Strain and Sprain injury claims – back, head, neck, repetitive strain injury etc

  • Construction accidents

  • Fall from height accidents

  • Manual handling accidents

  • Factory and Warehouse accidents

We have helped clients with personal injuries as a result of an Accident at Work ranging from soft tissue injuries and lacerations to crush injuries in a wide variety of work places.

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Accident At Work Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to make a workplace injury compensation claim?2019-03-28T14:14:05+00:00

Each Accident at Work claim is different. The length of the claim depends on several factors including whether or no liability is admitted and the nature of the injuries.

Can I still make a personal injury claim if I am on a zero hours contract?2019-03-28T14:13:51+00:00

Yes. Your employer has a duty to ensure that your workplace is safe, regardless of the type of employment contract.

Is my job at risk if I make a claim for personal injury following an Accident at Work?2019-03-28T14:13:37+00:00

If you suffer an accident at work through the negligence of your employer or their employees, servants or agents, you are entitled to bring a claim for personal injury. Your job should not be affected however if you were to lose your job because you made a claim for injury, then you would most likely have a claim for unfair dismissal. If your injuries prevent you from continuing in the same job role, you may have a claim for having to move to a different job role.

How much can I claim for personal injury?2019-03-28T14:16:36+00:00

An award of compensation for a personal injury claim comprises of compensation for Pain Suffering and Loss of Amenity (PSLA), which is the injury also known as General Damages and compensation for financial loss, known as Special damages. The value of the claim for the injury itself will depend on the type of injury suffered, the severity, the length of recovery time, the impact of the injury on daily life and whether there is any lasting scarring, symptoms or ongoing disability.

How much compensation will I receive?2019-03-28T14:16:55+00:00

The responsible party’s insurers will make an offer based on the medical evidence. They will take into account what injuries were sustained and how long recovery will take.

How much will I have to pay?2019-03-28T14:17:13+00:00

All our claims are taken on a NO WIN NO FEE basis. It costs nothing upfront to make a claim even if we have to issue court proceedings. We only charge a success fee of 25%. This funding arrangement will be discuessed at the outset so there is no surprises.

What Does The Accident At Work Process Look Like?

Our dedicated legal professionals are available to guide you through each step of your claim and to answer any questions you may have as well as providing their advice. If you are involved in an Accident at Work always ensure the accident is reported to your supervisor or manager. Request the accident is recorded in the Accident at Work book. Ensure that the recorded description of the accident is in your own words. If possible, take photographs of the accident scene. If there are any witnesses to the accident, ask if they would be a witness and make a record of their contact details. If required seek medical attention. It is important you keep a record of any expenses incurred as a direct result of the injury.

Previous Clients’ Testimonials

See what our previous clients have had to say about us

I highly recommend the Matrix Solicitors to anyone who wants his case to be solved in a professional manner. From the beginning to the end they gave me the best service. I was regularly informed about the progress of my case at every stage. They were very helpful and professional. If I ever need help again, I will not hesitate to contact them again. Thank you ever so much.
Marcin Jaworski
Marcin J.
19:28 16 Jun 19
Great solicitors firm !!! They have dealt with my injury claim suffered after a road traffic accident. Strongly recommend them !!
Moraru Emilian
Moraru E.
17:24 20 May 19
I would highly recommend Matrix solicitors to anyone of my friends and family. From the first moment they had my back every step of the way by communicating and updating with me consistently on new developments and took the time to listen and followed through on what I had to say in relation to the accident I was involved in. With there connections and expertise they recommended me to the very best specialist in helping with my recovery and were able to get the compensation I felt I deserved from the injuries I suffered. I can't thank them enough for the service they provided !!
Ben Cresswell
Ben C.
17:37 12 May 19
Very happy not pushy and always willing to help. The make the process very simple and will take there time with u and work around you.
Charlie Cottrell
Charlie C.
14:31 05 Apr 19
Matrix dealt with my traffic collision professionally and obtained a good settlement for me in a relatively short time.
Mike Carr
Mike C.
01:17 09 Feb 19
I used matrix solicitors for my claim after a car accident in June 2016 & they have given me the best advice & treatment all the way from start to finish. Would highly recommend this company as they are very professional & keep you updated & informed on a regular basis as to their progress as it’s taken over 2 years to finalise but I have been really happy with the service I received
Jane Bate
Jane B.
17:57 08 Feb 19
Couldn’t recommend matrix solicitors more! Through every step of my claim, they were helpful, informative and professional. Wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
Phil Gresty
Phil G.
15:21 08 Feb 19
i would recommend matrix solicitors to so grateful for all there help and assistance.and to which the speed of which tgey sorted things out for me with my damp.thank you so much sarah james.😊
Janet Morton
Janet M.
10:29 14 Nov 18
Very effective service from start to finish. Polite, helpful, friendly and professional. Highly recommend
Cam Disley
Cam D.
12:54 16 Oct 17
Matrix Solicitors have a fantastic bunch of staff who look after you every step of the way. I would highly recommend them to anyone who feels as though they may have a personal injury claim. Getting in touch is so easy, and they were a fantastic support to me and my family during a difficult period. Thank you again.
CJ Biggar
12:53 24 Jun 16

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