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:
Different types of Accidents At Work include but are not limited to:
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.
Why Make An Accident At Work Claim?
Accident At Work Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Yes. Your employer has a duty to ensure that your workplace is safe, regardless of the type of employment contract.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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