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Accident At Work

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Are you looking to claim after an Accident at Work?

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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 had a great experience with Matrix. They handled my claim quickly and professionally and were always very responsive when I needed to contact them.
Chris Pearson
Chris P.
21:16 09 Jul 20
Very good response deal with everything professionally and staff r very nice! Thanks you matrix team
Alex Henry
Alex H.
13:38 03 Jul 20
Matrix are one of the best solicitors ive ever worked with. very professional and througho very hapy with my result . Thabk you all at Matrix.
gary owens
gary O.
07:26 27 Jun 20
Mine was a protracted difficult case over 3yrs many stages of recovery. Lucy handled it with the utmost professionalism and was readily accessible. Cannot speak more highly of Lucy Weston and Matrix. Would recommend them to anyone.
Richard Pemberton
Richard P.
15:20 25 Jun 20
They are very professional. They don't pester you whilst they are working on your behalf. No phone calls, just an email if they need more information or if asking you to do something. Will definitely use them again!!!
Paul McIntire
Paul M.
16:54 18 Jun 20
Used them twice now and been great service and help. Will use in future if needed. Thank you.
edgars krumins
edgars K.
22:46 11 Jun 20
Ive just dealt with the solicitors, they had my claim processed and settled in 4/5 months! I recommend their service alot.
Connor Beck
Connor B.
15:06 11 Jun 20
Superb service! Quick to respond/ act/ all in all a class act!
James Love
James L.
15:33 21 May 20
Top class service, would highly recommend communication was spot on aswell.
Mohammed Rahman
Mohammed R.
09:58 04 May 20
matrix did a fantastic job of handling my case, definite 5 stars
John wharton
John W.
14:56 01 May 20
Absolutely amazing & friendly personal service. Would highly recommend this team of professionals dealt with my case swiftly with a very good result. 👍👍👍
Nichola Readman
Nichola R.
15:13 16 Apr 20
I can honestly say such amazing solicitors - sound legal advice and I would highly recommend! Special thanks to Lucy whose support and professionalism is outstanding !! Thank you to Lucy and the whole team who make positive outcomes! Thank you !!
emma ward
emma W.
19:49 09 Apr 20
Thank you for a your help with my claim fast efficient service.
Ann Topham
Ann T.
16:29 12 Mar 20
Absolute faultless service, always kept up to date and informed and extremely fast and efficient resolution of case. Highly recommended
Ian Wilkinson
Ian W.
10:55 28 Feb 20
fab and great service and very fast and reliable thank you very much
Hannah jones
Hannah J.
18:41 02 Jan 20
Excellent service very very professional would definitely recommend and use again fast and stress free dealing with these people
matty cummins
matty C.
16:02 19 Dec 19
Thank you to Lucy Weston and the rest of the team dealing with my personal injury claim. You made a stressful situation so easy to deal with. Would highly recommend. x
lyndsay miello
lyndsay M.
09:38 12 Dec 19
Great service!!! Always on hand to help with anything extra I needed
Tom Wright
Tom W.
16:03 05 Dec 19
Great service!!! Always on hand to help with anything extra I needed
Tom Wright
Tom W.
16:04 28 Nov 19
Excellent professional service with my claim and they took all the stress out of the process!
David Mercer
David M.
17:08 21 Nov 19
Never needed to use a solicitor before but these made me feel I was in good hands. Made my life alot easier thanks to them.
Anthony Sharp
Anthony S.
16:46 21 Nov 19
Never needed to use a solicitor before but these made me feel I was in good hands. Made my life alot easier thanks to them.
Anthony Sharp
Anthony S.
09:10 21 Nov 19
Excellent professional service with my claim and they took all the stress out of the process!
David Mercer
David M.
16:31 14 Nov 19
Good service, do all the work for you and keep you updated. Would recommend
conor carr
conor C.
08:03 10 Sep 19
They have been great, sorted my case in no time Highly recommended
ABS PLAYS!
ABS P.
18:11 16 Aug 19
Was looked after very well. Great service
Mathew Navarro
Mathew N.
20:47 09 Aug 19
Was looked after very well. Great service
Mathew Navarro
Mathew N.
20:47 09 Aug 19