Accident at Work Compensation Claims
We specialise in helping victims who have suffered injuries at work due to a work related accident.
Accident at Work Compensation Claims
Workplaces should be safe – but if you’ve had an accident at work or suffered a workplace injury, we can help you to get compensation.
We understand that an accident at work can cause a lot of emotional and physical pain – that’s why The Compensation Experts are here to help.
If you’ve had an accident at work that wasn’t your fault, we can put you in contact with the best solicitors and work accident lawyers, so that you can get the compensation you are entitled to.
The Compensation Experts work with solicitors who work on a no win no fee basis so you don’t have to worry about expensive legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. If you think that you might be eligible for a work accident compensation scheme, speak to The Compensation Experts.
Jump to a section:
- Can I make an accident at work claim?
- Examples of injuries at work
- How the Compensation Experts can help
- What do I need to know to make an accident at work compensation claim?
- What to do after an accident at work
Can I Make an Accident at Work Claim?
Have you had an accident at work that wasn’t your fault?
If you’ve been injured at work within the last three years, you might be able to claim compensation. Whether you’ve suffered an accident due to unsafe working conditions or due to injuries built up over time, the Compensation Experts can help you to make a claim for accident at work compensation.
Injuries at work often occur due to employer negligence, because it’s the employer’s responsibility to make your workplace environment a safe space.
If your claim is successful, that means that you could receive compensation for an injury that was not your fault. The compensation you receive covers any medical expenses, loss in pay or any emotional or physical pain you might have experienced.
Examples of Injuries at Work
You might wonder what kind of injuries qualify for an accident at work claim. The severity of the injuries we see in compensation claims can range from mild to severe – but the one thing all these cases have in common is that the accident at work could have been avoided.
To give you an idea of the kind of work accident claims we handle, these are some of the most common types of injury we see.
Injuries at Work Caused by An Unsafe Working Environment
As long as the injury was not your fault, and you suffered significant damage either physically, emotionally or financially, you may have a case for a work accident compensation claim.
There are several responsibilities an employer must uphold to make the work environment injury free, including:
- Maintaining and using machinery in a proper manner, and upgrading defective machinery
- Ensuring you undertake proper training
- Proper installation of risk involvement procedures
- Conducting risk assessments and notifying employees of the results
- Providing adequate PPE and safety equipment
If the employer doesn’t provide the above, the workplace environment is deemed unsafe, and, as a consequence, the employer becomes negligent.
In addition to your accident at work claim, in some situations there could be a case for criminal negligence. Criminal negligence would occur if, for example, your employer was made aware of a serious health/safety violation, but ignored the issue or covered it up.
Contact us today for accident at work claims, and we’ll put you in touch with expert workplace injury solicitors to plan your potential compensation case.
Injuries at Work as a Result of an Accident
Some workplaces – like warehouses, construction sites and factories – may be more likely environments for an accident at work. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t suffer a work injury in an office environment too.
If any workplace is unsafe and an accident occurs, your employer may be liable for a workplace injury claim.
Here are some of the most common compensation examples that we see, any of which could be the basis of an accident at work claim:
- Electric Shock
- Eye injury, sight loss or blindness
- Head or brain injuries
- Fractured/broken bones or dislocated joints
- Muscle Strains
- Slips & Trips – loose carpet, wet floors etc.
- Exposure to Dangerous Substances
- Chemical Burns
- Hearing Damage
- Falling Object
If you are currently experiencing or have experienced any of the above, contact us to start your accident at work claim today. Don’t be a victim of workplace negligence; Claim compensation to cover any pain or suffering, and take the necessary steps to safeguard your health.
Injuries at Work Built up Over Time
It’s also important to remember that injuries at work can build up over time. They aren’t always the result of a single action, but if your employer has you performing unsafe repetitive action, then you may be in a position to seek injury at work compensation.
We have plenty of accidents at work compensation examples from cases we’ve seen, but some of the most common injuries are:
- Repetitive Heavy Lifting in an unsafe manner or without the correct equipment
- RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury)
- Eye Strain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
If your employer fails to educate you about these long–term injuries at work, then you have the potential to make a claim. Please contact us to start your claim today.
Accident at work compensation amounts
Because injuries and cases vary, it’s difficult to provide a definitive accident at work claim calculator. Your case and the amount of compensation you’re eligible for depends on:
- The type and severity of your injury
- Any medical expenses incurred
- Loss of professional earnings (current and future)
- Travel expenses between medical appointments
- The cost of any adjustments you’ve had to make to your home
How The Compensation Experts Can Help
If you’ve had an accident at work, or you’re unsure whether it was an accident or not, The Compensation Experts can help. We have a panel of the best accident at work solicitors and work injury lawyers who can help you claim the compensation you’re entitled to.
Making an accident at work claim is a lot easier than you might think. After all, it’s your employer’s responsibility to make sure that your working environment is safe and injury free.
At The Compensation Experts, we have dealt with a huge range of cases, and our panel of expert solicitors have years of experience in assessing injury claims.
An accident at work claim might not be as obvious as a broken bone or laceration, but there is still a case to be made for injuries that seem mild in nature. If you are unsure whether your case for a workplace injury claim is genuine or not, The Compensation Experts can help.
I Had an Accident at Work, What Are My Rights?
Accident at work rights are protected in the UK, from rules and requirements for employer’s safety protocols to health and safety laws. If you’ve been injured at work and you weren’t at fault, as long as you’re legally entitled to make a claim, employees have a right to pursue a claim for compensation.
There are many ways an employer can cause pain and suffering in the workplace, such as inadequate training, poor working environment or the development of workplace stress. You have the right to make a work accident compensation claim if you’ve been injured as the result of an incident which was not your fault.
What Happens if My Employer Denies Wrongdoing of the Accident at Work?
If your employer denies wrongdoing after an accident at work, we recommend litigation, and the case will be taken to court. At The Compensation Experts, if we believe in your case, we will work tirelessly to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to.
Serious Work Accidents
RIDDOR – Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR) requires employers, the self-employed and people in control of work premises to report certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences.
In 2019/20, 65,427 Non-fatal injuries and 111 Fatal injuries were reported to RIDDOR.
Reports are needed when:
- there has been an accident which caused physical injury
- the accident was work-related
- the injury type is reportable
What are RIDDOR ‘reportable’ injuries?
Reportable injuries resulting from a work accident include:
- Specified Injuries to workers
- Injuries to workers which result in their incapacitation for more than 7 days
- Injuries to non-workers which result in them being taken directly to hospital for treatment, or specified injuries to non-workers which occur on hospital premises.
Specified injuries include:
- fractures (except fingers, thumbs and toes)
- permanent loss of sight or reduction in sight
- crush injury to the head causing damage to the brain or internal organs
- serious burns (including scalding)
- scalping requiring hospital treatment
- loss of consciousness caused by head injury or asphyxia
Who should report a serious accident at work?
Employers, or individuals in control of premises must report named serious injuries involving members of the public, self-employed people or employees.
If you suffer a reportable accident, or if a medical professional tells you that you have a work-related disease or condition, then you need to report it.
What To Do After An Accident At Work
Have you had an injury in the workplace? We understand that it can be an upsetting and emotional time, but we’re here to help. Here’s what to do to support a work accident claim.
See a doctor
Of course, if you’ve had an accident at work, you might need emergency medical treatment, from a first aider in your workplace to A&E if your injury is urgent.
After an accident at work, it’s best to make an appointment with your GP as soon as possible. They can record details of the accident and your workplace injury in your medical records, as well as treat your injury.
Report the Accident
Once you’ve received the appropriate emergency care, you need to report the incident to your employer as soon as possible. Fill out the details of the injury in your workplace accident book. If your workplace has more than 10 employees, they have to ensure your injury is recorded in the accident book. Ensure your employer, local authority, or owner of the facility is made aware of the accident.
Gather Evidence for your Work Claim Injury
The next step is to gather as much evidence as possible to start your accident at work claim. This means writing up the details of the incident and getting witness testimonies. However, if more proof is needed, your personal work injury lawyer or solicitor handles the rest.
You need to be able to prove that the injury was not your fault. You’ll need evidence that your employer didn’t live up to their duty in providing a safe working environment, and that the accident was due to negligence by the employer.
To get an idea of how much accident at work compensation you could claim, you will want to gather as much evidence as you can. As a rule, the more evidence you have, the better chance you have of receiving compensation – for instance, things like expenses, pain, and suffering you are continuing to endure.
Make sure you keep all receipts, as they can support your work accident claim. For example, keep a record of any statutory sick pay, and any expenses you have to purchase as a result of your injury. It’s the best way for you to recoup that money for accident at work compensation claims.
Pain and Suffering
Record the issues you face along the way, by keeping a journal of your pain. You can also seek out rehabilitation treatment during this time.
How to Claim for an Accident at Work With the Compensation Experts
Our goal is to help victims get the compensation for an accident at work that they are entitled to.
You can potentially make a claim for an accident at work, regardless of your employment status. If you have suffered from an injury in the workplace, contact us and your case will be reviewed by expert accident solicitors.
If your case is valid, your claim will be in the hands of specialists who believe in your right to fair compensation. If you’re eligible, you’re protected by the solicitors no win no fee agreement.
Typically, customers pay 25% including VAT of the compensation amount that is recovered by our third-party law firms, although this is subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be more or less than this. For example, you may be required to pay an additional fee for other costs such as after-the-event (ATE) insurance. Termination fees may apply.
Don’t suffer in silence. Safeguard your health and the health of your colleagues for the future. Do the right thing and make a claim today!
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last three years at work, due to someone else’s negligence, you could be eligible for an accident at work compensation claim.
There are some exceptions – for instance, if you’re a victim of industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident, then you may have more than three years to make a claim.
How much could I claim?
As every workplace injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can also differ case to case. Various factors lead to the final figure, such as the extent of your injuries, past and future earning losses, and more.
Our team of experts have plenty of accident at work compensation examples. They can give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim as compensation for accidents at work.Find out more
How does the process work?
We realise when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your work injury lawyer will gather all of the evidence. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. As your solicitor negotiates for you, you'll be up to date every step of the way.Find out more