Accident at Work Claims

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    We understand that an accident at work can potentially cause a lot of emotional and physical pain. We want to help you by offering advice and getting you into contact with the best solicitors so that you can get the compensation you are entitled to. At the Compensation Experts we offer a No Win No Fee* contract (Conditions may apply. Please see details at the bottom of the page). Which removes the financial risk of paying legal fees, without guarantee of obtaining compensation. <br><br>To make a claim for an accident at work, speak to The Compensation Experts.

    Workplace Injury Claims

    Have you had an accident at work, that wasn’t your fault?

    Workplaces can be potentially dangerous environments, especially when the risks are not properly managed. When either in an office, or at a construction site, or a factory there are many potential risks that can lead to injury. For instance slipping, falling objects, heavy machinery or inadequate safety equipment.

    It’s no surprise that injuries at work are fairly common. In fact, statistics from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) show nearly 600,000 workers are victims of a non-fatal injury. Nearly half (49%), in fact, fall in the category of either “slips, trips and falls on the same level”, or “handling, lifting or carrying”. Days you miss at work, in particular, can make the situation even worse. For instance, a quarter (23%) of those injuries result in more than 7 days of absence. 

    Here at the Compensation Experts we help victims who have had an accident at work. In the past we have dealt with a whole range of workplace injuries across different industries and different workplace environments. From falling objects in offices, to repetitive heavy lifting and people who have received electric shocks. The severity of injuries 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. 

    It’s the employers responsibility to make your workplace environment a safe space. If you’ve had an accident at work, or even if you’re unsure whether it was an accident or not. The Compensation Experts are here to help you claim the compensation you’re entitled to.

     

    What is an Accident at Work Claim? 

    An accident at work claim, if successful, means that you receive compensation for an injury at work 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. Accidents at work often occur due to employer negligence.

     

    Accidents at work compensation can help you endure the rehabilitation, pain and suffering a workplace accident causes.

     

    Types of Injuries at Work

    Injuries at Work Caused by An Unsafe Working Environment 

    Claiming injury compensation may mean that your injury took place at work due to negligence by your employer.

    Making an accident at work claim is a lot easier than you might think. It’s your employer’s responsibility, after all, to ensure that your working environment is safe and injury free . As long as the injury was not your fault and had significant damage either physically, emotionally or financially then you may have a case for compensation. It falls to your employer to make sure the necessary precautions are taken. There are several responsibilities an employer must uphold to make the work environment injury free:

    • Maintaining and using machinery in a proper manner
    • Ensuring you undertake proper training 
    • Proper Installation of Risk Involvement Procedures 
    • Conducting Risk Assessments and Notifying Employees of the Results 
    • Providing Proper 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, criminal negligence comes into play beyond an injury at work. For instance, if an employer is aware of a serious health/safety violation and then ignores it or covers it up.

    Some victims initially ignore the company’s liability for an accident at work. That’s because some victims believe that it was not the employer’s responsibility. 

    Part of our job is to help you clarify if your injury has a case. An accident at work claim might not be as obvious as a broken bone or laceration. There is still a case to be made for injuries that are mild in nature. If you are unsure whether your accident is genuine or not The Compensation Experts are here to advise you.

    Remember it’s your employer’s responsibility to make sure your working environment is as safe as possible. If your work environment has become unsafe for any of the reasons above, you may be able to make an accident at work claim.

    Contact us today for accident at work claims advice, to clarify and plan for your potential claim.

    Injuries at Work as a Result of an Accident 

    The nature of an employee’s work environment may mean they are more likely to have an accident at work, such as jobs in warehouses, building sites and factories. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t suffer an injury in an office environment. But, compared to employees in the construction industry for instance, injuries at work are more prevalent due to its elevated risk whilst working.

    Your employer must ensure that you’re working in a safe environment in order to avoid workplace injuries, even if you work in an office. Here are some common workplace injuries that would be a genuine reason   to make an accident at work claim:

    • Electric Shock
    • Eye Injury
    • Head/brain Injuries
    • Fractured/broken bones or dislocated joints
    • Muscle Strains 
    • Slips & Trips – loose carpet, wet floors etc.
    • Falls
    • Exposure to Dangerous Substances
    • Chemical Burns
    • Hearing Damage
    • Falling Object
    • Collisions

    If you are currently experiencing or have experienced any of the above please contact us here 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 and the future health of others.

    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 an action but if your employer has you performing unsafe repetitive action, then you can potentially make an accident at work claim. Here are some of the most common long term work injuries:

    • 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 to deal or educate you with these long term injuries at work. Then you have the potential to make a claim.  Please contact us here to start your claim today.

     

    What do I need to Know to Make an Accident at Work Claim?

    You may be unsure whether your accident is genuine or not, or you may find the process of making a claim daunting. Either way, at The Compensation Experts we are happy to help and advise you. The process can be complicated and confusing so we’ve outlined a few pointers below to help clarify the process.

    What Are My Rights after an Injury at Work?

    Regardless of the severity of the injury, whether you’ve broken a bone at a warehouse or developed carpal tunnel syndrome from office work   you do have rights. 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 claim if your workplace injury was an accident and therefore not your fault. 

    What Do I Need to Prove for my Accident at Work Claim?

    You need to be able to prove that the injury at work was not your fault. You can gather evidence through photos, speaking to witnesses and other means that our legal experts can advise on. The more evidence you have the more likely the success of your claim and the amount of compensation you receive.  Also, you must be able to prove your employer didn’t live up to their duty in providing a safe working environment. That the injury at work you experienced was due to negligence by the employer.  Again, evidence will be needed to build a successful claim and receive compensation.  

    What Happens if My Employer Denies Wrongdoing of the Accident at Work?

    If your employer denies wrongdoing, 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. 

     

    What To Do After An Injury At Work

    • Report the Accident 

    After you’ve received the necessary emergency care, you need to report the incident. Fill out the details of the injury in the accident book. Then 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 injury solicitor or law firm handles the rest. As for the amount of compensation, you will want to gather evidence on everything. Things like expenses, pain, and suffering you are enduring all help your case. So make sure you keep all receipts, as they can support your injury at work claim. Statutory sick pay, for instance, might become a new receipt you’ll want to account for.

    Treat any supporting evidence as a boost to the invisible compensation calculator that influences your claim. As a rule, the more evidence you have, the better the compensation. Additionally, 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. Yet be sure to remember to keep track of any expenses. It’s the best way for you to recoup that money for accident at work compensation claims.

     

    Start Your Accident at Work Claims with the Compensation Experts Today

    Our goal is to help victims of personal injury to claim the compensation 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 at work, seek out our legal advice ASAP. Before the three year time limit. With our No Win No Fee* contract (Conditions may apply. Please see details at the bottom of the page)your case, if eligible, is in the hands of experts who believe in your right to compensation.

    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!

    Contact us Here to Start Your Accident at Work Claim

    Accidents at Work Compensation FAQ

    If you have been hurt in an accident at work that you can prove was caused, at least in part, by employer negligence, you may be entitled to claim workplace injury compensation.

    Though there is a strict three year time limit for starting an application, there is no legally defined limit by which it must conclude. The less complicated the workplace accident, the sooner we are able to gather appropriate evidence and make a suitable case. This will mean a faster injury at work claim will be made.
    Some insurance companies, unfortunately, will try to drag proceedings out to put you under financial pressure with the hope you will accept a lower offer. We are wise to their ways and can use the courts and law to help prevent this if it does occur.

    It is not possible to state upfront how much work claim injury you will receive. Accidents at work compensation amounts vary, because no case is the same. Once your lawyer has spent time investigating your case, they will be able to give you a good estimate and will let you know what they consider to be an appropriate offer.

    The nature and extent of your injuries and the impact they have had on your life ,is how compensation is calculated using the Judicial College Guidelines. For example, slight hearing loss or tinnitus may receive up to £5,000 compensation, while the total loss of hearing in one ear could warrant payment for damages of up to £34,000. Victims suffering from a minor neck injury may receive between £300 and £1,800, while a neck injury that may take up to two years to recover from could be worth between £3,000 and £6,000.

    Accident Work Claims compensation can be used to pay for general damages, such as pain and suffering, and special damages. Special damages cover any financial expense that has resulted from your accident such as lost wages, medical expenses and the cost of any prescriptions. Keep records of anything you have spent which you would not have had to pay for if you had not been injured, as these receipts will support your claim.

    You are within your legal rights to claim compensation for an injury at work if you have been hurt in an accident. It is illegal for your employer to discriminate against you in any way for exercising your legal rights.

    Compensation is not paid from your employer’s pocket, but by their insurance company, so their only financial penalty may be an increase in their insurance premiums. Every employer in the UK is, by law, required to have Employers’ Liability Insurance to cover compensation payments for incidents like yours.

    If your employer does make your life difficult for you at work after your accident, keep notes of any incidents and seek legal advice.

    Even if you signed a document stating you understand the risks associated with the job, this does not exempt your employer from being negligent. When there is evidence that an employer has been negligent in their duties they are at fault for the accident. Therefore, you are still eligible to make an accident at work claim despite signing a risk waiver.

    No Win No Fee agreements work by minimising any financial risk associated with making an injury at work claim. If you do not receive any compensation, you do not have to pay your legal fees. There may be some minor expenses, for example, if you are requested to obtain an independent medical assessment of your injury, but you will not have to pay your solicitor’s costs.

    If your compensation case is successful on a No Win No Fee basis you will pay your solicitor a fee that is an agreed percentage of the compensation you receive. This will all be agreed in detail before you decide to proceed with your claim.
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    You can suffer any injury at work, ranging from repetitive strain injury to severe brain injury, or even death. Some of the more frequent reasons clients contact The Compensation Experts include:

    Industrial accidents, including crushed limbs.
    Slips, trips and falls.
    Falling from ladders, scaffolding, roofs, or other places at height.
    Muscular strain from incorrect lifting.
    Repetitive strain injury.
    Industrial deafness.
    Eye strain and headaches.
    Chemical burns.

    This example is a good representation of the types of the injury at work claims we hear at The Compensation Experts. As part of his job, a man was requested to help demolish a building.

    He was asked to remove the supporting roof structures but did not have the correct training or knowledge to do this safely. Also, his employer didn't undertake a risk assessment of the project. While removing the roof structure, the man had his arm crushed under a steel supporting beam. As a result, the incident led to a fracture, causing pain, nerve damage, and limited mobility in that limb for two years.

    The case took nearly two years to resolve and his employer’s insurers settled just before it was due to go to court. The victim's lawyers were able to obtain a significant payment in part because he sought legal advice early. Through his work accident lawyer, he had guidance through the process. His case produced expert medical reports and assessments that proved the extent of the damage his accident caused.

    You can suffer any injury at work, ranging from repetitive strain injury to severe brain injury, or even death. Some of the more frequent reasons clients contact The Compensation Experts include:

    • Industrial accidents, including crushed limbs.
    • Slips, trips and falls.
    • Falling from ladders, scaffolding, roofs, or other places at height.
    • Muscular strain from incorrect lifting.
    • Repetitive strain injury.
    • Industrial deafness.
    • Eye strain and headaches.
    • Chemical burns.

    This example is a good representation of the types of the accident at work claims we hear at The Compensation Experts. As part of his job, a man was requested to help demolish a building.

    He was asked to remove the supporting roof structures but did not have the correct training or knowledge to do this safely. Also, his employer didn't undertake a risk assessment of the project. While removing the roof structure, the man had his arm crushed under a steel supporting beam. As a result, the incident led to a fracture, causing pain, nerve damage, and limited mobility in that limb within two years.

    The case took nearly two years to resolve and his employer’s insurers settled just before it was due to go to court. The victim's lawyers were able to obtain a significant payment in part because he sought legal advice early. Through his work accident lawyer, he had guidance through the process. His case produced expert medical reports and assessments that proved the extent of the damage his accident caused.

    If you have been hurt in an accident at work that was not your fault, or where you were not entirely responsible, talk to a legal advisor at The Compensation Experts. There is extensive legislation that has been put in place to protect workers in the UK.

    Are you the CEO of a blue-chip organisation in the capital? A school cleaner? Doesn't matter your role: either way, you've got the right to a work environment where your employer takes all reasonable precautions to minimise the risk of injury.

    Accidents at work can relate to any event that causes an injury. Of all the injuries at work reported to the Health and Safety Executive in a year, nearly a quarter of them have an unknown cause. Of the rest, the most frequent causes are:

    Slips, trips and falls.
    Being hit by a moving object.
    Manual lifting.

    Injuries at work can range from broken fingers to lost limbs and even death.

    An example of a successful accident at work claim involved a woman struck by a stack of falling pallets. She suffered a back injury which took more than six months to heal. In turn, her hours and responsibilities at work fell as a result. As her job involved spending a lot of time on her feet.

    Even before she contacted her compensation solicitor, she had received an offer of £2,000 compensation from her employer's insurance company. They initially raised this to £4,000 after being approached by her lawyer, eventually settling out of court for nearly £10,000.

    You may have grounds to make an industrial accident at work claim if you have been injured in the course of carrying out your regular, expected duty. Even if your actions caused the injury. If your employer has not provided adequate training or you do not have the correct tools or safety equipment, then they are liable for damages.

    Typical examples of industrial compensation claims for industrial accidents can be due to:

    Electric shock
    Eye injuries
    Head and brain injuries
    Fractured bones and dislocated joints
    Back and spinal damage
    Muscle strain
    Slips, trips, and falls
    Falls from height
    Exposure to dangerous substances
    Chemical burns.

    The laws around health and safety in the workplace are very clear, and it is against the law for your employer not to follow them. Ignorance of their obligations towards employees is no excuse, and industrial injury at work can happen in any industry and any job.

    Industrial accident claims are a specialist area of personal injury law. Often, the damage does not show until years after it was done – for example, someone who develops industrial deafness or an asbestos-related disease.

    At The Compensation Experts, we work with lawyers who have a proven track record in successful industrial injury compensation claims. After your initial consultation with our advisors, we will match you with the lawyer who best suits your circumstances.



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    Am I eligible?

    If you have been harmed physically in the last three years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes. An accidents at work compensation claim could be made by you.
     

    For instance, exceptions include industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. Then you may have a longer period to claim.

    How much could I claim?

    As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can also differ case to case. Various factors lead to the final figure. These include extent of your injuries, earning (past and future) losses and more.
     

    Our team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for on an accidents at work compensation.

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    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 solicitor gathers all 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.

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    Why should you use us for accidents at work compensation?

    No Win No Fee*

    We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis. Then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. Our Accidents at Work compensation service is 100% free.
     

    We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.

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    Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury, especially with accidents at work compensation.
     

    Our personal injury solicitors are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.

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    Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury solicitor who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way.
     

    For accidents at work compensation claims, the client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.

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    We work on a No Win No Fee basis, so if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will then work to recover the maximum compensation you may be entitled to.

    Whether you are ready to make any accidents at work compensation claims, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we offer top-quality advisors to give you all the information you need. So take the first step by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.

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