Accident at Work Claims
We specialise in helping victims who have suffered injuries at work due to a work related accident.
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. 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.
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.
- Exposure to Dangerous Substances
- Chemical Burns
- Hearing Damage
- Falling Object
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!
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.Find out more
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.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 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.Find out more