Injured at Work? We Can Help

Suffering from an injury at work can be incredibly debilitating, both in terms of the injury and in the breach of trust. If you are looking for injury at work advice, or want a qualified and expert solicitor working for you to ensure you get the maximum compensation for your injury, then you have come to the right place. If you have been injured at work within the past three years, then give us a call or get in touch today for a no-obligation consultation.

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Why Claim Compensation

Compensation is essential to help you recover and recoup the financial losses you have endured due to your injury. This includes private care, loss of earnings both now and in the future, and of course compensation for your pain and suffering.

There is also the chance that your workplace injury was a result of criminal negligence, in which case pushing for your compensation claim could be essential in ensuring that your employer does not get away with a crime and that future employees are safe.

Injury at Work – Work Accident Lawyers

Claiming injury compensation means that you need to have been injured at work due to negligence on the behalf of your employer. This is a lot easier than you might think. It is your employers’ responsibility, after all, to ensure that your working environment is safe and accident-free. So long as the injury was not your fault and caused significant damage you have a case for compensation.

What Are the Causes of At-Work Accidents?

At- work accidents can be caused by many occurrences, and it is down to the employer to make sure every necessary precaution is taken.

Some responsibilities that your employer must uphold include:

  • Properly maintain the machinery and ensuring it is only used for its intended purpose
  • Properly training
  • Properly instilling the risks involved
  • Conducting risk assessments and notifying their employees of the results
  • Providing proper safety equipment

If the employer has not provided this environment then they are negligent. Criminal negligence comes into play if they were aware of a serious health or safety violation and either ignored it or covered it up.

Many injuries are often ignored because victims believe that it was not the employers’ responsibility, and we can help clarify whether or not your injury has a case. A warehouse accident claim might not be as obvious as a broken bone or laceration. Deafness can also apply. Getting in touch with us today for injury at work advice can help clarify your situation and lay the groundwork for your compensation claim.

Most Common Types Of Injury At Work?

Factory accidents and warehouse accidents are more common and often more deadly, simply due to the nature of the work involved. That being said, you can also be injured in an office environment. It is important to remember that injuries that you can claim compensation for can be built up over time and do not always have to be the result of an accident. Construction injury claims can be built around the fact that your employer forced you to perform an unsafe, repetitive action without taking adequate steps to safeguard your health.

Common Workplace Injuries

These common workplace injuries can occur on all types of work sites but are particularly prevalent in industrial working environments. Construction Injury Claims and building site accident claims are common due to the elevated risk. Just because there is more risk, however, does not mean you cannot claim compensation. Your employer still has to ensure that you are in a safe environment.

Some common workplace injuries that deserve compensation include:

  • Electric shock
  • Eye injuries
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Fractured bones and dislocated joints
  • Muscle strain
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Exposure to dangerous substances
  • Chemical burns

I Had An Accident At Work, What Are My Rights?

Regardless of whether you have a warehouse accident claim, or are wondering if you can make office work injury claims for an injury like carpal tunnel syndrome, the answer is the same: yes.

If your employer caused pain and suffering in the workplace, either through inadequate training, a poor working environment or by causing you undue stress, then you have the right to make a compensation claim against them both for monetary loss and for general damages.

What Do I Need to Prove?

To prove you have your case for industrial injury compensation or any other type of workplace injury you need to prove that the accident was not your fault and that your employer failed in his or her duty in providing a safe and healthy working environment.

What Happens if My Employer Denies Wrongdoing?

If your employer denies wrongdoing, then litigation is recommended. This means the case will be taken to court. With serious injuries that result in lifelong disability or death, as can be the case with construction site accidents, it is important to have a strong legal team on your side.

What To Do After An Accident At Work

Report the Accident

The first step to file factory accident claims or other types of workplace injury claims, after getting emergency aid, is to fill out the injury in the accident book and ensure that your employer, local authority, or owner of the facility in question are aware of the accident.

Gather Evidence

The second step is to gather as much evidence as possible. This means writing up a detail of the incident and getting witness testimonies. If more proof is needed your solicitor will handle the rest.

As for your compensation, you will want to gather evidence on expenses you have incurred as well as the pain and suffering you are enduring, so keep all receipts and keep a journal of your pain. You can seek out rehabilitation treatment during this time, just remember to keep track of any expenses so that you can get the money back in compensation.

Get Legal Help With Your Injury Claim Today

You can make an injury claim regardless of whether you are a full-time employee, part-time employee, self-employed contractor, or a temporary worker. If you have been injured at work, it is important to seek out our legal advice as soon as possible, and definitely before the 3-year time limit. With No Win No Fee Claims, you can rest easy that your case is handled by experts who believe in your case.

Workplace Accident 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 time limit for starting an application, there is no legally defined limit by which it must conclude. As a general rule, the less complicated your injury and prognosis is, and the sooner you act, the faster your claim will be. Some unscrupulous insurance companies will try to drag proceedings out to put you under financial pressure with the hope you will, therefore, 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.

As with time, it is not possible to state upfront how much work injury compensation you will receive. Accident 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.

In addition to considering the nature and extent of your injuries and the impact they have had on your life, 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 year could warrant payment for damages of up to £34,000. Claimants 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.

Work injury compensation can be paid for general damages, such as pain and suffering, and special damages. Special damages cover any financial expense that has resulted from your accident like 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 had you not been injured, as these receipts will support your claim.

You are within your legal rights to claim compensation if you have been hurt in an accident at work. 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 understood the risks associated with your job, that does not excuse your employer if their negligence led to their accident. Some accidents happen through mere misfortune – we understand that – however, when it can be proven your employer failed in their duty of care to take all reasonable steps to minimise risk, they are still at fault.

No Win No Fee agreements work by minimising any financial risk associated with making an injury at work compensation claim for the client. 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 you win compensation (and a lawyer will typically only take a case on a no win no fee basis if they believe there is a very strong likelihood that it will) you will pay your solicitor a fee that is an agreed percentage of your compensation. We will go through all this in detail with you before you decide whether to proceed with your claim.

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If you have had an accident at work and are unaware of your rights, looking towards professional accident at work solicitors can ensure they put forward a case so that you do not have to suffer physically and mentally. If your injury is due to an employer’s negligence, you should take legal advice as soon as possible, so that you can collect the relevant evidence and build a compelling case. You should remember that, if you were not to blame, you have the right to make a workplace injury claim.

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. His employer did also not undertake a risk assessment of the project. While removing the roof structure, the man had his arm crushed under a steel supporting beam, badly fracturing it and causing pain, nerve damage, and limited mobility in that limb two years later.

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. His work accident lawyer guided him through the process of getting 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. Whether you are the CEO of a blue chip organisation in the capital or a school cleaner, you are entitled to work in an environment where your employer has taken all reasonable precautions to minimise the risk of you receiving an injury in a workplace accident.

Accidents at work can relate to any event that causes an injury. Of all the accidents 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

Workplace injuries can range from broken fingers to lost limbs and even death. An example of a successful workplace injury compensation claim involved a woman struck by a stack of falling pallets. She suffered a back injury which took more than six months to heal and had to reduce her hours and responsibilities 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 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 accidents 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.

If you have had an accident at work and are unaware of your rights, looking towards professional accident at work solicitors can ensure they put forward a case so that you do not have to suffer physically and mentally. If your injury is due to an employer’s negligence, you should take legal advice as soon as possible, so that you can collect the relevant evidence and build a compelling case. You should remember that, if you were not to blame, you have the right to make a workplace injury claim.

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Am I eligible?

If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.

Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.

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How much could I claim?

As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.

Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.

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How does the process work?

We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.

Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.

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We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This 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.
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. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.

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