Can I make a claim for my accident at work?
If you have had an accident at work in the last three years, you could be eligible to claim compensation.
Perhaps your employer ignored their responsibilities in the workplace and, as a result, you were injured. Whatever caused your work accident, if you've suffered a work injury that wasn't your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
Why should I consider making a work accident claim?
We understand that suffering an injury following an accident at work may put pressure on you and your finances.
A successful work accident claim will compensate you for your injuries, as well as covering any money you have lost as a result of the injury.
The compensation will also cover any medical and travel expenses you have had to pay because of being injured at work. Any future impact on your life is also considered, especially if you’ve suffered a life changing injury.
Apart from improving your own life, making a work accident claim can also highlight unsafe working conditions or processes for your employer. This may lead to changes that could prevent the same thing from happening to somebody else.
We handle work accident claims on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if your case isn’t successful, you won’t have to pay anything.
Our no win no fee work accident claims service is subject to one of our solicitor firms agreeing to take on your case. There are a few other exceptions to no win no fee, which your solicitor will be able to explain to you.
Will my employer lose money?
Some people worry about the financial impact their work accident claim could have on their employer. It's important to remember that all employers are required by law to take out employers' liability insurance. If your injury at work claim is successful, your compensation is paid by the insurance provider, not by your employer.
Even so, we understand the process might cause you concern, which is why we do our very best to support you through the work accident claims process and advise you on all aspects of your claim.
Employers have a duty of care towards their staff
All employers have a ‘duty of care’ towards their employees. Employers are required by law to take steps to ensure the working environment is safe for everyone who works for them, and that the risk of an accident at work is minimised.
If an employer doesn't comply with health and safety regulations, and you are injured as a result, then you have grounds to make a claim for compensation.
We understand that you might be worried about being treated differently, or even dismissed if you claim compensation after an accident at work, but there are strict rules in place to prevent this from happening.
It would be illegal for your employer to dismiss you for making a work accident claim - this would amount to what is known as ‘unfair dismissal’.
Our expert legal service advisors are on hand to talk through any concerns that you may have about claiming and to ensure you are comfortable with the process.
Are you ready to make a work accident claim?
If you think you might be able to claim for work accident compensation, give us a call on. We will be able to give you the help and advice you need to get started with your accident claim.
We have 22 years' experience working with people just like you who’ve had an accident at work.
Perhaps you've experienced one of these typical workplace accidents?
- Slips, trips and falls – These can occur in all workplaces where wires, materials and spillages can lead to an accident
- Repetitive strain injury – RSI is an injury that affects the ligaments and muscles. A job which requires repetitious movement can lead to this debilitating condition
- Vibration white finger – This is usually contracted after regular use of vibrating machinery without the correct protection
- Chemical injuries – Injuries such as chemical burns can happen if contact is made with harmful chemicals without the correct protection
Returning to work after your accident
We know that returning to your workplace after an accident at work might feel stressful. It may be a good idea to try and keep in touch with colleagues while you're recovering, to make sure the transition back to work is as smooth as possible.
It’s also important that you don’t rush back to work too quickly after a work accident. Remember – our solicitors will factor any money you've lost through your absence into your work accident claim.
Suffering an accident at work is, unfortunately, relatively common. It can occur in any job, including in an office environment or even out on the road, for example in a work vehicle.
Every workplace has its own set of potential hazards which, if ignored, can lead to workplace injuries.
To learn more about specific injuries at work, or for more information about whether you are eligible to make a claim, give our legally trained advisors a free, no obligation call on work-related injuries page.or visit our