Making a compensation claim for an accident at work
With around 1.6 million accidents at work occurring every year and more than 200 of these resulting in death, there are an abundance of personal injury claims made by workers and their families. Read more about statistics relating to accidents at work.
Accountability for accidents at work
All workers, no matter what their occupation, are entitled to work in an environment where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled.
Employees are legally obligated to work together to maintain health and safety standards in the workplace although this is primarily the responsibility of the employer. Employers have a general act of duty under section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 to ensure, so far as reasonably practical, the health, safety and welfare of their employees at work.
The Health and Safety Executive and the local government work alongside the Health and Safety Commission to enforce such regulations. Read more about the Health and Safety Executive.
Almost three quarters of all accidents at work are a direct result of health, safety and welfare violations and could have been prevented if employers had maintained the correct safety requirements.
If you have an accident at work through no fault of your own and your employer is found to be liable then you may have a very good case to claim personal injury compensation. If you wish to find out more about your entitlements contact us without delay and we will assess your claim.
Accident at work specialists
Our personal injury solicitors specialise in many fields including accidents at work. They have an excellent success rate and recover over £10 million for our clients in personal injury compensation every year.
Working along side you, they will build a strong case in order to gain you the most compensation available for your type of injury and get you well on the way to rebuilding your life. They will also be at hand to talk you through each stage of your claim and offer free legal advice.
Compensation types for accidents at work
There are two types of damages that you can claim for when making a personal injury claim following an accident at work:
General damages resulting from personal injuries usually relate to the injury itself and include:
- Pain, suffering, discomfort and distress
- Inability to work in the future
- Other lifestyle changes
Claims for special damages include:
- Loss of earnings
- Cost of medical treatment and prescriptions
- Travel to and from medical appointments
- Personal items lost or damaged during the accident
- Motor insurance policy excess
- Anticipated loss of earnings
- The cost of on-going medical care, therapy and special accommodation
Compensation amounts for accidents at work
The amount of compensation that you receive depends on a number of factors including:
- The type of work accident you have been involved in. Read more about types of work accident
- The type and severity of any personal injuries sustained
- The prognosis for those injuries
- Your age at the time of the accident
- Your state of health prior to the accident
- Whether you have any dependents
Making a no win no fee accident at work claim
Our personal injury specialists work on a no win no fee basis, helping people to claim compensation without any costs.
With no win no fee, your personal injury solicitor will only receive his fees if your compensation case is a success.
We offer a no win, no fee service. This means that our clients donít pay a penny in up front costs. Whatís more, if you lose your case, you wonít pay anything at all. No win, no fee, is exactly what it sounds like.
Making a claim for an accident at work without delay
If you require more information about making a personal injury claim or you would like to pursue a no win no fee compensation claim right away, either fill out one of our online assessment forms or give our friendly claims advisors a call on 0800 197 32 32.