Work Accident Claims

There are many different types of personal injury claims, the most common being accidents in the work place, on the road, and slips, trips and falls. If you've been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, no matter where it happened, we are here to support you through your claim process, to help you get the compensation you deserve as quickly and smoothly as possible.

What types of accidents at work could you claim compensation for?

You can claim compensation for pretty much any type of workplace accident, provided somebody else has caused it. Generally, your employer will be held liable if you're injured at work. Here are a few examples of the types of accidents at work that we have handled claims for in the past:

  • Slipping on a wet or insecure floor such as loose carpet
  • Something falling and hitting someone
  • Electric shocks
  • Accidents with on site vehicles
  • Accidents with machinery that has not been properly maintained
  • Accidents because of the lack of safety guards
  • Falls from height

These are just a few examples of accidents at work that you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation for. If you're in any doubt about whether your accident is eligible, get in touch with us and we'll be able to give you advice.

What should you do after an accident at work?

The first thing you should do after any accident at work is to get medical attention. It may be that you have sustained serious injuries such as an eye injury, and you may need to call for an ambulance or be taken to hospital – or receive first aid at work. It's also important that your employer is made aware of your accident, as by law they need to record details of it in their accident book. This can provide valuable evidence if you later decide to make a personal injury claim. Not all accidents at work will result in serious injuries, and if you are able to, you should:

  • Try to take photographs of the scene of your accident &ndash for example photographing damaged floor if you suffered a slip or trip injury
  • Photograph your injuries
  • Get details of any witnesses
  • Keep receipts for any expenses incurred after your accident, such as the cost of paying for a prescription, and payslips to prove loss of earnings

Will your employer have to pay for your claim?

It's not uncommon for people to avoid claiming personal injury compensation for accidents at work as they are worried that their employer will have to pay out of their own pocket. Let us stop you right there – this should happen. By law, most employers in the UK must have liability insurance in place to protect them. If you make a successful claim after being injured at work, your employer's insurer should pay your claim.

So, you're not going to place financial burden on your employer or cause them to lose their business as a result of your claim &ndash and there is no need to feel guilty about claiming if they have been negligent when it comes to health and safety at work.

Why we offer a no-win, no-fee* service

We believe that anybody who is entitled to claim personal injury compensation should be able to do so, regardless of their financial situation. We realise that many people end up in financial trouble after an accident and struggle to pay their mortgage, rent and other household bills after taking time off work to recover from their injuries. We don't want this to stand in the way of you claiming the compensation you are entitled to if somebody else has been negligent.

Because we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis, we will only take on genuine claims that we think have a good chance of being successful, so you know that if we have agreed to handle your claim, the chances are very good that you will get the compensation you are entitled to.

What happens next?

Because there is a three-year time limit in place for most personal injury claims (which can only be waived in extremely rare cases), it's best to get in touch with us as soon as you can after your accident. You can call us on 0161 660 6486 from a landline or from a mobile, to find out more about making a claim and discuss your accident in more detail with our trained, helpful injury advisors. You'll be able to find out if you are eligible to make a claim, and if you are and you decide to proceed, we can start gathering evidence and working on your claim today.

The claims process isn't usually too complex and the good news is that most claims can be settled out of court. However, in rare cases there may be the need for you to attend court, and if this happens then we will be there to support you. You have nothing to lose by getting in touch with us to find out if you have a viable personal injury claim after your accident at work.