There are still simply far too many accidents at work in the UK. In fact recent figures show that 2016/17 saw a huge 31.2 million working days lost due to workplace illness injury.
Many of those lost days do not involve the right to claim compensation – but where there was an accident that was clearly someone’s fault, then there may well be grounds for a work accident claim.
Our Law Society accredited Personal Injury Claim Panel solicitors have significant experience in Work Accident Claims and represent workers who have suffered an accident or injury at work through no fault of their own.
How we can help you claim compensation for your injury at work
We handle claims for work accident compensation throughout Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Somerset, Berkshire and Gloucestershire- from our 4 offices in Salisbury, Andover, Amesbury and Fordingbridge and cover a wide range of compensation claims including:
- Construction accidents
- Office accident claims
- Factory accidents
- Workplace slip and trip claims
- Forklift truck accidents
- Farm accident compensation
- Faulty equipment
- Inadequate training
- Dangerous machinery
- Dangerous practices
- Heavy lifting accident trades
- Armed forces accident compensation claims
- Scaffolding or ladder fall accidents
- Exposure to dangerous substances
What can I claim for if I pursue a work accident claim?
Your claim will include a claim for compensation for the injuries you have sustained, along with any expenses. These can include:
- Lost Earnings
- Private Medical Treatment
- Additional transportation costs
- Any other losses or expenses you have incurred
Funding For Work Accident Claims
- Our solicitors offer no win no fee arrangements for employer’s liability compensation claims
- You keep all your compensation – the defendants pay our legal costs when you win your claim
- We offer FREE initial interviews to see if your Work Accident Compensation Claim is worth pursuing – and if so, how much compensation you are likely to get
- We are approved by most legal expenses insurers who may be able to pay for your legal costs
My accident at work claim – what should I do first?
- As soon as you have received treatment for your injuries after your accident, you should inform your supervisor.
- Make sure all the information is entered accurately in the accident book – this will be an important piece of evidence if you decide to claim.
- To prove that the employer is responsible for injuries, keep a written record of as much evidence as possible.
- Get the names of any witnesses to the work accident – and ask if this has happened before at your workplace.
- Contact our specialist work accident compensation team, who will give you an initial idea of your chances of success.
Don’t be put off making your claim for the compensation you deserve
Suffering a workplace injury can be extremely traumatic and you may find that your long term employment prospects as well as your health can be damaged. Whilst many people may be aware that they are entitled to compensation which they desperately need to cover medical bills and the loss of income for example, claiming against an employer can be particularly daunting and some lose out as a result.
Given the potential seriousness of a workplace personal injury, especially if it heavy machinery, it is really important that you are not put off from claiming the compensationyou deserve.
What’s more. by taking this stand you may eliminate the chances of a similar accident at work happening again. You owe that to your work colleagues.
Employers’ Liability Insurance
Under the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act of 1969, employers are obliged to hold an Employers’ Liability Insurance policy and they can be fined if they do not have one. This ensures that the employer can meet the claim if an employee suffers an injury in the workplace for which they were not to blame.
Therefore, employers are aware of the likelihood of workplace injury and have the necessary safeguards in place to protect themselves financially in the event of claim being made. Indeed, our injury solicitors generally conduct the claims process in co-operation with the relevant insurance company, rather than the employer. Whilst the initial claim letter (which we send detailing the claim) will be first sent to the employer, they will generally pass it straight over to their insurance provider who will then continue the correspondence with us.
Will I be sacked for a workplace claim against my employer?
No – you cannot be sacked for pursuing a claim for injury in the workplace – a fear which often leads to people to ignore their compensation entitlement.
Large companies, in particular, are used to having personal injury claims made against them and therefore they are both familiar and comfortable with compensatory procedures. After all, they pay their insurance premiums for a reason. The process is usually very amicable, with both employers and employees keen to resolve the issue quickly and efficiently.
What will happen if I am not fit to go back to work?
At first we will do all we can to help you regain your fitness. We can arrange private medical treatment for you, nursing care and rehabilitation. If it is simply not possible for you to return to your previous job, we will explore all alternatives for you, even if retraining is a part of that process. When you ask the Work Accident Solicitors to help you, we will help you.
What happens if my claim is not succesful?
We often get asked what happens if a claim is lost, as understandably people do not want to run the risk of paying a hefty bill. However, you can rest assured that even if you do lose your claim, you will not pay anything. This is because we run compensation claim cases under no win no fee agreements, meaning you do not have to worry about forking out for a legal bill.
Are there any Hidden Costs
When claiming compensation with our Solicitors, we promise you will not encounter any nasty surprises when it comes to hidden costs. We are open and honest with all our clients from the beginning, and your solicitor will explain how the process will work in terms of finances at the start of your claim.
Contact our Work Accident Solicitors today
At your first FREE interview with us, our Work Accident Solicitors will discuss with you whether your compensation claim is worth pursuing.
Our Work Accident Claim Solicitors are happy to make hospital/home visits for those clients with serious work injuries or can see you in our Salisbury, Andover, Fordingbridge or Amesbury offices or in interviewing facilities in West Dorset.
Our Work Accident Solicitors represent clients locally in Wiltshire Hampshire and Dorset and throughout England and Wales
Call or email our offices today for legal advice from specialist Work Accident Solicitors.