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
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
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, particularly one involving heavy machinery, it is essential that employees are not deterred from claiming the compensation they deserve.
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.
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.