Accidents at work compensation claims
If you have suffered injury as a result of an accident at work that was not your fault then you may be able to bring a claim for compensation. Call our accident at work lawyers on Freephone 0808 164 0808 for a free, no-obligation chat or complete the request a call back form to start a free case assessment.
All employers have a responsibility to protect employees, contractors and visitors from accidents by having safe working practices and supplying personal protective equipment (PPE) such as: dust masks, ear defenders, hard hats, high-visibility jackets, safety gloves and boots.
Employers are obliged to ensure that they provide appropriate training for employees to complete their tasks safely and that any machinery used is regularly maintained. In most work accident compensation claims the claim for compensation is made against the Employers’ Liability Insurance company and not against the business itself.
Types of workplace accidents
Our experts deal with all types of accidents in the workplace including, but not limited to:
- falling from a height
- injuries caused by dangerous work equipment
- being hit by a falling or moving object
- manual handling
- being struck by a vehicle
- back injuries and
- falls, slips or trips.
Common high-risk work environments
Common high-risk work environments that we come across include:
- healthcare and emergency services (such as accidents resulting from assaults, needlestick injuries and lifting)
- factories (such as accidents resulting from fork lift trucks, dangerous machinery)
- building and construction sites (such as accidents involving scaffolding or falling objects)
- accidents while working abroad
- armed forces.
Types of injuries
- burns, scars and lacerations
- bursitis, ulnar neuropathy and repetitive strain syndrome (RSI)
- carpal tunnel, hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) and vibration white finger (VWF)
- head, neck and spinal injuries
- stress and psychological injuries.
In addition to the circumstances outlined above it is also possible to bring a personal injury compensation claim if your accident at work was caused by the negligent acts of another member of staff.
Time limits to make a claim
It is important to note that there are strict time limits within which you should begin a legal action for an accident at work compensation claim. Generally, you have three years from the date of accident to bring a claim, although there are a few exceptions, which our legal team will be able to advise you upon.
Our legal team can also assist on employment law issues that may have arisen as a result of the accident at work. If you are dismissed or suffer a “detriment” because you have reported a health and safety issue or bring a claim for personal injury you may also have an employment claim.
If you or a loved one have been injured at work and would like to speak to a member of our Personal Injury team for a free, no-obligation chat, please call our Personal Injury (PI) lawyers on Freephone: 0808 164 0808 or complete the request a call back form and we will call you.