We are experienced Solicitors that have successfully acted for many victims of workplace accidents, we have the expertise to assist you in making a claim and recovering the correct amount of compensation that you are entitled to.
Understanding workplace claims
Employers owe a duty of care to their employees. This includes providing them with a safe place of work and work equipment, safe systems of work, and reasonably competent employees. Employers must provide its staff with adequate training on how to carry out their role in a safe way, to provide them with correct personal protective equipment (PPE), and to ensure all work equipment is safe and properly maintained.
Can I claim for an accident at work?
If you have suffered an injury at work in the last three years and it was not your fault then you may be able to bring a claim. We can assist you in bringing a claim against your employer, and if successful then compensation shall be paid to you from the employer’s liability insurance.
How long do I have to claim for an accident?
The general rule is that adults have three years from the date of the accident in which to bring a claim. Court Proceedings must be issued before the third anniversary failing which your claim would be statute barred, pursuant to the Limitation Act 1980.
It may be difficult to ascertain an exact date an injury was sustained, for example noise induced deafness and asbestos related claims, and in these scenarios it may be three years from the date when you became aware of the injury. As such if you have suffered an injury in the workplace you should not delay in seeking legal advice.
Is my employer responsible for my accident?
Every company that employs staff is responsible for their health and safety whilst they are at work. Most accidents at work arise from situations that could have been avoided. For example, if you are working in a factory using faulty machinery, the fault having been previously reported and not repaired, then your employer is liable for injuries arising out of the use of the defective machinery and shall compensate you accordingly. For this reason the government sets a number of health and safety guidelines that must be followed. If the guidelines are not followed and this results in personal injury, then the employer has breached their responsibilities and is liable to compensate you.
What should I do if I have an accident at work?
- Make sure the incident is reported in the accident book.
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
- Contact the Personal injury Team at Waldrons Solicitors to make a free enquiry and we shall advise you
Who pays compensation for workplace injuries?
- Your employer’s liability insurance shall pay any compensation to you if your claim succeeds
Will I have to pay legal fees?
- Speak with our experts at Waldrons and we can advise you whether your claim has reasonable prospects of success. If your case does have reasonable prospects we can discuss offering you a Conditional Fee Agreement, more commonly known as a No Win No Fee Agreement. A No Win No Fee Agreement means that you pay nothing up front, and nothing if your claim is unsuccessful. If you win your case the Defendant will pay most of your legal fees and the remainder shall be deducted from your compensation.
What losses can I claim?
- We can help you to claim compensation for Personal Injury, pain suffering and loss of amenity
- Loss of earnings
- Cost of care and assistance
- Treatment costs, we can help you recover treatment charges from the Defendant or facilitate treatment in cases where the Defendant accepts liability
- Travel expenses, vehicle and property damage
Will I have to go to Court?
- It is unlikely that you will have to go to Court and even if you do we shall be there to advise and support you at each and every step of the way
Speak to our accident at work Solicitors
Do not delay in speaking to our team of expert lawyers. Telephone the Personal Injury team on 01384 811 811 for a free no obligation discussion about your accident, or email email@example.com with your contact details and a brief description of the incident and we shall return the call.