Accident at Work Claims Solicitors
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.
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 we will seek the maximum compensation for you. All employers are required by law to have in place employers’ liability insurance.
How long do I have to claim for an accident?
Adults have three years from the date of the accident in which to commence Court Proceedings. This time period is set out in the Limitation Act 1980. If Court Proceedings are not commenced by the third anniversary of the accident then the claim would be statute barred although in some circumstances the Court may exercise its discretion to allow a claim to proceed.
The limitation date in occupational disease cases is often difficult to define. Such a claim should be pursued by no later than the third anniversary of the date upon which you become aware that you had an injury caused by your work which could give rise to such a claim.
Is my employer responsible for my accident?
Every company that employs staff is responsible for their health and safety whilst they are at work. Often 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 may be liable for injuries arising out of the use of the defective machinery. There are statutory obligations upon an employer, set out in health and safety legislation that must be followed. A failure to comply with these statutory obligations may give rise to an inference of negligence by the employer. You have to prove negligence in order to win a claim.
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 employers or the party responsible for your injury. The employer should have employers liability insurance to meet such a claim
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 you may be entitled to recover some or all of your costs from the Defendant. Waldrons may apply a success fee to the legal costs incurred on your behalf this sum can never be more than 25% of your award for your injury or past losses and expenses.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and a brief description of the incident and we shall return the call.