We’re expert solicitors in an accident at work compensation claims. For us a claim for a workplace accident isn’t just about securing compensation, it is also about offering as much support as we can to help you while your claim is being dealt with and you’re on the road to recovery.
We deal with an accident at work compensation claims under a no win no fee agreement and we strive to maximise the damages that we recover for our clients.
Can I make a claim for an accident at work compensation?
Your employer has a legal responsibility to provide a safe workplace, appropriate training and suitable safety equipment. If you’ve had an accident or injury at work it’s possible your employer has failed in their duty. Below are some types of accidents at work which we can help with:
- Building Site Accidents
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Factory Accidents
- Forklift Truck Accidents
- Lifting Injuries
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Office Accidents
- Warehouse Accidents
- Machinery Injuries
What can I claim for after an accident at work?
Suffering a workplace accident can put a significant and sometimes long-term strain on your financial affairs. Therefore when negotiating how much compensation you deserve for your injury, as well as any other financial losses caused as a result, it is important we consider a number of additional factors that include:
Our role is to ensure that when you make a claim for a workplace accident, your compensation is awarded at a level that will cover all of your medical needs. Some injuries may require physiotherapy or other rehabilitation treatment in order to fully recover. Other accident at work claims can involve serious injury, even disablement which may require surgery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, ongoing drug treatment, home adaptation or the provision of specialist equipment.
As experienced work accident solicitors, we work with medical professionals to understand the status and extent of your injuries, how they can be expected to develop and how and when they might be resolved.
Dealing with financial losses
Accident at work injuries lead to discomfort, suffering and can affect your quality of life: so it’s only reasonable that you should be compensated.
- Many of our clients find themselves off work for some time. We see it as a priority to establish financial stability for anyone making a work accident compensation claim. Where it’s appropriate we may even be able to recover payments on account to tide you over whilst your claim is being processed.
- If your injury is serious your claim may have to cover long-term support services, adaptation of your home and the cost of a suitable new vehicle.
How long after an accident at work can I claim?
Generally, you have three years from the date of the accident in which to issue legal proceedings with the court. However as investigating the accident circumstances and obtaining medical evidence can take several months, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
How long does an accident at work claim take?
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has introduced a streamlined claim process for employer-related accidents occurring after 31st July 2013. So a straightforward claim that runs through this process should ideally reach a settlement in around nine months.
However many claims exit the MoJ process due to their complexity or the employer failing to admit liability, which can then extend the length of time needed to reach a comprehensive settlement.
How do I make an accident at work claim?
If you would like to pursue a work accident compensation claim the first thing to do is contact us. It’s free and you’re not committed to anything. You can call us on 01206500181 or send us an Online Claim Enquiry.
Our philosophy is simple: as specialist personal injury solicitors what we do above all else is looking after you and your best interests, without fail, every step of the way.