Accidents At Work Claims
If you’ve been injured at work, whether you’re at a fixed place of work or working off-site, you may be able to make a compensation claim. Contact us today for a free consultation to see how much you could be entitled to.
Am I Entitled To Make A Claim?
Your employer has a legal duty to and responsibility to ensure your safety by providing a safe work environment as well as providing the right equipment for you to carry out the required work.
They must ensure:
- You are properly trained
- They have provided you with suitable work and protective equipment if required
- Have Undertaken risk assessments
- Provide safe working systems
If you have suffered injuries because your employer has failed in meeting certain requirements, you are entitled to maximum compensation for any personal injury you may have sustained.
Accidents at work Claims Expert
What kind of workplace injuries can I claim for?
We deal with various types of workplace injuries including but not limited to:
- Toxic fumes
- Industrial deafness
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Slips, trips or, falls
- Lifting and handling
- Being struck by a falling object
- Falling from a height
- Workplace violence
- Contact with moving machinery
If you have suffered an injury that is not mentioned here, then contact us today for advice on whether you could be entitled to compensation.
Get in contact today to start your claim!
Starting your claim is easy! Call us on our 24/7 helpline or email us to get a response from one of our expert team members.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have to make a claim?
You typically have around 3 years to start your personal injury claim and the time is counted from the date of your accident. If the date of your accident is approaching limitation, we can apply for an extension in most cases to ensure you do not lose the right to claim.
There are exceptions to the three-year rule in some cases, so if you think you might have a claim we advise you to contact us as soon as possible so we can determine your chances for successful compensation.
If you are making a claim for an accident at work then there are 3 main exceptions to the three-year rule:
- Mental Capacity – if your loved one no longer has the mental capacity to make a claim themselves
- Working Abroad – if your accident happened while you were working abroad.
- Defective Work Equipment – if your injury was caused by equipment that had a manufacturing defect.
How much compensation could I receive?
The amount of compensation varies depending on the type of accident, the severity of the illness or injury, and the individual situation as each person can be affected differently.
As the amount varies case to case, our personal injury solicitors can assess your situation and provide you with a more accurate quote. For a quick estimate on how much you could be entitled to, why not visit our claims calculator?
What can I claim for?
Depending on your case you can claim for both general and special damages.
General damages are made up of the pain, suffering and loss of amenities due to the injury caused. This will be detailed in the medical report written by the medical expert following an independent examination.
- Travel Expenses
- Medical Care & Prescription Costs
- Loss of Earnings
- Household Assistance & Adaptations
- Vehicle Damage
- Vehicle Hire, Storage & Recovery Charges
- Any other out-of-pocket expenses
Can I make a claim for someone else?
Yes. You can make a claim on behalf of a child under the age of 18 and/or if the claimant lacks the mental capacity. For all other claims, you are welcome to make an enquiry via our website or our contact centre for information which may assist your friend/relative who has been involved in an accident.
What Should I Do If I Have Been Injured?
There are several things you can do to help support your case if you have been injured or been involved in an accident and feel you may be entitled to make a claim:
• Gather photographic evidence: clear pictures of the accident area can be really helpful although it may not always be possible
• Obtain witness statements: these help us build your claim
• Record any injury details and/or symptoms: This will support any medical evidence and show the rate of your recovery.
• Record any financial losses: This includes any expenses you’ve personally made as a direct result of your injury.
If you have been injured at the workplace then you should also:
•Ask for help: A trusted colleague or your trade union representative can help you sort things out.
What will it cost me to make a claim?
Claims 24 work on a no-win – no-fee basis.
No win, No fee is a risk-free way of getting compensation for an injury or illness that wasn’t your fault.
It means there are no upfront costs, and there are no legal fees to be paid in the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful.
If you win your claim, we will make the following deductions:
• A success fee for winning
• Your solicitor’s fee
• The 3rd party normally cover all legal costs and expenses but if there is a shortfall, then this may also be deducted from your compensation.
We believe there should be no surprises when making a claim with us, so anything you need to know when making a decision will be made clear from the get-go. Come and talk to us for free for impartial advice.
How long will it take to settle my claim?
The average time from the moment you contact Claims 24 till the moment you receive a check from us is 6-8 months.
However, every situation is different and the timeframe depends on many factors – one of them is your collaboration with us.
By providing all the correct information and attending all of the medical appointments which we arrange for you, our solicitors will be able to build a strong case on your behalf resulting in a quick, efficient payout.
Therefore, we kindly ask you to help us, and we will help you – because together we can achieve more.
What is the process for making a claim?
1. Call us or fill out our form
The first step is simple. All you have to do is get in contact and a member of our team will discuss your accident/ injury with you. We will gather information regarding your claim and advise you on how best to proceed.
2. Complete Claim Requirements
Once we have all the details of your case, we will put together your claim and manage your case from the first day to the last. You can be assured that we will do everything in our power to get you the compensation you deserve.
3. Receive Compensation
Once your claim has been successful, we will send your compensation to you! If we don’t win, we won’t charge you a penny. You can be sure you’ll get every penny of your compensation as our fees are paid for by the party at fault!
For more information on how to claim and an in-depth process, visit our ‘How To Claim’ page.
Will I lose my job for claiming?
It is compulsory for your employer to have insurance to cover your claim.
Some people are worried about losing their job if they make a claim against their employer. Our experienced personal injury solicitors can reassure you on what your legal rights are, and how to protect them when making a claim. Your employer cannot terminate your employment if you choose to make an employer’s liability claim. British law protects all employees from being discriminated against by their employers if they make a claim for an accident at work.
What is Repetitive Strain Injury: RSI?
RSI occurs when the musculoskeletal and nervous systems are affected due to repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations and sustained or awkward positions. This could be a result of excessive use of a keyboard for example.
The following complaints are typical in people suffering from an RSI: Short Bursts of pain spread over many areas in the arm, back, shoulders, wrists, hands or thumbs. This results in tenderness and diminished performance in actions such as grip and pinch strength. Other complaints include stiffness, throbbing and cramp. If you think any of these apply to you, then get in contact today to find out how much you could be entitled to.
What is noise-induced hearing loss?
Noise-induced hearing loss is very common for people who have worked in the textile and mining industries famous in the ’60s and ’70s. The Health and Safety standards were not met in many mills and foundry’s and ear protection was not provided. This has affected the hearing of many people who are now in their later years and are suffering from ringing in the ears in addition to actual hearing loss. This is why we have experienced advisors and solicitor’s across England & Wales alike to assist you in making a claim.
If you have worked at more than one mill which was noisy, our solicitors in England & Wales will trace each of them and/or their insurers and pursue them for compensation. Whilst many of the mills have since closed, we are still able to pursue claims against their insurers of that time and our highly skilled investigations department will assist the solicitors in tracing such companies.
Can I claim if my employers are no longer working?
Your employer will be insured for such instances and their insurer will indemnify the claims even if the employer is no longer in business.
Call us today to speak to one of our expert solicitors who can advise you on how to begin your claim.
Most falls, slips, and trips occur at the workplace which is why every reputable employer will have employer’s liability insurance. This will cover them in the case of an employee having an accident due to their negligence. So if you have had an accident at work then do not hesitate to contact our expert claims solicitors who can provide support on advice on how to claim compensation.