If you had an accident at work and that was not your fault then our highly experienced personal injury solicitor can help with your compensation claim. The workplace you were injured in could be an office, building site, restaurant, warehouse, factory or farm.  

No matter what precautions are put in place there is always the possibility of accidents at the workplace. These accidents are often under varying circumstances, but the injuries that are caused can be severe enough to leave an employee unable to work for a few months or indefinitely.

If you have been injured during an accident at work, then you are eligible for an accident at work claim. As specialist personal injury claim solicitors in London, we can tell you how much compensation you can receive for your pain and injuries.

Start your no win no fee personal injury compensation claim with Western Solicitors today. Call us on  0203 432 6006 or fill in our online enquiry form for legal adivce and assistance.

Who is eligible for an accident at work claim?

In the UK, business owners are legally responsible for the safety and welfare of their employees, and even visitors to their premises. UK employers, under law, are required to hold insurance and follow the health and safety regulations that have been issued by the government.

If you've been unfortunate enough to get injured in an accident at work, then you are entitled to claim compensation for any injuries that you may have sustained during the accident.

Common causes of workplace accidents 

There are several reasons behind accidents in the workplace such as:

  • Dangerous working practices.
  • Poor or non-existent personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Weak risk assessments.
  • Preventable spillages.
  • Unsatisfactory or poorly enforced safety procedures.
  • Badly maintained equipment.

How much work injury compensation could you claim?

The amount of work injury compensation you could win depends on your injury or illness, its severity and the effect it's had on your life.

It's not just about your pain and physical suffering. There are several other compensation areas your solicitor will include:

  • Any time off work and lost earnings.
  • Any future loss of income.
  • Any changes to your ability to work.
  • Psychological trauma.
  • Care or support you have needed, even if given free by family and friends.
  • Any changes you might need to your home or car.
  • Paid medical treatments, travel costs for treatment and accommodation costs.

What should I do if I have an accident at work?

If you've been injured in an accident in the workplace you should follow the below steps to maintain your safety and to provide evidence for any future work accident claim:

  • Make sure you see your doctor as soon as you can. The priority here is your recovery and making sure your injuries are tended to. It will be reassuring for you to discuss your injuries with a doctor, and most importantly this will be recorded in your medical records – which may be used as evidence in your case.
  • Report the accident to your employer. Make sure that the details of your accident are accurately recorded in your employer's accident book. If there is no accident book, write down what happened and give it to your employer. Keep a copy for yourself too.
  • Get the names and contact details of any witnesses.
  • If possible, take photos of the scene of the accident. This can be very helpful if you wish to pursue a claim and your employer doesn't admit liability.
  • Keep a diary of all of your symptoms.
  • Keep a record of your expenses and losses.
  • Speak to a specialist accident at work lawyer for legal advice on making a claim.

Will making a claim against your employer affect your employment?

Many personal injury claimants are concerned that if they make a claim against their employers, they might disturb the relationship between him/her and the employer or even get sacked.

Legally speaking, your employers cannot terminate your employment based on a personal injury claim. In the event, they do so; you are likely to make a claim for unfair dismissal.

On the other hand, it could be that your relationship with the employer starts to break down and they start making your working life difficult to the extent that you are forced to hand in your resignation. In this case, you will have very strong grounds for constructive dismissal. amount of compensation for your injuries.

No win no fee solicitors

As highly experienced personal injury solicitors in London, we handle the majority of all our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis.

No win no fee personal injury claim in the UK is a type of legal arrangement where a solicitor takes on a personal injury case on behalf of a client without requiring any upfront payment. In this arrangement, the solicitor agrees to provide legal services for the client in exchange for a percentage of the compensation awarded if the case is won. However, if the case is lost, the client does not have to pay any legal fees to the solicitor. This type of arrangement is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).

Need legal advice & assistance?

Our personal injury solicitors are experienced in providing the very best support, advice and representation through each step of the claims process to help you get your life back on track.

For free legal advice call our personal injury solicitors in London and we will help you.

You can call us on 0203 432 6006 or leave your details here for a callback request regarding your legal matters.