According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2017, 784,900 British citizens were living somewhere in the EU outside of the UK and Ireland.
Our leading working abroad accident claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you have been involved in an accident while working abroad and it was due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee Working Abroad Accident Claim Solicitors
Almost all of our working abroad accident cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Working abroad accidents explained
If you have been injured at work while being abroad, you might not be sure what your rights are. Rest assured, you have the same rights as you have in the UK. If your accident was due to someone else's negligence, you not only have the right to claim compensation but you can also choose a legal representative from the UK to help you with your claim.
So, no matter whether you have been injured within the EU or outside of the EU and the British Commonwealth, if the accident was due to someone else's fault, contact us to establish your full legal position and help you with your compensation claim.
Most common causes and types of working abroad accidents
Whether you are working in the UK or abroad, you are subject to the same risks whilst at work. We have dealt with all kinds of working abroad accidents in previous years:
- Office accidents: caused by slips, trips and falls, electric shocks or heavy lifting
- Factory accidents: caused by lack of PPE, unsafe equipment or faulty machinery
- Construction site: caused by falls from heights or forklift trucks
These accidents can lead to all kinds of injuries, from minor injuries like bruises, cuts or broken bones to major injuries leading to limb amputation, paralysis or death. Click here for more information on serious injuries.
What can I claim for?
If you have experienced an accident while working abroad which was due to someone else's negligence, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Rehabilitation and treatment
Who is responsible for my work accident?
Your employer, no matter where in the world they are located, they have a duty of care to protect their employees from any harm that can be prevented. They have to carry out a full health and safety assessment to prevent accidents from happening in the workplace.
If you have suffered an injury from a work accident, contact us to establish your full legal position with one of our expert solicitors.
How much can I claim for a working abroad accident?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else's negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online personal injury claims calculator.