Accident at work information and advice
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your accident at work, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 180 4123.
Have you had an injury at work?
If you suffer an injury while at work, you need the right help, tailored to your situation. When an accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist help.
Making a claim for compensation might seem like extra hassle, but compensation can really help to ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. It also compensates you for the pain and suffering. If you suffer a more serious injury, it can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.
We make it simple to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call on 0800 180 4123. Our support will help you to recover more quickly and get you the compensation you are due.
Accidents at work can happen anywhere, not just on construction sites or in factories. You might injure yourself tripping over a cable in an office, or slip on a wet floor while working in a hotel. Workplace injuries can be debilitating and have long-term consequences. Sadly, some cause permanent disabilities.
All employers have a legal responsibility to make sure their employees are safe at work. This includes providing proper training and safety equipment for you to carry out your role. If your employer fails in its duty of care, and if that leads to your injury, we can help.
Common types of accidents at work
First things first after an accident at work
It’s essential to seek medical attention and diagnosis as soon as possible after your injury occurs. By doing this, you increase the chances that it can be treated in the best way possible.
It’s also important to make your employer aware of your accident. By law, employers need to record these details in the Accident Book. This can provide evidence if you decide to make a personal injury claim.
Even if the injury your accident causes is only minor, it’s a good idea to take photos of your injuries and of the scene of the accident. In addition, keep details of any witnesses, and receipts for expenses you incur, such as the cost of prescriptions and payslips to show loss of earnings.
Why claim for an accident at work?
Recovering from an accident in your workplace may be a lengthy process. It can cost time and money to put things right, and you might need to depend on someone else to help you. If you have to take time off work after your accident, for treatment or to recover, you may be able to claim compensation for loss of earnings. This could help you and your family to cope financially.
You should be able to go to your place of work and carry out your job in a safe environment. If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence in the workplace, you can make a claim for compensation for your pain, suffering and financial loss.
You might not feel it’s worth making a compensation claim for an injury that happens at work. Perhaps you are not sure who was at fault for your accident. You might even believe that by declaring an injury you could lose your job. As most of us are dependent on our regular income from work, an accident in the workplace can be especially traumatic.
But if someone else was liable for your accident, and you suffered an injury as a result, you are fully entitled to make a claim. If your employer was negligent and could have done more to keep you safe, you can claim. If someone else caused your accident in the workplace, generally your employer will be held liable.
All employers are required to take out liability insurance, which usually covers compensation awards, so no one will lose out. Your employer is not allowed to dismiss you or treat you differently if you decide to make a claim.
Can you make a claim?
You could claim if you can answer ‘yes’ to the following:
- Did your accident leave you injured?
- Was your accident somebody else’s fault?
- Did your accident happen in the last three years?
When you call us on 0800 180 4123, one of the first things we ask is ‘How have your injuries affected your life?
We use medical reports and statements from medical professionals to assess the impact your injuries have on your life. For example, if you suffer a serious back injury after a fall from height on a construction site, you might not be able to go back to work for a year, and need surgery. We take these things into account as we consider compensation for pain, suffering and financial loss.
Our 30-second test™ can help you understand how much you could receive for a successful claim. As with any personal injury claim, the amount you could receive depends upon your circumstances, and on factors including:
- Your pain and suffering
- The severity of your injury
- How long it takes you to recover
- The amount of time (if any) you take off work
- Any long-term impact on your quality of life
- Financial losses you suffer
How do you start a claim?
It’s simple and free to find out if you can claim. Just call one of our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 180 4123, who will tell you if we can help.
We’ll let you know whether you can make a claim, but we won’t pressure you to take action. We can give advice, put you in touch with experts, and guide you through the steps of making a successful claim.
We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim. There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything. Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee* basis. Whatever the outcome, our policy means you won’t be out of pocket.
We take the burden and do the hard work for you. To find out more, contact us on 0800 180 4123.
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Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
As part of the UK’s largest personal injury specialist law firm, we work for thousands of people who have been injured. We will help you claim compensation successfully, and get the right support to recover.
Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one phone call to 0800 180 4123, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.
Our friendly legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.