Compensation for a serious injury at work


Compensation for a serious injury at work care are a specialist area of personal injury work. They occur when an employee has been injured in an accident at work that was not their fault. They can be complex, because the personal injury lawyer representing the injured person will need to show that the employer was at fault for the accident.

There is a raft of health and safety legislation in force in the UK at the moment that is designed to safeguard workers against injury. If the employers follow all the guidance, then they are much less likely to have one of their employees getting hurt. This also means that they are less likely to be involved in a compensation for an injury at work case.

What happens in a compensation for a serious injury at work case?

In a compensation for an injury at work case, the injured employee presents evidence that they have been injured and that the accident was the fault of the employer. This kind of case does not always get to court, as many are handled over the phone. The employee does not have to do this all by themselves — there are organisations that have been set up especially to help people with personal injury claims. Accident Advice Helpline are one of these organisations. We are easy to contact and waiting to take your call.

How employers can prevent being part of a compensation for a serious injury at work case

In an ideal world, there would be no accidents and no compensation for an injury at work cases at all. Unfortunately, that is not the world that we live in — people get hurt in workplace accidents every day. Accident Advice Helpline have handled thousands of workplace cases since we were established over 15 years ago.

There are several steps that employees can take to prevent accidents, many of which are connected to the concept of risk assessment. A risk assessment in the workplace is not as complicated as it may sound. It simply involves considering the roles of every employee in detail and considering the hazards that they may be exposed to during their working day.

Hazards in all shapes and sizes

Hazards come in all shapes and sizes and can cause a range of injuries. The most common are slip, trip and fall hazards, which can be as simple as a slippery floor or a worn floor surface. Electrical hazards and also very common, as nearly every workplace will have electrical equipment of some kind. Then there are chemical hazards and this does not just apply to manufacture and chemical factories.

Several dangerous chemicals are used in agriculture and construction. Also, many cleaning chemicals are dangerous chemicals and can cause serious injuries to eye and skin. The physical environment in which a worker spends their time can present several hazards in that they can fall off things, fall into things or can have things fall onto them and crush them. The machinery and equipment that they have to use to perform their job can also be potentially dangerous if precautions are not adhered to.

Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to start your claim.

  • Was this Helpful ?
  • Yes   No

How much you could claim?

Two QUICK ways to find:
  1. Call us at 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile OR
  2. Use our Claim Calculator

Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

Claim Calculator
Find out in 30 seconds how much YOU could claim...
  • Please tell us where you were injured
  • Please enter your full name
  • Please enter a valid name
  • Please enter your telephone number
  • Please enter a valid telephone number
  • Terms and Conditions*Required

Can I Claim?

Esther says "The law states that if you’ve been injured and someone else is to blame, you are entitled to compensation." Read more >

Claim Calculator ► Accident Types ►

How Much Could I Claim?

It only takes 30 seconds to find out how much compensation you could receive. Take the 30 second test now.>

30 Second test ► Claim Form ►

Why Choose Us?

"When they say they are 100% no-win, no-fee*, they mean it. I would recommend Accident Advice Helpline to anybody." Read more >

No-Win, No-Fee*? ► Testimonials ►

Claim Now

"They were ever so professional ... they knew exactly what I was going through ... I received over £4500." Read more >

Claim Form ► Call Me Back ►
Is there anything wrong with this page? ( Help us Improve )