Have you been injured in an accident at work within the last 3 years? If so, we may be able to help you claim compensation for your injuries. We are one of the top personal injury law firms in the UK, with more than 15 years experience of dealing with claims for workplace accidents, so for some honest, expert legal advice and to find out if you have a legitimate claim, call our 24-hour helpline today.
Our professional advisors will ask you a few simple questions about your accident, and will be able to give you an estimate of the amount of compensation you could receive. Although only an estimate, this can help you decide whether it is worthwhile making a claim.
Injury at work claims in the UK
You may feel reluctant to make a claim against your employer, but you should not feel too bad because employers in the UK are legally obliged to take out indemnity insurance to cover situations such as these. If you win your claim, it will be the insurance company that pays out, not your employer, and you should not feel guilty about claiming compensation for injuries caused by their negligence.
If you decide to pursue a claim for compensation, we will put you in touch with the best injury at work UK lawyer in your area. Our solicitors all operate on a basis of no win no fee, so you can relax in the knowledge that there will be nothing to pay to start your claim, and you will be able to claim your solicitor’s fees back from the other side if you win the case.
Types of injuries suffered at work:
Common causes of workplace injury include:
- Slipping on a wet floor in work premises
- Tripping over loose cables and wires
- Unsafe electrical equipment in staff areas, such as kettles and toasters
If you have slipped or tripped, it could be due to the fact that there was no warning that the floor was wet, or maybe a carpet was worn, or loose computer cables caused a tripping hazard.
Your employer has a duty of care to all their employees, and if there is no formal health and safety policy in place, or these hazards have gone unnoticed despite on-site health and safety procedures, you should be able to claim compensation for your pain and suffering, and also get a sense of justice for what has happened to you.
Suffering an injury at work in the UK can happen at any time, and if you have been unable to work due to your injuries, or have had to reduce your hours, the compensation award could be used to replace lost earnings.
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 21st January 2013
Author: David Brown