Work injury claim information and advice
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your work injury claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 0500.
Have you suffered an injury in an accident at work?
Industrial injuries commonly occur in construction, factory and warehouse settings. Serious examples may include chemical burns, carbon monoxide poisoning, industrial deafness and asbestosis. Even simple accidents – such as tripping on an office cable – can have long-term consequences.
Accidents and injuries in the workplace may be avoidable if they arise from negligence. For example, accidents can happen when equipment is not properly maintained, support structures are assembled wrongly, safety measures are ignored, or adequate training is not provided.
When you have an accident, you need the right help, tailored to your situation. If the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist.
Making a claim for compensation might seem like extra hassle, but we make it simple to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly.
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.
First things first
It’s essential to seek medical attention and diagnosis as soon as possible after you are injured. When an accident happens at work, it’s also important to make your employer aware of the details. By law, employers need to record these in their accident book. Later, if you decide to make a personal injury claim, this can back up your case.
Even if the injury you suffer is minor, it’s a good idea to take photos of your injury and of the accident scene. Write down details of witnesses, and keep receipts for expenses such as the cost of prescriptions and payslips to show loss of earnings.
Why claim compensation for an accident at work?
Treating an injury may be a lengthy process. It can cost time and money to put things right. Even a mild injury can stop you from doing simple tasks. Sadly, some injuries are so serious that they can cause permanent disabilities. Others may need treatment in specialist rehabilitation units.
If you need to take long periods off work, for treatment or to recover, you may find it difficult to keep up with the mortgage, rent or household bills. You might also have to depend on someone else to help you. Claiming compensation for loss of earnings could enable you and your family to cope.
You might not feel it’s worth making a claim for an injury that happens as a result of an accident at work. Perhaps you are not sure who was at fault. You might even believe that declaring an injury could lose you your job.
However, 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 someone else was liable for your accident, you are entitled to make a claim.
Some accidents are preventable. Claiming for compensation may help to improve the working environment. By flagging up hazardous conditions, you could reduce the risk of others suffering similar accidents.
Your employer cannot dismiss you or treat you differently if you decide to make a claim. If your employer was negligent and could have done more to keep you safe, you can claim. All employers are required to take out liability insurance, which usually covers compensation awards, so no one will lose out.
Can you claim for your injury?
We help people to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries. Each case is different, but we will work on your behalf to make sure you get the compensation you are due.
To make a claim, generally you’ll need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:
- Did the accident happen within the last three years?
- Did someone else cause the accident?
- Did you suffer injury?
Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether an accident was someone else’s fault. To get advice, call us free on 0800 083 4961.
As we help you to build your case, we’ll consider:
- Your pain and suffering
- Any loss of earnings due to time off work
- Impact on your ability to work and earn in future
- The effects your injury has had on your social life and hobbies
- Costs of medical treatment, medication and home adaptation
- Any care you’ve received, even if it’s been given for free
How do you start a claim?
The quickest way to start your claim is to fill in our online claim form. One of our advisors will then get in touch to discuss the details of your claim, and help you to get the compensation you’re due.
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 process of making a successful claim.
We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim, and lead you through each step. 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, you won’t be out of pocket.
To get some idea of how much compensation you could receive if your claim is successful, visit our online claim calculator.
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 083 4961, 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.
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