According to the Office for National Statistics, between October and December 2018, there were an estimated 3.56 million non-UK nationals working in the UK.
Our leading agency and migrant worker claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you have had an accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee agency and migrant worker claims solicitors
Almost all of our agency and migrant worker 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.
Agency and migrant worker accidents explained
When it comes to personal injury at work the law is the same for everyone, whether you are a british citizen or a migrant worker, a full-time employee or an agency worker. So, even if you’re in the UK on a temporary basis, whoever hired you and pays you has a duty of care to make sure you are not harmed in the workplace.
Most common causes and types of agency and migrant worker accidents
Long hours, little training and low wages. Denial of sick pay, lack of communication and discrimination. The working conditions of migrant and agency workers are often sketchy and can lead to more accidents at work:
- Heavy lifting: where you have been asked to move something too heavy for you, or without having proper training
- Slips and trips: caused by hidden obstacles or slippery surfaces
- Electric shocks: caused by poorly maintained office equipment
- High falls: caused by standing on unsafe items like swivel chairs or unsafe steps to reach objects on high shelves
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, permanent illness or death. Click here to read our serious injury FAQ.
What can I claim for?
If you are an agency or migrant worker and have experienced an accident 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 accident?
Your employer has to follow a set of regulations called the “Six Pack” to comply with the Health and Safety Act from 1974. According to these regulations, your employer has to carry out a full health and safety assessment to stop 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.
My English is not very good. Will I be able to claim for compensation?
We understand that you might not have had a chance to improve your English language skills. We have legal advisors that will be patient with you and explain your legal situation in detail and, if required, we will organise a translator. Whenever possible, we will match you with a legal advisor who speaks your language. We often help people who speak one of the following languages:
How much can I claim for an office 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 compensation claims calculator.