Accident at Work, Derby Solicitors
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
Accidents at work are very common. Many of these accidents could have been avoided by employers implementing the correct measures and procedures to minimise the risk of an accident at work from taking place. If you have sustained an injury at work as a result of an accident that was not your fault, then you may be able to make a “no win, no fee” personal injury negligence claim against your employer.
If it can be established that someone else is responsible for your injuries, such as your employer, a colleague, or a company performing work at your place of employment, you will have the basis for making a claim for compensation.
Your Employer’s Responsibilities
Your employer is obligated by law to provide safe work conditions, preventing hazards such as obstacles that may cause slip or trip accidents. They are also obligated to provide healthy environments, preventing industrial diseases from occurring in the workplace.
Your employer must always provide appropriate training and, where necessary, the correct and suitable equipment to help you perform your duties safely. Your employer is also under a duty to properly maintain the work environment and the equipment you use to ensure that it remains safe at all times.
Health and safety laws and legislation have significantly increased the level of protection open to employees. There are numerous written health and safety regulations and laws designed to prevent accidents in the workplace, and any breach of these regulations can cause accidents with undesirable consequences. The Health and Safety Executive has set out guidance on their website to implement Health and Safety Legislation in the workplace.
Common Types of Accident at Work
Accidents in the workplace are unfortunately, a common occurrence. Many different types of accidents can happen at work, varying from minor injuries such as broken bones to more severe head injuries and brain injuries, which could be fatal. The most common types of accidents at work include:
Defective Equipment Accidents
There is a three-year time limit for all personal injury compensation claims if you were involved in an accident at work.
How Much Compensation For An Accident At Work Claim?
The compensation awarded to you for your injuries will be dependent on the type of injury and the level of pain and suffering you sustained. Without all the details of the injury, it is hard to value a compensation claim. Therefore, your compensation will be measured through general damages and special damages.
General Damages will be valued based on recent case law and guidelines set out by the Judicial College.
Special Damages is based on additional financial losses. Your additional losses can include the following:
- Loss of earnings if you required time off due to the accident.
- Travel costs – for travel to and from medical appointments
- Parking costs at medical appointments
- Costs of any care received
- Medical treatment costs
- Costs of funeral costs
You should ensure that you keep all receipts and invoices for your additional losses, as these will be required to prove your loss. This will help you gain a higher compensation claim and will help you get the external money you spent back to you.
Why Choose Beacon Law?
Beacon Law provides a team of highly experienced Solicitors and legal professionals. Our personal injury claim Solicitors provide high-level legal services and work hard to ensure you win your accident at work case. If we believe your case has high prospects of success, we will take on your claim on a no win, no fee basis.
We are specialist Personal Injury Lawyers with years of experience in dealing with all types of claims. Beacon Law is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. To find out more about what our lawyers specialise in, have a look at the funding section on our website.
To find out more about making a workplace accident claim and how our emergency health professionals and personal injury solicitors will access your case, take a look at our FAQ’s.