Accident at Work Solicitors Huddersfield
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
Accidents at work are more common than people think. 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 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 work, you should speak to a specialist, qualified solicitor about claiming compensation for your injuries.
Your Employer’s Responsibilities
Your employer is obligated by law to provide safe work conditions and a healthy environment in which you can work.
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 an obligation 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.
Accident at Work Solicitors, Huddersfield: Common Types of Accidents At Work
Accidents in the workplace are, unfortunately, a common occurrence. Many different types of accidents can happen at work that can lead to both minor to fatal injuries. The most common types of accidents at work include:
Defective Equipment Accidents
There is a three-year time limit for all personal injury claims. The time limit starts from the accident date or from the date you became aware that your injury was caused by an accident at work. To find out about making a negligence claim for any of the accidents you have been involved in at work, call our solicitors today.
How Much Compensation am I Entitled to?
If you suffer an injury due to an accident at work that was not your fault, you may be able to claim employers negligence compensation. The compensation awarded to you for your injuries will be dependent on the severity of the injury and the level of pain and suffering you sustained. Without all of the details of the injury, it is hard to value a compensation claim.
General Damages refers to the compensation you will receive for your injury; i.e., your pain and suffering. The value of your injuries will be based on recent case law and guidelines set out by the Judicial College.
Special Damages refers to the compensation you will receive for 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
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.
Accident at Work Solicitors Huddersfield: How To Make a Claim For an Accident at Work
If you have been injured due to an accident at work, you should get in touch with a law firm that specialises in both physical and psychological personal injury compensation claims. The process for making a claim against your employer will involve:
- An initial phone call: Your Solicitor will need you to obtain your employers details, the circumstances, time and date of the accident, the nature of your injuries, and details on whether the accident was reported, or if there were any witnesses present.
- Paperwork: When you have provided your agreement to continue with the claim on a no win, no fee basis, we will give you some paperwork to fill in regarding your claim.
- Claim initiation: As soon as you have provided your signed paperwork, we will assess your case thoroughly and contact your employer to advise them of your claim.
Why Choose Beacon Law Accident at Work Solicitors Huddersfield?
Beacon Law provides a specialist team of solicitors and legal professionals with many years of experience in the field. Our accident at work solicitors in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, will provide you with qualified legal advice, a high-level service and will work hard to ensure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve. Our personal injury lawyers specialise in all types of claims, including road traffic accident claims, medical negligence claims, slips, trips, falls claims, construction site accident claims and more. Beacon Law is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in England and Wales. To find out about our no win, no fee agreement, have a look at the section on our website and choose a solicitor to help you with your compensation settlement.
To find out more about making a workplace accident claim and how our emergency health professionals and personal injury solicitors will access your case, call us on 0330 1332 857 or fill in our online form for a free no-obligation assessment for your accident at work claim.