Accident at Work Solicitors, Newcastle
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 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. In that case, you will have the basis of a claim for compensation.
Accident at Work Solicitors Newcastle: Your Employers 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 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 from happening, and any breach of these regulations can cause accidents with undesirable consequences, such as, falls, occupational diseases and industrial diseases. The Health and Safety Executive has set out guidance on their website to implement Health and Safety Legislation in the workplace. It is also the workplace’s responsibility to have insurance companies if one of their employees is injured in the workplace.
Common Types Of Accidents At Work
Accidents in the workplace are, unfortunately, a common occurrence. Many different types of accidents can happen at work; however, not everybody knows the extent of the amount of different injuries you can sustain until they are involved in an accident themselves. The most common types of accidents at work include:
Defective Equipment Accidents
There is a three-year time limit for all personal injury claims. This time limit is for all types of injuries, from a fractured arm to a spinal cord injury. The accident date starts from the date you became aware that your injury was caused by an accident at work. To find out more about making a claim for any accidents listed above and for any other injuries, call our solicitors today.
How Much Compensation For An Accident At Work?
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 Newcastle: 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 accident and injury Personal Injury claims. The process for making a claim against your employer will involve:
- A free initial phone call with a specialist solicitor: Your Solicitor will need you to provide 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 Newcastle?
Beacon Law provides a highly experienced injury team of Solicitors and legal professionals in the north east. For up to 20 years, our personal injury lawyers have provided excellent legal advice, provided high-level services, and work hard to ensure their clients receive the highest compensation award for their accidents at work claims. Our specialist, Personal Injury Lawyers in Newcastle Upon Tyne, are expertise in all types of injury compensation claims, including road traffic accidents, slips, trips, falls, construction site accidents due to lack of proper training. Beacon Law is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. To find out about our no win, no fee agreement, 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.