Accident at Work, Wolverhampton Solicitors
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
Accidents at work are as common as all other types of accidents, such as accidents on the road or accidents in public areas. 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 or illness 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 most likely have the basis of 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 being suffered 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, Wolverhampton
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. If you have suffered an injury because of any of these accidents or any other type of accident at work and you would like to seek compensation, contact us today for free initial legal advice.
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 refers to compensation for your injury, including your pain, suffering and loss of amenity. This will be calculated based on recent case law and guidelines set out by the Judicial College.
Special Damages refer to the additional financial losses incurred as the result of your injury. 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.
No Win No Fee Claims
We will fund your case on a ‘no win no fee’ basis (‘Conditional Fee Agreement’). This means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay our fees. However, if your case is successful, you will be required to pay our success fees. We will deduct our fees from your compensation when your claim has been settled.
Why Choose Beacon Law, Accident at Work, Wolverhampton Solicitors?
Beacon Law provides a team of highly experienced Solicitors and legal professionals providing a range of personal injury legal services. All our personal injury claims solicitors work hard to win your accident at work case. We are specialist Personal Injury Lawyers with years of experience dealing with personal injury claims in the West Midlands. 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 contact us using the form at the top of the page or call 0330 1332 857 to speak to one of our personal injury solicitors.