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Accidents in the workplace are a common occurrence, and 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, then you may be able to make a “no win, no fee” personal injury claim against your employer or someone else in the workplace.

If it can be established that someone else is responsible for your injury, such as your employer, a colleague, or a company performing work at your place of work, then you have the basis to claim for an accident at work.

Beacon Law has a team of experienced employment injury lawyers who can assist you in making your injury at work claim for compensation.

If you have suffered an injury at work, claim the compensation you deserve today.

Common causes of employment injuries

Accidents at work can occur across various industries and workplaces, resulting from a range of hazards and circumstances. Some common accidents that frequently lead to work-related injury claims include:

  1. Slips, Trips, and Falls: Accidents caused by slippery surfaces, uneven flooring, or cluttered walkways are among the most common workplace incidents. These accidents can occur in any workplace environment, from offices to construction sites, and can lead to injuries such as fractures, sprains, and head trauma.
  2. Manual Handling Accidents: Lifting, carrying, or handling heavy objects without proper training or equipment can result in musculoskeletal injuries such as strains, sprains, and herniated discs. This is particularly common in industries such as construction, manufacturing, and healthcare.
  3. Falls from Height: Working at heights without adequate safety measures, such as guardrails or harnesses, can lead to serious injuries or fatalities. Industries such as construction, roofing, and maintenance are particularly susceptible to falls from ladders, scaffolding, or elevated platforms.
  4. Machinery Accidents: Operating machinery and equipment without proper training or safeguards in place can lead to severe injuries, including crush injuries, amputations, and lacerations. These accidents commonly occur in manufacturing plants, factories, and construction sites.
  5. Struck by Objects: Workers may be struck by falling objects or flying debris in various environments. These accidents can result in head injuries, fractures, and internal organ damage.
  6. Vehicle Accidents: Workers who operate company vehicles or work in areas with moving vehicles are at risk of being involved in collisions or being struck by vehicles. These accidents can lead to a range of injuries, including whiplash, fractures, and traumatic brain injuries.
  7. Exposure to Hazardous Substances: Workers exposed to hazardous chemicals, gases, or fumes without proper ventilation or personal protective equipment (PPE) may suffer from respiratory illnesses, chemical burns, or long-term health conditions such as cancer or neurological disorders.
  8. Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI): Performing repetitive tasks or using improper ergonomics can lead to RSIs such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, or bursitis. These injuries are common among office workers, assembly line workers, and those who perform repetitive manual tasks.
  9. Electrical Accidents: Working with electrical systems or equipment without proper training or safety precautions can result in electric shocks, burns, or electrocution.
  10. Workplace Violence: Incidents of workplace violence, including physical assaults, threats, or harassment, can lead to physical injuries, psychological trauma, and emotional distress.

These are just a few examples of the types of accidents that can occur in the workplace and result in employment injury claims. Employers have a legal obligation to provide a safe working environment and take measures to prevent accidents and injuries. When they fail to do so, injured workers have the right to pursue compensation for their damages through accident at work claims.

Common injuries caused by accidents at work

Accidents at work can affect any part of your body. Injuries can vary from minor to severe, depending on the accident. Here are a few of the most common injuries:

  • Brain and Head Injuries
  • Back Muscle, Spinal and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Loss of vision
  • Amputations
  • Burn and Scald Injuries
  • Fatal Injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Broken/fractured bones
  • Lacerations and scarring
  • Minor injuries

Your employers’ responsibilities

Safety at work is extremely important. Your employer has a duty of care towards you and is obligated by law (the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974) 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 through regular risk assessments to ensure that it remains safe at all times. If an accident does occur in the workplace, then your employer must report it to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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 have set out guidance on their website for employers to assist in the implementation of Health and Safety Legislation on the workplace.

If you have been injured at work as a result of your employer’s negligence, you may be entitled to make an injury at work claim.

What should I do if I have been involved in an employment injury accident?

If you have been involved in a workplace accident, there are a few things you should do. If you are injured, seek medical attention immediately. Even if you don’t feel injured, it’s important to get checked out by a doctor. Some injuries, such as internal bleeding, may not be immediately apparent.

You should report the accident to your supervisor or manager as soon as possible and make sure that an accurate description of the accident is logged in the work accident book.

Exchange information with the other people involved in the accident. This includes their name, address, and phone numbers. You should also take pictures of the accident scene. This includes any injuries you sustained.

If you would like to make a personal injury claim for compensation, contact Beacon Law to speak to one of our specialist employment injury lawyers about making a claim on a no win, no fee basis. Details on the claims process can also be found on our website.

How much compensation could I receive?

The amount of compensation you could receive for an injury can vary significantly and depends on different factors. It is challenging to provide an exact figure without knowing the specific details of your case. Compensation typically covers two main categories of damages:

Special Damages:

These are the quantifiable economic losses you have incurred as a result of the accident. They may include:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for current and future medical treatment, surgeries, medications, therapy, and rehabilitation.
  • Loss of Earnings: Compensation for the income you have lost due to your injuries, including future earning potential if your injuries impact your ability to work. 


General Damages:

These are non-economic losses that are more subjective and can be challenging to quantify. They may include:

  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life resulting from the accident and injury.
  • Emotional Distress: Compensation for psychological trauma, anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by the accident.

It is important to consult with employment injury lawyers who can assess your case’s specific details, evaluate the potential value of your claim, and provide you with a more accurate estimation of the compensation you could receive based on their expertise and experience in handling similar cases.

What are the time limits for making an employment injury claim?

Before starting your claim, it is important to note that there are strict time limits on personal injury claims. From the date of the accident that caused the injuries, the injured party will have 3 years to commence proceedings for claiming compensation.

One exception to the 3 year time limit occurs when the claimant who has suffered an injury does not have the mental capacity to begin their compensation claim. In this case, a close family member or friend can make a claim on their behalf, or they can make a claim when they regain mental capacity.

No Win, No Fee employment injury claims

We offer all claims on a no win, no fee basis. These claims allow accident at work solicitors to proceed with your claim with no up-front legal costs to be paid. Throughout the accident at work compensation claim process, there will be no hidden charges or payments required from the injured person.

This type of agreement helps the injured party focus on recovering from their injuries without stressing about the financial risks.

If your claim is successful, you will only be required to pay a small amount from your final damages to your work injury lawyer. These costs will be calculated as a percentage and will be discussed with you before legal proceedings start. This payment is to compensate employment injury lawyers for their time and work put into assisting with your case.

You may also be required to pay a small fee for ATE insurance from your compensation award if your case is successful. This will all be explained to you by your employment injury lawyer before you agree to start your workplace injury claim.

If your case is unsuccessful, unfortunately, you will not receive any compensation; however, you will not be required to pay us anything.

Why choose Beacon Law?

Beacon Law is a law firm of specialist personal injury solicitors. We have helped many of our clients obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries sustained as a result of accidents at work. We also assist with other work accident claims such as forklift accidentsslips, trips and falls, and defective equipment.

We have years of experience in assisting those who have experienced all types of injuries. We deal with personal injury claims on a daily basis and have vast experience in injury-related cases.

You can request an initial consultation from our employment injury lawyers by completing the online help form, and an experienced member of our team will contact you to discuss your case. Alternatively, you can call us on 0330 1332 857, and we will be happy to assist you with your query.

Beacon Law are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. To find out about our no win, no fee basis, have a look at the funding section on our website.

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