Work Accident Lawyers: Making a Claim
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Work Accident Lawyers
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.
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 of a claim for compensation.
Beacon Law has a team of experienced accident at work lawyers who can assist you in making your claim for an accident at work. If you have suffered an injury at work, claim the compensation you deserve today.
Common Types of Accident at Work
The types of accidents that can lead to work accident claims may depend on the specific circumstances of each incident, but the majority of accidents at work that result in work accident claims include:
- Slips, trips, and falls: These accidents can result in a range of injuries, such as broken bones, head injuries, and sprains, and can lead to work accident claims if they were caused by a hazard that was not properly addressed by the employer.
- Manual handling injuries: This includes injuries caused by lifting, carrying, or moving heavy objects, and can result in back injuries or other types of musculoskeletal disorders.
- Industrial machinery accidents: These types of accidents can result in serious injuries, such as amputations, and can be caused by a lack of training, poor maintenance, or inadequate safety measures.
- Work-related traffic accidents: These can occur when employees are required to drive for extended periods of time, such as making deliveries, and can result in injuries to the employee or other drivers or passengers.
- Construction accidents: This includes accidents on construction sites, such as falls from scaffolding, being struck by falling objects, or accidents involving heavy machinery.
If you have been injured in an accident at work, you may be entitled to make a work accident claim. It’s important to seek legal advice from a qualified lawyer who specializes in personal injury claims, as they can help you understand your rights and the compensation you may be entitled to.
Your Employers’ Responsibilities
Ensuring safety in the workplace is crucial, and your employer has a legal responsibility to provide a secure work environment and promote a healthy atmosphere for you to perform your duties. This includes providing appropriate training and necessary equipment to enable you to execute your work safely and ensuring that the workplace and equipment are properly maintained for safe use at all times.
The legislation and health and safety laws have been established to improve employee protection, and employers must comply with these regulations to prevent accidents and unfavourable consequences. The Health and Safety Executive provides guidelines on their website to assist employers in adhering to Health and Safety Legislation.
If you have suffered an injury due to your employer’s negligence, you have the right to make a workplace injury claim.
How Can Work Accident Lawyers Assist?
Our work accident lawyers are legal professionals who specialise in assisting individuals who have been injured in the workplace. Here are some of the ways that work accident lawyers can assist:
- Providing legal advice: Work accident lawyers can provide legal advice on your rights and entitlements following a workplace injury, including the compensation you may be entitled to.
- Investigating the accident: Work accident lawyers can investigate the cause of the accident and gather evidence to support your claim.
- Handling negotiations: Work accident lawyers can negotiate on your behalf with the employer or their insurance company to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses.
- Representing you in court: If your case goes to court, work accident lawyers can represent you and advocate for your rights.
- Assisting with paperwork: Work accident lawyers can assist with filling out and submitting the necessary paperwork required for your claim.
- Providing support: Work accident lawyers can also provide support during what can be a difficult and stressful time, ensuring that you feel supported throughout the claims process.
Overall, our work accident lawyers can assist in ensuring that you receive the compensation and support that you need following a workplace injury and can help you navigate the often complex legal system.
How To Make An Accident At Work Claim
If you’ve been injured in an accident at work in the UK, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Here are the basic steps you should follow to make an accident at work claim:
- Report the accident to your employer: You should report the accident to your employer as soon as possible. This should be done in writing and should include all the details of the accident, as well as the names and contact details of any witnesses.
- Seek medical attention: You should seek medical attention for your injuries as soon as possible. Make sure to keep a record of all medical treatment you receive, including any medication you take, and any medical bills you incur.
- Gather evidence: It’s important to gather as much evidence as possible to support your claim. This may include photographs of the accident scene, witness statements, and any other documentation that may be relevant to your case.
- Contact an accident at work lawyer: It’s a good idea to contact a personal injury lawyer who specialises in accident at work claims. They can provide you with expert advice and guidance on how to proceed with your claim.
- Make the claim: Your lawyer will help you to prepare and submit your claim to the relevant party, such as your employer or their insurance company.
- Negotiate a settlement: Once your claim has been submitted, the other party may make an offer of compensation. Your accident at work lawyer can help you to negotiate a fair settlement that covers all of your losses and expenses.
Remember, the process of making an accident at work claim can be complex and time-consuming, so it’s important to seek professional legal advice and support to ensure the best possible outcome.
How much compensation will I receive for an accident at work?
The amount of compensation you may receive for an accident at work in the UK depends on a variety of factors, including the severity of your injuries, the circumstances surrounding the accident, and the extent of your financial losses.
In the UK, if you’ve been injured in an accident at work that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. This claim can cover a range of expenses, including medical bills, lost wages, and other financial losses.
You should ensure that you keep all receipts and invoices for your additional losses as these will be required to prove your loss. If your injuries suffered are severe and you have required long term treatment and a high amount of time off work, your compensation is likely to be much higher than a claim for a short term injury in which the victim recovered within a few weeks.
The amount of compensation you may receive will depend on the specific details of your case. To get a more accurate estimate of the amount of compensation you may be entitled to, it’s best to consult with an accident at work lawyer who can review the details of your case and provide you with an estimate based on the specific circumstances of your accident.
How Long Do I Have To Make An Accident At Work Claim?
There is a three year time limit for all personal injury claims. Your claim will become statute barred and you will lose your entitlement to bring a claim for compensation if you do not make a claim within three years of the accident date (or from the date on which you became aware that your injury was caused by an accident at work)
We would recommend making a claim as soon as possible as the deadline relates to the settlement of the case, not the initiation of the case. If the case takes longer than expected to settle, the Court may allow for an extension past the three year deadline.
How Long Will It Take To Settle?
It is very difficult to predict how long it will take to settle any case. If your case is straight-forward, your injuries are minor, and your employer admits liability within the required time frames, it should take around 6-9 months to settle your claim. The claims process is not always straight-forward and there are many factors which could cause a delay in settling you claim, such as an unresponsive defendant, difficulties in obtaining evidence, and serious, complicated injuries.
The timescales from the initiation of a claim to obtaining compensation will vary depending on whether your employer admits or denies liability for your accident. The seriousness of your injuries may also have an impact on the amount of time it will take for us to settle your claim.
For more information on the claims process, feel free to look at this section of our website.
No Win No Fee Accident Claims
We offer all claims on a no win, no fee basis. These claims allow accident at work solicitors and their legal team to proceed with your claim with no up-front costs to be paid. Throughout the work accident 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 injures 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 accident at work lawyer for their success. These costs will be calculated as a percentage and will be discussed with you before legal proceedings start. This payment is to compensate your solicitor for their time and work put into assisting on 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 solicitor before you agree to start your personal injury claim.
If your case is unsuccessful, unfortunately, you will not receive any accident at work compensation; however, you will not be required to pay us a penny.
Should I go back to work after an accident?
If you are well enough to go back to work, you should return to your workplace. If you are well enough to return to work, but decide not to, you will be unable to recover your loss of earnings for this time off when it comes to settling your claim.
If you are making a claim against your employer, you may feel awkward or uncomfortable when returning to work; but you shouldn’t feel this way. Your employer breached their duty of care towards you and caused you to sustain an injury, therefore, you are entitled to make a claim against them.
The law is on your side in this regard and your employer should not trat you negatively because you are making a claim against them.
Why Choose Beacon Law?
At Beacon Law, our law firm provides a team of highly experienced Solicitors and legal professionals. We provide a high level of service to all our clients and work hard to ensure you receive the highest level of injury at work compensation for your accident. We are specialist Personal Injury solicitors with expertise in all types of claims, including, road traffic accidents, slips, trips, falls, and criminal injuries. Beacon Law is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. To find out about our no win, no fee funding, have a look at the funding section on our website.
To find out more about making a workplace accident, take a look at our FAQ’s.
If you have a query regarding making a workplace accident claim, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will be happy to discuss your claim with you, without any obligations.
For a free initial consultation, contact us using the form at the top of the page or using our live chat facility. Alternatively, you can call us directly on 03301332857.