Accidents at Work Claims
Been injured in an accident at work? Our personal injury solicitors can help with your workplace accident compensation claims on 100% No Win No Fee basis.
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Accident At Work Compensation Claims (No Win No Fee)
If you had an accident at work and that was not your fault then our highly experienced personal injury solicitor can help with your compensation claim.
An accident at work can turn your whole life upside down. Not only are you dealing with an injury, but you may be worried about the impact it’s going to have on everything from your family life to your finances.
We operate on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning that there are no upfront costs to you. We offer a free initial, no-obligation assessment of your case.
Call us on 01612258181 to discuss your claim, or submit your details below and we’ll call you back at a time convenient for you.
No Win No Fee Solicitors in Manchester
As highly experienced personal injury solicitors in Manchester, we handle the majority of all our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis. It means, if you don’t win your claim, you won’t have to pay any legal costs.
Reporting an accident at work
Who you report your accident to depends on:
- where you were working when you had it
- your ’employment status’ – this means whether you’re an employee, a worker or self-employed
Common workplace accidents & injuries
We deal with all types of workplace injury claims. Few examples are given below:
6 Common causes of workplace accidents
There are several reasons behind accidents in the workplace such as:
- Dangerous working practices.
- Poor or non-existent personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Weak risk assessments.
- Preventable spillages.
- Unsatisfactory or poorly enforced safety procedures.
- Badly maintained equipment.
How much work injury compensation could you claim?
The amount of work injury compensation you could win depends on your injury or illness, its severity and the effect it’s had on your life.
It’s not just about your pain and physical suffering. There are several other compensation areas your solicitor will include:
- Any time off work and lost earnings.
- Any future loss of income.
- Any changes to your ability to work.
- Psychological trauma.
- Care or support you have needed, even if given free by family and friends.
- Any changes you might need to your home or car.
- Paid medical treatments, travel costs for treatment and accommodation costs.
Can you claim for an accident at work?
You may be able to make an accident at work claim if you’ve been injured as a result of health and safety procedures not being followed. In some instances, you may even be able to claim if you caused the accident, for instance, if your injuries were made worse because of a piece of faulty equipment.
It may also be possible to claim if a workplace accident made an existing injury or condition worse.
Your employer has a legal duty to ensure you’re safe at work. In practice, this means that they have a responsibility to:
- Make sure you’re properly trained
- Provide you with suitable work and personal protective equipment
- Undertake risk assessments
- Manage business activities to minimise risks to your health and safety
- Provide safe working systems
Call United Solicitors on 0161 225 8181 or contact us online to get in touch with one of our no win no fee solicitors in Manchester to get free legal advice.
Work accident claim time limit
In the UK there is a standard 3-year time limit within which you can file a work accident claim. If you have not initiated legal proceedings within 3 years of suffering your injury at work, your case may be considered to be time-barred and you may not be entitled to any compensation.
Your employer owes you a 'duty of care'
In the UK, all employers owe a ‘duty of care’ to their employees. In most cases, your employer will be liable (responsible) if you are injured during the course of your work.
The HSE defines an employer’s responsibility as
“making sure that workers and others are protected from anything that may cause harm, effectively controlling any risks to injury or health that could arise in the workplace.”
In practice, your employer has a duty to:
- Keep your workplace clean, tidy and safe.
- Provide you with suitable tools and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), to enable you to do your job safely.
- Ensure you are fully trained to safely perform any tasks you are asked to do. You should also be fully trained in the use of tools, equipment and PPE.
What should I do if I have an accident at work?
If you’ve been injured in an accident in the workplace you should follow the below steps to maintain your safety and to provide evidence for any future work accident claim:
- Make sure you see your doctor as soon as you can. The priority here is your recovery and making sure your injuries are tended to. It will be reassuring for you to discuss your injuries with a doctor, and most importantly this will be recorded in your medical records – which may be used as evidence in your case.
- Report the accident to your employer. Make sure that the details of your accident are accurately recorded in your employer’s accident book. If there is no accident book, write down what happened and give it to your employer. Keep a copy for yourself too.
- Get the names and contact details of any witnesses.
- If possible, take photos of the scene of the accident. This can be very helpful if you wish to pursue a claim and your employer doesn’t admit liability.
Keep a diary of all of your symptoms.
- Keep a record of your expenses and losses.
- Speak to a specialist accident at work lawyer for legal advice on making a claim.
Can I lose my job if I make a claim against my employer?
A lot of people are put off from making a work compensation claim out of the fear that they will lose their job. It is however illegal for your employer to dismiss you on the basis of you making a personal injury claim against them.
No matter what the size of the company, they are required, by law, to have employer’s liability insurance in place, to cover them for worker injuries. It is therefore important to know that your claim will be against your employer’s insurance company and not directly handled by your employer.
Why choose United Solicitors for personal injury claims?
We help thousands of clients per year with their injury claims. We will work hard to get the deserved compensation and we will give you clear, jargon-free advice and guidance so you can be in complete control of your claim.
- Agree to represent you on a “No Win, No Fee” basis which means you pay nothing to us but you might be liable to pay the defendant costs if you lose and;
- Make sure you receive your maximum entitlement to compensation. We won’t settle for less.