An accident at work can turn your whole life upside down. Not only are you dealing with an injury, but you may be worrying about the impact it’s going to have on everything from your family life to your finances.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault, we can help to get the compensation you need to help you get on the road to recovery.
We operate on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning that there no upfront costs to you. We offer a free initial, no-obligation assessment of your case.
Call us on 0161 225 8181 to discuss your claim, or submit your details below and we’ll call you back at a time convenient for you.
What is classed as an accident at work?
A work accident is that which results in a physical injury caused as a result of a work-based activity. We deal with an accident at work claims arising from:
- Slips, trips, and falls caused by wet or uneven floors, loose cables, or faulty equipment.
- Manual handling injuries, such as injuries caused by lifting heavy items without being given proper training or lifting aids.
- Injuries caused by a lack of proper training, faulty equipment, or a work colleague’s actions.
- Burns, scars and lacerations.
- Falls from height.
- Head and brain injuries.
- Scaffolding accidents.
- Forklift truck accidents.
- Electric shocks
- Kitchen accidents
- Farm accidents
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 you 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.
How much compensation will I receive?
There is no hard and fast rule for what an accident at work claim may be worth. It depends on the severity of the injury, and also how long it is likely to take to settle down.
How much will it cost to make a claim?
United Solicitors will manage your claim on a ‘No win, No fee’ basis
Why choose us to pursue your claim?
We help thousands of clients per year with their personal injury claims. We will work hard to get the deserved compensation for your injury 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 if you lose and
- Make sure you receive your maximum entitlement to compensation. We won’t settle for less.
How long will my claim take?
The answer varies depending on the seriousness of the injury. More essentially, United Solicitors will make sure you get the compensation you deserve.