Employers have a legal duty to provide a safe working environment, yet thousands of people suffer from injuries and illnesses sustained at work each year, often through no fault of their own.
If you have been injured in an accident at work, you may be entitled to compensation. We will provide you with free initial advice and we offer no win no fee agreements where appropriate.
Call our expert solicitors now on 01332 897 222 or contact us online and we will call you.
Types of Claim
We handle all types of accident at work claims, whether you were working as a permanent or temporary employee, working for an agency or working part-time or full-time.
Your employer must provide you with a safe place and system of work and if you have been injured during the course of your work, you may be able to claim even if you feel that you were partly at fault.
If the person or firm at fault for your injury was not your employer, but an independent contractor for example, you may still be able to claim. We have even won claims for clients who were classed as self-employed.
Accidents at work can be caused by a variety of reasons, including lack of training, faulty or unsafe equipment, lack of protective clothing, dangerous procedures, exposure to dangerous substances, unsafe lifting techniques and so on. Thankfully, employers are required by law to have insurance to cover employees for workplace accidents and so most work accident claims are brought against and paid for by the insurance company rather than the employer.
If you are worried about your employer’s reaction to bringing a compensation claim, please bear in mind that you may be protected by employment rights and we can put you in touch with an employment lawyer should you wish to seek advice about this.
What Can I Claim?
We will claim compensation for your injuries and for the other losses and expenses that you have suffered as a result of your accident:
Compensation paid for your pain and suffering and the effect of your injuries on your life is sometimes called general damages.
We will ask a medical expert to examine you and prepare a report on your injuries. Your claim will be valued on the basis of the medical expert’s opinion about your injuries and likely recovery.
The impact of your injury on your work, home life, sports and hobbies will be considered and special factors, such as where the treatment is lengthy or where the accident has spoilt a holiday, will also be taken into account.
Losses and Expenses
Compensation paid for your other losses and expenses that are incurred as a result of your accident is sometimes called special damages.
These may include loss of earnings, any property damaged in the accident, travel costs, prescription charges and so on.
We may also be able to claim an interim payment, which is where part of your compensation is paid early. This may be available if you need medical equipment at home or if you need special care or treatment to help with your recovery, such as physiotherapy, or to replace an ongoing loss of earnings and so on.
Whether you have suffered bruising, a sprain or more serious injuries, we are here to help and we aim to win you the maximum compensation award.
Unlike many firms who use unqualified paralegals, you will be represented by a qualified solicitor with years of experience in accident claims. In addition to being regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, this firm is accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) as experts in our field of law.
We pride ourselves on our professional yet friendly approach and we care about giving you quality advice and excellent customer service. We are known for our attention to detail and determination to succeed and our clients are often impressed by the way in which we overcome difficult obstacles to win their cases. Indeed, we have taken on and won many cases that other firms of solicitors have turned away.
We believe that the fact that our clients return to us and recommend us to others is proof of our hard work and dedication.