Can I Claim For an Accident at Work?

Can I Claim for an Accident at Work?

Can I claim for an accident at work? Possibly. If you’ve had an accident at work,  the best thing to do is to call us for a free no-obligation conversation about your accident. We’ll talk with you about what happened and with this information, we can advise you if you could make a claim for an accident at work. If we think you could make a claim, it’s then up to you to decide if you’d like to proceed with a claim for compensation.

Employers Duty

While many people may be unsure about their right to claim after experiencing an accident at work, employers have a duty to protect your health and safety at work. 

If your employer has failed to fulfil this obligation in any way and this negligence has resulted in you becoming injured, then it is very likely that you would be able to claim compensation in response. For example, if you work on a construction site, your employer should provide you with personal protective equipment like hardhats to ensure your safety. Similarly, you should not be forced to do tasks that are not safe or that you cannot handle. This includes not being asked to lift items that you are not strong enough to carry safely. All employees should have the training that is needed for them to safely carry out their job role, whether that is knowledge about how to safely complete manual handling tasks or how to operate machinery. 

The Health and Safety Executive

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has specific regulations for every industry and type of hazard that could be encountered in the workplace. For example, there are specific regulations that discuss how to safely handle chemicals and substances that could potentially be hazardous. All employers, business owners, and employees should be made aware of the regulations that apply to their industry and specific job role so that they can comply and ensure that everyone remains safe.


In some circumstances, you may still be able to make a compensation claim even if you are partly to blame for your accident. As long as there is enough evidence to highlight that your employer, or another employee, is partly to blame for the accident happening, you may be able to claim compensation in response. 

The most important part of ensuring that a claim is successful is the ability to attribute blame for the incident to the other party. If there is enough evidence to highlight that the accident was not your fault, you have a valid claim and shouldn’t fear making a personal injury claim case- if you wish.  

Making Personal Injury Claims

 At First Personal Injury, we work hard to help our clients win the compensation they deserve. 

“I would definitely recommend this solicitors. They handled the case with respect and was very prompt with answers. We had no stress along the way only good manners keeping us in the loop. I’m very satisfied with every step of the way.”Tim from Birmingham 

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If you have been injured in a workplace accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. 

First Personal Injury works with both families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury.

To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online. 

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