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Accidents at work
Accidents at work are all too frequent and workplaces can be the scene of many injuries.
Construction site accidents, machinery accidents, serious falls, or injuries as a result of work transportation. If you’ve had an injury in the workplace, you may be able to make an accident claim for compensation.
If you would like more information on making a claim for compensation then get in touch with First Personal Injury on 0800 808 9740 or online.
Accidents At Work Claims Types
At First Personal Injury, we deal with a wide range of accident at work claims, some of which are listed below. If you have been injured in an incident not listed, please do not hesitate to contact us anyway, as we will be able to offer help and advice regarding your claim for compensation.
- Chemical leaks
- Commercial kitchen accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Workplace slips, trips and falls
- Factory accidents
- Accidents involving falling objects
- Lack of training
- Head injuries at work
- Office accident
- Falls from height
- Falls from ladders
- Eye injuries at work
- Back injuries at work
- Electrical accidents in the workplace
- Manual handling claims
"Jillian has been exceptional throughout the period of my claim. Easily contactable and kept me updated throughout. Fantastic support, would highly recommend."
Elizabeth from Newcastle
An Accident at Work Can Change Everything
An accident at work can change everything. You may not be able to work or function normally after an accident. Alternatively, you may find yourself in financial difficulties as a result of a work-related accident. Suddenly the future can look uncertain. That’s where our accident at work claims injury lawyers can help. Our team can help you get your life back on track.
Claiming Accident at Work Compensation
Employers have a responsibility to protect their employees, contractors and visitors from work-related accidents and injuries. They must provide their employees with the necessary tools, machinery and safety wear to carry out the job at hand and they must maintain it in a safe condition. They must also ensure the workplace is safe to reduce the risk of a work-related accident.
Following Accidents Or Injuries In The Workplace, You May Be Able To Make A Claim
Making a work-related claim can be a difficult process, with many employees reluctant to bring a claim against their employer. However, if you have suffered a serious injury that is affecting your day-to-day life, a compensation claim should be pursued. You may have to take time off work, pay for medical care or, in serious cases, even modify your home.
Much of your claim will depend on what happens immediately following an accident at work.
5 Steps You Should Take Following an Injury at Work
Report the Accident
When you suffer an accident at work (either on the premises or during working hours), you should notify your health and safety representative. If you’re not sure who this is, speak to your manager or supervisor. All employers are legally required to have an accident book in order to record any incidents that take place on the premises; make sure your accident is recorded.
Think About the Cause of the Accident
In order to make a successful accident at work claim, your legal team will need to establish that your employer was at fault for your injuries. If for example, you slipped or tripped on a wet floor that wasn’t clearly signposted or marked, this could be regarded as negligence on the behalf of your employer, giving you grounds for a claim.
If your accident at work was caused by a particular hazard or faulty equipment, you should try and take photographs of the cause, where possible. If you can provide photographic evidence, this is bound to help with your injury claim.
Don’t Discuss Fault
Following the accident, it’s important not to discuss fault at all as you don’t want to say anything that may prejudice your claim. Do not feel pressurised into saying that it was actually your fault (when it clearly wasn’t) as this can potentially affect the success of accident at work claims.
Seek Medical Attention
After an accident, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Your employer should have a first-aider on the premises but you should also go to hospital or to see your GP where necessary.
Contact First Personal Injury
Contact us for a no-obligation assessment of your circumstances to find out if you might be able to claim. Call us on 0800 808 9740 or fill out our online form.
How Much Compensation?
All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. Compensation is understood by looking at two specific factors: general damages and special damages.
The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused are main factors that are used to determine how much general damage compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that highlights the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity. Our compensation calculator will give you an indication of how much general damage compensation you might be entitled to based upon your injuries.
In addition to receiving compensation for your injuries, you may be able to reclaim any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries. Compensation for financial losses is known as special damages compensation. This can include losses such as loss of earnings due to not being able to return to work, the cost of treatment as well as travel to treatment. It is important that you keep any receipts or evidence of additional losses in order for these to be reclaimed. With the exception of children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident initially occurred. Therefore, you should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case.
Making Personal Injury Claims
If you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, 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.