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Are You Eligible To Make A Work Accident Claim?

No matter what precautions are put in place, accidents at work can and do happen under varying circumstances. Injuries caused by these work accidents can range in severity from minor lacerations and sprains to broken bones, amputations, severe burns and sometimes sadly, even fatalities.

If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident at work and you suffer from a workplace injury, you may be able to file a work accident claim for compensation.

Can I Claim For An Accident At Work?

In the UK, employers and business owners are legally responsible for the welfare and safety of their staff and any visitors to their premises. The legal clause states that all businesses must Accident at work claimcompulsorily hold insurance (Employers Liability Insurance) and conform to Health & Safety regulations to ensure that they meet those guidelines. If you feel that your employer failed to meet their responsibilities and negligence has led to you being injured in an accident at work, you can claim compensation by filing a work accident claim. If your claim for a work injury is successful the compensation would be paid from the employers liability insurance.

In certain circumstances, even if you contributed to your own accident at work, you may still be able to claim injury compensation if your employer is deemed to have been the main instigator of your personal injury at work.

What Can I make A Work Accident Claim For?

You may have a valid basis for a work accident claim if you are injured at work for example for any of the below mentioned reasons and have suffered a personal injury:

• Slip, trip or fall
• Dangerous practices and procedures in the workplace
• Defective or poorly maintained equipment
• Dangerous machinery at work
• Noxious environment or toxic substances
• Falling object
• Non-adherence to Health & Safety regulations
• Negligence of co-workers
• Insufficient or improper training
• Assault at work
• Accident while operating a forklift or crane
• Faulty lifting and manual handling practices brought on by lack of training
• Industrial injuries such as hand arm vibration syndrome or vibration white finger

Please feel free to call/ contact us if you want further advice or are indeed looking for accident at work solicitors to handle a claim that you feel you may have.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Work Accident?

How much compensation you might be able to claim for a work accident varies due to different factors. These will include how severe your accident at work is, do you need to take time off from work to recover and if you do for how long, who else may be affected by your work injury such as family members and so forth.

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The best way to get a good idea of the amount of work accident compensation you might receive is to have a free initial consultation with one of our solicitors or trained advisors by phone so that we can assess your situation properly.

We can also advise you of exactly what our fees will be if you want us to take your claim on, which would be on a No Win No Fee basis. However, we have listed below various bodily injuries and the advised levels of compensation.

Head And Facial Injuries

Neck, Shoulder And Back Injuries

Hand And Arm Injuries

Leg And Foot Injuries

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.

The 3 year deadline commences from the date that the accident occurred, or from the date on which you realised that your injury was associated with the workplace accident. The second clause is particularly useful in cases that have involved exposure to asbestos. This is because you might not find out for many years after exposure to asbestos that you have contracted mesothelioma, an asbestos related disease.

In fatal cases, the 3 year limitation commences from the date of death. In case the death was due to mesothelioma, the 3 year deadline would commence from the date of the post mortem as the mesothelioma may have gone undiagnosed until they died and it was only discovered during the post mortem.

If the person dies while in the process of dealing with their work accident case, the 3 year deadline begins from the date of their death to allow their family time to continue with the claim.

Every personal injury compensation case has its own circumstances and will proceed differently depending upon these circumstances and the reactions of the employers. While some personal injury at work cases are settled amicably and within a matter of months, others can take several years.

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Some common types of work injuries include:

• Head injuries
• Burn and scald injuries
• Spinal injuries
• Brain injuries
• Loss of sight
• Spinal and spinal cord injuries
• Amputations
• Fatal injuries

As with any personal injury claim, the amount of compensation awarded will vary from one accident at work claim to the next so it is never possible to calculate 100% accurately what compensation amount your accident at work claim might be awarded.

However, there are brackets for which various degrees of injury will fit into which are set out by the Judiciary Study Board. These can be used as a guide by accident at work solicitors to provide early estimates on various kinds of accidents at work.

There is a work accident compensation calculator below that will help you get a rough idea of various compensation amounts for different types of injuries at work.

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*Estimates are based upon the severity of the injury and should be used as a guide only.

*Please note that the accident at work claim calculator should be used as a guide only and not be taken as fact that your claim if successful would be awarded the same amount of compensation as shown in the table below.

Accident At Work Solicitors

Work Accident SolicitorWhen filing a work accident claim, it is always recommended you contact a reputed and experienced solicitor to give you the proper accident claims help and advice to get started, such as ourselves.

Once you have found a solicitor (if you don’t have one already), they can then take up your case as their experience can make a tremendous difference to the success or failure of your claim and also to the amount of compensation you receive.

If you don’t know where to start in looking for a reputable solicitor then we’d of course certainly recommend getting in touch with ourselves today.

Our experienced work accident claims solicitors have been dealing with accidents at work claims for many years, and if you do indeed have a claim then we can get started on filing your compensation claim immediately.

Unlike some other companies we won’t refer you to one solicitor and then another and keep messing you about. We deal directly with your work accident claim and also do most things electronically so you won’t always be waiting around for paperwork to arrive in the post.

All of our accident at work claims are taken on as No win No fee and any fees that we charge are highly competitive.

Caveat To Making A Work Accident Claim

As with all kinds of accident compensation claims, the most important aspect of filing a work accident claim is being able to prove that your accident at work injury was caused as a consequence of negligence.

Even if it was a straightforward accident in a factory for example, caused clearly by your employer’s negligence, it may sometimes be difficult to prove it in court. This is when it is important to appoint a personal injury solicitor who will assist you in assembling all the evidence for your accident at work claim and presenting it convincingly.

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