When working, your employer has a duty to protect you and certain responsibilities for your safety in the workplace. Whether you are injured at work, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.
Some types of work, such as heavy industry and factory work, often exposes workers to dangerous machinery and unrestricted working practices, which can become life-threatening if left uncontrolled. Accidents due to malfunctioning machinery, poor working conditions or unsafe working environments can be very serious, and while not every workplace injury results in a fatality, employers have a responsibility to ensure their employees work in a safe environment.
Workplace accidents are not limited to industrial, construction or factory workplaces, but can take place anywhere from the office to the classroom. The workplace is governed by certain laws and regulations which affect the responsibilities of employers and employees that work there. But whether you were injured during the operation of machinery, slipped on a spillage, hurt yourself lifting something or fell from a height, Claim Today Solicitors can help you.
Types of accidents where you can claim
There are a great number of accident types that you can claim as an accident at work. At Claim Today Solicitors, our team of personal injury solicitors can assist with claiming compensation with the following:
- bodily injuries; including back injuries, spinal cord injuries, head injuries, back injuries, needle stick injuries, soft tissue injuries, burns and scars, repetitive strain injury, acoustic shock, and amputations;
- injuries caused by the company; including injuries caused by another employee, inadequate training, inadequate protective equipment / clothing, or defective work equipment;
- injuries caused by accidents in the workplace; such as slips, trips, falls from heights, falling objects, construction accidents, and defective work equipment;
- respiratory injuries; such as asthma, dermatitis, industrial disease, dust injuries, fume injuries, chemical injuries, and gas injuries.
Who pays for the claim?
Your employer is required by law to have Employers’ Liability Insurance, which should cover them against your claim, so if you suffer illness or injury due to an employer’s negligence, you are legally entitled to make a claim. Every workplace accident is different, and our experienced personal injury lawyers will discuss your circumstances in depth to see whether you have a viable claim.
No win no fee
Personal injury compensation claims, clinical negligence claims, and serious injury claims made with Claim Today Solicitors are offered with “no win no fee”. Meaning that if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay a penny.
The main benefits of No Win No Fee are that there is no money to pay up front, and only to be paid as a percentage of your total compensation amount at the end of a winning case. Meaning you need not worry about money in order to make a claim, and to benefit from legal advice as soon as possible.
Do you have a claim?
Should you have been unfortunate enough to suffer a workplace accident and are considering making a claim, it should be done within three years of the accident taking place. You will also need to prove that the accident came about through negligence of another party and not through any fault of your own. This can be either your employer, the company itself, or an individual.
If you believe you do have a claim for an accident at work, you should complete the following tasks:
- Record your injury in an accident report, or an accident book and ensure that your employer logs the injury with the Health and Safety Executive.
- Check your contract and find out what it says about sick pay / accident pay. You may be entitled to statutory or company sick pay, and also some additional benefits.
- Consult your GP or hospital doctor. It’s important that your injuries are professionally examined and a record be made of them on your health records.
- Register your claim as an Industrial Injury with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
How to start your claim
To start your claim with Claim Today Solicitors, either call 08000 93 93 92, or start your claim by clicking here and filling out our form, where we will call you back to talk to you in more detail about your claim.
When detailing your claim, it is important that you note down the details of your accident, including:
- the time and date of the accident;
- the location of the accident;
- the cause of the accident;
- details of any witnesses;
- photographs of the location and of the injury sustained in the accident.
After establishing that you have a claim that we can take forward, our expert solicitors at Claim Today will handle all of your tricky paperwork and advise you throughout the claim process.
Claim Today, Plan for Tomorrow
Claim Today Solicitors is a personal injury firm that specialises in medical negligence and serious injury claims, and is nationally accredited for both client service and legal delivery in the field of personal injury.
However, our care looks beyond that of your claim. Our commitment to you can be seen through our tagline Claim Today, Plan for Tomorrow. Our expert team of personal injury solicitors look at ensuring that you are able to continue your life as able and as care-free as possible.
We will assess the impact of your medical care alongside your rehabilitation, equipment and house adjustments, and your long-term daily care needs to ensure that you receive full support with your claim. This includes provisions such as benefits, psychological and physical therapy, future care, mobility and living modifications, family support, and ongoing medical treatment.
In some cases, we are also able to offer claim advances up front in order to make necessary adjustments and medical support to ensure that you get the best support at a time that you need it most. Meaning that you can start planning for tomorrow, while you claim today.