Welcome to our guide looking at accident at work claims. Being injured in an accident at work can significantly impact your life. You may be unable to work as a result and it could stop you from doing the things you usually do. And if your injuries were caused by your employer’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation.
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 states that employers have a duty of care to keep employees safe. They should do this by minimising hazards as much as reasonably practicable. If employers breach this duty of care and workers suffer injuries because of it, we could help you begin the accident at work claims process to get the compensation you deserve.
If you’ve sustained an injury in a workplace accident, you can get in touch with our team of advisers for free legal advice. They can have a chat with you about your situation and assess how much compensation you could be entitled to.
If you have a valid claim, an adviser could connect you to one of our personal injury solicitors to discuss No Win No Fee agreements with you. They can then begin working on your claim and helping you gather sufficient evidence to ensure that the accident at work claims process runs as smoothly as possible.
How Do Accidents At Work Happen?
Below, we have included some examples of accidents at work that you could claim for:
- Slips, trips and falls – Your employer has a duty of care to maintain good housekeeping in the workplace. If you, for example, trip over a wire that isn’t supposed to be on the floor and suffer an injury, you may be entitled to accident at work compensation.
- Manual handling – Employees that are required to do heavy lifting should receive adequate health and safety training first. You also shouldn’t be asked to carry anything too heavy. If you haven’t been trained to carry out manual handling and you injure yourself while doing this, we could put you in touch with a lawyer to represent you in the accident at work claims process.
- Falls from a height – Your employer has a duty of care to complete regular safety checks to ensure equipment isn’t faulty. If your employer failed to do this and you consequently suffered an injury, you may be able to seek compensation.
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), there were 6.3 million working days lost as a result of workplace injuries in 2019-20. In addition to this, there were 142 workers were killed at work in this timeframe. However, these statistics do not relate to negligence and so don’t show how many of these incidents could lead to a successful accident at work claims.
No Win No Fee Agreements And Accident At Work Claims
A No Win No Fee agreement, sometimes referred to as Conditional Fee Agreements, is a contractual agreement between you and your personal injury lawyer including the conditions your lawyer must meet in order to receive payment. It means that you won’t be asked to pay them anything if your case is unsuccessful.
If your claim fails, you don’t have to pay your lawyer’s fees. If your case succeeds, your solicitor will deduct a legally capped, small percentage of your compensation. This deduction will be decided upon before the accident at work claims process begins, and you will receive the majority of the compensation.
A No Win No Fee claim enables you to access quality legal representation without the usual financial risk, so why wait? You can contact our friendly team of advisers to have a chat about your case and receive legal advice for free. If you have a valid claim, an adviser can connect you to one of our No Win No Fee solicitors to discuss your personal injury claim.
How Can Bonus Lawyers Help Me?
Our team of advisers are waiting to take your call. They’re available 24 hours a day to discuss your situation with you and explore the next steps you can take. They can also assess how much compensation you could receive. Even if you speak with an adviser about the accident at work claims process, you’re not obligated to use our services.
However, if you’d like, an adviser may be able to connect you to a personal injury lawyer from our panel. First, they’ll assess your claim to ensure that it has a good chance of success.
Our No Win No Fee lawyers are empathetic and understanding towards the impact a workplace injury can have on you. Furthermore, they have the experience and expertise to help you gather the evidence you need to support your claim. They also know how to help you receive the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
You can get in touch with our team of advisers by:
- Giving them a call on the number above to receive 24/7 free legal advice about your case.
- Chatting with them via our live chat pop-up box for a reply instantly.
- Filling out our online claims form with your information to receive a response whenever is best for you.
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Thank you for reading our guide on accident at work claims.