How To Make A Workplace Accident Claim

In this guide, we’ll be discussing the process of making a workplace accident claim after being injured as a result of employer negligence. We will look at the situations that could entitle you to make a claim for a work accident.

Workplace accident claim

Workplace accident claim guide

Furthermore, we will look at the kinds of accidents and injuries that could mean you’re eligible to claim. We will address how compensation is valued to give you an idea of how much your claim could be worth. Finally, we will address No Win No Fee agreements and 

To learn more about the process of making an accident at work claim, you can use the following information to get in touch with us. In just one call you can ask any questions that you might have to our advisors who can provide you with free advice. 

Use the details below to get in touch:

  • Contact us online
  • Call us on 0161 696 9685
  • Talk with one of our team of advisors through the live support feature on your screen now

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  1. When Are You Eligible To Make A Workplace Accident Claim?
  2. How Could A Workplace Accident Happen?
  3. What Compensation Could Be Awarded In A Workplace Accident Claim?
  4. What Do You Need To Make A Work Injury Claim?
  5. Use Our Panel Of No Win No Fee Solicitors To Claim For An Accident At Work
  6. Read More About Making A Workplace Accident Claim

When Are You Eligible To Make A Workplace Accident Claim?

As stated above, you may be able to claim for a workplace accident if you can prove that you were injured as a result of employer negligence. 

In order to make a claim, you’d have to identify how an employer had breached their duty of care. This is outlined clearly in The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, which details how employers have to take reasonable and practicable steps to prevent injury to employees. This includes maintaining equipment and facilities that employees will use whilst working.

You are only eligible to make an accident at work claim if you can prove that:

  • An employer had a duty of care to you
  • This employer’s actions or inactions breached this duty of care
  • This specific breach of duty caused you to be injured. 

To find out if you’re eligible to make an injury at work claim, then you can speak with a member of our team today. 

How Could A Workplace Accident Happen?

A workplace accident could happen as a result of negligence in a number of ways. We have included some of these below: 

  • Slipping on a wet floor due to no warning signs being present.
  • Falling from a height in a ladder accident because faulty equipment was knowingly supplied by your employer.
  • Being provided with insufficient Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). 
  • Sustaining a head injury in a forklift accident because the driver didn’t receive the appropriate training to use it safely. 
  • Suffering an injury due to your employer failing to maintain good housekeeping in the workplace. For example, you could trip on a loose wire and break your wrist.

To discuss this further you can contact our team of advisors for free advice. 

Is There A Work Injury Claim Time Limit?

At this point, you may be wondering, ‘how long can you claim after an accident at work?’. The standard time limit for an accident at work is three years from the date of the accident. This is set out in the Limitation Act 1980

However, there are some exceptions to these time limits that can apply. To find out about these and to see whether this could apply in your circumstances, speak with a member of our team today.

What Compensation Could Be Awarded In A Workplace Accident Claim?

After making a successful workplace accident claim, you will receive compensation. This could be made up of two separate heads of claim; the first of these that we’ll discuss is general damages. 

General damages compensate for the pain and suffering that you have experienced as a result of your injuries. Note that the figures provided have been taken from the Judicial College Guidelines, which are used by solicitors to help assign a value to general damages compensation.

These figures cannot be guaranteed due to the fact that claims are valued on a case-by-case basis.

Compensation Brackets

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Injury Severity Compensation Notes
Brain and Head Injury Very Severe (a) £282,010 to £403,990 Cases which result in a person requiring full time nursing care, as a result of a lack of any response to an environment.
Back Injuries Severe (i) £91,090 to £160,980 Cases of the most severe injury that involve damage to the nerve roots and spinal cord. There will be lasting pain and disability.
Back Injuries Moderate (i) £27,760 to £38,780 Cases involving a wide variety of injuries which include substantial risk of arthritis and constant pain.
Neck Injury Severe (a) (i) In the region of £148,330 Neck injury that is often associated with incomplete paraplegia. There will be little to no movement left in the neck.
Injuries to the Pelvis and Hips Severe (a) (i) £78,400 to £130,930 Fractures of the pelvis involving a dislocation of a joint which necessitates spinal fusion. There will be substantial residual disabilities.
Arm Injuries Injuries Resulting in Permanent and Substantial Disablement (b) £39,170 to £59,860 Serious fractures to both or one forearm which leaves permanent residual disability.
Injuries to the Elbow A Severely Disabling Injury (a) £39,170 to £54,830 An injury leaving lasting residual disability in the elbow
Leg Injuries Moderate (iv) £27,760 to £39,200 Complicated, or multiple fractures generally to a single limb. Compensation will depend on the impact of employment, the risk of degenerative changes and future surgery.
Knee Injuries Moderate (b) (i) £14,840 to £26,190 Injuries involving dislocation, torn cartilage or meniscus that leaves lasting instability and weakness in the knee.
Ankle Injuries Modest Injuries (d) Up to £13,740 Less serious, minor or undisplaced fractures and sprains. Compensation will depend on the future disablement and tendency for the ankle to give way.

Special Damages In An Accident At Work Claim

Special damages aim to reimburse claimants for any financial losses that they may have experienced as a result of their injuries. This can come in the form of:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Cost of care
  • Medication costs
  • Travel expenditures
  • Cost of renovations to a home

If you would like an assessment of the value of your claim that relates to your circumstances, speak with a member of our team today.

What Do You Need To Make A Work Injury Claim?

Potential types of evidence that you can use to prove an injury at work include:

  • CCTV footage of the accident
  • Keeping a diary of your treatment and any symptoms you experience
  • Getting medical care and asking for copies of any records produced
  • Taking photographs of your injury and the accident site
  • Taking contact details of potential witnesses.

If you’re struggling to gather evidence to support your claim, then you could work with a solicitor from our panel. They could help you collect any proof that could prove helpful when making a workplace accident claim.

Use Our Panel Of No Win No Fee Solicitors To Claim For An Accident At Work

On proving that you have a valid claim, you can seek legal representation through our panel of solicitors. One of these lawyers could represent you under a type of No Win No Fee Agreement that is referred to a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). These types of agreements are set out in The Conditional Fees Agreements Order 2013

This means that you won’t typically have to pay any upfront or continuous fees to your lawyer. As well as this, in the case that you’re unsuccessful in your claim, you generally won’t have to pay anything for the work your lawyer has done at all. 

However, in the scenario that you’re successful in your claim, you’ll have to pay a success fee. This is a percentage of your compensation total that your lawyer will deduct, and it will be taken from your settlement before it reaches you. 

If you’d like to begin receiving compensation for your accident at work claim, then you can do so by using the following contact information. In just one call you can get an understanding of the necessary steps that you’ll have to take in order to make a workplace accident claim. 

  • Contact us online
  • Call us on 0161 696 9685
  • Talk with one of our team of advisors through the live support feature on your screen now

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