Accident and Injury at Work Claims
If you’ve suffered an injury at work, you’re not alone.
Every year, we act for thousands of workers hurt in accidents that could have been avoided. At Thompsons Solicitors, we've been holding employers to account for workplace accidents for more than a century.
We can use our wealth of experience to help you make a claim against your employer and secure the compensation you deserve.
Why choose Thompsons Solicitors?
Our accident at work solicitors have a strong track record of winning work injury compensation claims.
We’ve been standing up for workers for over 100 years. In that time we have never represented an employer or insurer, and we never will.
Our experienced team of work injury lawyers can provide legal advice and help you make a workplace accident claim on a no win, no fee basis – which means you’ll only pay a fee if your claim is successful.
Our Accident At Work Solicitors
If you've been hurt in an accident at work that could have been avoided and you’re ready to talk about your case, one of our accident at work lawyers would be happy to help.Call us on 0800 0 224 224
What you need to know about accident and injury at work claims
If you’ve been injured at work and your employer is at fault in some way, you can make a work accident compensation claim.
Your employer has a duty of care to provide you with a safe work environment.
If your employer has failed in their duty of care toward you and an accident has occurred, they can be held legally responsible for any injury you have suffered as a result of, what is known as, their ‘negligence’.
Employers have been found liable to pay work injury compensation where they have failed to:
- Follow health and safety legislation
- Conduct any (or any adequate) risk assessments
- Provide employees with regular, in-depth health and safety training
- Supply sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Ensure equipment and machinery is in safe working order and regularly maintained
- Reduce risk as much as reasonably possible, such as removing trip hazards from the workplace.
If you have sustained an injury at work and believe your employer is responsible, complete our online claim form for us to advise you on your workplace injury claim.
If you are unsure if you can claim, you can request a callback and one of our work accident lawyers will contact you to discuss your case.
You can get in touch with our workplace injury solicitors in any of the following ways:
- Completing our start a claim form with details of the accident and your injuries
- Requesting a callback to discuss your case
- Calling us free on 0800 0 224 224.
Before you get in touch, you should try to collect as much information about the accident and your injuries as possible.
This will help us provide legal advice about whether we think you have a claim, and how much compensation you may be able to secure.
If possible, try to do the following:
- Report the accident and your injuries to your employer. Every workplace should have an accident book and ideally you would fill it in yourself so the incident is reported in your own words
- Take photographs of the place where the accident happened, especially if there are any visible hazards such as loose carpet or unsafe machinery
- Photograph any visible injuries sustained
- Collect the names, home addresses and contact numbers of any witnesses to your accident
- Keep a record of any doctors visited and treatments received
- Keep receipts for any injury-related expenses (including travel).
Generally, the more evidence you collect, the stronger your claim will be.
But don’t worry if you haven’t been able to follow the steps above. You could still be able to make a successful claim for accident at work compensation.
We can provide professional, no obligation advice about whether your injury at work claim has reasonable prospects of success based on the facts you share with us and the evidence you have.
There are many different types of workplace injuries that your employer can be held responsible for.
For more than 100 years, our specialist accident at work solicitors have dealt with millions of work injury compensation claims. These include claims for:
- Lacerations and cuts
- Workplace burns
- Musculoskeletal injuries, including back injuries
- Serious injuries, including brain injuries and spinal injuries
- Workplace fatalities.
The amount of compensation you may be entitled to depends on the impact your work injury has had on you.
Generally, the more serious your injury, the greater your compensation award.
If your accident has left you unable to work for any period, we can claim additional compensation for loss of income. This could be short-term or long-term.
When pursuing a workplace accident claim with us, we will charge a 20% success fee which will include the cost of any insurance we advise you take out. Other workplace accident law firms will likely charge a 25% success fee and insurance fees on top of this, as well as any unrecovered fees and disbursements.
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For an idea of how much compensation you may be able to claim for your work injury, call us on 0800 0 224 224 or request a call back.
Our friendly team will be in touch to discuss your case and provide an estimate of potential compensation.
The time limit for making most personal injury claims, including accident at work claims, is three years.
The three years begins from the date of the accident, or from the date you first became aware of your injuries if you do not immediately realise you are injured.
For certain types of industrial injuries, such as an asbestos-related disease, it could be many years before you realise that your work has caused you an injury.
There are some very limited exceptions to the three-year rule. For example, if you have suffered a severe brain injury which means you cannot be expected to manage your legal affairs, the rule would not apply. But, our advice is to always get in touch without delay.
There are two main routes to funding your workplace accident claim, depending on whether you are a member of a trade union.
If you are a trade union member:
If you are a member of a trade union, you should be able to get free legal advice and representation as part of your membership, and keep 100% of your accident at work compensation.
We provide legal services for many UK trade unions. To find out more about making a claim through your union, visit our trade union website or contact your trade union representative.
If you are not a trade union member:
If you are not a union member, then you can make an accident at work claim with us on a no win, no fee payment arrangement. This means that you will need to pay a fee if your claim is successful, which will be deducted from your compensation.
Unlike other law firms, we cap work injury claim fees at a maximum of 20% of your compensation, with no additional hidden fees. This means that by choosing to make an accident at work claim with Thompsons Solicitors as a non-trade union member, you will always keep at least 80% of your compensation.
How can I make a claim with Thompsons Solicitors?
If you would like to make an accident at work compensation claim, the first step is to contact our accident at work lawyers for free, no-obligation legal advice.
We will discuss your circumstances and let you know if we think you have a good chance of winning compensation. We will also explain the claim process, including any fees and charges.
To speak to us about making a claim, you can fill in our online claim form and one of our legal experts will be in touch to discuss your case. Alternatively, call us on 0800 0 224 224 to speak to our accident at work lawyers.