How to Make an Accident at Work Claim
Under the Health and Safety at Work act 1974, your employer has a duty to keep you safe and well in the workplace. The coronavirus pandemic has shone a spotlight on the importance of having a safe workplace and the government has introduced regulations to enforce this.
However, some employers continue to breach guidelines, putting their workforce at risk.
Our accident at work solicitors have experience in representing clients with a range of accident at work claims, such as:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Strain injuries and manual handling claims
- Needlestick injuries
- Crush injury claims
- Military injuries and cold injury claims
- Back injuries
If you’ve been injured at work, you may be able to claim compensation. Read more on how to claim for an accident at work below:
Steps to claiming for an accident at work
To make an accident at work claim, you must prove that your employer failed to take reasonable care for your safety, and that lack of care led to your injury. Thompsons will assist you in securing evidence to support your claim – arranging a medical report, if needed, to prove your injuries.
We will aim to secure a conclusion to your case in the shortest possible time, while achieving the best possible outcome. If needed, we will take the case to court to hold your employer to account.
How much compensation will I get for an accident at work claim?
The amount of compensation you will receive will depend entirely upon a number of factors such as the losses you have suffered, the severity of your injury and the long term consequences of the accident. We will work hard to secure you the maximum possible compensation for your accident.
How long after an accident at work can I claim?
There is a three-year time limit for making any personal injury claim including an accident at work claim, so it is best to get in touch with us as soon as possible following your accident to start the claim process. Call us on 0800 0 224 224 today.
Will I lose my job if I make an accident at work claim?
Making an injury at work compensation claim should not affect your job. If you were to lose your job, simply because you made a claim, then you would probably have a case for unfair dismissal. If the injuries you have from the workplace accident mean you cannot carry on in the job you are contracted to do, or if this restricts the jobs you can do in the future, we can make a claim for any losses you suffer as a result of having to move to a different job within the workplace or starting an entirely new career.
How much will it cost me to make a claim?
We usually recommend that clients pursue a claim on a ‘no win no fee’ basis – you can learn more about this here.
If you are a member of a union, you may be entitled to free legal representation as part of your membership – visit our trade union hub to see if your union is listed.