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Work Team

UK Workplace Accident Solicitors and Work Injury Claim Lawyers

Welcome to the Claim Help Team. We are a team of experienced solicitors and lawyers specializing in helping people with workplace accident claims and other personal injury claims.

If you have been injured at work, we would like to help you pursue compensation for injuries and financial losses caused.

There is no obligation on your part to pay any costs upfront – our services are available to all employees who have suffered an injury or illness due to their job on a no win no pay basis.

Call us on 0800 710 1010 or fill our online claim form to get started with a free, no-obligation case evaluation and consultation.

Types of Work-Related Accidents That May Be Compensated

Types of Work-Related Accidents That May Be Compensated

We can help you with claims arising from accidents that occurred at any workplace, including:

  • Slips and falls
  • Road traffic accidents involving vehicles being used for work purposes.
  • Injuries caused by faulty equipment or machinery.
  • Occupational diseases – For example, asbestosis, noise-induced hearing loss, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Illnesses caused by exposure to harmful substances or situations at the workplace.

If you have suffered a work-related injury, we will investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident to establish who is responsible for it and then help you get compensated.

Common injuries from Work Accidents

Common injuries from Work Accidents

Below is a list of some examples of workplace injuries that we have won settlements for in the past:

  • Back pains and spinal cord injuries.
  • Musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Sprains, strains, fractures.
  • Knee problems.
  • Burns and cuts caused by machines or equipment in the workplace.
  • Hand injuries. Finger injuries, including amputations, may also be compensated under certain circumstances.
  • Cuts and abrasions sustained in the course of work.
  • Lost body parts or organs.
Employers are required by Law to Keep Their Employees Safe

Employers are required by Law to Keep Their Employees Safe

As an employee, you have a legal right to expect your employer will take all reasonable steps necessary to ensure that the place of work is safe.

That means:

  • Your employer should provide and maintain suitable and sufficient equipment and machines in good working order.
  • An adequate system for reporting unsafe or faulty equipment and machinery must be in place.
  • Your employer should also provide training and instruction on using work equipment, machinery, tools, and materials to any employee who needs it.
  • Your employer must ensure that all equipment is properly maintained, repaired, and replaced when necessary.
  • Health and safety rules must be clearly displayed in areas where work is performed.
  • The management of the business must consult with employees about any health and safety issues in the workplace.

Your employer's responsibility is to ensure that you receive a safe working environment, i.e., they should provide sufficient lighting, ventilation, temperature control, adequate rest areas/breaks from work, etc.

If you suffer an injury due to any unsafe or defective conditions at work, your employer may likely be held liable for the loss and damage suffered by you. We can help you pursue compensation for injuries and financial losses caused by workplace accidents.

Fill out our online claim calculator form or call us on 0800 710 1010 – we will help you work out what compensation you might be entitled to and how much it might cost.

How Much Compensation Am I Entitled To?

How Much Compensation Am I Entitled To?

Workplace injuries often result in financial losses such as lost income and future loss of earnings. Our solicitors will ensure you get all the benefits and entitlements you are entitled to for your work injury claim, including:

  • Medical Costs: Injuries sustained at work can require constant medical attention. We will cover the costs of necessary medical treatment, including specialist consultations and any required rehabilitative therapy.
  • Disability Payments: In some cases, workplace injuries can leave a person unable to continue their job or profession. If you are unable to work due to your injury, we'll help you claim disability benefits.
  • Future Loss of Earnings: If you cannot return to work due to your injury, we will also help you claim future loss of earnings if appropriate.
  • Permanent Injury Payment: If the effects on your earning capacity are permanent, our solicitors can ensure that you receive an appropriate lump sum payment.
  • Lost Wages: If you are unable to work due to your injury, we will recover lost wages from the date of your accident until you are capable of returning to work.
  • Loss of Leisure Time: If your injury causes you to lose leisure time or activities, our solicitors can help recover replacement costs for any days missed from work, such as annual leave or sick days.
  • Loss of Earning Capacity: If you are injured at work and unable to return to your job, any loss of earning capacity can be compensated.
  • Loss of Housekeeping Capacity: If you can no longer perform household work because of your injury, our solicitors will seek compensation for the financial losses you have suffered.
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Any financial expenses, such as travel costs or loss of income that you have had to incur due to the injury, are also recoverable.
  • Pain and Suffering: In addition to your financial losses, our solicitors will seek fair compensation for the pain and suffering you've been through because of your injury.
Claims for Long-term Disabilities/Illnesses Sustained at the Workplace

Claims for Long-term Disabilities/Illnesses Sustained at the Workplace

If you have been injured in a workplace accident and suffer from a long-term disability or illness, our solicitors can ensure that you receive all the compensation you deserve by calculating your permanent disability/illness loss.

Contact us for a free initial consultation where we will assess your claim and tell you whether or not we think it is worth pursuing. We will do our best to ensure you receive all the compensation you are entitled to.

How much is My Claim Worth?

How much is My Claim Worth?

Several factors determine the value of a work accident injury claim. These include:

a) The type and severity of injury sustained

Some injuries may need immediate medical attention, but others may be less severe and can heal on their own with time. The more complex the injury is, the more expensive it will be to treat, and the higher your compensation will be.

b) The length of time you are out of work

If you are out of work for a long time, then your claim value will increase. A claim value may decrease if the injured worker is likely to return to work at some point in the future.

c) The degree of permanent disability or illness sustained

If the effects on your earning capacity are permanent, we will pursue a lump sum payment to cover future loss of earnings and costs for any changes that need to be made to your home.

d) The degree of pain or suffering you have experienced.

If your injuries were more serious and led to greater levels of pain, then we may be able to claim additional damages for this.
You could also claim compensation for loss of leisure time and leisure activities.

e) The age you were at the time of the accident

In the event of a permanent disability, a workplace accident victim could receive a higher compensation payout if he or she is young, in comparison to an older worker.

Who Pays for An Accident At Work in the UK?

Who Pays for An Accident At Work in the UK?

If you are injured at work, there are three parties who are likely to pay for the accident.

1. Your Employer

The first party who will probably pay for your accident at work is your employer. They may have insurance specifically for workplace accidents, and they may be required to pay any medical bills as well as the cost of lost earnings.

2. Your Group/Employer's Personal Accident Insurance

Your personal accident insurance policy could cover you for workplace accidents. If the value of your claim exceeds the limits of your personal accident policy, then you can make a further claim against it.

If you are lucky enough to have group or employer's liability insurance, then this will also contribute towards paying for your accident at work. If you were injured in an accident that occurred during work activities outside of the workplace, then any personal accidents insurance policy is unlikely to pay out.

We can ensure you receive all the compensation you deserve from your insurer.

3. A Third-Party

If a third party is responsible for the accident, then that person or company may be liable to compensate you. There are several scenarios that could lead to this – an untrained temporary worker caused your injury, there was a defect in machinery belonging to someone else, etc.

In these cases, we can make a claim against them on your behalf and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

Contributory Negligence and Workplace Accidents

Contributory Negligence and Workplace Accidents

Contributory negligence refers to an accident victim's share of the responsibility for his or her injuries. If you are found to be partially at fault, then your compensation claim will be reduced proportionately.

An example would be if a worker was injured as a result of negligent operation of machinery by another worker at his place of work. If it is found that the injured worker failed to observe the necessary safety precautions, even if only in part, then he or she may be found partially at fault.

The degree of negligence required for an accident victim to be held liable varies from case-to-case. An injury solicitor can advise whether or not contributory negligence is likely to affect your work accident compensation claim. It is essential to seek legal advice as soon as you can to ensure that your injury solicitor is able to act quickly and reduce the possibility of contributory negligence affecting your claim.

Do I Need a Solicitor to Claim Compensation? - DIY Injury Claim vs. Hiring a Lawyer

Do I Need a Solicitor to Claim Compensation? - DIY Injury Claim vs. Hiring a Lawyer

You may be able to claim compensation without the help of a solicitor, although it is advised that you hire legal representation. If you decide to make your claim for work accident compensation, then you will need to consider whether or not you're willing and able to:

  • Represent yourself in court
  • Carry out your background research
  • Obtain your medical records for analysis
  • Gather all the relevant information to support your work accident compensation claim

To avoid any additional stress on top of an injury or damaging other relationships with colleagues or employers, it may be more sensible to hire legal representation when making a compensation claim for workplace accidents.

Hiring an injury solicitor will ensure that your case is dealt with professionally and your claim investigated thoroughly to procure maximum results.

What Is the Deadline for Making a Workers' Compensation Claim?

What Is the Deadline for Making a Workers' Compensation Claim?

The deadline for making a compensation claim is three years from the date of injury or last payment of sick pay, but you should aim to make your claim as soon as possible after the accident.

If the party responsible for causing your work accident disputes liability, then it may be more challenging to obtain the maximum compensation level if you delay filing for your claim.

No Win No Fee

Make Your Claim with Our Help: No Win No Fee

If you are not sure whether you need legal representation, or would simply like to receive free advice from an injury solicitor regarding your work accident compensation claim, then it is easy to set up a no-obligation appointment with us today.

We will be pleased to discuss the details of your case and provide a clear explanation of the process involved in making a compensation claim for work accidents.

Call us today on 0800 710 1010 or use our online chat service to get in touch with a personal injury solicitor today.

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This range of compensation covers the amputation of both complete arms, the amputation of a single arm, or whether an arm is amputated partially or completely. Future restrictions will also be considered. (This figure doesn't take into account special damages).
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Workplace Injury Claims

If you have been injured at work due to someone else's negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and ongoing disability. We have helped hundreds of workplace injury victims recover the financial compensation they need to pay their bills and achieve some sense of closure. Leave it to us to take care of all the details – we will deal with the insurance company and ensure that your claim is handled quickly and efficiently so you can rest easy.

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Motor Claims

Were you or a loved one hurt in a car crash, truck accident or in a motorcycle collision? Our lawyers can help ensure that your claim is handled quickly and efficiently so that you can get on with your life. We aim to provide exceptional legal services at an affordable cost.

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Medical Malpractice Claims

Whether your health care professional was at fault for an incorrect or delayed diagnosis, surgical error, or medication mistake, we can fight for the financial recompense that will enable you to pay your bills and begin the process of recovery. We will help you understand your case and advise whether it is best suited for a lawsuit or an out-of-court resolution.

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Personal and Bodily Injury Claims

Have you been physically or psychologically injured due to somebody else's negligent behaviour? We can help ensure that your claim is handled quickly and efficiently so you can recover the financial compensation you need to move on. It doesn't matter if it was a car crash, slip and fall, sexual assault, or other personal injuries – we will fight for you to get the justice you deserve.

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