If you’ve been injured in an accident at work and wonder whether you’re entitled to make an accident at work claim, personal injury solicitors PR Scully can help.
Whether you’ve been injured in your office, in a warehouse or on a building site, find out what’s considered a ‘workplace accident’ and if your work injury is something you can claim compensation for.
PR Scully are specialist accident at work solicitors based in the North West with a proven track record of successful compensation claims. We secure over £6 million in compensation for our clients each year and are recognised for our professional and sensitive handling of injury compensation cases.
Get in touch with us to arrange a free initial consultation. Up to half a million people can suffer an injury at work in a year. If you’re one of them, we can advise you on whether you have a claim, the next steps, and how much compensation you could receive.
Contact us today to discuss your injury claim in more detail. Call PR Scully’s personal injury team of solicitors on 0161 768 3175, email firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch via our website.
What is a workplace accident claim?
A workplace accident includes injury that results from hazards at work (exposure to dangerous substances like asbestos, for example), being injured in the course of your job (falling from scaffolding or repetitive strain injury) and negligence that results in an injury (such as poor safety equipment or ignoring safety responsibilities).
Workplace accidents can tragically result in death: there were 135 work-related fatal accidents in 2022/23. They can also result in serious injuries that affect your ability to work or result in disability, with significant long-term effects for the injured party as well as their family. Work environments may also cause illness that affects workers’ long-term health.
Some people who’ve been injured at work need extensive medical treatments, including surgery, and may spend a long time in recovery, which means a significant loss of income.
What types of work injury can I claim for?
Serious injuries at work that can form the basis of an accident at work claim may include but are not limited to, things such as:
- Crush injuries
- Serious brain injury or head injury
- Back injuries
- Multiple fractures
- Serious burns or scarring
Leg and foot injuries are common among workers in certain trades, as well as finger injuries. Meanwhile, trips, slips and falls are a hazard in almost any field of work, and repetitive strain injury can occur in manual or office work.
Can You Claim For An Accident At Work?
Whatever your working environment, it’s your employer’s responsibility to make sure as far as reasonably practicable that employees are safe at work, whatever job they do.
Employers’ Liability Insurance should be in place in case accidents occur that could require compensation. Employers have an obligation to ensure that you are safe in your workplace, and any responsible employer should have Employers Liability Insurance.
Assuming that your employer has insurance in place, you will be able to claim compensation for your accident at work against that insurance, and our firm of solicitors can help.
We have years of experience dealing with personal injury compensation claims, and each year we secure millions in compensation for our clients across the board. We have a strong track record of successful accident-at-work compensation claims. Having a lawyer at your side means you have highly qualified professional support throughout your compensation claim.
Contact us on 0161 768 3175 to find out more, or request a call back from us.
Whose fault is it if I am injured at work?
Sometimes an accident at work can be caused by poorly maintained equipment or faulty personal protective equipment. It may be there’s a manufacturing or design fault in tools and machinery used in the workplace. Or you may not have had adequate or correct training to use certain machinery.
Workplace accidents may also happen as the result of an unsafe environment, one that does not fully follow the safety regulations set out by the Health and Safety Executive. Or your organisation’s practices may not be in keeping with recent changes in UK employment law.
However, just because an accident has taken place at work, it does not necessarily follow that the employer is at fault or has made errors. We have to be able to show that the employer has been negligent or at fault in some way.
If an employer can demonstrate that they have a rigorous health and safety policy in force which was put into practice it may be that the court decides that the employer has taken all the actions required to avoid an accident and that the employer is not necessarily liable for what has happened.
We can advise you on whether you have a claim for occupational injury compensation and how likely you are to win your claim. We are happy to answer any questions about work accidents compensation.
If you’ve had an accident at work, contact us on 0161 768 3175 for advice and expert legal services.
Can I Make A No Win No Fee Accident at Work Claim?
We understand that our clients may not be able to afford legal fees for accident-at-work claims upfront. For this reason, we give clients options of working on a conditional fee agreement or a no win no fee basis.
No win no fee accident claims mean that we do all the necessary work to make a work accident claim, and will only receive payments if the case is successful. This reduces your financial risk when making a workplace accident claim.
Sometimes, we do a lot of work towards an accident at work claim but do not end up being paid with the no win no fee approach. If we do win the accident at work claim but cannot recover all our fees, we ask clients to pay for some of our fees from their compensation settlement award. Some firms call this a success fee.
Suffered a workplace injury and want to claim compensation? Contact us online or call 0161 768 3175.
What if liability for workplace injuries is disputed?
If the insurer disputes that your employer is liable for the accident at work, then as long as we are satisfied that you have a strong case, we will issue court proceedings against your employer.
Before proceedings are issued, we have to be sure that you have the approval of your legal expense insurer. We do this to make sure that you have protection from any potential cost orders that might be made.
How Much Compensation For a Work Accident Injury?
We have secured compensation for thousands of clients, and during our initial consultation, we will advise you on the strength of your accident at work claim and how much compensation you could be likely to gain.
Factors like where and when the accident happened, the seriousness of the work injury, and any employer negligence will have a bearing on final settlement amounts.
Additional factors are the financial losses that you have suffered as a result of your workplace accident. You may have incurred medical expenses and experienced loss of earnings, even if you’ve received statutory sick pay or have been able to claim benefits.
And finally, your injury compensation will take into account the physical and mental effects of your workplace injury.
Get in touch to discuss your accident at work compensation claim with us today or request a callback via our website.
Employers and injury compensation
In our experience, we find that with most personal injury claims that occur at work, the employer is actually relieved that an employee is compensated, because they have been hurt within the workplace, and they can and should be compensated for that.
It is an employer’s moral as well as a legal responsibility, and Employers’ Liability Insurance ensures that the business is covered for these costs.
Just because an accident has taken place at work, it does not necessarily follow that it is the employer’s fault. We have to be able to show that the employer has been negligent or at fault in some way in the incident.
If an employer can demonstrate that they have a rigorous health and safety policy in force which was put into practice it may be that the court decides that the employer has done all they could to have avoided an accident and that the employer is not necessarily liable for what has happened to the worker.
Get in touch with us to find out more about how an insurance company handles accident-at-work claims. Call 0161 768 3175 for a free initial consultation about our legal services and settlements for workplace injuries in England and Wales.
Legal experts at work injury compensation claims
We will always be honest with clients about the likelihood of accidents at work claims succeeding. Once we have all of the relevant information that the employer is obliged to disclose to us, we will be able to advise you whether we think that you have a claim. If we think that you don’t, we will tell you. We would not want to give you unrealistic expectations.
Equally, if we think that you have a strong case against your employer, we will fight on your behalf to make sure that you are fully compensated for your accident at work and receive the justice you deserve.
Many work compensation claims are settled out of court, but if necessary we can also begin court proceedings to ensure that you receive the right compensation for your workplace injury.
Even where we issue court proceedings to ask the court to assess the level of damages that should be awarded for the workplace accident, this does not necessarily mean you will need to appear in court.
Contact us about your accident at work claim today – call 0161 768 3175 or get in touch via our website.
How Long Do You Have To Make A Work Injury Claim?
If you’re been injured at work, you normally have three years from the date of your injury to make your claim from that date. There are exceptions to this rule, though, and it is important that you know about these.
PR Scully are work injury lawyers who can advise you about everything related to your workplace accident claim, including time limits for making a claim, the likelihood of success, how much compensation you could win, and your rights in employment law.
We will guide you through each stage of the legal process, including what will happen in cases that lead to court proceedings. We specialise in personal injury and accident-at-work claims and have expertise in handling negligence cases. You are in the best hands with the legal professionals at PR Scully.
Contact us today – call 0161 768 3175 or get in touch via our website.
Successful workplace accident claims
Health and safety executive regulations and dangerous occurrences regulations are there to protect employees at work. We have a deep understanding of every stage of the claims process and what’s required for successful outcomes.
We will likely need to access your medical records as part of the accident at work claim since medical evidence of your work injury will be required as the case proceeds. An independent medical assessment and report may be required.
Other evidence we gather as we investigate workplace accidents is entries in your employer’s accident book and witness statements from colleagues who were there when the accident occurred.
You’ll receive only the best representation and support when you make a personal injury claim with us. Even trade union members can benefit from speaking to their own personal injury solicitor about workplace accident claims.
Book a call back with us for a free initial consultation to discuss your accident at work claim and find out if you have a lawsuit you wish to pursue.
Take the next step with PR Scully solicitors
Contact our offices today to take the next step towards claiming compensation for your accident at work and to help you secure the compensation that you deserve.
Make a work injury compensation claim with lawyers who are top personal injury specialists, securing £6 million in compensation annually for clients.
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