Accidents at Work
No Win No Fee Accident at Work Compensation Claims
Up to 200,000 serious industrial accidents take place in the UK every year. If you have been injured in an accident at work you may be entitled to make a compensation claim on a no win no fee basis .
I have many years experience helping people recover compensation for injuries caused by accidents at work due to negligence or breaches of Health and Safety regulations.
Even if the accident was caused by a colleague, you may be entitled to make a claim against your employers under their employer's liability insurance cover.
There are regulations in place that govern how your employer should behave. These regulations deal with the state of the working environment and include the control and access to hazardous substances, manual handling, issues relating to noise levels in the workplace , and the amount of training to be given to employees. If any of these regulations are breached and this results in an accident or personal injury to an employee, then the employer will be liable.
Contact the team today to find out more about making an accident at work claim by either calling us on 0800 083 0815 or completing our online enquiry form.
Claiming Compensation for an Accident at Work
There are various types of work place accidents some of which are:
- Fork lift truck accidents
- Slips, Trips and Falls at work
- Dangerous machinery accidents
- Falls from height at work
- Injuries from manual handling
- Professional Negligence
I will advise you how much compensation you can claim for the pain and suffering that was a direct result of your work accident and we will explain in simple terms every step of how to make an accident at work compensation claim. You can also claim for past and future loss of earnings and loss of pension benefits. I can also help you to claim:
- Interim payments
- Payments for private medical treatment
- Company Sick Pay and private health and other insurance policy claims
- Benefit entitlement arising from incapacity for work
You don't have to worry about losing your job if you claim. The law protects employees in this situation and Clough & Willis has a team of experienced employment law solicitors who can make sure that your employment rights are protected.
Below are the top ten most frequently asked questions about work place accident claims.
1 - What type of accidents can I claim for?
You can claim for many different types of accident at work. Examples include injuries sustained whilst operating machinery or whilst lifting, falling from steps/ladders or falling from height, slipping or tripping at work, stock falling on you, injuries sustained whilst driving a forklift truck or for being hit by a forklift truck. The list is endless.
2 - Will I have to go to court?
The vast majority of accident at work claims settle without the need to go to court.
3 - How long do I have to make a claim?
Normally you have three years from the date of the accident to lodge your claim at court. The sooner you begin your claim the better.
4 - Will my employer be insured?
Almost certainly. Employers must have insurance to cover claims made by their workers for accidents at work. So, it shouldn't cost your employer a penny and their insurance company will deal with the claim for them.
5 - Will I lose my job if I make a claim?
Bringing a claim against your employer should not make any difference to your job security. You are entitled by law to make a claim. Your employer should just pass the claim over to its insurers to deal with and there should not be any repercussions at all. If your employer sack you for bringing a claim it will almost certainly be an unfair dismissal and you can take your case to an Employment Tribunal.
6 - How much compensation can I claim?
There aren't any fixed amounts of compensation as each case depends upon the nature of the injury and how it affects you. You can receive compensation for the injury you sustain, past and future loss of earnings, medical and care costs, rehabilitation costs, out of pocket expenses etc. If your ability to work is restricted as a result of your accident you can also be compensated for that.
7 - Is No Win No Fee available?
Most specialist personal injury solicitors will act on a "No Win No Fee” basis which means you pay only if your claim succeeds.
8 - How much of my compensation will I keep?
If your claim is being dealt with on a No Win No Fee basis you should be able to keep at least 75% of your compensation.
9 - How long will it take?
Each case is different but most cases take between 9 months and 2 years to settle. But it is possible to get some payments throughout the claim to cover things like lost wages, medical expenses etc.
10 - Will it cost my employer a fortune and maybe cause it financial problems?
Your employer will be insured and any compensation and costs awarded will be paid by the insurance company and not by your employer.
Get in Touch
Speak to us today to discuss your options when making an accident at work claim. Call 0800 083 0815 or allow us to contact you by completing our online enquiry form. We have offices in both Bolton and Bury.
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