Pursuing Compensation for Work Claims
Compensation for Injuries at Work
Injuries can happen to employees while in the workplace or out on site. There are a large range of situations and circumstances where injuries occur and these can include everything from fractured and broken bones to mental and psychological injuries. As an employee your safety should be of paramount importance to you, your employer and everyone that you work with.
If you have had an accident at work, this can be in an office environment, on a visit, or on a project site, contact us to find out if we can help you make a claim for compensation on a no win no fee basis. As experienced personal injury solicitors we have worked with hundreds of workplace injury cases and can help you. A work accident can cover a broad range of injuries sustained in many different ways, possible injuries are:
- A loss of touch, taste, smell, sight, or hearing
- Broken bones and fractures
- Muscle and ligament strains
- Head Injuries
- Scarring of face, body or limbs
- Injuries including loss of limb
- Internal Injuries
- Mental and psychological injury
There are many reasons why and how accidents and injuries happen at work and no two cases and injuries are the same which is why we work hard to learn about your injury and how it has impacted your life so we can best represent you in your case.
A workplace accident can have many causes for example if there was not enough training or supervision, there was a lack of safety equipment or time pressures played a part in your accident. Accidents also happen where there are inappropriate work methods, processes or equipment. Call us and tell us about your workplace injury and we will let you know if we think you have a claim.
What injuries can you claim for?
If you have had an injury at work and are wondering if you can make a claim remember that it is often the impact the injury has on your life that is most important. Some injuries such as fractures may not seem as serious as others to the spine, head, sight or hearing, but it’s the long term consequences which really matter.
Some injuries may involve long term pain and suffering, others loss of income or reduced employment prospects. We’ll seek compensation that takes this into account as well as the cost of rehabilitation, retraining and any need for long term care. Call us to find out if you have a claim and as you will talk directly to a personal injury solicitor they will be able to give you an honest opinion as to whether you have a claim.
Making a claim against your employer
We know that claiming compensation from your employer can be difficult and sometimes uncomfortable but if you have been injured in an accident at work and you have suffered then you should find out if you can make a claim. We are experienced personal injury solicitors so you will not be alone in dealing with your employer’s insurer, and we will be supporting and advising you every step of the way. If you are concerned about claiming against your employer then you should consider the following:
- Employers have insurance against any losses incurred as a result of your claim
- By claiming against your employer this may improve their health and safety practices avoiding larger possible claims into the future
- If you are suffering from an injury and you have a case then you should try and get the compensation you deserve.
How to Claim for an Injury at Work
As we have mentioned before every accident and workplace injury is unique and so we will approach your case in the same way but some work claims are more common than others such. Back injuries, hand injuries and broken bones are some of the most common can be easier to settle but no matter how straightforward or complex your claim seems we will work hard to win your case and ensure you are awarded the right amount of compensation. To start your compensation claim call us on 0800 1951001 for a first confidential conversation with one of our specialist solicitors.
Hire the Personal Injury Specialists
We have fought and won hundreds of injury compensation cases and no one case has been the same. We are specialist personal injury solicitors, it is all that we do, so we know that the circumstances of the injury and its immediate and on-going impact on you is just the starting point of the case. When you claim for compensation there is often a counter argument, precedent of other cases and the legal system to work through but because we are specialists in Personal Injury Law we can explain everything to you with the minimum of fuss and disruption to your life.
Evidence in a Workplace Injury Claim
So that we can pursue a claim for you we will need evidence to allow us to prove that poor work practices or employer negligence has caused your injuries. This evidence can include:
- Eyewitness accounts
- Medical records
- An account in your work’s Accident Book
- Previous, similar accidents
- Ambulance attendance
This is not an exhaustive list and we will discuss with you what other evidence might be available given the nature of your work.
Can I claim if I’m Self Employed?
The answer is – maybe. Legislation offers some protection to the self-employed. Contractors are still required to ensure your safety and, if you are required to work on site where the contractor has exercised a high degree of control over your environment you may be considered to be an employee in the eyes of the law. The best way to find out if you can make a claim is to call us on 0800 1951001 and tell us about your injury and the circumstances surrounding it.
We are personal injury solicitors that will fight hard to win your case. Call us today on 0800 1951001 to find out if you can make a no win no fee claim or click here to start your claim online.