We're expert solicitors in work accident compensation claims. For us a claim for a workplace accident isn't just about securing compensation, it is also about offering as much support as we can to help you while your claim is being dealt with and you're on the road to recovery.
We deal with workplace accident compensation claims under a no win no fee agreement and we strive to maximise the damages that we recover for our clients.
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Your employer has a legal responsibility to provide a safe workplace, appropriate training and suitable safety equipment. If you've had an accident or injury at work it's possible your employer has failed in their duty. Below are some types of accidents at work which we can help with:
Suffering a workplace accident can put a significant and sometimes long term strain on your financial affairs. Therefore, when negotiating how much compensation you should get for your injury, as well as any other financial losses caused as a result, it is important we consider a number of additional factors that include:
Our role is to ensure that when you make a claim for a workplace accident, your compensation is awarded at a level that will cover all of your medical needs, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering that your injury has caused you and any other financial losses.
Some injuries may require physiotherapy or other rehabilitation treatment in order for you to fully recover. Other accident at work claims can involve serious injury, even disablement which may require surgery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, ongoing drug treatment, home adaptation or the provision of specialist equipment.
As experienced work accident solicitors we work with medical professionals who are also experts at carrying out medical examinations of clients who have suffered injury in non-fault accidents. This helps us to understand the status and extent of your injuries, how they can be expected to develop and how and when they might be resolved.
Accident at work injuries can affect your quality of life. It's only reasonable that you should be adequately compensated for that. However, the injuries you sustain may well affect your financial circumstances quite badly.
To find out more about the type and extent of compensation you can claim for as part of your work accident claim, please visit our awards and settlements accident guide.
Generally, you have three years from the date of the accident in which to issue legal proceedings with the court. However as investigating the accident circumstances and obtaining medical evidence can take several months, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Our guide on how long do I have to make a claim for compensation provides further details on the time limits.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has introduced a streamlined claim process for employer related accidents occurring after 31st July 2013. So a straightforward claim that runs through this process should ideally reach settlement in around nine months.
However many claims exit the MoJ process due to their complexity or the employer failing to admit liability (fault), which can then extend the length of time needed to reach comprehensive settlement. Our guide on how long injury claims take to settle provides additional detail on some of the other factors involved.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, means it is your employers legal duty to ensure that you are working in a safe and secure workplace. You deserve the right to go to work each day without expecting to get injured whilst doing your job. If you do hapepn to be injured at work, you should not have to worry about your financial situation, should you find yourself off work as a result of a workplace accident.
Since this law was introduced casualties and fatalities in the workplace have dropped significantly. Fatalities have dropped by 83% and casualties by 77%.
"To me it seems reasonable that if an employee goes to work and uses work equipment provided to them by their employer and they are injured due to a fault or malfunction, any loss arising should fall on the employer rather than the employee."
- Spencers specialist team for accident at work claims.
The work injury compensation paid out to you, will come from your employer's insurance. Your employer by law must have employers liability insurance, the purpose of which is to ensure that if employees are injured at work and make accident at work compensation claims, the compensation will be paid out by the insurance company. Some employees are mistakenly worried about making an injury claim against their employers, should they suffer an accident at work, because they believe that the money will come from company profits. It doesn’t – it comes from an insurance policy that was there for this exact reason – to pay compensation to employees injured at work, when the accident was the fault of the employer.
Our philosophy is simple: as specialist personal injury solicitors what we do above all else is look after you and your best interests, without fail, every step of the way.