Accidents at Work

If you have suffered an injury while at work, you’re not alone. Thousands of workers in the UK get hurt in accidents while they’re at work. Get in touch with our team of solicitors to see if we can help you with your claim.

There are thousands of workplace injuries in the UK every single year. Our team of expert personal injury solicitors can act for workers who have been hurt in accidents that could have been avoided.

If you have injured at work and it was the fault of your employer, Youngs Law will make sure to hold them accountable. We can use our wealth of experience to help you make a claim against your employer and secure the compensation you deserve.

If you’d like to speak to one of our solicitors, please get in touch with us for a free case review. Get in touch by filling out a contact form or by calling us on 033 33 582 582.

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No one ever expects to be injured at work, but unfortunately, accidents can happen.

Can I make a workplace accident claim?

If you have had an accident at work and your employer is at fault, you may have grounds to make a workplace accident claim. In order to win an accident at work claim, it is important to show that the accident was caused by the negligence of your employer. This can be done by gathering witnesses, medical records, and other evidence. Our team of experienced personal injury solicitors can help to build a strong case and maximise your chances of success.

In general, you can only file an accident at work claim if someone else’s negligence caused your injury. Employers have a duty of care to provide all of their staff with a safe working environment, if they have failed to do this and it has led to an accident they can be held legally responsible.

Common causes of workplace injuries claims come from employers failing to:

  • Follow health and safety legislation
  • Conduct any (or any adequate) risk assessments
  • Provide employees with regular, in-depth health and safety training
  • Supply sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Ensure equipment and machinery is in safe working order and regularly maintained
  • Reduce risk as much as reasonably possible, such as removing trip hazards from the workplace.

An example would be, if you slipped and fell because your employer failed to clean up a wet floor, you would likely have a valid claim. However, if you were injured because you failed to follow safety procedures, it’s unlikely that you would be able to recover compensation.

Employers responsibility

Your employer has a duty to ensure that all risks have been assessed and that health and safety procedures are strictly adhered to. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 apply to most workplaces and impose strict duties on the employer. This duty applies to all workplaces including offices, factories, warehouses, commercial kitchens etc. – indeed, every workplace.

Employers are legally obliged to take out Employer’s Liability Insurance. This is so they can cover themselves in the event of an accident involving one of their employees. Therefore, it is the insurers who would pay the compensation and not your employer. Your employer is not allowed to discriminate against you simply because you are making a claim. Obviously, we cannot guarantee how your employer will react although, in our experience, it is very rare indeed for the employer to be difficult.  In fact, most employers are anxious to assist the injured employee to recover and aid a speedy return back to work.

How do I start my accident at work claim?

If you feel you have had an accident and your employer is at fault, you should contact a solicitor straight away. You can get in touch with Youngs Law by

  • Calling our personal injury team on 033 33 582 583
  • Message us on Whatsapp using the button below
  • Fill out the contact form at the top of this page

Before reaching out to us, try to gather as much information about your accident as possible. This helps us to make a decision about whether we think you have a claim and the chances of it being successful, as well as being able to provide you with information about how much compensation we think is achievable.

How much compensation can I get from an accident at work claim?

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on the impact it has had on your life.

Generally speaking, the more serious the impact, the more compensation you will receive. For example, if the accident had led to you having to take an extended period off work, you will be able to claim compensation for loss of earnings – whether this is short term or long term.

Most of our personal injury claims work on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means you will not pay us anything unless we win you claim. If your claim is successful then we can take a maximum of 25% of any compensation you receive, but this will be outlined to you before we start working on your claim and can vary from case to case.

How long do I have after my accident to claim?

Most personal injury claims will need to be started within 3 years of the accident taking place.

Your case my go on for multiple years but as long as it was started within 3 years of the accident then the case will remain valid. We recommend that if you feel you have had a workplace accident, to get in touch with a solicitor as soon as possible.

There are some very limited exceptions to the three-year rule. For example, if you have suffered a severe brain injury which means you cannot be expected to manage your legal affairs, the rule would not apply.

Why choose Youngs?

If you have a valid accident at work claim, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The amount of money you’re entitled to will depend on the specifics of your case. If you’re thinking about filing an accident at work claim, it’s essential to speak with an experienced personal injury solicitor who can help you understand your rights and options.

No Win, No Fee

If you wish to pursue a workplace accident claim, we offer a no-win, no-fee service for eligible cases. So, if you don’t win your claim, you don’t pay for our service.

If you do win, there will be an element of costs that you would have to pay from your compensation, but most of the costs are recovered from the opponent. To get started, we will discuss your case together and try to decide on the best approach. We will be open about your chances of success and the compensation you are likely to receive.

For all workplace injury claims,  contact our specialist Personal Injury team on 033 33 582 583.

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