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Accident at Work Claim

If you were injured at work or in public where you weren’t at fault, our highly experienced personal injury solicitors will fight for your compensation on a NO WIN NO FEE basis. Contact us for a free case assessment.

When an injury happens in the workplace, especially if it could have been avoided with proper safety measures, you have the right to seek compensation. Employers hold a legal responsibility to provide a safe environment for their employees. Failure to meet safety standards could be a breach of the law, making you eligible to file a compensation claim. Take action now to protect your rights and cover any damages resulting from the accident.

You should be able to make a personal injury claim if the accident:

Took place within the last three years

Caused you harm

Was caused by someone else (partially or wholly)

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The Most Common Accidents and Injury at Work

The most common accidents and injury at work involve the following scenarios

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Slips, Trips, and Falls

Accidents at work, particularly slips, trips, and falls, often occur due to hazardous conditions such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, or inadequate signage. Slips, trips, and falls can result in various injuries, ranging from minor bruises to severe fractures or head injuries. Employers have a legal responsibility to maintain a safe working environment, and failure to do so may lead to liability for workplace accidents. If you’ve experienced a slip, trip, or fall at work, you should explore the possibility of seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Our experienced personal injury solicitors are here to guide you through the process and advocate for your rights in the pursuit of fair compensation.

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Factory Accidents

Accidents in factories often resulting from unsafe conditions such as malfunctioning machinery, lack of proper safety protocols, or inadequate training. Factory accidents can lead to a range of injuries, from minor incidents to severe, life-altering consequences. Employers bear the responsibility of ensuring a safe work environment, and any negligence in this regard may make them liable for workplace accidents. If you’ve been involved in a factory accident, you should consider pursuing compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other associated damages. Our personal injury solicitors are ready to assist you, providing tailored guidance through the legal process and advocating for your rights to secure fair compensation.

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Construction Site Accidents

Accidents on construction sites can present serious dangers due to the complex and high-risk nature of the work involved. Factors such as inadequate safety measures, equipment failures, or lapses in training can contribute to accidents leading to various injuries, from minor mishaps to severe injuries and fractures. Common examples of construction site accidents include falls from heights, scaffolding collapses, machinery malfunctions, and electrical accidents. If you’ve experienced an accident on a construction site, our experienced personal injury solicitors are here to support you, offering expert guidance throughout the legal process and advocating for your rights to ensure the maximum compensation you deserve.

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Office Accidents

Accidents in office environments can occur, despite the seemingly low-risk nature of office work. Factors such as poorly maintained office furniture, or inadequate ergonomic setups can contribute to accidents resulting in injuries ranging from minor strains to more serious issues like repetitive strain injuries or back problems. Typical accidents in offices include slips on wet floors, trips over cluttered walkways, or falls from poorly secured chairs. If you’ve experienced an accident in an office setting, our experienced personal injury solicitors are here to help you. We provide expert guidance throughout the legal process, advocating for your rights to secure the maximum compensation you deserve.

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Warehouse Accidents

Warehouse environments, with their dynamic nature, can be a cause of accidents. Hazards such as improperly stacked inventory, forklift incidents, or inadequate safety protocols contribute to various injuries, from minor incidents to more severe outcomes such as multiple fractures or head injuries. Examples of warehouse accidents include slips on spills, collisions with moving equipment, or injuries caused by falling objects. If you’ve experienced an accident in a warehouse setting, our experienced personal injury solicitors are ready to assist you. We provide expert guidance throughout the legal process, advocating for your rights to secure the maximum compensation you deserve.

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Farm and Agricultural Accidents

Farms and agricultural settings expose workers to potential accidents. Issues such as machinery malfunctions, unexpected behaviours of animals, or insufficient safety measures can lead to various injuries, from minor bruises or bites to more severe outcomes like fractures or head injuries. Incidents on farms may include falls from elevated areas, mishaps involving faulty machinery, or injuries resulting from the unpredictability of working with animals. If you’ve experienced an accident in a farm or agricultural setting, our personal injury solicitors can assist you and guide you throughout the legal process, advocating for your rights to ensure you secure fair compensation.

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Care Home Accidents

Accidents can happen when providing care due to the many unique challenges of working with patients. Additionally, some caregivers attend home visits, which increases the risk of accidents. The layout of different homes and potential hazards can contribute to slips, trips, and falls. Caregivers may sustain injuries when moving heavy items, navigating tight spaces, handling medical equipment, and even when dealing with patients. Caregivers should also be prepared for unpredictable behaviours from those they are caring for. If you’ve had a workplace accident, ask a personal injury solicitor for legal guidance and assistance in securing the compensation you deserve.

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Manual Handling Accidents

Accidents related to manual handling can occur due to the inherent challenges associated with lifting, moving, and handling objects manually. Jobs involving repetitive or heavy lifting, such as those in warehousing, construction, and healthcare, pose a particular risk. Workers engaged in manual handling tasks may face risks such as strains, sprains, and musculoskeletal injuries. Moreover, inadequate training or improper techniques when lifting heavy items can contribute to accidents. In such cases, a personal injury solicitor can assist you, providing legal guidance and helping secure the compensation you deserve for injuries sustained during the accident.

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Struck by Moving Vehicles

Accidents involving employees being struck by moving vehicles can happen due to the high risks associated with working in environments with mobile machinery such as construction sites, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities. Employees facing moving vehicles may be at risk of severe injuries, including fractures and concussions. Lack of proper safety measures, inadequate visibility, or failure to adhere to established protocols can contribute to these accidents. If you’ve had an accident at work, seek assistance from a personal injury solicitor who can provide legal guidance and help you secure the maximum compensation you deserve.

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Needle Stick Injuries

Needle stick injuries can occur due to the risks associated with handling needles and other sharp objects, particularly in medical and healthcare settings. People facing needle stick injuries may be at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, leading to potential infections. Lack of proper safety protocols, inadequate training, or mishandling of sharp instruments can contribute to these injuries. If you’ve experienced a needlestick injury, seek prompt medical assistance and speak with a personal injury solicitor to ensure you receive appropriate compensation for any damages incurred.

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Falling from Height Accidents

Falling from height accidents can happen when employees experience a fall from elevated surfaces. These incidents commonly occur in environments such as construction sites, warehouses, or farms. The consequences of falling from height can range from minor injuries to life-altering trauma. Proper safety measures, training, and adherence to protocols are crucial in preventing these accidents. If you or someone you know has been involved in a falling from height accident, seek the assistance of a personal injury solicitor who can help navigate legal complexities and ensure fair compensation for any damages incurred during the incident.

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Faulty or Unsafe Equipment

Accidents involving faulty or unsafe equipment can occur when workers encounter malfunctioning tools or machinery, especially in industrial settings. This includes a range of potential injuries, from minor accidents to severe harm. Such incidents might happen in environments like construction sites, factories, or workshops. To prevent these accidents, your employer should conduct regular equipment maintenance, implement safety checks, and provide adequate training for equipment operation. If you have experienced an incident involving faulty or unsafe equipment, consult your case with a personal injury solicitor who can assist in navigating your personal injury claim.

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Lack of Personal Protective Equipment

Accidents related to the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) can occur when employees are not provided with or do not use essential safety gear in various work environments. The risks include exposure to hazardous substances, serious injuries, or long-term health issues. Such incidents may happen in workplaces like construction sites, laboratories, or manufacturing facilities. To mitigate these risks, employers should ensure the provision and proper use of appropriate PPE, conduct regular assessments, and provide comprehensive training on its usage. If you have experienced an incident due to the lack of PPE, seek professional advice from a personal injury solicitor who can advocate for the maximum compensation you deserve.

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Accidents Caused by Lack of Training

Accidents resulting from a lack of training can occur when employees are not adequately prepared for the tasks or responsibilities assigned to them. The risks associated with insufficient training may lead to injuries or operational disruptions. This may be prevalent in sectors like construction, healthcare, or manufacturing. To mitigate these risks, employers should invest in comprehensive training programs, ensuring that employees are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge. If you have experienced an incident due to a lack of training, contact a personal injury solicitor who can navigate the legal aspects and strive to secure the maximum compensation you deserve.

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Workplace Assaults

Incidents involving workplace assaults can occur when employees are subjected to physical harm or violence within their work environment. The risks associated with workplace assaults include injuries, psychological trauma, and a hostile work atmosphere. Such incidents may be more prevalent in sectors where stress levels are high or interpersonal conflicts arise. To mitigate these risks, employers should implement security measures, provide conflict resolution training, and foster a supportive work culture. If you have experienced a workplace assault, seek professional advice from a personal injury solicitor who can guide you through the legal process and work towards securing the maximum compensation you deserve.

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    Making an accident at work claim

    Employers often put your safety beneath their own needs. Profit and productivity come first. Your employer can neglect your safety in several ways. They might fail to accurately study a situation, therefore missing potential hazards. They might not give you the right equipment to work with, or even give you safety equipment which doesn’t work. The Health and Safety at Work Act governs your employer’s safety requirements.

    If you have an accident because of the failings of your employer, you should file a claim for that accident. The claim process uses the legal system to ensure your employer rectifies the situation. It may earn you compensation, or even help you cover the costs of medical bills.

    A claim includes:

    • Costs of travel to and from medical appointments
    • Medical fees
    • Loss of income
    • Potential workplace benefit losses, such as a pension
    • Damage to your personal belongings
    • Other associated costs

    UK Workplace Accident Statistics

    There are thousands of people killed or injured in their workplace annually in the UK. In 2021 alone, 142 UK workers lost their lives during their working day. Although this seems like a comparatively low number, a further 441,000 people were injured at work during that same period1. Injuries caused at work are not the only problem facing occupational health and safety standards. Workplace illnesses are similarly on the rise. An estimated 1.7 million UK workers suffer from work-related illnesses.

    1 https://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causinj/kinds-of-accident.pdf

    Can I lose my job for making an accident at work claim?

    Your employer does not have the legal right to sack you because you launched a claim for an accident that took place in their workplace. If your employer sacks you without real justification, you can take further legal proceedings. You may take your employer to an employment tribunal for unfair dismissal.

    How much can I receive in compensation?

    If you think you cannot afford a lawyer, you should look for a no win no fee option. This means you don’t pay your legal fee unless they win your case. Next, the maximum payable compensation amount differs per the nature of your injury and the severity of it. Severe regional pain could earn your up to £84k while even moderate pain problems can earn over £21k. Spinal cord injuries earn most, and in some cases upwards of £106k.

    How long does it take to win an accident in the workplace case?

    If your claim is straightforward and no officials involved are running behind schedule, your case could settle in 9 months. However, you should be prepared for the claim to last 12 months or longer, especially if your situation is complicated. The more evidence you have, the sooner you will receive an outcome.

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