Did you have an accident at work?

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 consultation.

When you suffer an injury in the workplace which could have been preventable if safety standards were in place, you can make a claim for compensation.

While you are in your workplace, your employer has a duty of care to provide you with a safe space to carry out your duties. If they do not do this, they may be breaking the law. If they are breaking the law, you can file a claim for compensation to cover the cost of any damages caused.

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)

Process your accident at work claim in 3 easy steps with us:

1. Get in Touch

Contact us and tell us about your personal injury case. We work on a 100% No Win No Fee basis, so you won’t pay a penny unless we win. Give as much information as you can. The more information you can provide, the better chance of successfully resolving your case. The initial assessment is always free and with no obligation. Call 020 8578 7778.

2. Build Your Case

Let our personal injury experts do all the legal work for you. We will explain what documents you need to provide so that we can process your application. Once received, our personal injury lawyers will complete and submit the necessary documents to counterparties and courts.

3. Success

Remove the stress by having our personal injury lawyer by your side. Let us do the hard work. We will keep you updated every step of the way resulting in a successful outcome.

Don’t hesitate, take action now

The most common accidents at work

The most common accidents at work involve the following scenarios

Slips, trips, and falls

Factory accidents

Construction site accidents

Office accidents

Warehouse accidents

Farm and agricultural accidents

Care home accidents

Manual handling accidents

Employees being struck by moving vehicles

Needle stick injuries

Falling from height accidents

Faulty or unsafe equipment

Lack of personal protective equipment

Accidents caused by lack of training

Workplace assaults

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    Why choose SilverOak Solicitors?

    No Win No Fee

    We work on a No Win No Fee basis for personal injury and housing disrepair claims. We only take on cases we are confident we can win. If we lose, you don’t pay our fees.

    Highly Experienced

    Our highly experienced solicitors and consultants have secured millions of pounds in compensation.

    Excellent Client Care

    You’ll have a dedicated file handler and senior solicitor working on your case so you won’t need to speak to lots of different people.

    Access to Medical Care

    We provide access to medical care and other support services for personal injury claimants.

    Interim Compensation Payments

    We can arrange interim compensation payments, where possible, for personal injury clients.

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    We are a trustworthy SRA regulated law firm and member of The Law Society.

    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.