According to the International Labour Organisation, more than 337 million work accidents happen each yearIn Great Britain, an estimated 581 000 workers suffered non-fatal injuries in the workplace, for the period between 2018 and 2019.

What Are Accident At Work Claims?

Generally, work injuries are caused by various types of accidents that happen in the workplace. A accident at work claim is an accidental but often predictable incident that happens in the workplace, because of certain conditions of the place or premises, because of the way in which a job is carried out, or because of how certain equipment is being used. As a result of these factors, an accident ensues and someone (usually an employee) experiences a work injury. A serious work injury would usually result in partial immobility, loss of limb, back, or brain injuries. A work injury claim is then the process where the employee files a legal claim for financial compensation. It is against the person that is legally responsible for their work injury. It is not always obvious who caused serious work injury. Typically, however, your employer is ultimately at fault and will have breached their duty of care. This means that your employer will be liable for the work accident claim that an employee makes. This is so because they didn’t take reasonable steps to ensure the health and safety of their staff. The statute imposes these health and safety standards. If an employer fails to adhere to the standards, they will need to pay compensation for their negligence.

Can Colleagues Be Held Liable For Work Accident Claims?

You can also pursue a serious work injury that happens with a work colleague in your work accident claim. You do not need to worry that your colleague may be liable to pay where they caused the accident. Due to the principle ‘vicarious liability’, your employer is liable for the negligence and actions of all their employees. This principle even extends to a situation where you suffer a serious work injury due to a colleague’s prank. It normally happens during the course of their employment. Your employer’s liability insurer will take over the claim and deal with the injury at work claim. You may suffer a serious work injury because of an accident that was partly your fault. Still, you may be successful in a compensation claim. However, your work accident claim pay-out would be reduced by your proportion of responsibility. If you have any questions about whether or not you may institute a work accident claim, contact us. You can do this at any time of day, on any day of the week. Fill out the short online form and waiting for us to call you back for free. You can also call one of our friendly accident claims handlers on 0121 565 4317. If you would like to discuss your case from your own home, please request a complimentary home visit. One of our friendly injury claims handlers will visit you. You can start your work accident claim and get the justice you deserve.

Should I Make A Work Accident Claim Against My Employer?

If you suffer serious injury in an accident at work that was not your fault, you can claim compensation. We understand that instituting a claim against your employer can be nerve-wrecking. We know that you may concern about the effect that a work accident claim will have on your employment status. Also, you may worry about the financial and reputational impact that a claim will have on your employer. Work Accident Claims Claim Justice is here to help you get the justice you deserve. You need not feel awkward or shy about making a work accident claim against your employer. If you suffer any form of injury because of someone’s negligence or actions at work, contact us. It is beneficial to contact a legal professional immediately to discuss your potential personal injury claim. Not only do serious work injuries affect your health; they can also affect your personal relationships and have a major financial impact on your life. Your whole life could be changed, and your entire family could be affected as the result of one terrible event. The Claim Justice team is here to help you through this difficult period of your life.

Don’t worry

If you concern about the possible financial consequences of a claim for your employer, don’t worry any longer. All employers in the UK are required to take our employer’s liability insurance. When you make any work injury claim, your employer’s insurance company takes over the case on your employer’s behalf. They will pay any costs, including your compensation pay-out. Every employer should have to take out these employers’ liability insurance, to make sure that they are financially secure. They can pay compensation for work injury claims, without it affecting the economic position of the company. In summary, you have a fundamental right to get justice for the harm that you suffer. Do not feel guilty about using your basic human rights! Our experienced personal injury claims team has dealt with these often sensitive situations countless times before. The Claim Justice team will deal with your work accident claim sensitively and discreetly. They place your privacy and security at the top of our priorities list. If you have any concerns or questions about making a work accident claim, contact us. Claim Justice will be happy to provide the necessary support and discuss your options in a completely free consultation.

How Do You Make Work Accident Claims?

Before you make a work accident claim, we appreciate that you might have some questions about the claim process. For example, you might concern about making a claim against your employer. You might feel overwhelmed by the thought of making a legal claim while you are still recovering from a serious illness. This is perfectly understandable. We are here to answer any queries you might have and support you through your recovery process. Work Accident Claims Claiming against your employer for a serious work injury can be intimidating. With our assistance, you can take a step back, rest, and recover properly. Be sure that your work accident claim is going on efficiently by your solicitor. Claim Justice has been working with work injury claims for a long time. We know and appreciate that accidents, both minor and serious, can affect people in different ways. Our work injury claims solicitors take each case seriously and deal with every client on an individual basis. They give 100 percent effort to carefully guide your work injury claim to a successful conclusion. Also they help you to get the maximum compensation you deserve.

Types of Work Accident Claims

Construction Accidents

The statistics show that the construction industry is one of the most hazardous sectors to work in. The majority of work accident claims in the United Kingdom base on personal injuries in the construction industry. Serious work injuries can range from deep cuts and severed body parts due to sharp tools and equipment. Also crushing of limbs due to heavy loads, broken and bruised extremities because of defective or dangerous machinery. Brain damage from falling objects, bone fractures because of blunt force trauma, and spine injuries due to falls from height. Sadly, the construction industry is also one of the most common sectors for fatal accidents at work. Severe accidents that result in the death of someone. The main cause of fatal injuries in UK each year is due to workers falling from a height on construction sites. Other fatal accidents include workers being trapped by something that has collapsed or overturned. And workers being struck by some form of moving vehicle or equipment. If you work in the construction industry and have suffered a serious work injury, then get in touch with Claim Justice today to find out if you are eligible for a work accident claim. Claim Justice has a dedicated team dealing with personal injury claims, and we are available to discuss your claim 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for free and at no obligation to you. Our friendly claims team will give you an obligation-free assessment of the merits of your work accident claim, and if you decide to continue with a work accident claim, we will support you through every step of the process.

Slipping, Tripping and Falling

In general, the presence of something smooth on the floor surface causes slip accidents at work. For example slippery cleaning products, water or ice, some type of greasy food or sticky drinks. Any item lying around on the floor can cause trip accidents. It could be from uneven floor surfaces, obstructions in the path, cables lying on the ground, hidden or uneven steps. Causes to fall injuries could be anything from loose floor coverings, to losing footing on the stairs. Else to poor health and safety measures, to faulty equipment; or simply a worker rushing to get somewhere. The chance of someone slipping, tripping or falling at work increases when the lighting in the place is insufficient. Also where the obstructions is not visible by stop or danger signs. Depending on how you fall, what you land on, and where you fall, you could suffer a serious work injury.

Manual Handling And Carrying Accidents

A manual handling job is any workplace task requires an employee to transfer, lift, carry, move, or support a load. Manual handling injuries in the workplace can be caused by both light and extremely heavy loads. The employees that are most likely to be at risk include care workers, manufacturing staff, agricultural workers, and construction workers. Note, however, that any employee in any sort of workplace is at risk of manual handling or carrying an injury. A large portion of the work accident claims relates to serious work injuries that manual handling accidents cause. These cases are a direct result of employers failing to pay sufficient consideration to manual handling safety rules and processes. In many cases, lifting and carrying injuries could easily have been prevented had an employer complied with its duty of care, as well as its legal responsibility to adhere to the health and safety regulations.

Common lifting and carrying accidents that result in serious work injuries are:

  • Individuals be required to manually handle excessive weight;
  • employers failing to provide adequate training or refresher training to employees;
  • Insufficient or infrequent risk assessments being carried out by employers;
  • Failure of employers to provide suitable safety equipment to employees
  • Failure of employers to provide a safe system of work or sufficient assistance and sufficient oversight for all individuals in the workplace

Falls From A Great Height

Falling from a great height at your place of work can extremely treacherous. Significant or even life-changing injuries can result from an individual falling from any height. The entire experience can have a huge impact on a person’s physical and mental wellbeing. If you fall from a height there are countless serious injuries that you can suffer. You can break many bones, you could require amputation, you may become paralyze or suffer a brain injury. If you suffer a serious injury from a falling accident at work, we are here for you. We know how hard it can be to recover and adjust from this traumatic experience. The physical injuries that you suffer from a falling accident at work don’t just affect your health and personal life. Your serious work injuries could also have a financial impact on you and your family.

Being Struck By A Moving Object

An employee can suffer a serious work injury by forceful contact from a moving object. For example where something falls onto them or flies through the air and strikes them. This is a common way for employees to get an injury in an accident at work. Workers can suffer serious injury by heavy loads dislodging and falling onto them. Else if a sharp object were to fall onto some part of their body. Another example is where an object dislodges from a stack by moving vehicle and falls on the worker standing nearby. In most accidents at work claims of this nature, an employer is liable for the employee’s injuries. The amount of compensation that the employer will pay depends on the severity of the injuries and harm.

Defective Equipment

All employers have a responsibility to check machinery and equipment regularly. They should make sure that it is in good and proper working order, and does not pose a hazard to any person who might need to use it. Equipment in this instance would include any machinery, appliance, apparatus, tools or installation used at work. When we say ‘use’, this refers to any activity that involves includes starting, stopping, maintaining, servicing, setting, moving, programming, repairing, modifying, and even cleaning the equipment. If you are an employee that comes across defective equipment that causes you a serious work injury, you can make an accident at work claim against your employer. Speak to Claim Justice today to find out how to make your work accident claim.

We are available 24 hours a day

Our expert personal injury claims solicitors have successfully proven the negligence of hundreds of employers in work accident claims, resulting in maximum financial compensation and justice for many satisfied Claim Justice clients. The Claim Justice team is expert in work accident claims, and our accident at work claims handlers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you to get your life back. Although finances might not be the most important thing on your mind after you’ve suffered a serious work injury, the compensation you could get through a successful claim may make the journey towards recovery a bit easier- in all aspects of your life.

What Accident At Work Compensation Amounts Can I Get?

Your legal right to compensation is based on getting you back to the position you were in before you experienced a serious work injury. In work accident claims generally, compensation sums are calculated with reference to the severity of the injury suffered at work, and the type of care that the victim may need going forward to be able to live with their injuries. We will also include a claim for out-of-pocket expenses that you have incurred as a result of the accident. Work accident claims include amounts for general and special damages. In summary, general damages are compensation for the physical injuries, whereas special damages are compensation for additional expenses incurred due to the work injury. A member of the Claim Justice claims team will be sure to go through your calculation of general and special damages with you in detail once you’ve agreed to make a work accident claim. Work Accident Claims

There are specific rules of how to calculate general damages

There are specific rules of how to calculate general damages, based on different levels of harm experienced in work accident claims. Your general damages will be calculated by matching your independent medical report with the sums given in the official Judicial Board Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases. The compensation that you will receive at the conclusion of your work accident claim will be influenced by details such as the severity and permanence of your injury, how it impacts your life, how long you will take to recover from your injuries. You will need to provide the court with proof of all of those additional expenses or costs you have incurred to date or will incur in the future, as a result of the serious work injury. The broad category of special damages includes these costs. Special damages can range from travel costs, costs of medical and rehabilitation appointments, childcare, loss of income, and broader medical expenses such as prescriptions, physiotherapy, counseling, physical home adjustments, to the cost of any special equipment that you might need during the recovery process.

To give you a very broad idea of what amounts can be claimed for the different types of work injury claims, we have compiled a table below based on the average compensation work accident claims.

Extremely serious head injuryVictims are unresponsive as a result of severe brain damage and maybe in a vegetative stateBetween £240 000 and £345 000
Serious head injurySevere disability due to brain damage, loss of feeling in limbs, personality change and/or a mental disabilityBetween £180 000 and £240 000
Extremely serious facial injuryFacial disfigurement; severe scarring or burnsBetween £25 400 and £83 000
Moderate to a serious facial injurySimple fractures to multiple fractures and breaks in the facial areaBetween £7 500 and £41 000
Most extreme eye injuryCompletely blind and deafAround £340 000
Extremely serious eye injuryPartial to substantial loss of sight in one or both eyesBetween £45 000 and £230 000
Very serious nose injurySevere/multiple fractures to the nose resulting in permanent damageBetween £9000 and £19500
Serious nose injurySevere injuries capable of recovery after surgeryBetween £3370 and £4350

Extremely serious ear Injury

Complete loss of hearingBetween £77 000 and £93 000
Serious ear injuryComplete hearing loss in one of the earsBetween £26000 and £38 000
Serious shoulder injuryParalysis, limb numbness, restriction in movement because of the injury in the neck and shoulderBetween £10 500 and £42 000
Serious  back injurySevere injury to the upper or lower back; paralysis or any relating issues to organs in the lower parts of the bodyBetween £33 000 and £137 000

An extremely serious arm injury

Amputation of both arms, the amputation of a single-arm, or partial amputation of one or both armsBetween £82 000 and £255 900
Serious arm injuryFor major restriction and disability present in one or both the armsBetween £33 400 and £111 600
An extremely serious hand injuryAmputation of one or both hands; loss of use of handsBetween £120 000 and £171 900
Serious hand injuryTotal or effective loss of one hand from crushing and then amputation partial amputationBetween £52800 and £77 400
Extremely serious leg injuryAmputation of one or both legs(full or partial amputation)Between £83 500 and £240 500
Serious leg injuryInjuries to the leg which has caused a lifelong restriction in movement and disabilityBetween £23 600 and £82 100
Serious knee injuryDisability because of a knee injury, major damage to muscles, muscle wastage, and soft tissue damage. Disability because of a knee injury, major damage to muscles, muscle wastage, and soft tissue damageBetween £22 300 and £82 000
An extremely serious ankle injuryThe most severe ankle injuries that may cause deformity, degeneration of joints, and potentially amputationBetween £42 500 and £59 400
An extremely serious foot injuryAmputation of one or both feetBetween £71 600 and £171 900

How to get an estimate?

Your experienced personal injury claims solicitor will be able to give you an estimate of the value of your work accident claim once you have provided them with all the details of the incident, and any medical reports about the injuries that resulted from the accident at work. It is important to note however that we won’t be able to give you a 100% accurate predication of your claim’s value. The judge decides the settlement agreement. The amounts above are mere to be used as a broad guideline to a possible compensation in claims of this nature, and must not be seen in any way to be fixed compensation amounts available to serious work injury victims.

How Much Will It Cost To Make A Work Accident Claim?

Claim Justice conducts all of its work injury claims on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that clients will not pay Claim Justice a thing unless we help them to win their claim. Claim Justice will carry all the upfront costs needed to proceed with your work accident claim, meaning that you will only be charged when you get the result and compensation you deserve. No Win No Fee agreements are a great funding option to allow all those with valid grounds for work accident claims to pursue litigation. We don’t leave you out of pocket

No Win No Fee Agreements With Claim Justice

A No Win No Fee agreement with Claim Justice allows you to continue with a compensation claim on the condition that if the claim is not a success, you won’t owe your legal team any money. Put simply, it is a way for you to take legal steps necessary to get justice for the serious injuries that you have suffered at work, without the financial risk of litigation weighing over you. Our team of solicitors are happy to offer No Win No Fee agreements to clients seeking rightful compensation in work accident claims because they are confident in their legal abilities and they have a track record of successful claims behind them. A No Win No Fee agreement is a financially-savvy way for all kinds of employees to claim compensation for personal injuries and other damages caused as a result of accidents. Once you have been over the details of your incident with the Claim Justice team and given one of our expert solicitors the go-ahead to continue with your work accident claim on a No Win No Fee basis, your role is essentially finished. You can then sit back, relax, and let your dedicated compensation claims team do the rest of the difficult work for you!

How Much Will I Pay Lawyers In Legal Fees If My Work accident Claim Is Successful?

If you enter into a No Win No Fee Agreement with us, you will not pay Claim Justice any legal fees in advance. A No Win No Fee agreement means that we only get money at the end of the day, once your claim is successful. Our solicitors work on an average success fee of 25% of the total compensation received. Your solicitor will make sure to discuss the success fee upfront. We agree with this amount before you proceed with your work accident claim. If Claim Justice helps you to win your case, we will receive the success fee as payment for the legal services that we have provided during the claims process. Your friendly solicitor will be able to answer any other questions that you might have in relation to the success fee. Contact Claim Justice today on 0121 565 4317  for a free, no obligations discussion about your work accident claim. A member of our team will be able to estimate the value and merits of your case once they have been through the details of the incident with you. The sooner you get started on your work accident claim, the sooner we can get you the justice you deserve.