Work Accident Report

Our free work accident claims guide is to help victims understand about who to report the accident to and what to do following an incident at work.

Everyone deserves to be safe at their place of work. This means that your employer must take all reasonable steps to avoid potential accidents. Also to mitigate (make less bad) the effects of any that happen despite their best efforts. Unfortunately, some industries and/or employers are not taking these responsibilities seriously enough.

If you suffer an accident at work, you will be able to make a work injury claim. The compensation you receive for your work injury helps you to get back on your feet after your accident. and make sure that you don’t lose out financially as a result of what happened to you. There are many different types of accidents or injuries that can be sustained at work and it is your employer’s responsibility to be aware of, and make provision for, these.

It is also essential that you report all workplace accidents or injuries to the appropriate person. Employers have an obligation to keep track of any accidents or injuries that you suffer, and they can only do this if you ensure that you report all accidents or injuries promptly. Some work-related injuries can be very straightforward to report and claim for, for example, if you suffer a fall at work or get an injury as a result of poorly-maintained machinery or equipment. Others can be much more complex, such as claims for asbestos-related problems or the consequences of excessive vibration. Some of these work injuries can take months or even years to become apparent. And it is important that you receive expert help to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

How to Report?

If you suffer a work accident and you wish to report it to get compensation, call us. Dial 0121 565 4317 or use our claims form to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation. Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors are here to help.

What Kinds Of Work Accidents Should I Report?

  • Poorly Maintained Or Faulty Equipment

This includes a wide range of problems and injuries. Poorly maintained equipment means that you need to use excessive force when using a screwdriver. It can cause you to receive a deep cut if your hand slips. More serious incidents involving poorly maintained industrial equipment are associated with missing or malfunctioning safety guards. It leads to serious injuries including traumatic amputations or crush injuries to a hand or foot. Your job should not be more dangerous by having to use faulty or damaged equipment. If you suffer injury as a result of having to use faulty equipment, you can make a compensation claim. This is especially true if you and others have reported previous, more minor, workplace injuries from the same cause previously.

  • Burns And Scalds

Many workplaces require that you use or interact with hot equipment, from the oven in a commercial kitchen to parts of an engine in a garage. If you don’t have adequate protective equipment, sufficient training, and if all relevant safety measures are not taken, you may be eligible for compensation for any accident or injury you sustain. Burns can be painful but superficial or they can be serious, even life-threatening. It is also essential that your employer has made the correct first aid equipment available, to ensure that you receive immediate treatment to minimize the damage done. If you report a burn at work and first aid is not made available to you, you would definitely be eligible for compensation.

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How Much Compensation Might I Be Due For My Work Accident?

Every compensation claim is unique, as it reflects the exact details of your personal situation. It is impossible to give an exact figure, as this will almost always be dependent on the outcome of negotiations. It is possible to give a guideline figure, however, based on a number of factors.

All compensation claims for personal injury comprises of two parts.

The first part of the compensation:

The first is based on the specifics of the injury you report. Judicial College sets official guidelines that show compensation amounts for a particular injury. They give a broad range of values for compensation amounts for each injury, reflecting the fact that some broken legs (for example) are worse than others. Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors has years of experience in interpreting these guidelines. We will be able to give you a much more accurate estimate than a simple online calculator.

The second part of compensation:

The second part of the compensation due to you following your work accident is more variable, as it is based on any costs and expenses you may have incurred as a result of your accident and injury. This would include having to make modifications to your home, increases in transportation costs, or any expenses associated with reducing your recovery time such as physiotherapy. Our claims team is highly experienced in making sure that we understand the full impact that your work accident and the need to report it has had on your life and ensuring that we include everything that you are entitled to in your work accident claim. This money is designed to help you get back on your feet after your work accident and we want to give you the best possible chance to get your life back to how it was.

How Do I Make A Work Accident Claim After My Report?

Making a work accident claim is easy. The first step is to call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our claims form to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation. We will take the opportunity to listen to you and ensure that we understand the details of your claim. We will be looking for three types of information:

The circumstances of your accident.

  • We recognize that it may be difficult to talk about the work accident that you have experienced. It is important that we understand your accident, however, as we need to be sure that we will be able to gather enough evidence to put forward a strong case for who is to blame. Our friendly, experienced team of personal injury claims solicitors will listen carefully and provide you with a safe space to explain confidentially what has happened.

The extent of your injuries.

  • It is important that we talk through the injuries you have sustained, as this will form a significant proportion of the compensation you will be eligible for. We may ask about things that seem unrelated to what you have told us so far. We are aware of common additional injuries that you may be unaware of are related to your accident. Examples of this could be that you report headaches following a fall in which you struck your head, but we ask you about changes in your mood and personality, particularly with regard to risk-taking behavior. This is because many clients did not realize that changes to their mood were a consequence of their head injury. Our expertise means that you can be sure that you are getting the full compensation you deserve.

The ways in which your non-fault work accident and injuries have impacted your life.

  • It is important that we understand your previous routines. We will be able to claim for compensation for many of these if we understand the full details.

First, we’ll discuss your accident, also the option of making your claim on a no win no fee basis.

Once we agree on the appropriate funding option for your work accident claim, we will be able to act on your behalf. To begin the process of making your work accident claim, we will contact your employer.

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What If I Can’t Afford To Make A Claim For My Work Injury?

  • We understand that the period following an accident or injury at work can be a stressful and financially difficult time. We believe that justice for your claim should not depend on paying large, up front amounts for expert legal advice. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to the majority of our clients. A no win no fee agreement allows us to act on your behalf, and you pay nothing up front. Don’t worry that you might pay the legal fees if we fail to get you the compensation you deserve. If we do not win your claim, you won’t have to pay anything. This means that we will never leave you worse off because you made a work injury compensation claim. It also means you don’t need to worry that your legal fees may exceed the amount of compensation you receive. With the traditional payment model for legal services, the costs can quickly exceed the amount of compensation you get. It doesn’t fit our idea of justice at all. Our no win no fee agreements cap our fees at a percentage of your compensation payment. This means that you can relax. Know that you will always receive the lion’s share of the compensation amount.

Discuss any query with us:

We are able to offer a no win no fee agreement to the vast majority of our clients. But there are some unusual cases where this is not possible, for example in cases of medical negligence. If you would like to find out whether your claim is eligible or if you have any questions, call us. Dial 0121 565 4317 or use our claims form.

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