Accident at Work Claims
Read our 4 common reasons why work accidents occur and how our claims solicitors can help you get the justice you deserve for your accident and injury.
If you have suffered an accident at work or as a result of your job, you may be entitled to claim compensation for the injury that you have suffered. It is important that your workplace is kept as safe as possible and, if this has not been done correctly, it is important that you receive the compensation you need to get yourself back on track. That’s why you need to know about accidents at work claims. Injuries and accidents at work can be particularly difficult to deal with, as there can be pressure to return to work as quickly as possible and you may even be asked to go back into the same situation that led to your injury in the first place. If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident at work, call our expert team of personal injury solicitors, on 0121 565 4317 or claim online to talk through your claim and tell us the details of your accident and how it happened. During a brief conversation, we will know the full extent of your injuries and how it has impacted your life. Once we understand these aspects of your case, we will be able to give you the best possible advice. This includes telling you the likelihood of success if you make an accident at work claims. Also the amount of compensation you might get at your claim. It also tells the options open to you for pursuing your accident at work claim. We will help you to get the compensation you deserve.
Common Reasons Why Accidents At Work Happen
Falls and Trips
Falls and trips can be either very minor, leading to a sprain or cut, or very serious, possibly involving a fall from height leading to spinal injuries, paralysis or even death. Although falls can happen anywhere, it is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that they minimize the risk to you and your colleagues. If sufficient measures have not been taken to avoid any falls or trips, your employer may be considered liable (responsible) and you may be entitled to compensation for your injury.
lifting very heavy loads or lifting with incorrect technique can both lead to long-lasting back and spinal injuries. The damage caused by a lifting injury can range from sore muscles for a few days to a slipped disk or even permanent back pain and becoming functionally bed ridden. In addition, lifting more than is safe can put you at increased risk of other accidents, such as slips or falls. Your employer is responsible for making sure that any loads you are required to lift are appropriate for you and that you have received training in how to lift safely. If you have sustained a lifting injury at work, you may be able to obtain compensation. This can be especially important if you are unable to work as a result of your injury.
Accidents Involving Vehicles
Any workplace with vehicles is inherently dangerous and measures must be put in place and followed. It is to ensure that accidents do not occur. Examples of vehicles in the workplace might include garages or car showrooms. There you move the vehicles around on site, or forklift trucks in a warehouse. These kinds of vehicles can lead to impacts with other people in the workplace. It causes crush injuries, bruises, broken bones and even more serious accidents leading to paralysis or death. Forklift trucks can also tip over, causing significant injuries to the driver as well as to others.
Accidents Caused By Faulty Equipment
The equipment you use in the course of your job must be appropriate. It should fit the task and must be maintained in correct working order. There are a wide variety of opportunities for accidents and injuries if you have to use poorly-maintained equipment. This could be as simple as getting a small jolt from a kettle that has an electrical fault. It could also be as serious as the loss of a limb.
How Do I Make A Work Accident Claim?
We will explain to you:
- How likely we think it is that you will win your case. We resolve most personal injury claims. Especially we resolve most accident at work claims, long before they would go to court, it is essential that we fully understand how strong your case is.
- How much compensation we think you are likely to receive. If your work accident claim does not go to court, the amount of compensation you receive will be decided by a negotiation between us (on your behalf) and your employer’s insurance company. As with any negotiation, we cannot give you an exact figure that you can expect, but our experience and expertise means that we can give you the best possible estimate. It will always be your decision whether to accept or reject an offer of compensation. but we will be on hand to help you understand whether an offer is fair or not.
- How we would recommend you to proceed. For most of our clients, we are able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. This means you will not have to pay anything. We will only take payment if we are able to obtain the compensation you deserve. As a result, you do not need to worry about being left out of pocket. We discuss alternative funding options with you if we are unable to offer you a no win no fee agreement.
What Is The Process For Making A Work Accident Claim?
This means that we can:
- Write to your employer and their insurance company, letting them know that you are making a work accident claim and ask them to admit liability (this is the legal term for admitting that they are at fault).
- If they do not admit liability, we will gather evidence to support your claim. This could be in the form of pictures of the location where the accident occurred, statements from witnesses or medical experts, seeking advice from industry experts and a wide variety of other sources. Once we have sufficient evidence, the other party will usually admit liability rather than go to court.
- Negotiate a settlement for you. Negotiating a settlement can be the hardest part of making a claim for many clients, as it can be difficult to know whether an offer is fair or not. We will always inform you of all offers of compensation and will give you our expert opinion as to whether an offer is fair or not. The decision as to whether to accept or reject any offer will always be yours but we want to give you the confidence to know that you’re making the right decision.
- In the unlikely event that your work accident claim does go to court, we will be with you every step of the way, explaining the process and taking as much of the administration and stress off of your shoulders as possible. We want you to get the justice you deserve. Your trip to court gives you the opportunity to explain about accident and the it’s impact it has had on your life. We’ll help you to do just that.