Are you looking for information about using an accident at work claim calculator? Perhaps you were recently injured in the workplace and want to know how much you could be owed. This guide will discuss claim calculators and the options you have for seeking accident at work compensation through a personal injury claim.
In the following sections, we will discuss who is eligible to start a claim for negligence against their employer after an accident at work. We offer some examples of workplace accidents that may arise if an employer fails to apply their duty of care obligations to employees properly. Later, we discuss the evidence that can be used to support a personal injury claim based on employer negligence.
Finally, we explore how a No Win No Fee solicitor could take up your case and calculate an amount that fully acknowledges the harm caused to you.
At Public Interest Lawyers, we can connect eligible claimants to a member of our panel of personal injury solicitors. They can accept claims with a good chance of success, so to discuss your case now simply:
- Contact our advisors 24/7 on 0800 408 7825 for free advice.
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- Accident At Work Claim Calculator – How Much Compensation Could You Receive?
- When Are You Able To Claim For A Work Injury?
- What Is An Example Of An Accident At Work Caused By Employer Negligence?
- Evidence That Could Lead To You Claiming Compensation For An Accident At Work
- Claim For A Work Injury Using No Win No Fee Accident At Work Solicitors
- Learn More About Accident At Work Claim Calculators
An accident at work claim calculator can be used as a basis for working out how much compensation could be awarded after an injury at work claim is successful. A claim calculator cannot take your individual circumstances into consideration, especially when it comes to your individual financial losses. If a personal injury claim is successful, it will compensate the claimant using up to two heads of loss. The primary head being general damages which looks at the injury, the pain and suffering caused and any loss of amenity.
To value general damages, legal professionals will refer to medical evidence and a publication known as the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). This lists guideline compensation award brackets in order of how severe the injury is. You can find an excerpt from this below to illustrate:
Compensation Award Guidelines
|Type of Injury
|Award Bracket Guidelines
|Very serious level of disability that requires constant reliance on others for basic needs. Cases where life expectancy has also been reduced significantly.
|(b) Moderately Severe
|£219,070 to £282,010
|Injuries that are almost as devastating as amputation and render the arm of little use.
|(a) Severe Injuries
|£96,160 to £130,930
|Severe disruption of the knee joint and a lengthy treatment required. Osteoarthritis more likely and a considerable level of pain and lost function.
|(a) Severe (i)
|£69,730 to £96,210
|Serious fractures or disc damage in the cervical spine causing permanent nerve damage and significant loss of function and movement in neck and one or more limb.
|(a) Severe (ii)
|£65,740 to £130,930
|Injuries that have resulted in permanent mobility problems where walking aids will be needed for the remainder of the person’s life. Serious deformity and limitation of movement.
|(b) Severe Leg Injuries (ii) Very Serious
|£54,830 to £87,890
|Injuries that result in a total loss of wrist function even after surgery has taken place.
|(a) Complete Loss of Function
|£47,620 to £59,860
|Acetabulum fractures that lead to degenerative changes and instability. Significant risk of hip replacement surgery needed.
|(a) Severe (iii)
|£39,170 to £52,500
|Cases where lumbar region has suffered a compression or crush fracture leaving constant pain. Surgery may be necessary and risk of osteoarthritis is substantial.
|(b) Moderate (i)
|£27,760 to £38,780
|Fracture injuries and ligament tears that result in less severe disabilities and leave issues such as trouble walking on uneven ground, negotiating stairs or walking and standing for a prolonged period. Future risk of osteoarthritis.
|£13,740 to £26,590
|Dislocated shoulder injuries causing nerve damage and pain in neck and elbow.
|£12,770 to £19,200
Purely guideline figures, our team can connect eligible claimants with a personal injury solicitor from our panel. They can provide a much more personalised and accurate estimate of potential compensation than an online calculator. Call above to learn more. You can also head here to find more compensation examples for accidents at work.
Claiming Financial Losses For A Work Injury
Special damages are the head of loss that seeks to reimburse you for the financial issues caused by the workplace injury. You would need to prove these costs with invoices, payslips or other documentation to claim for:
- A loss of earnings (both past and future).
- Medical costs.
- Travel costs to essential hospital or rehabilitation appointments.
- Care costs.
An accident at work claim calculator may have limitations as to how much detail it can include. This could impact the final compensation amount it suggests. Therefore, to ensure that all aspects of your personal injury at work claim are properly assessed, speak to our team.
All employers owe a duty of care to their employees as outlined in the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HASAWA). This legislation expects them to take reasonable and practicable steps to make sure that employees are safe as they perform their jobs.
To have eligible grounds for a personal injury claim, it is necessary to show that you meet the following criteria:
- A duty of care was owed to you at the time and location of the accident and injury.
- A breach of this duty occurred.
- You can show that this breach caused you to suffer harm of a physical and/or psychiatric nature.
Together, these three criteria form the definition of negligence in tort law and if you can prove them, a valid claim for negligence can be made.
As well as the three criteria above, legal proceedings must start within three years from the date of the accident. This general time limit is outlined in the Limitation Act 1980 but exceptions can apply, so please speak to our team if you are unsure.
A failure by employers to properly apply the duty of care requirements could lead to numerous workplace accidents. Some examples of this are:
- Failure to alert staff to a wet or slippery floor surface which causes them to slip or trip and fall, fracturing a bone.
- The safeguard on a piece of machinery is missing and has not been replaced; this causes an employer to suffer an amputation when their hand becomes trapped in the machine.
- Failing to risk assess weights for manual handling causes an employee a back injury.
- A lack of training meant an employee using a forklift truck crashed into a wall when they lost control of the truck, causing a head injury.
There are numerous other ways that a breach of duty can create hazardous circumstances for an employee at work. To check on the eligibility of your particular case, why not get in touch? Our advisors can explain eligibility and liability in more detail.
It’s important to gather all the proof you can that supports your accident at work claim. You can use:
- Medical evidence such as scans, X-rays and specialist reports.
- Workplace CCTV footage.
- Witness contact details (so that statements can be collected later).
- A diary that details events, treatments and your state of mind.
- Photos of the injury and the area where it happened.
- Records of the incident in your workplace accident book.
There may be limits to how much vital detail an accident at work claim calculator can include, so for a more accurate snapshot of potential compensation, speak with our advisors. The solicitors from our panel have direct experience helping many clients gather supporting proof and using it to calculate the best potential compensation for them. Call to learn more on the number above.
The solicitors on our panel are able to offer their expertise through a type of No Win No Fee contract. If your case is eligible, our advisors could connect you with one today. Typically, the solicitor might offer a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) which means you can commence work on your claim together with no upfront or ongoing fees required.
Should your personal injury claim fail, the solicitors ask for no fee for work completed. Furthermore, at the conclusion of a successful claim, a small percentage of your compensation is taken by the solicitor working under a CFA as a success fee. Importantly, a restriction applies to this percentage as a way of ensuring the claimant always benefits the most.
Why not discover how we could help value your claim accurately? Get expert guidance on what you could be owed:
- Call to discuss on 0800 408 7825 for free.
- Alternatively, contact us online
- As well as this, you can try the live chat option at the bottom of the page.
In conclusion, thank you for reading our guide on the merits of an accident at work claim calculator. Below are some other guides to offer further information:
- A guide to how personal injury claim payouts are calculated.
- Looking at how an accident at a warehouse claim is calculated
- See if you could use a spinal and back injury claim calculator here.
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