If you are injured in a workplace accident that was caused by employer negligence, you could have grounds to sue. Employers owe you a duty of care which is to take reasonable measures to ensure your workplace is safe. They can do this by ensuring you are adequately trained to do your job safely, for example. Specialist injury at work solicitors can establish if your employer was negligent in any way. They can help you put together a solid claim for compensation so you can receive a fair and acceptable payout.
Our guide to how injury at work solicitors can help you make a successful claim provides essential advice. We provide information on how you could be injured in a workplace accident, and the level of compensation you could receive. You will also find advice on how long your claim may take to settle in the sections below.
If you are ready to start a workplace accident claim, or you have questions you would like answered, please get in touch with our advisors on 0800 408 7825. You can also fill out our online contact form so an adviser can get back to you.
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When you are injured in the workplace, you could be entitled to file a workplace accident claim. However, you would need to prove your employer caused the accident at work. This is where an injury at work solicitor can be of assistance. They have the necessary legal expertise to provide you with essential advice which helps support your claim.
Once a solicitor establishes you have grounds to sue, they could take on your case on a No Win No Fee basis. In addition, they could help you gather all the evidence required to support your case. This includes arranging for you to be examined by an independent medical specialist. The report the specialist provides will be used to value your injuries and is an essential part of an accident at work claim.
Our panel of specialist personal injury lawyers offer everyone who contacts us a free, no-obligation consultation. This allows you to ask any questions you may have. It also means an experienced adviser can review your case to establish you have good reason to seek compensation from an employer.
To find out more, please get in touch with our advisers on the freephone number found at the top of the page. We can put you in touch with injury at work solicitors from our panel.
- Slips, trips, and falls on the same level (33% of non-fatal injuries)
- Handling, lifting or carrying (18%)
- Struck by a moving object (10%)
- Violent acts (8%)
- Falls from height (8%)
If you would like to know whether you have a valid workplace injury claim, please reach out to our advisers today. They can assess your potential claim before advising how to best proceed if they find you have grounds to sue.
You can suffer a workplace injury in many ways. A colleague could make a mistake that causes a workplace accident, or you could trip on exposed wires. That said, HSE statistics show that the areas of the body most commonly affected in non-fatal employee injuries were upper limb locations. This was for 2020/21.
There was a total of 18,988 reported injuries to upper limb locations. Of these, 6,282 affected the rest of the upper limb and 5,181 affected one or more finger(s) or thumb(s).
If you were injured in a workplace accident due to employer negligence, you could be entitled to file for compensation. Our advisers can review your claim and provide free legal advice on how best to proceed if you have a valid claim. They can also connect you to injury at work solicitors from our panel.
If your claim is straightforward and the defendant admits they are responsible for your injuries, your case could be settled in a matter of months. However, if your personal injury claim is more complex and the defendant denies liability, it may take a lot longer to reach a final settlement.
Call us now to find out whether you have grounds to seek compensation. Our advisers can review your case and then advise you accordingly. You can reach an adviser by calling the freephone number found at the top of the page.
When you get in touch, you will benefit from a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation with an adviser. In short, if you decide not to go forward with a claim, you would not be obliged to. During the consultation, you can ask questions and receive free legal advice before being advised accordingly.
Our panel of solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis, which means you only pay for their services if you win a compensation payout. There are no upfront or ongoing fees to pay a No Win No Fee solicitor when you sign a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), which is the formal term for a No Win No Fee agreement.
All injury at work claims are valued on their own merits. In short, the compensation payout you could receive would factor in the seriousness of your injuries and how your life is impacted.
In the compensation table below, we’ve listed potential awards taken from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). Solicitors use these guidelines when valuing injuries.
The amounts in our table cover general damages and do not include special damages. (General damages are a head of claim that compensate you for physical and mental injuries caused by the accident. Special damages compensate you for any financial losses the accident causes.)
|Type of injury||Seriousness of injury||Potential Compensation Amount
(general damages based on the Judicial College Guidelines
|Injury to the digestive tract caused by traumatic injury||Serious, non-penetrating (ii)||£15,750 to £26,050|
|Injury to kidney/kidneys||Serious, permanent damage to both kidneys or loss of both||£158,970 to £197,480|
|Injury to the neck||Moderate (i)||£23,460 to £36,120|
|Injury to the back||Severe (ii)||£69,600 to £82,980|
|Injury to the back||Moderate (ii)||£11,730 to £26,050|
|Injury to the shoulder||Serious||£11,980 to £18,020|
|Injury to pelvis/hip||Minor (ii)||Up to £3,710|
|Injury to the knee||Moderate (i)||£13,920 to £24,580|
|Injury to the brain||Moderate (ii)||£85,150 to £140,870|
You could also receive special damages to reimburse your financial losses and expenses. However, you must provide proof for them to be recovered. You could claim for the following in special damages:
- Care costs
- Medical expenses
- Travel costs
- Home and vehicle adaptations
- Loss of wages
- Lost future earnings
Please call our advisers to find out more about special damages and whether you could be entitled to receive them. Once we determine your claim is valid, we can put you in touch with injury at work solicitors from our panel.
When you are injured in the workplace and want to seek compensation, you could contact a lawyer who offers No Win No Fee terms. However, for a No Win No Fee lawyer to take on your claim, they need to be satisfied you have good cause to sue. Once they establish you have a valid workplace accident claim, the lawyer will ask you to sign an agreement. This is known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (No Win No Fee agreement).
Under No Win No Fee, you agree to pay your personal injury lawyer a success fee, but only if you get a compensation payout. This fee is capped by law and your lawyer will discuss it with you before you agree to use their services.
If the claim fails, you don’t pay the lawyer their fee. No matter what the outcome of the claim, though, you wouldn’t need to pay any upfront or ongoing solicitor fees.
To find out whether you could make a No Win No Fee workplace accident claim, please:
- Call us on 0800 408 7825. All calls are free of charge.
- If you prefer, you can fill out our online contact form and an adviser will get back to you. They could then connect you to injury at work solicitors from our panel.
- You can use our live chat for instant answers from an adviser.
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