Accident at Work Compensation Claims
Levenes have been providing advice and representation for victims of accident at work claims for over 30 years. Our head office is in London from where we work on behalf of clients who are based all over the country.
We act on a no win no fee basis to help work accident victims to maximise the compensation to which they are entitled, making sure that their claims are handled professionally.
You can find out more about our recent successful settled cases here.
Can I claim for my accident at work?
You can claim compensation for a work accident injury whether you were working as a full or part time employee, a temporary worker, a self-employed contractor, agency worker, or even if you were just visiting a business at the time of the accident.
Around 30,000 people are seriously injured at work each year. If you are one them, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Responsibility of Employers
Employers have a responsibility for your health and safety at work and are required by law to:
Hold insurance covering them should any of their staff be injured in an accident at work.
Make risk assessments of the work place and the way you work to make sure that you can do your job safely.
Have a safe system of work which reduces the risk of injury as much as possible.
Provide safe and suitable tools and work equipment.
Keep tools and work equipment well maintained and in good repair.
Find ways of avoiding working at height.
If work at height cannot be avoided, provided safe scaffolding, platforms or ladders.
Provide safe routes throughout your workplace, including safe exits.
Make sure that the floor is free of holes, or defects.
Make sure that the floor is not slippery.
Ensure that workers on foot are safe when there are fork lift trucks, LLOPs or other mobile equipment being used.
Provide a safe, secure working environment.
Make sure that workers have enough space in which to work safely.
Provide proper protective clothing which may include safety shoes, helmets, gloves, goggles etc.
Protect workers from dangerous machinery.
Make sure that workers cannot be injured by moving parts of machinery.
Give proper induction and training to ensure that a safe system of work is understood by workers.
Properly supervise workers to make sure that safe systems of work are followed.
Ensure workers are protected from exposure to substances which are hazardous to health, like fumes and dust.
Compensate workers if a colleague causes an accident resulting in injury to a worker.
Keep an Accident Book to record details of all accidents.
Report all serious accidents to the Health and Safety Executive.
Accident at Work Claims
So, if a court finds that the employer could have taken ‘reasonable steps’ to prevent your accident, it is likely that your claim will be successful. Did this happen to you? Speak to a Levenes injury solicitor. With no win no fee accident at work claims you’ve got nothing to lose.
Accident at Work Solicitors
If you have been injured at work as a result of the negligence of your employer, a co-worker, materials or equipment used, contact our expert accident at work solicitors now.
We handle all types of injury claim, for people working in all types of environment, from construction, manufacturing and agriculture to offices, shops and restaurants.
We also handle claims for industrial disease and occupational illness, including those relating to respiratory problems due to dust, chemicals or fumes; pneumoconiosis; occupational asthma; emphysema; asbestos related diseases, including asbestosis and mesothelioma; deafness due to a noisy working environment; ‘Vibration White Finger’ due to working with vibrating tools; skin conditions caused by chemicals or other irritants; and ‘Miner’s Knee’ caused by excessive kneeling and crawling.
No Win No Fee Claims
At Levenes solicitors we are registered with the SRA for your peace of mind and we offer a genuine ‘no win no fee’ service for work accident claims. Meaning that if your claim for compensation is unsuccessful, there is no financial risk to you. Plus, with a nationwide service, one of our expert injury solicitors can visit you at home, work or in hospital.
We successfully conclude thousands of cases each year, winning injury compensation for our clients from £1,000 to over £1,000,000. Have you been injured at work? Find out how much compensation you could claim for your injuries and contact us for free advice today.
Accident at Work Examples:
If you’ve been affected by any of the above, then get in touch with our experienced team of personal injury solicitors.
Your first contact won’t cost you anything and could get you on the road to recovery, securing compensation for the future.
What steps you should take after an Accident At Work:
Report the accident to your supervisor or manager.
Insist that a record is kept of the accident in the Accident Book.
See the first aider and ask that an ambulance is called if necessary.
Go to hospital, walk in centre or see your GP.
Try to obtain photos of the accident location, if you can.
Details we need to make your claim
We need to know the key details about your accident, particularly where, when and how the accident happened. We also need to know about your personal injuries.
In addition, we’ll ask for details on whether you received any medical treatment. It is also important to know whether there were any witnesses to the accident, particularly from colleagues. We’ll ask for all these details along with copies of any photos that were taken relating to the accident. This helps us to build up a picture of the accident and establish how strong your work accident claim will be.
It is important to get in contact with our injury solicitors straight away as we can also help with treatment, support and rehabilitation after your work accident.
Accident at Work Compensation
The amount of compensation you could receive following an accident at work depends partly on the circumstances and the severity of your injuries. Here’s our guidelines on how much compensation you can claim for injuries. However, there may also be larger amounts if you can successfully claim for:
Loss of income, including future losses and losses caused by time off work
Changes to your ability to work in the future
Travel and accommodation costs
Care and Assistance around the home
Adaptations to your home or car
What are the Main Causes of Workplace Accidents?
Injuries at work tend to happen when safety measures are either not put in place, or when they are not observed or enforced.
Common causes of workplace accidents include faults in poorly maintained equipment, as well as poorly assembled structures such as scaffolding and racking. Spillages that aren’t cleaned up quickly or thoroughly enough can cause falls. While a lack of training or personal protective equipment can cause serious workplace injuries.
Accidents with vehicles such as forklift trucks are also common, especially on construction sites and industrial environments.
Fatal Accidents at Work
You never think it is going to happen to your loved one. If it does, not only is it devastating to lose someone you love, but the legal processes which then occur can be bewildering. At this time you need a friendly and sympathetic ear. Levenes Solicitors are here to listen and help you. We’ll explain in easy terms what the legal processes are and we’ll be with you every step of the way.
Can I Claim on a Zero Hours Contract?
Yes! Employees on zero hours contracts have the right to be given training, the tools and support in order to work safely. An employer has a legal obligation to keep you safe in a safe place of work. If you are in any doubt, get in touch with us.
Is There a Work Accident Claim Time Limit?
If you do find yourself in the unfortunate position of having an accident at work, we recommend you get in contact with our personal injury solicitors as soon as possible. They will help and advise you on what to do next. In the Uk, any claim that you make should be done within three years of a workplace accident taking place.