Accidents at Work

Had an accident at work?

– Claiming Compensation for an Accident at Work

If you’ve been injured by an accident at work, you could be entitled to compensation. You can claim compensation for a work accident injury whether you were working as a full time or part time employee, a temporary worker, a self-employed contractor or if you were just visiting a business at the time of the accident. 

Simply Legal can provide immediate legal representation following an accident at work with a free initial consultation.

What is an accident at work?

There are a large number of different workplace accidents you could be involved in, ranging from the very minor to the more serious. Some of the most common include slips, trips and falls, as well as accidents involving machinery or flawed working practices.

Your employers duty of care?

 

Your employer has a duty to make sure that your work premises and the way that work is managed and carried out is safe. This is a legal obligation as well as a moral one. Employers can’t predict or prevent absolutely everything, but they should be carrying out regular health and safety risk assessments and putting measures in place to limit the risks to employees and premises users. If they neglect their legal responsibilities, employers could be putting workers, customers and the general public in danger. This is why if you have had an accident at work, you may be entitled to claim compensation

What type of workplace accident can I claim for? 

There are a large number of different workplace accidents you could be involved in, ranging from the very minor to the more serious. Some of the most common include slips, trips and falls, as well as accidents involving machinery or flawed working practices.

What is an accident at work Compensation claim?

Accidents at work fall under the category of personal injury compensation claims. This kind of claim is a legal process designed to help the victims of preventable workplace accidents claim financial recompense for their injuries. In a nutshell, your claim will attempt to prove that a third party was responsible for the accident and call for them to pay you compensation to make up for what happened.

Work accident claims don’t just cover injuries, we may also recommend seeking damages for loss of earnings, emotional distress and other costs associated with the incident.

No Win No Fee and Simply Legal

With us you will pay 25% of the amount that is recovered. This can vary and maybe more or less. Termination fees may apply if you fail to co-operate with us.

Under the terms of these arrangements, you will not have to worry about making any upfront payments or having to pay any costs if your claim is unsuccessful. This means that you will not have to take on any financial risk when deciding to pursue a claim. No Win No Fee agreements are designed to give you added confidence and can take much of the anxiety out of the process of taking legal action.

If you would like to find out more about how No Win No Fee agreements work, don’t hesitate to contact our expert team. We’re on hand to answer any questions you might have.

What damages could I receive?

The amount of compensation you could receive following an accident at work depends partly on the nature of the accident and the seriousness of your injuries. However, the amount may also be larger if you successfully claim for:

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Loss of income, including future losses and losses caused by time off work

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Changes to your ability to work in the future

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Travel and accommodation costs

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Care or support you need in order to recover, rehabilitate or live with your injuries

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Medical bills if you are you seeing a doctor or receiving medical treatment and have to pay for any part of your medical care.

If you have been to the hospital for repeated injuries or your injuries have stopped you from going back to work, you could be eligible for further damages.

Speak to us without obligation

You can talk to us about potential compensation for free and without obligation. We can then advise you on the likelihood of your case being a success. If we advise you against going ahead, then you won’t have to pay a penny and you will have saved yourself a lot of time and effort in the process.

Never suffer in silence or feel like you are not worthy of compensation before you know the facts. If unsure, then give us a call on 03300 55 29 55 , or alternatively fill in our contact form and one of our team will call you back at an appropriate time.

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