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Accidents At Work

Your employer has a duty to ensure that you are working in the safest way possible for the type of job that you do.  If you have an accident and sustain an injury or illness while at work you may be able to make a no win/no fee personal injury compensation claim.

Last updated on November 30th, 2021 at 12:48 pm

What types of accident or injury can I claim for?

You can claim for any type of accident that wasn’t your fault if it can be shown that someone has been negligent.  Some common types of workplace injuries result from:

  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Using dangerous machinery
  • Using defective scaffolding
  • Falls from roofs or ladders
  • Hazards such as obstructions
  • Accidents in work vehicles
  • Broken or defective safety harnesses
  • Electrocution
  • Unsuitable protective clothing or safety apparatus
  • Unsuitable lighting or visibility
  • Co-workers
  • Insufficient training for the task
  • Burns and chemical injuries
  • Power tools
  • Construction debris
  • Fires and explosions
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)

What can I claim?

You may be able to claim:

  • General damages: these cover physical pain and suffering, but can also include emotional pain such as depression which is a result of the injury.
  • Special damages: these cover things such as loss of earnings and out of pocket expenses, including medical expenses.

The amount of compensation you’ll win will depend on the severity of your injuries and the extent of your losses.

How do I claim compensation?

Contact our work accident specialists today and we’ll help you to make a no win/no fee compensation claim.

We’ll need to show that your accident happened as a result of your employer’s negligence, or the negligence of someone for whom your employer is responsible.

We’ll carry out all the correspondence with your employers or their insurers and inspect your workplace or machinery if necessary.  We’ll also collect photographic evidence if possible and interview any witnesses.

All employers must have insurance which covers injuries to their employees.  They may make an offer of settlement and we’ll advise you whether this should be accepted or pursued further.  We’ll always try to negotiate a settlement rather than issue court proceedings, but if this is necessary, we’ll carry out the whole process for you.

We understand that making a claim against your employer might be daunting, but we have a wealth of experience in work place accidents and will guide you all the way.

Can my employer dismiss me if I make a claim?

If you make a claim for a work accident, your employer’s insurers should pay your compensation, not your employer themselves.

The law protects you from recriminations, including dismissal, if you make an accident claim against your employer.  If you have any concerns, please contact us and we’ll discuss this with you in confidence.

What should I do next?

Contact our work accident specialists now to discuss making a no win/no fee personal injury claim.  Our Sheffield Solicitors will guide you through the whole process and make sure that you receive the best compensation possible.

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