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Accident At Work & Injury at Work Claims

If you have had an accident at work or an personal injury at work and it wasn’t your fault, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Our solicitors can help you make a no win no fee claim for compensation.

You may have been involved in an accident at work in an office environment, on a building site, restaurant, shop, warehouse, factory or a farm. If driving is part of your job, the work accident could be whilst driving a car, van, forklift or lorry. In this case your employer should ensure that the vehicle is safe and roadworthy.

Examples of compensation amounts awarded for injuries suffered from a work accident:

  • Fractured finger with recovery within a few weeks - up to £1,750*
  • Moderate injuries such as frozen shoulder - up to £6,000*
  • Serious injury to ring or middle fingers - up to £7,750*
  • Leg injuries including torn cartilage, weakness and instability - up to £13,000*
  • Moderate back injury - up to £21,500*
  • Complete loss of function in the wrist - up to £33,000*
  • Severe injury to foot - up to £37,000*

* Please note these figures are estimates of what is commonly awarded for similar work injuries.

For more information please visit the compensation guide to find out how much compensation you could expect for your injury at work.

Accidents or Injuries in the workplace can occur through many hazards. Some typical examples of work accidents include the following:

Some common accidents at work include:

Slip/trip injuries, back injury due to lifting objects, forklift truck accidents, scaffolding accidents, factory accidents, vibration white finger, asbestos-related disease, industrial dermatitis disease, industrial deafness, accidents due to inadequate training.

Accident at Work

All employers have to comply with strict health and safety legislation to ensure that their employees are not put at risk of being injured and that the work environment is safe. Despite this, many personal injuries at work or work accidents still occur – accidents which lead to injuries.

You normally have three years from when your personal injury at work occurred to start your compensation claim and you must claim within this time limit. If the work accident involved a person under 18, then the three years do not start until their 18th birthday. Industrial disease has slightly different rules – see our section on Industrial Diseases

Injuries sustained from work accidents may mean you have to take time off work to recover which can lead to financial difficulties. Making a work accident claim will help ease the financial burden and also provide you with treatment to enable a full recovery.

If you have had an accident at work and need advice on making a claim for compensation then call 0800 567 7866 or request a call back for free advice. To start your claim online use our online claim form.

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