Accident at Work Claims

You should feel safe at work – but accidents happen. If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, you could make a claim for compensation.

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Can I make an accident at work claim?

If you’ve been injured in an accident at work that wasn’t your fault in the last three years, you could have a claim for compensation. This could have taken place in a warehouse, construction site, factory, shop floor or anywhere that your work is carried out.

You have the right to a safe working environment. Injuries at work can be prevented if employers keep on top of potential hazards, preventing them from causing harm.

There are countless ways your employer may have put you in danger at work, including:

  • Not carrying out appropriate risk assessments
  • Not providing sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Not maintaining equipment and machinery efficiently
  • Not enforcing health and safety regulations
  • Not training employees appropriately
  • Not addressing colleagues’ negligence
  • Not ensuring the workplace is free of hazards, such as liquid spills
  • Not ensuring vehicles are only carrying an appropriate load

If your employer has not fulfilled their duty to provide a safe workplace, you could make a personal injury claim for compensation to help your recovery.

Most common workplace injuries and accidents

People in certain professions are more likely to suffer from an injury at work than those in others. The risk of injury depends on the type of work being carried out and the environment it’s being done in. When there are more risk factors, there is a greater chance of an accident and an injury at work happening.

For example, workers in agriculture, forestry and fishing were more likely than other workers to suffer an injury in the last 12 months, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Construction saw the second highest number of workplace injuries per 100,000 workers, while manufacturing is another comparatively dangerous industry.

The HSE has revealed that the most dangerous types of injury in the workplace are:

  • Falls from a height – This killed 40 workers in 2018/19
  • Being struck by a moving vehicle – This killed 30 people in the workplace
  • Being struck by a moving object – This caused the deaths of 16 people
  • Coming into contact with moving machinery – This killed 14 employees
  • Being trapped by a collapsing or overturning object – This was responsible for 11 deaths

Reporting your accident at work

After you’ve suffered an accident at work, the first thing you’ll likely want to do is get medical attention. If you have a first aider in the workplace, make sure you see them and get treated immediately. You should also then make sure you see a doctor or other healthcare professional for your injury. So make an appointment with your GP or head to A&E straight away if it’s urgent.

It’s also vital to remember to report your injury to your employer. If they have an accident book, make sure it is recorded there. If the company you work for has more than 10 employees, they are required to put your injury in the accident book. This can end up being an important piece of evidence in a personal injury claim.

If you notice something in the workplace that could present a threat to your safety or that of your colleagues, you should report it immediately to your manager. If they don’t take action, you can ensure that they make a note of you raising the issue. This could also form part of your case if you decide to make a claim.

You can also take photos and video of your injury. Your solicitor may use these to strengthen your case. It may also help to put together a list of your symptoms and how they have affected your daily life. This will also show how long your recovery has taken. You may also want to record all expenses and financial losses related to your injury. This can help when you want to claim this money back.

Gather any witness statements together. If anyone saw your accident, they could help to make your case stronger by providing a statement.

How much can I claim for an accident at work?

Every workplace accident and injury is different. That means it’s difficult to say exactly what you could be entitled to in compensation. Our compensation calculator could give you a rough idea of what you might be awarded for a specific injury.

Your compensation will be divided into two categories: general damages and special damages.

General damages refers to the compensation awarded for the pain and suffering you have endured because of your injury. It covers any changes to your lifestyle you’ve been forced to make, such as no longer being able to take part in your favourite hobbies or sports.

Special damages are intended to cover any financial impact caused by your accident. This includes any loss of earnings, as well as any medical treatment, such as physical therapy or even mobility aids and home modifications.

 

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You could claim upto £11,890*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £40,410*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £205,580*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £379,100*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £140,870*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £108,620*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £21,730*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £94,470*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £10,340*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £6,890*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £8,200*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £19,690*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £99,440*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £51,460*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £61,690*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £252,180*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £13,970*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £27,890*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £42,730*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £42,730*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £102,890*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £28,860*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £21,910*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £2,210*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £4,470*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £20,280*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto 2,620*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £5,660*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £13,840*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £7,650*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £26,730*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £39,940*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £1,500*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £3,460*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £6,690*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £10,010*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £33,430*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £3,810*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £33,750*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £114,810*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £85,340*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £92,820*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £110,380*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £92,820*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £88,270*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £6,920*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £11,200*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £16,830*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £42,110*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £10,730*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £10,970*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £34,000*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £16,830*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £114,810*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £120,270*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £114,810*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £96,150*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £263,060*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £11,040*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £28,060*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £48,080*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £3,810*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £32,210*

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto 30,700

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto 48,080

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £10,730

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There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £79,560

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £96,150*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £176,660*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £27,740*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £8,970*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £34,340*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £21,480*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £52,490*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £12,350*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto 48,080*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £24,340*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto 116,620*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £120,530*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £247,280*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £12,050*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £38,120*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £84,360*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £11,040*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £34,340*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £114,810*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £12,050*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £21,910*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £61,410*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £96,150*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £176,660*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £18,480*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £27,450*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £49,180*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £12,050*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £23,310*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

You could claim upto £43,900*

Result

There are other types of compensation you could be awarded through your accident such as loss of earnings or damage to property, the estimates given here are simply for your personal injury claim.

First4Lawyers solicitors will be able to give you the best idea of the amount you should expect from your individual injury.

It is important to keep in mind that every case is different and the advice and estimates you'll be given, once your case has started will be tailored specifically for your case.

Simply fill out our simple form to find out what compensation you could be owed

*Amounts determined by the Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases, Judicial College, 15th edition, 2019

Can I make a claim if the accident was partly my fault?

In certain circumstances, it is possible to still make a claim even if you were partly responsible for your accident.

Contributory negligence means that you and the other party – in this case, your employer – will both accept a share of the blame. Any compensation you are then awarded will be split according to the division of responsibility.

For example, if you and your employer were equally to blame for the accident, you would then receive 50% of the compensation you would otherwise have been awarded.

If the accident was entirely your fault – for example, you ignored safety guidance and fell from a height – you won’t be able to make a claim. In order to make a workplace accident claim, your injury must have been the fault of someone else and happened in the last three years.

Why should I make a workplace injury claim?

Like most people, you work to pay your bills. When you suffer an injury at work, you might not be able to continue working. This can lead to unpaid time off and even the possibility of being unable to work again. This means you could end up facing real financial difficulties.

Making a claim for compensation can help to remove some of the stress and anxiety you may have felt about making ends meet.

You are also entitled to justice. No one deserves to suffer an injury at work, where you should have been protected by your employer.

By making a claim, you can also help to highlight the issue that caused your injury. Your employer will then have the chance to address it, making the workplace safer for everyone working there.

If you need help making a claim for the compensation you’re entitled to, trust First4Lawyers and our expert solicitors to make the process as simple as possible.

Accident at Work FAQs

I had an accident at work – what are my rights?

You have the right to make a personal injury claim after an accident at work. You are entitled to be treated fairly by your employer. You also have the right to Statutory Sick Pay if you earn at least £113 per week before tax and are off sick for four or more days in a row.

You are also entitled to make a compensation claim if the accident was someone else’s fault.

What do I need to do in the event of an accident at work?

If you have been injured in an accident at work, you should ensure you do the following: 

  • See a doctor
    Visit your doctor as soon as possible to have any injuries treated and officially record the medical details of your accident.
  • Report it and record it
    Report the accident to your supervisor or manager. Make sure it is recorded in your workplace’s accident book. If you work in a very small business that doesn’t have an accident book, write down the details and give a copy to your employer, ensuring you keep a copy for yourself.
  • Keep track of the details
    If you can, be sure to make a note of the exact circumstances of your accident. If there were any witnesses, record their contact details as you may need to call upon them if you proceed with a compensation claim.
  • Keep track of expenses
    Make a note of any extra expenses that arise because of your accident. This includes travel costs to get to the hospital, loss of income due to time off work and any other related fees or losses. Be sure to hold onto receipts and documents as evidence.
  • Get in touch
    Contact us and we'll help you establish whether you are eligible to claim accident at work compensation. We will also guide you through the process that follows, then our expert accident at work solicitors will manage your case to completion. They will work with you to piece together the circumstances of your accident and ensure you are reimbursed for the losses that were caused.

Could I lose my job for reporting an accident at work?

Don't worry, it's illegal for an employer to fire one of their employees if they are injured at work and make a claim against them. This means that anyone who needs to make a claim against their employer as a result of an accident at work can do so without fear of negative consequences.

How soon after an accident do I have to return to work?

After an accident at work, you will likely need to keep your losses to a minimum. This will mean you’ll probably want to get back to work as soon as possible. But you should not feel pressured. Your employer cannot legally force you to return to work before you are ready – physically or psychologically.

Is there any reason I might not have an accident at work claim?

If you are injured because health and safety standards are not met, your employer is at fault and you have a right to claim compensation. In instances where you believe you might be partially responsible, you may still be entitled to make a claim on the basis that your employer’s negligence was the main cause of the accident.

Your employer is legally obliged to provide a safe work environment for all employees and protect their health and welfare while they are at work. This includes providing protective equipment when necessary, reporting potential hazards to the relevant authorities, having adequate first aid facilities and ensuring the general environment is safe and comfortable to work in. Find out more about making a claim here.

How much can I claim for an accident at work?

When determining the amount you are entitled to following an accident at work claim, there are two main factors that are taken into consideration: the suffering caused by your injuries and the financial losses you incur as a result of the accident.

When it comes to assessing the damages related to your injuries, a doctor will issue a medical report outlining the time it will likely take for you to recover, along with the physical or psychological rehabilitation you many need to undergo as part of the recovery process.

Financial losses put a value on what you have lost because of the accident. This may include wages from time off work, money spent on medical care and medication (including transport to and from the hospital), reimbursement for any possessions that may have been damaged during the accident, as well as compensation for any additional care you have received to help you recuperate.

Therefore, based on the severity of the injury and the impact it has had on you, the amount of compensation will vary. Our simple Compensation Calculator can help to give you a better idea of the amount you might be eligible for.

For relatively minor injuries, such as fractured fingers, where recovery happens within a few weeks, you may receive compensation of up to £3,810. A serious back injury could warrant compensation up to £141,050, whereas damage to hearing can qualify for anything up to £96,150, depending on the severity.

How long do I have to make an accident at work claim?

Claims for accidents at work should generally be made within three years of the accident or injury taking place. Ideally, claims should be made sooner rather than later.

It is beneficial to do so because the details of what happened will be clearer in your mind and in the minds of any witnesses you have. The sooner you report your accident, the less chance there is that the accident site may have been changed or repaired. There is also the possibility of CCTV being available, so the sooner you can access this, the better.

In terms of your recovery, the sooner you make your claim, the sooner you may be able to access to any medical care you may need, such as physiotherapy.

Who pays the compensation for an accident at work?

If you successfully claim for an injury because of an accident at work, your employer’s insurance company should cover the costs of the compensation. Employers are legally obliged to have this form of insurance, and you can find out which insurance company they use by asking to see the insurance certificate all employers must display by law.

Does it matter who or what my accident at work was caused by?

An accident at work can be caused by a variety of circumstances. The injury could result from actions taken by another employee or your employer, unsafe work environments, or a lack of protective clothing or training. You may also decide to claim compensation if an incident in the workplace has caused a psychological illness – such as severe and avoidable stress – or if you have contracted an industrial disease associated with your role.

If your injury was caused by your workplace, you may be able to claim compensation.

Why should I report an accident at work?

Reporting an accident at work can help not only you, but your colleagues and anyone else who may visit your workplace. By making your employer aware of what happened, you can help them realise that something has not gone according to plan. They can use this knowledge to help correct the situation, ensuring that it won’t happen to anyone else.

You may also be required to prove that you reported your accident to your employer when making a claim for compensation. If you can do so, it can make the process far more straightforward.

Do you offer no win no fee* accident at work claims?

Yes, most of our accident at work claims can be made on a no win no fee* basis. This means there is nothing to pay upfront. It also means that if your claim is not successful, there is nothing to pay, eliminating any risk to you. If this is not possible in your situation, we will talk you through your options so you can work out what the best course of action is.

Why choose First4Lawyers?

Whether you want to make an accident and injury claim, or need a solicitor for personal or business law matters - our friendly team are here to help, 24/7.

Free initial consultation

Our fully trained legal advisors are happy to offer initial guidance and advice for free

No Win No Fee*

No Win No Fee solicitors - you don't pay a penny up front when making a claim

No pressure

We offer advice with no obligation.  We never cold-call or apply pressure to our customers

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