Accidents at work occur every day, irrespective of the type of workplace. An injury at work claim arises when an employee is injured due to the negligence of their employer. People can be injured in any working environment: offices, factories, warehouses, building sites, etc.
The law has evolved over many decades with a view to ensuring that all employers must provide a safe working environment for their employees. Employers must comply with a host of health and safety legislation so that their employees are protected from harm while at work.
Despite the law being clear and unequivocal, there are a vast number of business owners that fail to comply with the provisions of our legislation. These breaches of safety law can take many forms, but we list below some common examples:
- Failing to adequately train staff
- No risk assessments
- Dangerous work practices
- Lack of maintenance of equipment
- Failure to enforce safety procedures
If you have been injured in the last 3 years due to an injury at work, you may be entitled to make a work accident compensation claim. We have helped 1000s of people make an injury at work claim. We are one of the UK's leading accident at work compensation specialists. Our service is totally free, and we never pressure anyone to proceed with their accident claim.
If you think that your injury was your employer's fault, you can call us, or request us to call you, and one of our friendly, legally trained advisers will be able to advise if you can make a no win no fee work accident compensation claim for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity, plus any financial losses, such as loss of earnings, etc.
You can complete our claim form or chat to one of our team via our online live-chat service.
Your legal entitlement
Fortunately, we live in a reasonable society, where employees are protected from exploitation and possess legal rights in the work place. One such legal right is to be kept safe by your employer while at work. If you sustain a work related injury due to your employer's negligence, the law entitles you to make a work accident claim. However, making such a compensation claim may be awkward if you continue working for the same employer. We must stress that you are entitled to make a work accident claim without any repercussions whatsoever. You should not be concerned that you may be sacked if you make a compensation claim against your employer. It is unlawful for an employer to dismiss anyone who makes an accident claim against them. This would constitute an unfair dismissal.
All businesses must, by law, have in place employer's liability insurance cover. This insurance policy will protect the business in the event of one of their employees being injured due to the negligence of the employer. It is your employer's insurance company that will deal with your injury at work claim.
If we think that you will be able to make a successful work accident compensation claim, we will invite one of our panel of accident at work solicitors to contact you with a view to confirming your instructions. If they are happy to proceed with your compensation claim, they will act on your behalf at no cost to you – this is called “no win no fee”. You will never be asked to pay anything towards their legal costs, you keep 100% of your compensation, and you will have the benefit of a leading personal injury lawyer fighting to win the maximum compensation you deserve.