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Work Accident Compensation Claims
If you’ve suffered an accident at work that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible for compensation. At Primus Solicitors, we have highly experienced personal injury solicitors who can help you with your claim. We operate on a No Win, No Fee basis, which means that there are no upfront costs to you.
If you’ve had an accident at work, you should report it to your employer. Who you report it to depends on where you were working and your employment status. Your employer has a legal duty to ensure that you are safe at work. This means they need to provide you with suitable tools and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), keep your workplace clean, tidy and safe, and ensure that you are fully trained to safely perform any tasks you are asked to do.
- We deal with all types of workplace injury claims, including:
- Manual handling of claims.
- defective equipment claims.
- industrial deafness claims
- construction accident claims
- scaffolding accident claims
- factory & warehouse accidents
- forklift truck accident claims
- struck by a moving object.
- assaulted at work claims.
- needlestick injury claims
- skin injury claims
- military injury claims
- farm accident claims.
There are several reasons behind accidents in the workplace, such as dangerous working practices, poor or non-existent personal protective equipment (PPE), weak risk assessments, preventable spillages, unsatisfactory or poorly enforced safety procedures, and badly maintained equipment.
In the UK, there is a standard 3-year time limit within which you can file a work accident claim. If you have not initiated legal proceedings within 3 years of suffering your injury at work, your case may be considered to be time-barred, and you may not be entitled to any compensation.
The amount of work injury compensation you could win depends on your injury or illness, its severity, and the effect it’s had on your life. It’s not just about your pain and physical suffering. There are several other compensation areas your solicitor will include, such as any time off work and lost earnings, any future loss of income, any changes to your ability to work, psychological trauma, care or support you have needed, even if given free by family and friends, any changes you might need to your home or car, paid medical treatments, travel costs for treatment and accommodation costs.
You may be able to make an accident at work claim if you’ve been injured as a result of health and safety procedures not being followed. In some instances, you may even be able to claim if you caused the accident, for instance, if your injuries were made worse because of a piece of faulty equipment. It may also be possible to claim if a workplace accident made an existing injury or condition worse.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyers to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your work accident applications. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your personal injury matter.