Claiming Compensation for a Workplace Accident

Claiming Compensation for a Workplace Accident

If you’ve suffered injuries because of an accident at work that was not your fault, then Nicholson Jones Sutton Solicitors can help you claiming compensation for a workplace accident. If you have been injured in a workplace accident, we may be able to assist you in filing a claim, whether you are an employee, contractor, member of the public, or a visitor.

Claiming Compensation for a Workplace Accident

Even if you are a casual worker or self-employed, you may be deemed an employee under UK law, providing you the same health and safety rights as other workers. If you are an agency worker, both the agency you work for and the owners of the firm you work for should be held accountable for your safety if you have been injured.

Types of Workplace Accidents

In almost any work situation, there is a chance of an accident occurring. Of course, the likelihood of an accident is notably higher in some workplaces than in others. However, even if you work in a supermarket or in an office, you are still at risk of a workplace injury. Even sitting and typing at a desk can cause eye strain, back pain, and carpal tunnel.

The most common causes of accidents we see, are:

● Slips, Trips, & falls
● Overexertion & Muscle Strain
● Falling Objects
● Vehicle Collisions
● Harmful Exposure
● Violence

If you are currently suffering from a workplace injury, do not hesitate to seek medical assistance. Even though they appear minor, injuries caused by falls, overexertion, burns, and other causes can worsen over time and lead to significant long-term problems.

Making a Claim

If you were injured at work because health and safety regulations were not followed, you may be able to file an accident at work claim. In other cases, you may be able to make a claim even though you were the cause of the accident, such as if your injuries were exacerbated by faulty equipment.

It is the legal duty of your employer to ensure safety of all staff at work. It is their responsibility to undertake regular risk assessments, provide the necessary safety equipment (such as hats, gloves, glasses, etc), and provide proper training and working systems.

You typically have three years from the date of your workplace accident to file a claim for compensation; however, the three-year period may sometimes start from the date you became aware that your injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence. Based on the specifics of your accident and injury, our team will be able to advise you whether you are entitled to file a claim.

Costs and Compensation

Our specialist team of workplace accident solicitors will help you obtain the compensation you deserve. The compensation you receive could assist in paying expenses such as private medical care as well as any time you’ve missed from work.

We handle the majority of workplace injury cases on a No Win No Fee basis. That means you won’t have to pay anything up front, and you won’t have to pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful.

How we can help

Our team has decades of combined experience in dealing with Workplace Accident Claims.

Our Nicholson Jones Sutton Serious Injury Specialists are sympathetic, understanding, and can help you get the outcome you deserve.

If you would like to discuss an issue, please get in touch to arrange a free no obligation consultation.

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