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Accidents at Work Claims

If you’ve been injured from an accident at work, we’re here to get you the compensation you deserve.
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Have you been Injured in an Accident at Work?

At Hampson Hughes Solicitors, we understand that making a claim against your employer can be a daunting prospect. However, it shouldn’t be, as your employer should have Employers Liability Insurance whereby any successful claim will be paid by their insurance company. A successful accident at work claim can be brought if you can show that:

  • you suffered an accident at work that caused injury and/or ongoing pain;
  • this accident was due to the negligent action or inaction of an employer.

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Our experienced team of solicitors will be able to guide you through the legal process and make claiming for a personal injury as straightforward an experience as possible.

If you have been injured at work and wish to pursue an ‘Accident at Work’ claim against your employer, you can get in touch with us either by phone, email or web form, where one of our experts can offer advice guidance with regards to making an accident claim.

What are accident at work claims?

An accident at work claim can be brought for a personal injury which has occurred as a result of an accident arising through someone’s employment.  This usually occurs when an employer fails to provide adequate protection for their employees who are acting within the course of their employment.

Under the primary legislation of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 employers must ensure the health, safety and welfare of individuals whilst they are in acting in their employment.

Employees are further protected by a variety of health and safety legislation with which employers must comply in order to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees. These can include, but are not restricted to, elements such as:

  • The safe operation and maintenance of work equipment;
  • The maintenance of safe access and traffic routes within the workplace;
  • The adequate and appropriate training of staff for the jobs being carried out;
  • Ensuring suitable risk assessments have been carried out;

If you believe you have been involved in an accident at work and want to seek legal advice with regards to a workplace injury claim, contact our team of specialists today on 0151 242 1059 or by email to info@hh-law.co.uk .

Who can make an accident at work claim?

If you have been injured during the course of your employment in the last 3 years, you can potentially make an accident at work claim. You do not have to be directly employed or work full-time to bring a claim.  You may have a claim even if you are an agency worker, are self-employed or the accident was caused by a fellow employee or sub-contractor.

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We understand that each accident is different and should be treated as such. If you have been injured and you believe that your employer, fellow employee or a third party such as a subcontractor was at fault for the accident, our specialist team can discuss this with you and advise you if you can bring a workplace injury claim.

What can you claim for?

Compensation for personal injury is split into two main parts:

  • a claim for pain and suffering and loss of amenity, and
  • a claim for out of pocket expenses.

Out of pocket expenses comprise anything that is financially lost or anything that is paid out as a result of your accident. Such examples include loss of earnings and voluntary care and assistance provided by friends and family.

Sometimes medical expenses are incurred such as physiotherapy and private operations and these can be claimed back too as part of your claim. If your accident is serious and the claim lasts a long time then your accident at work solicitor can assist you in claiming out of pocket expenses into the future for as long as you are likely to be injured.

Who can you claim against?

An accident at work claim is of course usually brought against your employer, but the claim should be underwritten by your employers’ insurance policy. It is compulsory for employers to have adequate insurance in place to cover employees in the event of an accident at work and this must cover up to £5 million. This means that the employer does not need to pay the compensation themselves.

An employer who is not insured can be guilty of a criminal offence. Rest assured, employers will recognise that your workplace injury claim is not personal; you are merely exercising your right to seek compensation, which will aid your recovery and reimburse you for any financial losses you have sustained as a result of the accident. We will be here each step of the way to deal with this on your behalf.

Can I still claim if the company has gone out of business?

Yes. If the company you intend to make an accident at work claim against has gone out of business you can apply to The Registrar of Companies to have it restored. We can do this for you.

If the business is sold before you make a claim or during your claim you are protected by legislation to allow you to continue and the same applies if the company goes in to Administration or Liquidation.

If the company is in financial difficulty and you believe making a claim will not be possible please contact our expert team of lawyers who will be able to offer you hassle free advice and guide you through the personal injury process.

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