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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?
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Here at Hampson Hughes Solicitors, we understand that making a claim for an accident at work can be a daunting prospect. Many people feel anxious about claiming against an employer, but you are actually claiming against your employers’ insurance policy. We can guide you through this process making it as straightforward and easy as possible.

So, if you feel your employer could have done more to prevent your workplace injury, contact our expert team of accident at work solicitors today. We may also be able to help if you are self-employed and you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault whilst carrying out contracted work.

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What are accident at work claims?

Accidents at work claims arise when employers fail to protect their employees from hazards in the workplace. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 places a duty on all employers “to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work” of all their employees.

The act outlines the following key points that employers must ensure:

  • The safe operation and maintenance of the working environment, plant and systems
  • The maintenance of safe access and egress to the workplace
  • The safe use, handling and storage of dangerous substances
  • The adequate training of staff to ensure health and safety
  • The adequate welfare provisions for staff at work

The full Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 can be found via legislation.gov.uk.

What can you claim for?

Medical Expenses

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Medical Expenses

Medical damages may be awarded to offset the cost of any reasonable and necessary medical treatment required as a result of your injury at work.

Examples include:

  • Home visits (e.g. nursing staff, carers)
  • Physiotherapy, medical aids, travel costs to and from medical appointments
  • ‘Gratuitous care’ – compensation towards the costs of care provided by family
Loss of Enjoyment

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Loss of Enjoyment

As part of your accident at work compensation claim, you may also claim for any direct impact your accident and injury has had to everyday life.

You may be eligible to claim compensation where your daily activities such as shopping, housework or driving have been affected.

Loss of Earnings

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Loss of Earnings

Loss of earnings may be awarded where time away from work is authorised by a doctor.

You may also be eligible to claim for loss of future earnings where your injury prevents an immediate return to the workplace.

Injuries

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Injuries

You can claim for any injuries you’ve sustained in a workplace accident.

The extent of your injuries; recovery time and the impact these injuries have had on your subsequent quality of life will all be taken into consideration when determining the compensation awarded.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are you claiming against?

    You are claiming against your employers’ insurance policy. All employers are legally required to have adequate insurance in place to cover them in the event of an accident at work. This means that they will not be paying your compensation out of any company profit. Rest assured any reputable employer will recognise that your 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. Please note, the insurance company will deal with the claim on behalf of your employer, so your employer will not be conducting the claim themselves.

  • Can you make an accident at work claim if you’re an agency worker?

    It doesn’t matter if you are full-time; part-time; on a short-term contract or are a temporary worker.  All employees are governed by the same health and safety at work regulations and have the same right to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation if the accident was a result of negligence in the workplace.

  • Can you make an accident at work claim if you’re self-employed?

    Most self-employed workers assume that accident at work claims do not apply to them. The reason being, if they work for themselves, how can somebody else be held responsible for their work-related injuries? And, more importantly, who can they claim against? When it comes to compensation claims, self-employed workers do fall into a different category from company employees. However, while self-employed workers are responsible for their own safety, there are instances in which they may be able to pursue an accident at work claim if their injuries were caused as a result of somebody else’s mistake or negligence.

  • Can you make an accident at work claim if the company has gone out of business?

    If the company you were employed by at the time of your accident is no longer trading it is still possible for a claim to be made. You can still claim compensation from the insurer who issued the employers’ liability insurance policy, which was in force at the time of your accident.

Who can make an accident at work claim?

Anyone can claim for workplace injury compensation; however the following 3 criteria must be met:

Injury Sustained

You must have sustained an injury in the accident at work (as we act for personal injury claimants)

Workplace Negligence

Your injury must be as a result of negligence by your employer

Injured in Last 3 Years

The accident has to have taken place in the last 3 years (although minors can claim from three years after their 18th birthday)

Workplace Accident Claims - Specialist Advice

If you have suffered as a result of a non-fault accident at work

What are the common causes of an Accident at Work?

Improper working practices

Improper working practices

Lack of supervision

Lack of supervision

Lack of proper training

Lack of proper training

Struck by a moving vehicle e.g. forklift truck

Struck by a moving vehicle e.g. forklift truck

Wet surfaces (Slip, trip & falls)

Wet surfaces (Slip, trip & falls)

Individuals falling from heights

Individuals falling from heights

Item falling overhead

Item falling overhead

Faulty machinery

Faulty machinery

This is not an exhaustive list, so even if your cause of injury does not appear here, you may still have a case to pursue a workplace accident compensation claim. Get in touch with our expert team of personal injury solicitors and they will be able to advise you on our range of legal services.

How much is your accident at work claim worth?

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on the type and extent of the injury or injuries you sustained during the accident.

Here are some of the most common workplace injuries:

  • Crush injuries from faulty machinery
  • Soft tissue damage, sprains and fractures from slips, trips and falls
  • Serious injuries, including head injuries, from items falling overhead
  • Multiple injuries to the neck, back and limbs if struck by a vehicle
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Some of the most common accident injury claims include:

Type of InjuryCompensation Amount
Severe back injuryin complete paralysis, nerve damage, loss of sensation, mobility issues£34,000 to £141,150
Severe shoulder injurydamage to the brachial plexus with significant disability£16,830 to £42,110
Severe wrist injurycomplete loss of function in wrist£41,760 to £52,490
Leg InjurySimple fracture of tibia or fibula or simple soft tissue injury to legUp to £10,380
Serious knee injuriesleg fracture extending to knee joint, limiting movement£45,700 to £61,140
Modest ankle injuriesstandards fractures, sprains and ligament injuriesUp to £12,050
Modest foot injuriessimple fractures, ruptured ligaments, puncture woundsUp to £12,050

What evidence do you need to support your accident at work claim?

Where possible, Hampson Hughes Solicitors advise gathering evidence as soon as you can in support of your workplace accident claim:

Report Injury/Illness

Report your injury or illness to your employer and make sure they record it in the company’s accident book

Photograph evidence

Take photos of any injuries you sustained in the accident

GP & Physio Visits

Make a note of any visits to your GP or physiotherapist following the accident

Keep Medical Documents

Keep any documents relating to your medical care – prescription orders, receipts, x-rays etc.

Evidence Letters

Keep any letters from your employer evidencing lost working hours and income

Keep Receipts

Keep receipts for any other out of pocket expenses you have incurred as a result of your accident such as taxi fares etc.

What can you claim for?

Medical Expenses

Medical Expenses

Extra charges for any medical expenses are usually added to the basic injury compensation

Loss of Enjoyment

Loss of Enjoyment

In specific cases, the claim also considers other lifestyle infringements resulting from the personal injury.

Loss of Earnings

Loss of Earnings

If the damage has adversely affected your ability to earn income, this factor will be considered in the final compensation package.

Injuries

Injuries

Different compensation tiers apply to different types of physical injuries.

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If you have suffered as a result of a non-fault accident at work

How to find a reliable accident claim solicitor?

Suffering a personal injury can mean having to deal with costly medical bills, changing your daily routine and missing work. Combining this with the additional thought given to pursuing a legal claim can be a strain for many, so it is important to seek legal assistance from experienced accident injury solicitors in order to give you the peace of mind that comes with quality legal care. Should you instruct Hampson Hughes Solicitors you will receive the following from our accident solicitors:

  • Credentials and Experience

    Training and experience sets professional accident claim solicitors apart from the rest. Here at Hampson Hughes, we assign each client wishing to pursue accident at work claims to an expert accident solicitor to guarantee reliable legal advice and services. Our skilled and diligent team of accident claim lawyers offer vast expertise and experience in personal injury law. Should you wish to discuss your accident at work claim with one of our specialist solicitors please contact us by phone or email as soon as possible.

  • The Level of Expertise

    Here at Hampson Hughes, we encourage our past clients to review the legal services of our accident claim solicitors to give potential clients an insight into the way we work. We guarantee trusted legal services at some of the most competitive rates in the industry. We let you to speak to one of personal injury lawyers via a free consultation meeting, allowing you to ask about your possible claim, as well as our solicitor’s experience in handling similar cases in the past.

  • Communication

    Once you have instructed your personal injury lawyer, it is important to be provided with clear lines of communication, allowing you to understand the legal process throughout the course of your claim. You may need to attend appointments to discuss details with your accident claim lawyer, so it is important to find a firm of solicitors who you can trust and rely upon.

  • Legal Costs

    As you select your accident injury solicitors it is important to consider any possible legal costs involved with making your claim. You need to ensure that you understand all of the terms and conditions provided to you by your solicitor and particularly what proportion of your compensation will be paid towards your legal costs.

Here at Hampson Hughes, we help you to explore all available funding options and find the one that best suits your individual circumstances. At specialist accident at work solicitors based in Liverpool, and operating nationally, we are often instructed on a No Win No Fee basis, protecting your financial interests as in most cases we are able to recover most of our legal costs from the defendant. Contact us today should you wish to discuss your funding options in more detail.

Whether your accident claim is in relation to an employer’s mistake or negligence, a road traffic accident or any other incident that has resulted in you suffering an injury as a result of somebody else’s negligence, choosing the right accident solicitor can go a long way to determining whether a personal injury claim will be successful or not.

Here at Hampson Hughes, we have a dedicated team of experienced accident claim solicitors who are able to provide you with excellent legal services and guidance while pursuing your personal injury claim. Contact us today through email on info@hampsonhughes.com or by phone at 0800 888 6888 for specialist advice and guidance on the process of making an accident injury compensation claim.

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