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A Guide to Making Your Accident Injury Claim

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How to begin your accident claim

Accident injuries affect many people in the UK each year, in a range of different circumstances but if the injury caused can be shown to be due to the negligence of a third party, you may have cause to make an accident injury compensation claim. Types of accident claims include:

  • injury in the workplace due to the negligence of an employer or colleague
  • injury caused by the negligence of another motorist in a road traffic accident
  • slip, trip or fall in a public place, Hampson Hughes Solicitors have vast expertise and experience in helping thousands of people to pursue a range of different accident injury claims, including accident at work claims.

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For a full list of compensation claim types, visit our Compensation Calculator. In summary, some of the most common claim accident injury compensation claims include:

Claim TypeCompensation Amount
Minor to moderate neck injury£2,150 to £33,750
Minor to moderate back injury£2,150 to £34,000
Moderate to serious shoulder injury£6,920 to £16,830
Moderate hand injury - severe crush£12,670 to £25,430
Moderate to serious wrist injury – ongoing pain£11,040 to £34,340
Severe tinnitus and noise-induced hearing loss£26,040 to £39,940
  • What are accident at work claims?

    If an employer fails to protect workers from potential workplace hazards and an injury is caused as a result, then an accident at work claim can be considered. Under the “Health & Safety at Work Act (1974)” every employer must take measures to guarantee the safety, welfare and health of their workers, including:

    • Appropriate welfare provisions for all workers
    • Adequate health and safety training of workers
    • Safety equipment/clothing for the storage, handling and use of hazardous materials
    • Well-maintained and safe access in and out of the workplace to   avoid potential dangers
    • Safe operation, as well as proper maintenance, of all working systems and environments

    You can visit legislation.gov.uk to learn more about the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974), but here at Hampson Hughes, we have a dedicated team of accident at work solicitors ready to advise you on the various legal options that may apply to your case.

    Although many people feel uncomfortable bringing a claim against their employer, it is important to note that any compensation would usually come from the employer’s insurance policy, which they have in place specifically to cover such claims.

    Here at Hampson Hughes, we have a dedicated team of experienced accident claim solicitors ready to guide you through the process of making your accident at work claim. We will explain the legal process clearly and precisely, providing you with all of the necessary assistance you need to pursue your personal injury claim. Once you instruct our accident injury solicitors, you are assured of expert legal care as you make your claim.

    If you have been injured at your workplace and believe that your employer or colleague is guilty of negligent action or inaction, contact us today and we will connect you with the appropriate accident solicitor for your claim. You can get answers to critical questions relating to your claim by reviewing various sections across our site, including our guidance on the main Types of Accident at Work Claims.

  • What types of road accident claims are there?

    There are a variety of instances where road accident claims can be brought with the assistance of our accident injury solicitors. If you have suffered a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you may have the right to pursue a road accident claim. Some instances where a claim can be made include:

    • You were the driver or passenger in a traffic accident that was not your fault
    • You were a cyclist, pedestrian or motorcyclist involved in a road accident where a car collided with you
    • You were a passenger at the time of the crash and the vehicle’s driver was negligent

    Here at Hampson Hughes, we have a team of expert road accident claim solicitors with vast expertise and experience in road accident claims and we are able to give you the best possible chance of securing compensation for the personal injuries suffered and/or other expenses you may have incurred. Some of the other claims we cover include:

    • Injuries resulting from defective cars
    • Accidents involving uninsured or untraced drivers
    • Road accident claims when travelling on public transport

    Our team of personal injury lawyers help many different clients who have been injured on the road including passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, and drivers. Please contact our road accident claim solicitors for assistance and advice with your claim.   In the meantime, you can also visit our specific Road Traffic Accident page.

  • Who can make an accident at work claim?

    If you have sustained injury as a result of an accident at work you may have a right to bring a workplace injury claim for   compensation as a result of an accident at work as long as the criteria below is satisfied:

    • The incident must have occurred in the last 3 years and you must have sustained an injury;
    • The injury must have resulted from the inaction or negligence of your employer or that of a colleague / third party such as a sub-contractor.

    If you believe that you satisfy the above, you should contact our accident claim solicitors as soon as possible to explore your options with regards to making a successful accident at work claim.

  • What can you claim compensation for?

    When bringing an accident claim, you can be compensated for different types of losses, including:

    • Injuries: Different compensation tiers apply to different types of physical injuries.
    • Medical Expenses: Extra charges for any medical expenses are usually added to the basic injury compensation
    • Loss of Earnings: If the damage has adversely affected your ability to earn income, this factor will be considered in the final compensation package.
    • Loss of Enjoyment: In specific cases, the claim also considers other lifestyle infringements resulting from the personal injury.
  • Who can you claim against?

    In an accident at work claim, the claimant makes their personal injury claim against the insurance policy that the employer had in place at the time of the incident. As mentioned above, every employer is required by law to have sufficient insurance coverage to cover them for any accident at work claim. So, any compensation awarded should normally be covered by your employer’s insurance policy when settling your accident at work claim.

    If your injury has been caused by a third party, for example a sub-contractor then you may still be able to make a claim. We will make all relevant enquiries on your behalf in order to determine the correct party to pursue.   Every worker has a right to pursue compensation if they are injured in a workplace accident caused as a result of their employer’s negligence

  • Can I make an accident at work claim if I’m an agency worker or self-employed?

    The same workplace health & safety regulations govern all workers. Therefore, different categories of employees including temporary, short-term contract, part-time, and full-time workers have the opportunity to pursue an accident claim.  Even agency workers may be able to bring a claim for workplace personal injury compensation, provided the incident resulted from inaction or negligence of the employer.

    If you are self-employed, you may be able to pursue an accident at work claim. Some self-employed workers fail to pursue workplace personal injury claims because they assume they are not entitled to, but this is not necessarily the case. Here at Hampson Hughes, we have a team of dedicated and experienced accident at work solicitors ready to provide you with a free consultation and helpful advice. You can contact us to establish if your circumstances meet the requirements for bringing a workplace personal injury claim.

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

    Yes. You can still make an accident at work claim even if your employer at the time of the injury is no longer operating.   In such circumstances it can be a little harder to acquire the relevant information and to carry out communications with those concerned, but it is still possible. Our experienced accident injury solicitors will be able to provide you with the necessary legal advice and guidance should you find yourself in this situation.

  • How can I 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. 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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