Accidents at Work


Accidents at work can be debilitating. If your employer, a co-worker or a contractor was at fault, you may have a claim.


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Workplace accident claims

Every year, thousands of people in England and Wales are injured in accidents at work. These accidents can range from minor injuries, such as cuts and bruises, to serious injuries, such as broken bones, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries.

If you have been injured in an accident at work, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Compensation can help to cover the costs of your medical treatment, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.

To make a successful claim for compensation, you will need to prove that:

  • Your employer was negligent in some way.
  • Their negligence caused your accident.
  • You suffered a loss as a result of the accident.

If you can prove these things, you may be able to claim compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Care

It is important to note that you have three years from the date of your accident to make a claim for compensation. If you fail to make a claim within three years, you may lose your right to compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident at work, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. A personal injury solicitor can help you to understand your legal rights and options and can represent you in a claim for compensation.


Here are some of the most common types of accidents at work:

  • Slips and falls
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Machinery accidents
  • Electrical accidents
  • Chemical accidents
  • Violence at work

If you have been injured in an accident at work, you should do the following:

  • Report the accident to your employer as soon as possible.
  • Get medical attention for your injuries.
  • Keep a record of all your medical expenses.
  • Keep a record of all your lost earnings.
  • Take photos of your injuries and the scene of the accident.
  • Get witness statements from anyone who saw the accident.
  • Speak to a personal injury solicitor about your legal options.

A personal injury solicitor can help you to:

  • Understand your legal rights
  • Calculate the amount of compensation you are entitled to
  • Negotiate a settlement with your employer’s insurer
  • Represent you in court if necessary.

If you have been injured in an accident at work, you do not have to suffer in silence. You can get help and compensation.




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