If you’ve been injured at work through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation. At Garratts, our highly experienced team of accident at work solicitors can help you claim compensation for injuries at work resulting from negligent behaviour by your employer or another worker. You can reach our team on 0161 665 3502, or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation.
What are the different types of accidents at work?
In the UK every employer has a duty of care towards their employees. If you had an accident at work and your employer has failed to carry out their responsibilities as they should have done, you may be eligible for compensation. According to the Health & Security Executive (HSE), the majority of incidents and accidents happening at work in the UK result from:
- Slips, trips and falls on dangerous surfaces
- Injuries suffered from unsafe industrial activities
- Being struck by a moving object
- Accidents from using faulty work equipment and machinery
- Handling, lifting or carrying
- Falls from heights
How do I make a claim for compensation?
Making a compensation claim for an accident you had at work will require you to share evidence with us to help strengthen your claim. Employment laws are in place to protect you in the event of making a claim against your employer. At Garratts, we understand that the claims process may seem daunting. Rest assured that our team of expert personal injury solicitors will help guide you through every step.
The first step is getting in touch with our team and to start collecting evidence. In order to support your claim, we recommend you try and do the following:
- Record the accident within your employer's accident book
- List the names and addresses of any witnesses
- Obtain photographs of the accident scene
- Ask your employer to support you with your recovery
- Inform the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of the accident
We will review the evidence and advise you whether we feel it’s worth pursuing your compensation claim. If you wish to continue with the process, we will file a claim against those responsible. We will undertake all negotiations and represent you in court if required. However, most of our personal injury claims are dealt with via out of court settlements.
How much is your accident at work claim worth?
Compensation claims generally depend on the seriousness of the injury, the circumstance of the accident and your chances of making a full recovery. At Garratts, we will always aim to get you the highest value to compensate for your loss of earnings, time off work and the impact your accident has on your quality of life.
How long will the compensation claims process take?
The duration of the claims process in relation to accidents at work can vary on a case-by-case basis. It is generally determined by your individual case and whether your employer or the third party who caused your injury, admits being liable. The majority of cases are likely to be resolved within 12 months’, however, more complex cases may take longer.