A Complete Guide To Making An Accident At Work Claim

If you’re looking for advice and guidance on making an accident at work claim, this page, and those that it links to, will answer all of your queries.

Suffering an injury in a workplace accident cannot only cause physical pain and psychological damage but financial hardship too.

Below, we’ll take you through the eligibility criteria for making an accident at work claim. We’ll also discuss the personal injury claims time limit and share some compensation examples.

You can also learn how to take action today with the help of a No Win No Fee solicitor and learn much more about claiming compensation for an accident at work via our related guides.

Can I Claim For An Accident At Work?

To make an accident at work claim, you need to meet some criteria. These are:

  • That you can prove that your employer owed you a duty of care
  • You have evidence that shows they breached that duty
  • You can show that the breach caused or contributed to your injuries

Depending on your circumstances and contractual arrangement, proving that your employer owed you a duty of care is quite straightforward. Under the Health and Safety At Work etc Act 1974, all employers owe their staff a duty to keep them safe so far as it’s possible for them to do so.

This duty can extend to part-time and temporary staff, as well as self-employed contractors working on-site.

Proving a breach of this duty is trickier. This is the process of establishing that your employer’s acts or omissions (failure to act) caused or contributed to the accident. However, the accident at work procedure may help. For example, if a report was made in the accident book, this can be submitted as evidence.

For example, an employer may be at fault if one of their machinery (like a forklift truck) was defective and the issues had been reported to them, but you were told to use it anyway. This could lead to a logistics accident or a similar type of incident, and if you suffer an injury caused by the machine, they could be at fault.

Another example could involve a failure to clean up a spillage on a walkway. If staff haven’t been trained to raise awareness of the hazard or clean it up and someone injures themself, the employer could be at fault.

Lastly, your injuries need to be caused by the accident or at least contribute to their development. For example, if you slip and fall at work and land on your back, an existing injury could be made worse. You can still claim compensation for this even though the accident didn’t cause the injury in the first place.

If you’d like to see if you can claim with the help of Accident Claims, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We offer a free case check and can advise you on whether or not you could be entitled to compensation. And if you’d like to proceed, our accident at work solicitors can start work right away.

Get Help From Our No Win No Fee Accident At Work Solicitors

If you’d like to take action today, we can help. Our team of experienced solicitors are well-versed in workplace accident claims. Better still, they work on a No Win No Fee basis.

No Win No Fee is a phrase you might not have heard before. It simply means that if we don’t help you succeed in recovering compensation, you don’t have to pay any of our fees. It also means you don’t have to pay anything to us upfront or while the case moves forward.

Only if your case is successful is payment required. The fee is taken from the compensation you’re awarded, but you’ll be pleased to hear it’s a small fee and one that’s capped by law.

If you’d like to make an accident at work claim today, all you have to do is get in touch with us at the number at the top of this page.

You can also chat with us now via our live chat feature, in the bottom corner.

Or write to us today about your case via our online claim form.

Man getting help after straining his leg after an accident at work