Workers have a fundamental right to work in safety. The reality is that many people are injured or even killed at work every year. Each death and injury should never have happened.

If you have been injured at work, we can help you make a claim to recover the compensation you deserve. We will do everything we can to make sure that your rehabilitation, which is so vital to making a full recovery, is the best there is available.

For a completely free, no obligation enquiry, call us on 0800 024 1400 or fill out our free online enquiry form.

We have different funding options available. Most of our work accident claims are handled on a no win, no fee basis.

Work accident claims

We act on behalf of employees and contractors who have been injured at work, or who have suffered ill health because of their work. We also act on behalf of families whose loved one has died as a result of their workplace injuries or illness. Find out more about how we can help with –

  • Construction accidents
  • Machinery/factory accidents
  • Work-related illness
  • Wrongful death claims
  • Work related illness/stress

Work accident claims happen because an employer has failed in their duty to protect the health and safety of their employee. Even if you work in a dangerous environment, such as a factory or construction site, your safety must be taken seriously. No accident should be considered normal. Injuries can be prevented provided the right steps are taken. 

If you suffer harm while performing your work duties, your employer may be to blame. Even if the accident was directly caused by a colleague, your employer may still be at fault for failing to provide the correct training or supervision, or for failing to hire competent staff. 

Work accident compensation

No one should be injured at work. If you have been harmed because of your job, and you are not to blame, you are legally entitled to make a work accident claim. This allows you to get compensation for your damages. This can be so important, especially if you cannot return to work – either temporarily or at all. 

The compensation will almost always be paid by an insurance company. Your employer will have purchased an appropriate insurance policy every year specifically so any compensation claims will be covered. 

This compensation can be a lifeline for you and your family. By making a work accident claim, you can recover your financial losses. You can also get the rehabilitation and treatment you need. Financial losses you can recover include – 

  • Your past loss of earnings
  • Your future loss of earnings
  • Medical treatment
  • Travel expenses
  • Damaged equipment

If liability has been admitted, we can get interim payments for you while your claim is being finalised. This helps ease the financial pressure caused by any loss of earnings.

Will I lose my job?

Making a claim while still working for the same company or employer should not in any way result in the loss of your job. The law will protect you. 

We understand that you might be anxious about taking legal action against your employer. But please do not worry. You have been wrongfully injured through no fault of your own and you are entitled to compensation. This is your legal right and the law is on your side. Your employer should not fire you, or treat you less favourably, for exercising this right. If you think you will experience any such problems, please let us know. We can talk this through and help you.  

Remember that your employer might not admit fault to you. Employers are often very defensive about accidents that happen within the organisation. This does not stop you from making a work accident claim.

Work accident solicitors

If you would like an informal discussion about your work accident, please contact us at Serious Accident Solicitors Ltd. We offer a free, no-obligation confidential consultation. 

It is vital that you choose the correct solicitor to bring a claim on your behalf – this may be one of the most important decisions you make in your financial life. There are many less qualified people who will try and attract your enquiry. Instructing someone who is not experienced and capable could damage your claim. We specialise in this area of the law, so have the expertise needed to handle your case to secure a maximum award.

If you have been injured in a work accident, we will help you recover your loss of earnings and treatment costs. We will do so quickly. By making a claim, you will also be helping others, as it will encourage your employer to improve safety in the workplace. 

We have different funding options available. Most of our work accident claims are handled on a no win, no fee basis. 

Make an enquiry

For a free, no obligation enquiry, call us on 0800 024 1400 or fill out our free online enquiry form.