An Accident at Work claim covers a wide range of accidents and incidents from working in an office, a building site or working on the factory floor when something has happened to you that your employer should, or could, have done something about to avoid you from being injured.
The locations are not limited to those previously mentioned. Essentially the claims arise from any injury sustained in the course of your employment, whatever that may be.
There are strict guidelines for employers to comply with to keep the place and system of work safe. Hence there is every chance that if you have been injured whilst you were employed then you may, in fact, have a valid claim for compensation.
What types of accidents and injuries may be classed as an Accident at Work?
There are many instances of what can be classed as an Accident at Work, including incidents such as:
- you could have been boiling the kettle to make a cup of tea, but because of a fault with the kettle, you are electrocuted.
- you could have tripped over loose computer wiring and fallen and injured yourself.
- you could have been using machinery to make or cut something, and as a result of a fault with it, you could have consequently been injured.
- you could have injured yourself whilst carrying a particularly heavy or awkward load.
- you could have experienced strain injuries caused by repetitive work
you could have had a fall or accident on a building site due to poor health and safety adherence
This list is not exhaustive, but simply examples. As previously mentioned, any injury incurred in the course of your employment comes under this category.
injuries are very wide ranging and are largely dependent on the cause. They range from strains and sprains, to amputations and other catastrophic consequences.
Can I make a claim for compensation if I have had an Accident at Work?
We appreciate that making a claim against your employer can be a daunting prospect. You may feel pressured into coming back to work before you are ready. Many employers offer rehabilitation to help with your injury which is a welcome help but this is not necessarily compensation for the losses and suffering you have experienced.
At T G Baynes we work hard to get you the compensation you are entitled to. We understand that whilst no amount of money will relieve the hurt and pain of your injuries you received from an Accident at Work, any settlement you receive can go towards paying medical bills, expenses you’ve incurred going to and from hospital appointments as a result of your accident, as well as any loss of earnings, both in the past and in the future.
How do I make an Accident at Work Compensation claim?
To make an Accident at Work claim you will need to start it within three years of being injured, but we do suggest that you contact as soon as is reasonably possible after your accident, as from our experience we will often need to gather a significant amount of evidence which can sometimes take time.
T G Baynes’ expert team of solicitors will meet with you and gather all facts and evidence relating to your accident. We understand that it may be difficult for you to go over the details of the incident on numerous occasions, which is why we take as much detail from you as we can when we first meet you.
Once all the facts have been provided, we will guide you through the process of making an Accident at Work claim and advise what we can do on your behalf to ensure your claim is successful. Our experienced solicitors will listen to your needs and concerns, advising you of the most appropriate process to follow to ensure the right result for you, whilst ensuring you are given all the facts you need to make informed decisions about your claim.
T G Baynes can offer No Win No Fee Agreements (CFAs) on qualifying cases. To make an appointment, please call any of our offices on 020 8301 7777 / 01689 886000 / 01322 295555 /or email firstname.lastname@example.org