Work Accident Claim

Can You Claim For An Accident At Work?

Workplace accidents are a common occurrence. If you have been injured or suffered in any way due to work related incidents, then you are well within your rights to file an accident at work claim to get the compensation you deserve. If you are physically or mentally injured, then this will likely affect your performance at work as well!

Filing a claim for a workplace accident can go a long way to relieve the mental and physical agony that an accident at work can cause. In the U.K., employers and business owners are legally responsible for the welfare and safety of their staff and any visitors to their premises. It is essential to remember that according to the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, your employer has a legal duty to protect you while you work.

The legal clause states that all businesses must compulsorily hold insurance and conform to Health & Safety regulations to ensure that they meet those guidelines. If they fail in this duty then it can often prove catastrophic. Use the Legit Claims Calculator to determine what compensation you may be entitled to if your claim proves successful.

Can you demonstrate that you’ve been injured?

Your first step should be to gather as much information as possible. Also note that swift and immediate action will ensure better chances of success as there is normally a 3 year time limit on personal injury claims.

  • Report the injury, accident or illness to employer, HR representative or Health and Safety officer right at the time of the accident or injury on duty.
  • Make a note of the incident in your company accident book, essential to making a strong case for your work accident claim.
  • Take the names and contact details of witnesses and take note of CCTV footage in support of your work accident claim.
  • Take photographs of yourself and the area where the accident or injury took place.
  • Retain all medical records if you have had to make a trip to the hospital or seek medical advice from a private doctor.

The Compensation Process

The next step would be to find a Personal Injury Solicitor to represent your case. As per the UK Employment law an employer cannot dismiss you for making a work accident Injury claim against him. In a survey carried out by claims.co.uk, 45% of people said they would worry about their job if making a claim against their employer. If you are concerned about losing your job as a result of the claim, and am suffering financially, a claim for compensation will be just the relief you need. It is advisable to choose a Solicitor which offer claims services for work related accidents, preferably on a No Win No Fee basis. This will afford you some very helpful financial relief as no upfront Solicitor costs will be due in lieu with this agreement. Always make sure with your legal representation though, as fees are payable from and according to the successful completion of your claim.

Finding the right legal representation is easy, you can search based on your location or choose Work Accident Claim in the Search by Claim option. Help is at hand, you can now make a claim for compensation with peace of mind with Legit Claims.

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Claim Calculator

Compensation claim calculators are a useful starting point to pursuing personal injury cases as they provide an estimate of the levels of compensation a claimant can expect to receive for their injuries.

Our compensation calculator serves as only as a rough guideline figure of the amount you might be able to claim. It is not designed to give you an output of the exact sum because this will depend upon the severity of your inquiry, the time it takes to recover and negotiations between your specialist solicitor and the party responsible for your accident.

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