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Work Accidents » Accident at work

If you have been injured in an accident at work or have contracted an industrial illness through the job you do, you may feel reluctant to make a compensation claim against your employer for fear of victimisation or even losing your job.

Accidents at work are common and your employer will have insurance to cover compensation claims from employers who have been injured at work. The case will be handled by the employers insurance company. There are separate employment laws to protect you from harassment, bullying and unfair dismissal.

Your employer has a legal responsibility to provide a safe and secure workplace, provide competent co-workers, adequate materials and equipment, as well as a safe system of work with proper training and supervision. Even if your personal injuries were accident was caused by faulty machinery or equipment supplied by another company, the responsibility remains with your employer to ensure that it is safe for you to use and that you have had adequate training.

Claiming compensation following an accident at work

Even if your accident was caused by something a fellow worker your employer will still usually be liable (assault by another employee, being one of the main exceptions to this).

In some cases your injury may leave you unable to continue working and it is probably then inevitable that your employment will be terminated. HappyClaim can help you claim for loss of earnings and loss of future income as a result of your accident. Compensation awards in cases like these can be substantial.

We, along with our panel of expert personal injury solicitors, help thousands of people every year to make successful compensation claims against their employers, after having been injured in an accident at work. The cases we regularly handle include:

  • Slip, trip or falling accidents
  • Asbestos related illness
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Forklift truck accidents
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
  • Vibration White Finger (VWF)
  • Industrial illnesses
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tinnitus
  • Acoustic shock
  • Factory accidents

We can help you pursue a injury compensation claim relating to accidents at work, in offices, on building sites, in factories, infact any place of work, indoors or out.

Free legal advice following an accident at work

If you have been injured in an accident at work due to the fault of your employer or a work colleague, we can help you make a totally free accident claim.

We have a fantastic success rate and our panel of personal injury solicitors are specialists in all types of accidents at work. Even if you dont win your claim for compensation, which is highly unlikely, it wont cost you a single penny. If you do win, 100% of the injury compensation awarded will be yours to keep.

To find out more about making a no win, no fee accident claim, or for free legal advice, get in touch with our personal injury experts today about making an accident claim. Simply fill in the call back request form, with or without a bit of information about your potential claim, and we will call you right back.

Alternatively, you can pick up the telephone any time of the day and call our friendly and helpful team on 01582 437070.

We have many years experience at helping people make totally cost-free personal injury compensation claims for work accidents and industrial illnesses.

So get in touch and let us help you make that no win, no fee accident claim today.

More information about accident at work compensation

What to do following an accident at work

  • Make sure you report the work accident to your manager and get it accurately recorded in the accident book as soon as possible after the incident. You may later have to use this record as evidence to support your compensation claim
  • Keep a note of any witnesses to the accident
  • Find out if any similar work accidents have happened previously and find out if they were reported to your employer (it will strengthen your case if your employer was aware of a potential accident and did nothing to prevent it)
  • Dont give a written statement to your employer regarding the accident.
  • Contact us for free legal advice, as soon as possible after the accident, whilst events are still fresh in your mind. We will advise you on your best course of action. Remember, our advice is free and is given without any pressure or obligation at any time. If you decide you want us to help you pursue a claim for accident at work compensation, it wont cost you a single penny whatever the outcome is.