Have you been involved in an accident at work? If you have, and that industrial accident was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim work injury compensation for the harm caused.
The law says that employers and business owners are legally responsible for your welfare and safety when you sign a contract to work for them. It’s this law that allows accident claims to be pursued if you are caused harm at work in the UK. Asons are specialist accident at work compensation solicitors. We can help you find out if you can claim compensation for your working accident, quickly and in complete confidence.
Speak to one of our experienced compensation claims advisors free of charge today on 01204 897289 or on live chat for a consultation. Alternatively, you can fill in one of our claims forms or use our industrial injury Compensation Calculator, and we’ll call you back.
How Might I End up being Injured in an Accident at Work?
There are lots of ways you might end up in an accident at work. If your colleagues leave some boxes on the floor, and you then fall over them, that’s classed as a working accident. Or perhaps the building maintenance guys forget to use the sign advising you of a wet floor – if you should slip as a result, that’s a workplace injury.
Whatever the reason, it’s always worth finding out if you can make an industrial accident claim for compensation. That’s where we can help.
No matter what measures your employer takes to minimise workplace risks, accidents at work can and do happen. A general overview of the kinds of working accidents which can be caused by health and safety breaches are detailed here.:
Asons have handled a wide variety of case related to accidents at work, building up a wealth of knowledge in the process. No matter what your circumstances are, we’d like to see if we can help you. However, the cases we most commonly deal with are:
- Accidents Caused by a Lack of PPE Equipment
- Eye Injury Claims
- Falls From Unsecured Ladders Or Other Equipment Claims
- Dangerous Practices
- Industrial Accident Claims
- Vehicle Accident Claims
- Back Injury Compensation
- Factory Accident Compensation
- Machinery Accident Compensation
- Electric Shocks and Electrocution Claims
- Falling Down Exposed Areas at Work Compensation Claim
- Forklift Truck Accident Claims
- Heavy Lifting Claims Compensation
- Unsafe Plant and Machinery Claims
Finally, if you are the relative of a person who suffered a fatality at work, this should help you:
Why Should I Make An Industrial Injury Claim For Compensation?
Think about it! If you were injured in your workplace – through no fault of your own – and that injury resulted in you being unable to work for a number of days, weeks or even months, how would you cope financially?
Work accident compensation is available for just this kind of situation. It’s designed to help you cope with life, whilst you recover from your personal injury.
So, if you need expensive medical equipment or rehabilitation – that’s what compensation is for!
If you have no other way of paying your bills while you are off work with your illness – that’s what compensation is for!
If you think you may need to specialist care in the future – that’s what compensation is for!
Claiming industrial accident compensation for an accident at work that is not your fault is your right under the law. So, why not contact us now for a free informal chat with a personal injury lawyer. It’ll only take a couple of minutes – but the results could change your life.
Your Employer’s Liability
When you’re at work, your employer has a legal duty to make sure that you are safe. This involves providing training and any safety equipment, where needed, as well as, making sure that all possible precautions have been taken for you to avoid an injury. So, if you were expected to work without these in place, in an environment where health and safety procedures were non-existent, then your employer has failed in their ‘duty of care’ to you.
If you have then had an accident at work because of this failing, and you are suffering from an industrial injury, other health problems, or a terminal illness, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
A full explanation of the duty your employer has to you is here:
It’s Not Personal…
It’s important to remember that claiming compensation for an accident at work is not personal. The law says that all employers are required to have insurance to cover them for when their employees are injured.
Some people are worried about making a claim when it’s their employer they are claiming from. This is because they think it might affect their working relationships, with their bosses and colleagues. They worry that they might be sacked or feel like they have to leave because of a bad atmosphere.
But you needn’t fear – there are laws to prevent those things from happening. So you must never feel guilty about claiming for industrial injury compensation.
And remember, if your claim is successful, the compensation money comes from the insurance policy of your employer, not their personal pocket! So, you won’t be harming their own finances.
We know a personal injury claim can seem like a big step to make. So we’ve put together a list of the most common reasons why people don’t want to make a claim for compensation, and how we can help – Eight Reasons Why People Who Should Claim for Compensation, Don’t!
We hope that will put your mind at ease. However, if you’re still not ready to start your working accident claim, we’re happy to offer you more advice in a quick chat. Our team of experienced solicitors will advise on your claim, quickly and in complete confidence. Call now and let us put your minds at rest.
Our Experience of Handling Claims For Accidents at Work
Asons are specialists at claiming compensation for people who have been injured in an accident at work. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with claims quickly and efficiently. Our reviews testify to the fact we always keep our clients up to date with every step of the process.
If you’d like to explore the possibility of bringing a claim for compensation against your employer following an accident in your workplace, let us help. We only need a few minutes of your time and, in return, we’ll be able to tell you the likelihood of your claim being successful. It’s quick, free and there’s no obligation. Industrial injuries can prove very costly, and compensation is the legal way for your employer to make amends with you.
Asons Keep it Simple With Work Accident Claims!
At Asons, we like to keep it simple. We promise to:
- avoid the complicated legal jargon, if we can. Sometimes we have to use it – that’s normal. But, we try to keep it to a minimum. We find this makes it easier for people to understand what’s going on with their case.
- give you a dedicated claims handler. We try to keep you with the same person throughout your case. Of course, there may be times when this is not possible. When this happens, you will be kept fully informed of why and who will be taking over.
- explain what’s happening with the case, as it progresses, in a clear and concise manner
- be available for you when you need us. It’s important that you feel like you can contact us, to ask questions or for clarification, whenever you need to.
In short, we’ll take all the stress, so you don’t have to!
Accidents at work are classed as ‘personal injury claims’ and are ruled by a ‘statute of limitations’. This is a time limit of three years. So, any claims for compensation for accidents at work, must be made within three years of either the date of the injury, or the date you discovered that your current medical condition is due to the injury you sustained at work.
‘No Win, No Fee’
At Asons, we believe strongly that those who’ve been injured at work, through no fault of their own, should not suffer financially if they want to make a claim for compensation. That’s why we use the ‘no win, no fee’ system. If we don’t win your working accident claim for you, you won’t have to pay us a penny!
More on ‘no win, no fee’ here.
The process is easy. All you need to do is contact one of our specialist working accident compensation claim solicitors, for a quick, informal chat about your personal injury. There’s no obligation and it’s free. We’d need just a few minutes of your time to assess the chances of your case being successful. And, if you’d like to go ahead, we can start your case straight away. Call us on 01204 521 133, request a call back, or send us a message on live chat to get started.