Accident at work claims
Having an accident at work when it wasn’t your fault can lead to a range of frustrations. The period following any accident at work can be extremely difficult and distressing. As well as the pain and suffering caused by your injury, in some instances you may be have to take time off work and be prevented from earning a living.
It is therefore understandable if you become anxious about the immediate financial circumstances of you and your family. In serious cases, you may not be able to work in the same industry or, at all, as a result of an accident at work. For this reason, it can be important where injuries are suffered through someone else’s negligence to bring a claim for compensation.
At Jordans Solicitors we have a highly experienced team of specialist accident at work lawyers who understand the need to handle your claim with utmost sensitivity, professionalism and urgency.
What is an accident at work?
An accident at work is an accident which occurs anywhere where you are deemed to be at work. This can include accidents which occur at your own place of work, in works vehicles or at another set of premises where your employer has sent you to carry out your work. In order to be successful in a claim for compensation as a result of injuries suffered in an accident at work it is necessary to prove that your employer was negligent or failed to follow relevant health and safety legislation.
Accidents at work can be both minor and serious depending on the severity of injuries sustained and here at Jordans Solicitors we are able to assist you with all levels of accidents at work.
Who is liable for an accident at work?
Who is liable for an accident at work depends ono the reason why the accident occurred. If the accident occurred because your employer failed to follow health and safety legislation or was negligent then you may be able to make a claim against them. Whatever industry you work in, they have a legal responsibility to ensure you are safe at work, which means that they must:
- Create and follow safe working practices
- Minimise health and safety risks
- Ensure you and colleagues are properly trained
- Provide suitable work and personal protective equipment
- Carry out regular risk assessments taking note of those assessments.
Even if another employee causes an accident in the workplace, your employer may be ultimately responsible where that employee is carrying out his duties. Your employer must have employers’ liability insurance in place by law, to ensure they are able to cover the costs of any claims for injuries in accidents at work.
How long do I have to claim for injuries suffered in an accident at work compensation
You have three years from the date you were injured in order to issue court proceedings in relation injuries suffered in an accident at work. The length of the process will depend on individual factors of your case, such as the severity of your injuries and the co-operation of your employers. Where the injured person is under a mental illness which means that they are unable to deal with their own affairs or, where the injured person is a child, this three year time scale may be longer. It is important that you, speak to a specialised lawyer promptly, as there are various stages that should be completed before that three year limitation date by which proceedings must be issued.
How to claim for an accident at work
Our accident at work lawyers work to secure the best settlement for you and your family. They will ensure you not only receive the compensation you deserve but also secure access to any private medical care and/or future ongoing support and rehabilitation where necessary. Often this can involve the need for payment from the defendants during the life of the case (interim payments) which our specialist lawyers can help to secure for you.
Contact our accident at work claim lawyers to discuss your case and start the process by requesting a call back below. We pride ourselves on a personal approach to work claims and do not source our claims from third parties. This means that we can “cut out the middle man” and work closely with you and your family to provide you with the best possible service and secure the compensation you deserve.
For complete peace of mind, we will handle your personal injury claim on a no win, no fee basis.
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