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Accidents at Work Claims

If you have been injured in an accident at work and can show that it was not your fault, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. An injury which means you can’t work for a period of time can be physically and financially challenging and stressful. Worry about your recovery and treatment will be at the forefront of your mind as well as the challenges of potential financial losses as a result. This could be loss of earnings due to your time off work, treatment costs, travel Expenses, care provide by family members or private rehabilitation. Our personal injury solicitors who deal with accident at work claims could help. Call them on 0800 437 0322 or request a callback online.

Leading Personal Injury Solicitors

Our specialist personal injury solicitors are leaders in their field and will help you through the whole process and be by your side throughout. At the outset their primary focus will be to try and get you an interim payment to help with short term financial losses and early rehabilitation to help you get better quicker and back to work as soon as possible.

Safety at Work- What are your Rights?

Whatever your job is, the law states that you should always be provided with safe and suitable work equipment, given proper training and have competent, properly trained colleagues who do not put you at risk.

It also won’t be your employers who will fund the claim for compensation but their insurers.

Sometimes clients are reticent about pursuing a claim against their employers as they fear being treated unfairly at work.

If you are injured at work and make a compensation claim to your employer this does not affect your employment rights. If you do lose your job and you think it is because you made a compensation claim, you should speak to an employment lawyer as soon as possible, because the time limits to bring such an employment law claim are very short.

What kinds of accidents at work claims do our solicitors deal with?

We’ve put together a list of some of the accidents you can claim for, though every workplace is different, if your accident type is not listed here it is worth giving us a call to discuss:

  • Fatal injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Injuries from handling, lifting or carrying
  • Hit by a moving object
  • Accidents with machinery
  • Fall from a height
  • Hit by something falling from height
  • Trips and slips

What Types of Injury?

We’ve put together a list of some of the types of injuries you can claim for, if your injury type is not listed here it is worth giving us a call to discuss:

  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputations
  • Fatal injuries
  • Burns
  • Psychiatric Injury

Serious Accident at work Specialist Solicitors

We have a dedicated team of specialist personal injury solicitors who can deal with you or your family to advise on the best approach to making a claim for compensation as a result of an accident at work, which may have left you or a loved one with a life changing injury.

Our specialist solicitors work on a client first approach with the injured persons needs and treatment at the very forefront of the claim.

Early rehabilitation and a collaborative approach with the insurers is key to getting the best outcome for the injured person.

Why Choose Hodge Jones & Allen?

1. Client rehabilitation first approach
2. Independently ranked Leaders in the field of personal injury
3. Award winning team of specialist solicitors in London
4. Great reviews from previous clients. See what our former clients say…

How much compensation can I claim for my accident at work?

Accident compensation is broken into two parts

  1. Injury ( known as General damages)
  2. Financial Losses ( known as Special damages)

The compensation for the injury is based on the severity of it and how it affects your everyday activities of living.

The compensation for the financial losses are split into expenses already incurred (Past losses) and expenses expected to be incurred (Future losses).

The most common past losses being Loss of Earnings, medication costs, private rehabilitation costs, care and assistance provided by family members

Future Losses are also likely to be loss of earnings if the injury will prevent you from working again or in a limited capacity, pension loss, care, private rehabilitation treatment and medication.

Your specialist personal injury solicitor will be able to guide you with respect to what can be claimed and how each loss can be proved as reasonable and properly recoverable in the claim for compensation.

How do you make a personal injury claim following an accident at work?

  1. Seek immediate medical help from your GP or a hospital if you had an injury due to an accident at work. Make sure it is documented correctly as to how the injury happened
  2. You should also ensure that the accident is recorded in your company’s accident book immediately or as soon after your accident as possible, your employer is required to keep such a book. If they don’t, report to your line manager as soon as possible. This will be important evidence as to how and when the accident happened should it be disputed by your employers and/ or their insurers.
  3. Contact us and speak to one of our specialist personal injury solicitors who will advise you on next steps and how to pursue a case as well as how much compensation you could potentially claim.

How long do I have to make a personal injury claim?

The time limit for making a claim following an accident at work is three years from the date of the injury. It is possible to delay making a claim for an accident at work until after you have left your employer. However, if you do this, it is very important that the accident was reported as soon as possible after it happened and that the accident book was completed.

Industrial and Occupational Disease Claims

The time limit is slightly different in that the time limit to bring a claim is three years from the “Date of Knowledge”. This is generally the date you first realised or suspected that your illness was related to your work. Or three years from the onset of symptoms. It is best to talk to your specialist personal injury solicitor who can give expert advice as to whether your claim is in time or not.

Contact our team to help with your case

Our London based team of personal injury solicitors specialise in workplace personal injury cases, who will be proud to fight on your behalf and are dedicated to ensuring you receive the best possible result for your claim as quickly as possible.

Our Solicitors are backed by four decades of experience. Our legal practice and the team of London Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving favourable client outcomes. For expert legal advice request a call back online or call us from 9-6 weekdays on 0800 437 0322.

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