No Win No Fee Specialist
Accident at Work Solicitors
If you’ve been involved in an accident at work, we understand the challenges you may be facing and it’s important to know that you are not alone.
You may feel concerned about your injury and the impact it may have on your life. This is completely understandable, especially if the accident wasn’t your fault.
Our specialist team can help you claim the compensation you deserve and will be with you every step of the way. Contact us today for a free consultation with one of our serious injury experts.
Although accidents at work are fairly common, thankfully, employees suffering very serious and catastrophic injuries at work is a relatively rare occurrence. Despite this, we are regularly instructed in cases where employees have sustained significant injuries whilst at work. Often these accidents are caused or contributed to by the fault of the employer.
By law, employers have a duty to take reasonable care of their employees’ health and safety when they are at work. Some of the common areas where employers may become liable are by:
Failing to provide a safe system of work;
Failing to provide adequate training;
Failing to provide a safe place of work;
Failing to provide suitable equipment or machinery;
Failing to employ competent members of staff.
We have an excellent record in handling these types of cases, ensuring that our clients are able to concentrate on their recovery, accessing private rehabilitation treatment with our assistance.
We work hard on behalf of our clients to achieve the best possible outcome and maximise the amount of compensation for the injuries and losses suffered.
In order to prove that an employer has failed to meet the necessary requirements to protect their employees, we need to request and then review all the available evidence.
Inevitably, in some cases, the employer will be reluctant to disclose evidence that will prove they failed to protect their employee. We have extensive experience when employers are difficult or obstructive. Rest assured we have the necessary expertise and will use all legal remedies available to us including making applications to Court to compel an employer to disclose evidence. You therefore do not need to worry if your employer becomes problematic as we have the necessary skills and experience to overcome any hurdles that our put in our way.
Workplace accidents often require evidence from an expert who will be asked to provide an opinion regarding industry standards. The expert, usually an engineer, will also provide detailed advice regarding many other relevant factors including the layout of the place of work, the sequence in which work is carried out, the methods used, the provision of instructions and the provision of proper warnings and notices.
We have excellent relationships with some of the leading UK experts and barristers in this area.
We have recently acted or are currently acting in cases involving traumatic amputations of limbs and hands/fingers on production lines or by machinery, severe orthopaedic injuries after a fall through scaffolding, falling objects, explosions, crushing accidents involving forklift trucks and severe burns due to high temperature and chemicals.
Over the years, our specialist expertise has led us to achieve high compensation awards for our clients, which is a considerably important factor in a serious injury claim.
However, we remain focused on delivering the highest possible level of client care, ensuring our clients have access to the very best rehabilitation to maximise their capabilities and recover from their injury.
What makes our specialist team different is that we provide a full service, tailored to each of our client’s individual needs. Our service goes way beyond delivering expert legal advice and securing compensation, we put in place everything you need to rebuild your life.
That said, with Serious Law, you will be helped with every aspect of your recovery. We organise all the support you need, whether it be care, rehabilitation, adaptations, our team get it done for you. Further to this, we offer long-term support and stay in touch regularly with a number of our clients.
We are happy to operate on a No Win No Fee Basis, meaning that you won't pay us anything for dealing with your case unless we win it for you.
Our firm have achieved a number of prestigious accreditations over the years, recognising our expertise and dedication handling serious and catastrophic injury cases.
Our serious injury experts take into consideration all your practical issues and ensure you have all the support for a comfortable and financially secure future.
Everybody should be entitled to work in a safe environment, though unfortunately health and safety procedures and safe working practises may not always be followed. Therefore, accidents at work can occur as a result of this.
If you’ve suffered an injury at work and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a compensation claim. It is possible to make a claim if an existing injury has been made worse.
If your workplace is responsible for your injury, they may either be fully or partly liable. If you are partly to blame, you may still have a case.
Our team has extensive experience dealing with cases involving complex liability and can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
The amount of compensation you receive will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your injury, the effect the injury has had on your life and future impact of your injuries.
Most importantly, your solicitor will take into account the full impact of your injury, and ensure your compensation reflects this.
Further to this, your solicitor will also consider things such as loss of earnings, future loss of income and the psychological impact of your injuries.
In 2020/21, 441,000 people sustained an injury at work according to the Labour Force Survey. As highlighted by the Health and Safety Executive, the most common workplace injuries include:
HSE confirms that the most common fatal injury in the workplace is falls from a height, which accounted for 25% of fatal accidents over the last 5 years.
Over the years, our team have successfully dealt with claims involving a range of serious workplace injuries, including trips and falls and work persistently to seek justice for our clients who have been injured in their workplace.
We understand that making a claim against your employer when you’ve been injured at work may seem daunting. However, your employer has a duty of care to follow health and safety laws and ensure a safe working environment.
To make a claim, you will need evidence to support your case. Our specialist team will help you gather all the necessary details to support your claim, alongside working with medical experts to assess the level of your injury, which we will use to fight your case.
Our team is here to offer unlimited support throughout the claims process and alleviate any concerns you may have along the way.
If you’ve sustained an injury in a workplace accident, our qualified, experienced specialist team can help you overcome the challenges you may be facing following your injury and guide you through making an accident at work compensation claim.
Simply call us on 0330 058 0377 or fill out the form below, and a member of our team will be in contact to discuss your situation and provide you with expert legal advice and reassurance.