Accident at Work Solicitors

If you’ve been injured in an accident at work as a result of negligence on the part of your employer, we can help you make a claim.

An accident at work can occur for many reasons, but you shouldn’t suffer as the result of an accident that wasn’t your fault.

You might be injured because of an unsafe workplace or defective work equipment.

On the other hand, your accident could be caused by an unsafe system of work, a lack of proper training, or the actions of an irresponsible co-worker.

If you’ve been injured in your workplace as a result of any of the above – or some other preventable occurrence – you may be entitled to claim compensation. And our team of workplace accident solicitors, based in four offices across Manchester, provide the legal support you need to obtain it.

Plus, if your injuries are so serious that you’ve been unable to work for an extended period of time, we’ll do everything we can to obtain early interim payments to lessen the financial burden.

We’ll also arrange for your treatment to start as quickly as possible, so that you can return to work and get on with your life.

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Injury compensation claims

When we make a workplace accident claim for you, we will work hard to maximise the compensation you receive for:

  • The pain and suffering caused by your injuries, including any psychological trauma
  • Any loss of earnings you’ve suffered
  • The cost of private surgery or treatment you’ve had to undergo to aid your recovery
  • Any permanent disabilities you’ve sustained as a result of the accident, and the resulting costs (such as modifications to your home and your car)

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Many people who suffer accidents in the workplace hesitate to make a claim because they fear that it will cause problems between themselves and their employer. You should not have to worry or feel uncomfortable about making a claim if your employer has neglected their responsibility to provide a safe workplace.

Furthermore, companies are legally required to take out Employers’ Liability (EL) insurance with an authorised insurer when they become an employer. This insurance is there to help pay compensation if an employee is injured, or taken ill, as a result of their work.

Our personal injury solicitors can clearly explain to you what the claim procedure involves, how long it will take, and what compensation you are likely to recieve. Call us today on 0161 969 3131, or fill in the form above and one of our specialists will be in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my rights after an accident at work?

You should ensure that there is a record somewhere of the incident, whether that is in your usual workplace, or if you are working somewhere that is not your usual workplace.

Your employment status can also affect where or whom you report an accident to. If you are not able to report it yourself, you can ask someone else to do it for you.

Your manager should be informed that an accident took place, even if you are not able to immediately formally report it. This means that, should you make claim for injuries from the accident at work, it can be evidenced.

You may be entitled to sick pay, and you should check your employment contract or staff handbook to find out.

Your employee benefits may able you to get access to medical care or a helpline where you can seek initial advice on your injuries.

Do I get paid if I get injured at work?

In most cases, you will be entitled to statutory sick pay (SSP) if you need to take time off due to an accident at work.

Of course, SSP is unlikely to be near as much as your usual earnings, so if you struggle to pay bills and want to claim for lost income due to an accident at work that wasn’t your fault, you will have to make a claim for compensation.

Talk through your circumstances with a personal injury specialist to see if you have grounds for a successful claim while you recover.

What happens if an accident at work is not reported?

An employer is likely to receive a substantial fine by the Health & Safety Executive if it is found out that any kind of accident at work or near miss is not reported. Regardless of the severity, every instance of an injury sustained on the job needs to be reported.

Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure reporting is up to date and done so in the proper way. As a result, it is crucial that employees speak up and report any workplace injury no matter how minor.

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