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Accidents At Work

Employers have a duty of care to their employees and should assess risks in the workplace to keep the risk of injury to an absolute minimum. Any equipment provided to workers to carry out their job should be fit for purpose and employers should ensure that they have provided the correct training so that their work can be carried out safely.

If you have been injured as a result of your employers’ negligence, you may be able to claim compensation and get all the support you need for your recovery.

Claiming compensation for an accident at work can be complicated, so having the advice of our accidents at work solicitors can make all the difference, helping you to get fair compensation faster and with less stress.

We can ensure you take the right steps to help your claim progresses swiftly and smoothly. In most cases we are able to secure compensation for workplace injuries without the need for a court hearing, saving you time and the uncertainty of court proceedings.

Our accident at work solicitors have decades of experience helping clients to get compensation under even the most challenging circumstances. To find out more about our track record with workplace injury claims, see our client success stories and testimonials.

We offer a free initial consultation to all workplace injury claimants, so please get in touch to find out more about how we can help you with your claim.

Top tip: If you have had an accident at work, make sure your employer records it in their accident book. This can provide important evidence if you later wish to make a claim for compensation.


Our expertise in workplace injury compensation claims

Wolferstans Partner, Linda Woollams, has over 30 years’ legal experience and specialises in all types of personal injury claims, including high value claims for serious workplace accidents and injuries including claims for those serving in the armed forces. Linda is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) reflecting her high level of expertise in this complex area of law.

Chartered Legal Executive, Tracey Barton, has more than 10 years’ experience handling personal injury claims for a wide range of clients who have been injured at work,.

Our workplace injury lawyers have particular experience with many types of claims, including:

  • Industrial injury claims
  • Military injury claims
  • Factory accident claims
  • Construction site accident claims
  • Warehouse accident claims
  • Fall at work claims
  • Manual handling claims
  • Defective work equipment claims


Time limits for accident at work compensation claims

Personal injury claims must normally be made within 3 years of the date of an accident. However, in some circumstances we can apply on your behalf to get the deadline extended.

If you were not aware of your injuries immediately the relevant date for the purposes of making a claim is the date of knowledge (the date that you knew that you were injured).

If you are claiming for someone who has been left without the mental capacity to make a claim due to their injuries, there is usually no time limit for making a claim.


Common questions about workplace accident claims


How much compensation can I get for an accident at work?

Exactly how much you can claim for a workplace accident will depend on the circumstances, including how serious your injuries are and the impact this has on your life.

In general, you may be able to claim for things such as:

  • Lost earnings due to time taken off work
  • Reduction in your future earning potential
  • Treatment costs
  • Care support
  • Adaptions to your home or vehicle
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lifestyle changes

We aim to provide a realistic estimate of your claims value at the earliest opportunity, giving you a clear indication of how much compensation you may be entitled to. You will then be able to make an informed decision about moving forward with your accident at work claim.


How long will my workplace injury claim take to settle?

Each individual claim is different and will vary in length depending on the individual circumstances.

If the other party admits they were at fault, you could receive compensation within as little as 6 months. On the other hand, if liability is in dispute, or you are suffering from ongoing problems, your claim may take longer to resolve. In some cases, we can obtain interim payments from the other side to make sure you are not out of pocket.


My employer is no longer trading. Can I still make a claim?

This is not necessarily an issue. We have means of tracing former employers and directors. We generally deal with the employer’s insurance company even if the employer is not trading.


Useful resources for accident at work claimants

Statutory Sick Pay

Employers Health and Safety Responsibilities

Health and Safety Executive – What must be reported after an accident

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

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