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Accident at Work

If you’ve been involved in accident at work, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation for any injuries, loss of earnings and other associated expenses you’ve experienced because of the accident.
At Legal Assist, our panel of personal injury law firms are experienced in tackling employment liability personal injury cases and have helped thousands of claimants get the compensation they are entitled to.

What Constitutes a Workplace accident?

Workplace accidents can happen in various employment premises such as an office, factory, shop, supermarket, construction site, hospital, care home, pub, bar, restaurant, hotel, depot…. You get the point – Your place of employment.

No win No fee

Our panel solicitors can handle your case on a no win, no fee basis which means there’s nothing to pay upfront and nothing to pay if your case is unsuccessful.

If your case is successful, our panel solicitors take between 25%- 50% from your awarded compensation. This varies amongst our panel members and will be dependent on the law firm we recommend you to as well as your claim type.

Full terms & conditions will be included in your solicitor’s agreement so please read this carefully and speak to them if you are unsure of anything before signing. For more information, please visit our No win No fee page.

 

So long as you held employment with the company at the time of your accident and it occurred due to their negligence in some capacity, either due to faulty equipment or machinery, a lack of training or failing to maintain a safe and hazardous free workspace, there may be grounds to make a claim for your injury.

There are also workers which don’t necessarily have a fixed work premises. For example, a commercial window fitter or cleaner. The case would then depend on whether the injury was caused by the employer’s negligence or whether the responsibility falls with the occupier of the premises you are working from. If the accident was not your fault, there could still be a potential personal injury claim, just against the occupier rather than your employer.

What if I am Self-Employed?

Self-employed workers are still protected from injury under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, however you would need to prove that your injury was caused by another party’s negligence.

Please note: You do not need to use a claims management company to make a claim for compensation. You can use a solicitor or company of your own choice or alternatively you can make a claim yourself for free via the person/entity you wish to claim from or via the relevant ombudsman service. Links to their websites can be found below.

Common causes for accidents, injuries, and industrial diseases at work

  • Unsafe or hazardous working conditions
  • Lack of training and supervision
  • Faulty equipment or machinery
  • Inadequate or faulty safety equipment
  • Falling from Heights
  • Items falling or collapsing
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals
  • Long term exposure to loud environment

Workplace Injuries

Injuries may include but are not limited to: Bruises, lacerations, strains, muscle and ligament tears, broken or fractured bones, severed fingers or limbs, crushed body parts, head trauma, spinal injuries, psychological trauma, scarring, discolouration or disfigurements, amputations and death.

Our Panel Solicitors

Our panel solicitors are well seasoned in all aspects of employment liability personal injury cases and are able to review your case thoroughly and take into consideration all aspects of your case. Some of these points may not be applicable however If your injury is serious or lifechanging all points will be considered.

  • Compensation for any physical and psychological injuries sustained.
  • Financial costs for any treatment or surgery required.
  • Loss of earnings (time of work)
  • Family member costs for caring for you whilst you recover.
  • Interim payments to cover living expenses whilst you wait for your compensation in serious injury cases.
  • Any medical equipment that you need as a result of your injury such as a wheelchair, hearing aids, mouth retainers. They will also factor in if you need replacements at a later stage in life with life-changing serious injuries.


You have up to 3 years to make a claim for an accident at work, or 3 years from the date of your 18th birthday if you were a minor at the time of the accident. For industrial disease or noise induced hearing loss claims, you have 3 years from the date of knowledge.

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