Accident at Work Solicitors.
If you have had an accident at work, or your safety was neglected, you could be entitled to compensation.
Accidents can be very disrupting and be difficult.
We uncomplicate the legal process.
If you have had an accident at work, it is worth exploring whether you can make a claim. There is a 3 year period from the date the accident occurred to do this, where you will need to prove that the injury or illness you suffered or are suffering with was due to negligence.
From the moment you start work, your employer has a duty... to keep you safe. Employers are legally bound to ensure you are not at risk of injury whilst at work & if there is a risk, measures are put in place to protect you. However, if you have had an accident at work, or your safety was neglected, you could be entitled to compensation.
There are many types of accidents that can happen in the work place:
Slips and trips at work
Spinal cord & Back injury
Repetitive strain injury
Soft tissue injury
Defective work equipment
PPE – Inadequate protective equipment or clothing
Falls from heights
Falls from heights
Burns and scars
Chemical, dust, fumes & gas injuries
So what should you do if you have had an accident at work?
- Make sure you record the incident in a company accident book. This ensures your employer has acknowledged the accident.
- Once this has been recorded, check your employer has informed & logged the incident with HSE (Health & Safety Executive).
- You could be entitled to SSP (Statutory Sick Pay) or even Company Sick Pay / benefits, so it is worth checking your contract of employment to see your entitlement.
- Having visible records of your accident with official bodies is vital when you make a claim, make sure you:
- Whether your injuries are minor or serious, see your GP or a health specialist.
- Contact the DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) and register your claim as an Industrial Injury.
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Our team of trusted and compassionate legal advisers have many years’ experience helping individuals with all of their needs following an injury. Our aim is always to uncomplicate the legal process and work collaboratively with you to reach a successful resolution as quickly as possible.
- Tim Gray
If you have or a loved one has had an accident or have suffered from Medical Negligence or simply want to speak to a member of our expert team, please get in touch for a free initial consultation.
No, your employer cannot terminate your contract of employment if you make a claim against them for an accident incurred at work. If they were to terminate your contract of employment due to this, then you may be entitled to bring a separate claim for unfair dismissal.
Normally an employer is at fault when they have breached a duty of care by not operating a safe working environment or providing the necessary equipment to do your job safely. Once you contact a solicitor they will be able to undertake the necessary investigations to confirm whether your employer was at fault or not.
Yes, if you needed to take time off of work to recover from your injuries then we will be able to seek recovery of your lost earnings to ensure that you don’t lose out financially.
In the vast majority of cases your employer will have taken out an insurance policy that will be used to pay any settlement money you may receive. If your employer does not have insurance or an appropriate insurance for the type of accident you have sustained then they also may have to make a contribution to the settlement money.
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FBC Manby Bowdler Solicitors are great, taking on my case 4 years ago when other solicitors told me I didn’t have a claim and I wasn’t entitled to any compensation. The people that work there are really nice people and make you feel very welcome. They gave me all the help and support I wanted and needed throughout my case and Susan Todhunter got me the best outcome ever. I was amazed by the result!
I wish to place on record my thanks to Rachael and the practice for the exemplary manner with which you have handled this case, in particular the degree of consideration for my feelings and the sensitivity that has been shown all the way through.
I had not anticipated that the matter would be settled so soon or at the level you achieved and I am most grateful for all your efforts. Although any amount of monies are no substitute for the loss of my wife, the fact that there is now a sum providing a legacy in her name for our grandchildren is indeed some comfort.
Having fought five years against an employer which had caused me exceptional harm, resulting in the catastrophic and premature end of my career, I could not be more pleased with the outcome secured by my Solicitor and Barrister. As a result I feel completely vindicated and my mental health, which had suffered so greatly, is well on the way to recovery. My Solicitor was a huge support because he understood the implications of the case on my health but also fully grasped the enormity of what I was fighting for. His communication was second to none - always timely, warm, friendly but he would often contact me in his own time, at home etc. I could not have asked for a more committed and dedicated legal representative in my corner.