Injury at Work Claims
Workplace injuries and accidents can prove to be distressing for all concerned. From the employee who cannot return to work for weeks, or even months, and their family who may suffer from the financial shortfall that an absence from work brings, to the employer who may have played a negligent part in their employee suffering injury in their workplace.
We are specialist solicitors in workplace injury claims and can help make the process as stress free as possible.
Our workplace injury helpline is open 24 hours’ a day – call us on 0800 612 7340 to start your claim today. Or fill in our online enquiry form and one of our specialist team will call you back.
Employers have a duty to protect against workplace injuries
Some people can be put off starting a claim for compensation against their employer. Your employer has a duty to protect you in the workplace. However, your claim will be against your employer’s insurers and if you’re successful, it is the insurance company who will pay your injury compensation, not your employer.
Over 78,000 work related injuries and illnesses were reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 2012/13. Around 21,000 were classed as major injuries, having a lasting effect on the person injured. These accidents are most prominent in jobs that involve manual labour, such as agriculture, construction and transport, but they can also happen in any line of work. It is estimated that around 27 million working days are lost each year as a result of workplace injury and illness.
If you’ve had an accident at work or suffered an injury or illness, then you could be entitled to make a no win no fee claim for personal injury compensation. As no win no fee workplace injury claim solicitors, there are no financial risks to you – there is nothing to pay if you lose and all enquiries are free with no obligation.
There are various different circumstances in which a workplace injury can occur, such as:
- Slips, trips and falls in a workplace environment
- Accidents that occur whilst using work equipment
- Hazardous work environments, e.g. harmful chemical spills
- Workplace injury resulting from inadequate work materials or training
- Building site and construction site dangers
- Falls from height and ladder accidents
- Farming and agricultural accidents
- Manual handling injuries
- Workplace injuries or illness due to dangerous substances
- Armed forces compensation
Find out about our work accidents claims experience
Freeclaim Solicitors have over 30 years’ experience in handling workplace injury claims. We have been recommended by the Legal 500 as a leading personal injury firm, so you can be sure that your workplace injury compensation claim will be handled efficiently and professionally. Plus we have a track record of success helping thousands of clients claim compensation after an accident or injury.
To speak to an experienced workplace injury claim solicitor, call us on 0800 612 7340. All enquiries are free, in confidence and there’s no obligation. Or fill in our online enquiry form and we’ll call you back to discuss your claim and how we can help.
Injury at Work Claims at Freeclaim Solicitors
Here are just a few examples of claims we have dealt with:
- Mr W was working as a welder when his hand was crushed by a casting when a crane malfunctioned and lowered the heavy weight. He sustained serious crush injuries to one of his fingers and had to undergo surgery. Freeclaim Solicitors helped him to claim over £10,200 in workplace injury compensation.
- Mr N claimed £3,000 in his accident at work claim after he sustained burns to his head and hands. He was working on a deli counter in a supermarket and was required to clean out the ovens. His hat unfortunately caught fire, causing the burns. No adequate training had been given on the correct way to clean the oven.
- Mr K received £75,000 in workplace injury compensation after his arm was caught in a conveyor belt whilst he was working sorting scrap metal. His arm became trapped when he was trying to replace the safety guard back onto a machine. There were no safety procedures in place to protect workers from dangerous moving parts of the machine.
- Mr R slipped at work due to water on the floor. The water was caused by a leak in the roof, which allowed rain water to seep in and onto the floor. The floor was not adequately cleaned to keep up with the leak. Our client slipped as a result of this and sprained his ankle. He received £2,500 for his workplace injury claim.