We offer a No Win No Fee package which means if your claim is not successful, you won’t be charged any legal fees and costs. Our free, no obligation initial interview gives us the opportunity to really understand the circumstances of your work accident claim, so we can offer you the advice you need to decide whether to move forward with your claim.
Even minor work injuries can mean major problems
Some work accidents cause significant injuries, such as brain and spinal injuries and it is, of course, your legal right and an absolute necessity to claim compensation for catastrophic and life threatening damage if the incident was caused by the negligence of another party.
But, even relatively minor accidents, such as slips and trips at work, can create very difficult circumstances for employees, it might be difficult to go back to work after an injury, or you might need time to get suitable treatment.
You might think that you shouldn’t make a claim for compensation because you are worried about how your employer will react, or perhaps you feel that you can take time off work on Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and everything will be all right. However, SSP is only payable for a set period of time at a set level, so if you need longer to recover or you lose out on overtime or bonus payments then if you don’t make a claim you could lose out.
And, if you are worried about repercussions at work because you have made a personal injury compensation claim, you are protected in law, so why not talk to Wellers today to see if we can help you.
Can you claim for your work accident?
Your employer has a legal responsibility to keep you safe at work – you are owed a duty of care.
Your employer must:
- Tell you, in a way you can understand, how to carry out your job safely
- Inform you of any risks to your health and safety posed by your job and/or company working practices
- Let you know how any risks will be controlled and who is in charge of this
- Work with you and other employees, alongside health and safety representatives, to offer protection from harm to everyone in the workplace
- Inform you about emergency procedures, such as fire drills etc. and how to get first-aid treatment
- Provide, free of charge, the safety training and personal protective (PPE) equipment you need to carry out your job safely
- Provide, free of charge, health checks when there is a danger to your health as a result of your job
- Provide regular health checks if you work night shifts
Your employer must also provide you with, or display in a prominent place, all relevant health and safety materials such as health and safety law posters, the workplace health and safety law policy and their Employers’ Liability certificate of insurance.
Everyone in a workplace has a responsibility to keep themselves, their work colleagues and visitors to the workplace safe from harm. If you are injured in an accident and your employer or a colleague has failed in that responsibility, then you are likely to be eligible to make a claim.
Where do workplace accidents happen?
Accidents can happen in any workplace. Below is a list of the main industry sectors from which fatal injuries, ill health and non-fatal injuries are recorded by the Health and Safety Executive.
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing
- Accommodation/food services
- Wholesale/retail trade
- Public admin/defence
- Human health/social care
- Water supply/waste management
- Other service activities
- Utility supply
- Real estate activities
- Financial/insurance activities
- Administration/support service activities
- Professional, scientific/technical activities
- Information/communication services
Common types of workplace accidents
Whatever your injury, if you have suffered as a result of negligence by your employer or a work colleague you could make a claim. The following are some of the most common types of accident at work.
Contact the personal injury solicitors at Wellers Law today
To make a personal injury claim with the dedicated team at Wellers Law you can contact us at our offices in Bromley. We work across Kent and Surrey and throughout the South East.
Our No Win No Fee lawyers will discuss your injury and the circumstances of the accident so we can ascertain whether your claim is likely to be successful.
To find out more about making a personal injury claim you can download our free guide below:
Our accident and injury solicitors are members of the Association of Personal Injury lawyers (APIL).
For professional, committed and caring assistance with your injury at work claim contact us on 0208 290 7958 and ask to speak to one of our personal injury lawyers. Or you could fill in our short online Personal Injury Claims Questionnaire by following the link or email personal firstname.lastname@example.org.