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Injured From Work Claims Guide, How To Claim Compensation When Injured From Work?

In this compensation claims guide, we are going to look at making a compensation claim if you were injured from work. For example, you may have been injured from working with no safety equipment, which your employer was responsible for providing. Being injured from work can mean many things. It could mean that you were involved in an accident at work, which resulted in you becoming injured or ill. You could also be injured injured travelling to work, or injured travelling home from work. You can also be injured away from work, for example if you were injured on a business trip.

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If you were injured from work, trust Legal Expert to connect you to one of our team of personal injury solicitors. As a known and trusted law firm, we help people just like you who have been injured because of an accident at work to claim compensation. Why choose Legal Expert to handle your injured from work compensation claim? Our solicitors have spent up to three decades representing personal injury claims, so your claim is bound to be in safe hands. What’s more, our personal injury solicitors will always fight to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you could be entitled to, so your claim won’t be devalued.

If you are wondering, I had an accident at work what are my rights in the UK, call Legal Expert for your free accident at work claims consultation. One of our well informed claims advisors will be happy to speak to you in detail. If your incident of being injured from work means that you are entitled to claim compensation, we could be able to provide you with an excellent no win no fee solicitor who will start working on your case as soon as possible. Call on 0800 073 8804 to begin your compensation claim today, we’re looking forward to hearing from you. .

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A Guide To Compensation When Injured From Work

If you have been injured from work, because of an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. In this guide we will look at the different ways that someone can be injured from work, injured travelling for work or injured going home from work. We will inform you on how you can claim compensation if you were injured from work and how your rights are affected by injury from work law. As well as explaining how to find the right personal injury lawyer to handle your claim, we will also explain how no win no fee claims work and have provided an accident at work compensation calculator to help you estimate how much you are entitled to claim.

Remember, if you have been injured travelling to or from work, injured on a business trip, or injured at work in an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you are entitled to claim. If we believe you are owed compensation, one of our personal injury lawyers will start working on your claim right away.

What Is An Injury From Work?

Each year in the UK 71,062 people are harmed in the workplace (figures for injuries reported under RIDDOR). What’s more, there are an estimated 1.4 million people in this country suffering from work related illnesses or injuries. An injury from work is an injury or illness which was caused by an accident at work. According to the Health And safety At Work Act of 1974 and other work laws, employers have a legal duty of care to their employees as well as other people that use their premises. These laws require employers to provide them (employees) with a safe and hygienic environment in which to work. If an employee is injured because of negligence on the part of an employer, for example they are injured from working with no safety equipment or injured because an employer didn’t fix a hazard such as a loose floorboard which they tripped over, then the employer could be held liable for their injuries. As a result, the employee would have the right to claim compensation for their injuries.

If you have been injured because of an accident from work, call us today for your free personal injury claims consultation. Your advisor will be able to answer any questions you may have including: “do I get paid if I get injured at work?”, “What can I do if I am dismissed after accident at work?”, “if I am injured at work, what are my rights in the UK?”. Call today to begin your compensation claim now.

I Was Injured Travelling To Work, Can I Claim Compensation?

The daily commute can be as hazardous as any other journey by road or rail. If you were injured driving to work, or injured going home from work by car because of a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make an insurance claim against the other driver. If you were injured travelling to, or injured going home from work by public transport, then you may be able to claim against the train or bus company. If you were injured travelling to work or injured travelling home from work in a company vehicle on company time, your claim may be against your employer if the vehicle was faulty.

Call Legal Expert today to enquire about claiming compensation for a road traffic accident on your commute. We will discuss what accident at work procedures apply to you and if you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation, one of our excellent personal injury lawyers will start working on your case right away.

I Was Injured Away From Work, Could I Claim Compensation?

If you have been injured away from work, travelling on a business trip or visiting a client, you could be entitled to compensation if the accident was caused by someone else. For example, if you were injured away from work on a business trip, your claim may be against a hotel, airline or restaurant, depending on which party was at fault. If you were injured visiting a client because of a hazard in their office or premises, then your injured away from work claim could be against them. To begin your business trip accident claim, call Legal Expert today for your free personal injury claims consultation.

I Was Injured Working With No Safety Equipment, Can I Claim Compensation

In the UK, our health and safety laws affirm that if you work with potentially hazardous substances, machinery or processes, your employer is obliged to provide you with personal protective equipment (PPE). For example, if you work in construction, you may need a hard hat, protective boots and gloves for carrying out certain tasks. If you were sent to work without these and were injured in an accident that the PPE would have prevented, you could be able to claim against your employer for making you injured from work.

If you have been injured from working with no safety equipment, call Legal Expert today, to speak to one of our well informed claims advisors. If you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation, one of our excellent personal injury lawyers will start working on your case right away.

Accident And Injured From Work Law

If you had an accident from work, you may be wondering “What are my rights?” In the UK, our accident and injured from work laws protect people who were injured because of negligence on the part of their employer. For example, the Health And Safety At Work Act of 1974 states that your employer is obliged to provide you with a safe and hygienic environment and place in which to work. If an employer fails to apply control measures to a health and safety hazard, you and an employee is injured as a result, then the employer could be held liable for their injuries and have to pay the employee compensation. For example, if an employee if injured because of disrepair on a staircase and suffers a trip and fall injury at work, they could sue their employer for this accident from work.

Many people worry that they could be dismissed after an accident at work, especially if they decide to press charges. However, if an employer does this, this would be grounds for unfair dismissal. If you are concerned about being dismissed after an accident at work, you we can advise you on this during your consultation.

Accident At Work Compensation Calculator

You can use our injury at work calculator to estimate how much you could claim for your accident at work. Our injury at work calculator only states the amount you could claim in general damages and does not reflect your personal circumstances.

To get a personalised estimation which will include how much you could receive in general damages and special damages, call Legal Expert today.

Location of the injuryComments on the injuryLevel of seriousnessCompensation recommendations
BackSevere back injuries could include injuries to the spin, etc.Severe(i) £79,890 - £141,150
BackA severe (ii) back injuries may affect the nerve roots in the back.Severe(ii) £65,030 - £77,540
BackA severe (iii) back injury may manifest as injuries to the spinal discs or to a vertebrae - such as a fracture of a vertebrae.Severe(iii) £34,000 - £61,140
BackA moderate (i) back injury could include injuries similar to those looked at above, but in less severe forms.Moderate(i) £24,340 - £34,000
BackLesser versions of injuries looked at above.Moderate(ii) £10,970 - £24,340
BackThere are several subcategories of minor injuries to the back, from (i) - (iii) in order of decreasing severity.Minor - (i) - (iii)(i) £6,920 - £10,970
(ii) £2,150 - £6,920
(iii) Up to £2,150
NeckA severe neck injury (i) could include an injury which leads to an extremely serious condition. These may include those causing or including: paraplegia or permanent spastic QuadriparesisSevere(i) In the region of £130,060
NeckA severe neck injury (ii) is less severe than above. It may include a serious neck fracture.Severe(ii) £57,620 - £114,810
NeckA severe neck injury (iii) could include a fractured or dislocated neck. Other injuries to the soft tissue may also fall into this category.Severe(iii) £39,870 - £49,090
NeckA moderate neck injury (i) could include injuries similar to those above, but at a more moderate level of harm suffered.Moderate(i) £21,910 - £33,750
NeckA moderate neck injury (ii) again may present with less severe versions of other injuries discussed.Moderate(ii) £12,050 - £21,910
NeckAt the level of moderate (iii) the accident may have aggravated an existing injury or caused a lesser/ more moderate form of injury.Moderate(iii) £6,920 - £12,050
Pelvis or hipsAt the levels of severe (i) - (iii), the pelvis or hip injury may be a severely dislocated hip or a pelvis fracted in several places or fractured extensively. The patient may need a hip replacement or may even be impotent as a result.Severe - (i) - (iii)£34,340 up to £114,810
Pelvis or hipsThe claimant may still experience or be left with a significant pelvic or hip injury.Moderate£11,040 - £34,340
Pelvis or hipsThere should not be any lasting disability caused.Lesser£3,460 - £11,040

What Other Compensation Could I Claim For My Injuries From Work?

If you have been injured from work because of negligence on the part of your employer, you could claim compensation. Your compensation package will include general damages and special damages. We will look in more detail at what this means below.

General Damages

General damages are the primary part of a compensation claim. They are designed to provide compensation for the person who has been injured, for their suffering, their pain and their loss of any amenity suffered.

Special Damages

Special damages are the secondary part of a compensation claim. They serve to provide reimbursement to the injured party for any expenses they have experienced as a result of their injuries, or any expenses they are likely to have in the future. For example, they may pay for any medical treatment the person has needed, and any treatment their doctor has stated they will need in the future. Let’s look at some examples of what special damages can include.

  • Medical expenses: This could include the cost of medication, operations, physiotherapy, psychological therapy or any other types of medical treatment the injured person may need.
  • Mobility equipment and home adaptation expenses: If the person suffered a disability as a result of their accident, they can claim compensation for any mobility equipment or at home adaptations they now need to pay for.
  • Care expenses: If you have needed at home care whilst you recovered from your injuries, you could be entitled to claim compensation for this. Similarly, if a friend or family member cared for you during your recovery from your injuries, you could also be able to claim compensation to give to them, to compensate them for their time and efforts.
  • Travel expenses: Travel expenses can cover the cost of travelling to and from the hospital, doctor’s appointments or seeking alternative transport if you were temporarily left unable to drive because of your injuries.
  • Loss of income: If you were unable to work for a period of time because of your injuries you can claim loss of income expenses. This can include salary and in work benefit payments.

No Win No Fee Injured From Work Compensation Claims

If you have been injured from work, injured away from work or injured travelling home from work, we can provide you with an excellent no win no fee solicitor to handle your claim. No win no fee means that your solicitor will start working on your case without charging you an upfront fee. Instead, you will only need to pay any legal fees if you win your claim. The payment will come out of your compensation package, making it more affordable to you. Because there is nothing to pay if you lose (although this is unlikely) there is no financial risk involved for you.

Call Legal Expert today to learn more about making a no win no fee claim. Alternatively, read our online guide to no win no fee claims today.

How Our Team Could Help If You Were Injured From Work

Have you been injured from work because you were involved in an accident that was caused by negligence on the part of your employer. Whether you were injured from work because of an unsafe working environment, injured travelling home from work because of negligence on the part of another driver or a public transport operator, or injured away from work because of unsafe conditions on a business trip, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim.

Call our team today for your free accident at work personal injury claims consultation. One of our well informed advisors will speak to you in depth about your accident. If you have the right to seek compensation, our team of no win no fee solicitors could conduct your case.

If you were injured or were made ill from work, because of someone else’s negligence, don’t be afraid to see if you can claim compensation for your injuries. Claiming compensation will hold those responsible for your injuries accountable and encourage them to take steps to better protect others in the future.

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To begin your claim, speak to us today. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, one of our excellent solicitors will start working on your case right away.

Injured From Work Resources

Reporting Of Injuries, Diseases, And Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR)
This is the main resource from the Health and Safety Executive related to the reporting of diseases and injuries under the RIDDOR.

A government guide to claiming compensation and benefits if you were injured at work
This is a guide produced by the UK government looking at claiming compensation as well as benefits.

I Had An Accident At Work, What Are My Rights?
Detailed information on your rights if you are injured in the workplace.

How Much Compensation For A Car Accident Claim?
If you had a vehicle accident whilst travelling from or too work, see if you could seek compensation.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Slip, Trip Or Fall Accident At Work?
Detailed information on claiming compensation for slips, falls and trips in the workplace

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