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Make A Claim If Injured From Work | No Win No Fee

By Daniel Archer. Last Updated 18th July 2023. If you’ve been injured from work activities and believe it’s the fault of your employer, you could be entitled to compensation. In this guide, we explain how to make an accident at work claim and how our No Win No Fee solicitors can help you.

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What Is An Injury At 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 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 At Work Compensation Examples

If you’re injured in a work accident, and could prove it was due to another’s negligence, you could be awarded compensation for the physical pain and psychological suffering you experience as a result. This is known as general damages.

When considering how much you should be awarded, legal professionals take into account various factors such as the severity of your injuries and your treatment plan.

There are a few different resources they can use to assist in their calculations. One of the resources more commonly used in valuing general damages in accident at work claims is a publication that is updated semi-regularly, known as the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). This includes compensation brackets, such as the ones in the table below, that are based on past court payouts.

The JCG was last reviewed in 2022. You can use these figures to give you a rough estimate of how much you could receive in general damages. However, do not take these as guaranteed for your claim.

Location of the injuryComments on the injuryLevel of seriousnessCompensation recommendations
BackSevere back injuries could include injuries to the spin, etc.Severe£91,090 to £160,980
BackA severe (ii) back injuries may affect the nerve roots in the back.Severe£74,160 to £88,430
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£38,780 to £69,730
BackA moderate (i) back injury could include injuries similar to those looked at above, but in less severe forms.Moderate£27,760 to £38,780
BackLesser versions of injuries looked at above.Moderate£12,510 to £27,760
BackThere are several subcategories of minor injuries to the back, from (i) - (iii) in order of decreasing severity.Minor - (i) - (iii)£7,890 to £12,510
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 QuadriparesisSevereIn the region of £148,330
NeckA severe neck injury (ii) is less severe than above. It may include a serious neck fracture.Severe£65,740 to £130,930
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£45,470 to £55,990
NeckA moderate neck injury (i) could include injuries similar to those above, but at a more moderate level of harm suffered.Moderate£24,990 to £38,490
NeckA moderate neck injury (ii) again may present with less severe versions of other injuries discussed.Moderate£13,740 to £24,990
NeckAt the level of moderate (iii) the accident may have aggravated an existing injury or caused a lesser/ more moderate form of injury.Moderate£7,890 to £13,740
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)£39,170 to £130,930
Pelvis or hipsThe claimant may still experience or be left with a significant pelvic or hip injury.Moderate£26,590 to £39,170
Pelvis or hipsThere should not be any lasting disability caused.Lesser£3,950 to £12,590

You’ll need to have your claim individually assessed before an accurate figure can be arrived at. This can be achieved by either getting in touch with us directly, or by making use of the compensation calculator on our website. If you get in touch with our advisors, they could potentially connect you with one of our specialised injury at work lawyers if they think you have a good chance of success.

What Else Can I Claim For My Injuries From Work?

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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