Compensation Calculator For An Accident At Work
By Daniel Archer. Last Updated On 8th April 2022. A compensation calculator for an accident at work is just what you need if you’ve suffered a workplace injury through no fault of your own.
Accidents at work can happen without warning and deliver potentially life-altering blows. However, in some cases, they could have been avoided had the employers involved taken the steps required of them to keep their employees safe.
Having represented clients in all types of personal injury claims, including those involving workplaces, we know all too well the stress and trauma such incidents can cause.
That’s why we created our injury at work claim calculator—to help you determine whether or not you could be entitled to compensation and to give you an idea of what you could receive for your injuries.
Below, you can use our free accident at work compensation calculator. We’ve also included more about what the personal injury claims process involves for these types of claims and how compensation is assessed.
If at any point you have any queries or would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us in any of the following ways:
- Call us on 0800 073 8804
- Write to us about your claim online
- Or chat with us now using our free live chat service in the bottom right corner of your screen.
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The fallout of an accident at work can be significant. Not only may you suffer a physical injury, but you may also suffer financially too. Something as simple as a slip, trip and fall can lead to a serious injury like a broken leg, preventing you from working for months and leaving you with mounting bills.
Having represented clients in work injury claims for decades, we know all too well the stresses that can come. So we dedicate ourselves to minimising that stress and worry as much as possible so that you can get back on your feet.
One way we do that is through our accident at work claim calculator. It starts by checking if you’re eligible to make a claim. For example, there is a time limit in personal injury claims of just 3 years to commence court proceedings before the claim is deemed ‘out of time’, or statute-barred.
It also checks who could be at fault for the claim. Sometimes this is unclear, but if you have evidence or suspicions that your employer failed to uphold the duty of care they owe you, the blame could rest with them.
Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, all employers owe us a duty of care to keep us safe and free from harm as much as reasonably possible. In the next sections, we’ll look at the consequences of breaching this duty.
To help illustrate how things can go wrong in workplaces, we’ve provided some examples of accidents at work for which you could be compensated.
- A failure to clear waste packaging from walkways in a warehouse could lead to a slip, trip and fall. These types of accidents are quite common and can result in potentially serious head injuries and broken bones.
- An employer’s failure to carry out maintenance checks and repairs on tools could lead to accidents. For example, a faulty saw could break and inflict a cut, laceration or even cause an amputation.
- A failure to provide personal protective equipment can lead to chemical burns, noise damage, or nerve damage. Significant burn injuries can sometimes even leave lasting damage.
Although our online accident at work compensation calculator can be a useful tool, it’s unlikely that the figure you’re given will be 100% accurate. This is because every claim comes with its own unique set of circumstances. Therefore, there may be certain variables that an online tool cannot take into account. These variables may affect the value of an accident at work claim.
When legal professionals are calculating your claim, they will take all of these factors into account. They also do so with the assistance of medical evidence and the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). This is a publication made up of physical and psychological injuries, along with how much they could be worth in compensation. The amount that’s awarded to you for your injuries is known as general damages.
So, as an alternative to our accident at work claim calculator, we have included some example figures in the table below. These figures have been taken from the JCG and have been based on similar cases that have been handled in the past.
Injury Description Amount
Psychiatric damage (c) Moderate - a marked improvement from what were more severe problems £5,860 to £19,070
Post-traumatic stress disorder (d) Less severe - within 1-2 years, a virtually full recovery will have been made £3,950 to £8,180
Chest (g) Soft tissue injuries/rib fractures Up to £3,950
Reproductive System: Male (a)(i) Reproductive organs totally lost In excess of £153,870
Neck (c) Minor - (iii) fully recovered within 3 months Up to £2,450
Arm (E) Amputation - (iii) below the elbow £96,160 to £109,650
Arm (d) Simple forearm fractures £6,610 to £19,200
Leg Moderate - (iv) including multiple fractures to the same limb £27,760 to £39,200
Jaw (ii) Serious fracture but with no lasting consequences £17,960 to £30,490
Teeth (i) Damage to, or loss of, several front teeth £8,730 to £11,410
It’s also possible that you could be eligible to receive special damages. This is when you are imbursed for any financial losses that your injuries directly caused. For example:
- Loss of earnings
- Travel costs
- Medical bills
You will need evidence such as payslips and receipts to prove these expenses and/or losses. Get in touch with us today to find out more about what else you may be able to claim for.
If you’re interested in starting a claim for accident at work compensation, our solicitors may be able to help. By offering their services under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), which is a type of No Win No Fee arrangement, you can access the services of our solicitors without paying any upfront fees.
There are many benefits to working with a solicitor. While using a compensation calculator can be helpful, a No Win No Fee solicitor can help you get a better understanding of what you could receive in accident at work compensation, and can help guide you through the claims process.
The only time you will pay a fee to your solicitor is if your claim succeeds. In this case, they will deduct a success fee directly from your compensation award. This fee is taken as a small percentage, and there is a legislative cap in place which allows you to keep the majority of your award. However, if your claim does not succeed, you will not pay for your solicitor’s work.
To learn more about claiming compensation with the help of one of our advisors, contact our team today.
If you’d like us to guide you through the process of using our injury at work claims calculator, please feel free to get in touch via the following methods:
- Call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 073 8804
- Write to us about your claim online
- Chat with us now about using our accident at work calculator using our chatbox, bottom right
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- Do you need advice on back injury claims? Our guide can offer further guidance on the claims process.
- If you’re looking for further guidance on office accident claims, our guide can provide more information.
- If you’ve suffered an injury to your arm, you may want to try our broken arm compensation calculator. You can also find lots of useful advice and guidance on obtaining evidence to make a personal injury claim.
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