Injury at work
If you have suffered an injury at work, or developed an industrial disease because of your job, you may be entitled to make a work injury claim.
When can you claim?
Your employer is legally obligated to take reasonable steps that ensure staff can work in safe conditions. This applies to every employee, whether you are a full time, part time or temporary member of the team.
Injuries at work can occur for many reasons. For example, the equipment you were using may not have adhered to required safety standards, or it may have developed a fault that should have been picked up on by your employer.
Even if your equipment was safe to use, if you were not given the correct training before using it you may still be eligible to make a claim. Generally, if your working environment is not safe for any reason and you are the victim of an injury at work that was not your fault, you could be able to claim compensation.
All employers have a responsibility to make sure staff are insured in the event of an injury at work. This is a legal obligation, and if you feel you have not been adequately compensated for your injuries you can trust our experienced team to help you with your claim.
Contact our team of personal injury solicitors
If you feel your employer could have done more to prevent your accident at work and wish to explore the possibility of a claim, and you should speak to our personal injury solicitors today to see if you could be entitled to compensation.
Time limits on claims
It is important to pursue work injury claims as soon as possible, as these cases can only be dealt with inside a strict time frame. After an injury at work, you have up to three years to pursue compensation.
If you suffer a long-term disability after your accident and would like to make an industrial injury claim, the same three-year deadline applies from the moment the diagnosis is made.
Similarly, if you later discover you have developed a work-related industrial disease such as asthma or a skin condition, which can occur if you were exposed to hazardous chemicals, you have three years to claim from the moment you are informed of your condition.
How we can help
Our initial advice is free, with no obligations attached, and if you do choose to go ahead with a claim we may be able to work for you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
If you have already been awarded compensation but were unhappy about how your case was handled by your previous solicitor, we also offer assistance in professional negligence cases. This involves us revisiting your compensation claim to see exactly how much you should have been given, and working to ensure you receive the correct amount.