Accidents at Work Claim Solicitors
Here at Sills & Betteridge Solicitors we understand that an accident at work can affect your life in many ways. That’s why we are here to help you claim for the compensation you may be entitled to.
1. What types of claim can be made?
Accidents at work occur in many different situations. The following are the most common types of accident:-
- Workplace accident
- Machinery or equipment accident
- Working at height accident
- Construction site accidents
- Industrial illness or deafness
2. What do I need to do following an accident?
- You should report your accident to your supervisor or somebody in authority.
- You should ensure that an Accident Report Form is completed or that your accident is entered in your employer’s Accident Book.
- You should obtain contact details of any witnesses to the accident.
- If your employer does not have an Accident Book or refuses to record the accident, you should make your own record and ask your witnesses to do the same.
3. How do I know if my claim will succeed?
For a claim to succeed, it needs to be proved that your employer was at fault. There are many Health & Safety Regulations which can assist in proving this. For example, if you fall whilst working at height, then the Work at Height Regulations 2005 will establish if your employer took all appropriate precautions for the work that you were doing. We will take full details from you and advise you which Regulations can assist with your claim.
4. What injury can I claim for?
You can claim for any injury however small. Many injuries suffered in the workplace involve fractures or even more serious injuries than this.
5. How much compensation will I receive?
The compensation for your injury depends upon the severity of the injury itself. There are published guidelines which give a range of compensation for different injuries. When your claim is ready for settlement, we will carry out detailed research and advise you on the appropriate compensation you should receive.