What types of Accident at Work are you able to deal with?
At Proximo Legal Services, we are equipped to deal with all types of accidents at work however some common examples are; head injuries sustained at work; falls from height; slips and trips within the workplace; injury caused whilst carrying out manual handling processes; defective work equipment claims; laceration and burn injuries which may or may not lead to scarring; injuries caused to you by a co-employee.
Can I claim for an Accident at Work?
Amongst other obligations, your employer has a legal duty to ensure you’re safe at work. Practically this means that they have a responsibility to:
- Make sure you and your co-employees are properly trained
- Provide you with suitable work and personal protective equipment
- Undertake risk assessments
- Manage business activities to minimise risks to your health and safety
- Provide safe working systems
If it is that you been injured as a result of defective health and safety procedures or due to health and safety procedures not being implemented then you may be able to pursue a successful claim for damages. It could be that one of your co-employees has caused injury to you and in that case you are entitled to direct any personal injury claim to your employer rather than the co-employee who negligently injured you.
It may also be possible to claim if a workplace accident made an existing injury or condition worse.
How much compensation might I be awarded for an Injury at Work?
Our team of dedicated workplace accident solicitors will individually assess your claim and make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve. If you are successful you will you receive will be dependent upon the severity of your injury and any other financial losses that you have incurred as a direct result of your accident. Examples of additional losses could be, lost earnings, the cost of private medical care in respect of possible surgery and rehabilitation et cetera.
How long do I have to make an Injury at Work Claim?
If you were over the age of 18 when the accident happened then the standard time limit for starting a workplace accident claim is three years from the date you were injured. Different rules apply if you were under the age of 18 when your accident happened and we can advise you as far as this is concerned in our initial conversation.
Some further exceptions include:
- Mental Capacity – if you are or your loved one no longer has the mental capacity to make a claim themselves (often the case following a traumatic brain injury), then there is no time limit on making a claim.
- Accidents While Working Abroad – if your accident happened while working abroad, the time limit for making a claim may be shorter.
- Defective Work Equipment – if your injury was caused by a piece of equipment that had a manufacturing defect, the time limit may be different.
If you’ve been injured with an accident at work then please contact us as soon as possible so that we can begin your claim within the relevant time limits.
No Win No Fee Accident at Work claims
The vast majority of the workplace accident claims we handle within PLS on a no win no fee basis. We will provide you with full details of the no-win no-fee scheme that we operate in our initial conversation with you.
If you win your case, your opponent will pay most of your legal fees, with a contribution to the remainder (up to a capped maximum limit) coming out of your compensation award. We’ll keep you fully updated throughout your claim, so you know how much compensation you are likely to receive.
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