Accidents at Work.

Accidents at Work and Workplace Injury Claims.

A Work Accident Claim can be necessary for those suffering an injury in the workplace.

The specialists here at Lanyon Bowdler are vastly experienced at successfully claiming compensation for people involved in serious accidents at work.
Before setting out on any claim, we can sit down with you to talk through the likely outcome, and if you do choose to go ahead, we will be by your side every step of the way.

Am I eligible to make a Work Accident Claim?

In order to have a valid claim for compensation after an accident at work, you must be able to prove three facts:

  • You have been injured as a result of the workplace accident
  • The accident was caused, fully or partially, by the negligence of a third party
  • The third party (employer or supervisor) owed you a duty of care

If all of these are proven and supported by evidence, you will have a strong case to obtain work accident compensation.

Our expert Work Accident Solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler can help you collect and document evidence of your injuries and accident, and make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

How much compensation can I get for a workplace accident?

Calculating the amount of compensation you can receive for a workplace accident is a delicate process, which takes into account many factors such as the type of injury, the effect it has had on your day-to-day life, and any additional losses you have suffered.

The payout for a work accident will typically be divided into two parts:

  • General damages are compensation for the actual injury and accident. The amount of general damages you will receive will likely be within the ranges outlined in the Judicial College Guidelines, which define compensation amount based on the part of the body injured, the severity of the injury, and the time required for a full recovery.
  • Special damages are designed to compensate you for the actual expenses and losses suffered as a consequence of the accident, such as medical, transportation, and counselling costs.

It is vital to instruct a specialist Work Accident Solicitor who can correctly calculate the amount of compensation you are entitled to, and support you through the process of making a successful Work Accident Claim. Contact the experts at Lanyon Bowdler today.

Our Work Accidents Claims Expertise

At Lanyon Bowdler, our professional and knowledgeable solicitors are on hand to help you. Get in touch today to begin your compensation claim.

How can we help?

Although we cannot change what has happened to you; the trusted team of personal injury solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler have the skills and experience required to ensure that you receive the justice and compensation that you deserve. We will work diligently to prove that a third party was responsible for your accident and must, therefore, pay compensation to you.

We have a track record for achieving excellent results and will do everything in our power to help you with your claim, keeping you updated throughout and liaising with all relevant parties to keep your stress and worry to a minimum.

Your Accidents at Work Compensation questions answered

What are the responsibilities of my employer for work accidents?

Although accidents in the workplace are often the result of the way in which the work was carried out, they can also arise due to faulty equipment, below standard premises or an unsafe working environment.

Regardless of where you work, your employer has a legal responsibility to keep you safe and sound while you are at work. This means they must:

  • Ensure a safe system of work
  • Provide adequate plant equipment
  • Provide competent staff
  • Carry out regular health and safety checks and risk assessments
  • Take reasonable steps to limit the risks to employees and on-site visitors

There is also a great deal of legislation in place to protect employees during the course of their day-to-day employment. However, accidents at work still happen due to the other people’s negligence. The law is there to ensure you are fully compensated following a preventable workplace accident, and we are there to act on your behalf to make sure you receive what is owed to you.

What types of work accidents can I claim compensation for?

Work accidents are, unfortunately, quite a common occurrence in the UK, ranging from minor incidents to the more serious. The specialist solicitors here at Lanyon Bowdler have helped clients claim compensation for a wide variety of accidents, such as:

  • Back and neck injuries
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Burns
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Head injuries

If you have been involved in an accident at work and suffered a similar injury, we can help you claim compensation which can be used to pay for medical fees and rehabilitation costs, as well as bills incurred during a period spent out of work.

What can I include in a Work Accident Claim?

As part of your special damages, you may include any costs, losses, and expenses in your work injury compensation claim. Some of the common losses included in these claims are:

  • Cost of specialist medical treatments and assessments
  • Loss of earnings, both for time off work and future projected losses
  • Care costs, including care given by professionals and friends and family
  • Transportations costs to treatments and appointments
  • Adaptations to homes and vehicles
  • Costs to replace items damages in the accident

Your circumstances will be unique, and may include other losses and expenses. For a free, no-obligation assessment of your case, contact our Work Accident Solicitor team today.

Can I be fired for making a Work Accident Claim?

Making a compensation claim for an accident at work can seem daunting, especially as your job is an important part of your life. You may be concerned that your career is at risk if you start a claim against your employer, however this should never be the case.

The law in England and Wales regarding workplace accident claims is designed to protect claimants against retaliation from employers. If you are making a valid claim for an accident caused by the negligence of your employer, they cannot terminate your employment, or even treat you differently within the workplace because of it. Doing so would make your employer liable for unfair dismissal or constructive dismissal claims.

Who is my Work Injury Claim made against?

A common concern with claimants in work accident cases is that they do not want to claim against their employer and hurt the business they work for. However, this is generally not the case.

Employers are legally required to have an Employers’ Liability Insurance policy, which is designed to handle compensation for possible future accidents. When you make a claim after an injury at work, your compensation will be paid out by the insurer, not by the business itself.

Our Work Accident Solicitors will liaise with the insurance company and negotiate a payout that fairly compensates you for your injuries.

What are my employers’ duties following a work accident?

If you have been injured in an accident at work, your employer or supervisor will have some duties they are legally required to comply with.

  • Soon after the accident, this should be reported and carefully documented in the company’s accident book.
  • For some types of accidents, the employer must make a report to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The requirements for this report are outlined in the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR).
  • If you require time off after the accident, you may be entitled to statutory sick pay.

Ensuring these processes are followed correctly can make your work compensation claim much simpler, and help create a safe work environment for the future of the business too.

Can I claim compensation for an agricultural accident?

As one of the NFU’s recommended agricultural law firms, providing specialist legal advice across the industry, we have a wealth of experience dealing with workplace accidents in this environment.

According to a report by the HSE, around 14,000 workers within the agricultural, forestry and fishing sector sustain an injury at work each year in the UK, so it is important that you have a team of highly trained solicitors like Lanyon Bowdler, on your side, fighting your corner.

Machinery and hand tools are the most commonly reported cause of accidental work injuries and with that being said, the following safety checks are essential:

  • All machinery is kept in good working order
  • All machinery is suitable for the job it is required for
  • All machinery is fully risk assessed on a regular basis
  • All employees receive the appropriate training on how to safely use any equipment
  • The correct safety equipment is used e.g. protective clothing, glasses, etc.
  • Suitable protective guarding is in place on all machinery

Other common agricultural injuries include:

  • Illnesses and reactions due to chemicals such as asbestos
  • Hearing problems resulting from continuous and sustained exposure to loud noises such as tractors and grain dryers
  • Respiratory disease due to dust exposure
  • Nerve, muscle or joint damage due to the frequent use of vibrating machinery such as chain-saws
  • Diseases contracted from farm animals
  • An injury caused by livestock
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What our clients say.

Contacted Lanyon Bowdler six months after an injury at work. They offered me several of their services, including no win no fee which I ended up choosing. The solicitor was extremely helpful, was always keeping me updated when there was news and answered promptly when asked for any updates or when I asked any questions. I was very happy with the final settlement and the advice I received proved to be the best for my case. I felt like the extra bit of care was extended to give me a good idea of the options I had to choose from which really helped to inform any decision.

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From my initial approach to the final positive outcome I felt my solicitor was expending all his energy to win the case. I was kept informed throughout and was given straightforward advice on how to proceed. The end result was an acceptable outcome and the pay-out was prompt.

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I couldn’t be happier with the service I have received over the past six years. I would highly recommend Lanyon Bowdler for legal requirements.

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Since dealing with Lanyon Bowdler they have been diligent, efficient and at all times very helpful along with being structured in dealing with matters, fees and clarity on all levels. Thank you.

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I was clearly informed of progress step by step. The service you provided was very good.

Peter Weston
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All work carried out effectively and efficiently.

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An excellent service with solicitors that you can talk to and who give you a clear understanding of all necessary legal implications and interpretations.

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Everything has been professional, efficient and courteous throughout and we are very pleased, both with the service and with the eventual outcome of our case. Everything was first class and exceeded our expectations. Thank you again for providing such splendid service. It is really appreciated.

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Time Limits on Work Accident Claims

There is, generally speaking, a time limit of 3 years to make a personal injury claim for a work accident. The legal process must be started before this deadline, and just speaking to a solicitor is not enough. If you are approaching 3 years from the date of the accident, you should speak to a Work Accident Solicitor as soon as possible to ensure your claim is still valid.

There are a few exceptions to the rule, such as accidents involving those lacking mental capacity or criminal injuries. The court rarely grants extensions to the time limit for injury claims, so taking action timely is vital.

Contact our Work Accident Solicitors

We understand that people can feel uncomfortable about claiming compensation for an accident at work, especially if you are still employed by the business where the accident happened.

You can be assured that the team of personal injury solicitors here at Lanyon Bowdler are experienced at dealing with claims in a sensitive way, and will liaise with all the parties concerned on your behalf.

We often support claimants in Workplace Injury Claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means that if your claim turns out to be unsuccessful, you will not be liable to pay our legal costs.

Give us a call or complete our online enquiry form, to see how we can help. We have offices in Shrewsbury, Telford, Oswestry, Ludlow, Hereford, Bromyard and Conwy, and we are able to act for clients wherever they may live in England or Wales.

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Dawn Humphries
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Amy Burgoyne
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Karen Clarke
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Personal Injury
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Personal Injury
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