If you’ve suffered an accident at work, you’ll be aware of how stressful and upsetting this period can be. As well as being worried about your health and wellbeing, you will also likely be concerned about the relationship you have with your employer and your ability to earn an income.
Types of accident at work injuries
Accidents at work are unfortunately common, with 609,000 workers reporting that they had been injured between 2016 and 2017, according to the Health and Safety Executive. In many cases, these accidents can be devastating. This is why we want to help you.
As work environments can be so varied, there is no one specific type of injury you could sustain. There are many types of accidents at work you could have suffered, including:
- Falls from height
- Back injury
- Head injury
- Slips, trips or falls
- Muscle strain
- Being hit by a falling object
- Road traffic crash or collision
- Toxic fume inhalation
- Repetitive strain injury
Can you make a claim for an accident at work?
If you have had an accident at work in the last three years that was the fault of another person or an organisation, and you suffered an injury as a result, then you could have a potential claim.
It is possible that you will need to provide both physical evidence and witness statements to support your case when bringing a claim. It is therefore important that you begin the process as soon as possible – before evidence is lost and memories fade.
You may not be sure you have enough grounds to pursue a claim, but speaking to one of our experts will help clarify whether you have a strong case.
How much compensation can you claim for an accident at work?
The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on the specific injury sustained, but our previous successes could give you an idea of what you could claim for.
- One of our clients suffered serious burns while moving hot dough on his own when he should have had help from a colleague. He approached us for help and we were able to secure him £9,000 in compensation for his injuries.
- We also helped a client who had been involved in a road traffic collision while in a work vehicle. He was being driven by a colleague who misjudged an overtake and caused an accident. We helped him obtain £6,000 in compensation.
When to start the claims process?
When you’re looking to make a claim following an accident at work, it is typically best to start the process as soon as possible. This way, you’ll be able to remember all the details of the incident, which could help to strengthen your case.
We know these types of incidents can affect your life years after happening, so we want to make it possible for you to obtain justice when you realise how seriously it has affected you. This is why it could still be possible to make a claim up to three years after your accident at work occurred.
Why choose Hayward Baker?
When you’re looking for a solicitor to help you, we know you have a lot of choice. However, you’ll certainly be searching for a firm with the experience to take your claim forward, which we have in abundance. Our team of experts have secured hugely significant compensation sums for victims of accidents at work, so we’re confident in our ability to help you too.
We pride ourselves on the way we treat you as real person, rather than just another case. With us, you’ll receive a personalised and tailored service, unique to you as an individual. You’ll be assigned a case handler, who will help you to understand the entire process. We want you to feel as relaxed as possible throughout the process, which is why we ensure that one person manages the case from the very beginning.
Here at Hayward Baker, we understand the importance of communication, so you can be confident in the knowledge you won’t have to chase us for information. We’ll be in contact at every critical stage, making sure you’re fully updated about every element of your case as we know how important it is to you.
Contact us for a free first consultation
If you think you may have a claim for an accident at work, get in touch with one of our team today and arrange a free no obligation consultation.