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Work Accident Claims

The risk of an accident is always present in the workplace. From a seemingly minor slip to serious incidents involving industrial machines, any accident has the potential to result in severe injuries. In some cases, it may be due to faulty equipment or poor safety procedures. If you’ve been injured when at work and someone else is at fault, you could have a work accident claim.

At Bolt Burdon Kemp, we specialise in supporting people who were involved in a serious accident at work. We are recognised as one of the leading work accident solicitor firms in this area by the independent Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 guides. With more than 35 years’ experience of helping people like you, you can trust our experts if you want to make a claim.

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What is a Work Accident?

When we go to work, it is reasonable to expect that an employer will do everything that they can to protect our wellbeing. The same is true of colleagues, too. For various reasons, however, things can go wrong. Incorrect equipment, a lack of training, poor maintenance or even a failure to clear things up can all have serious consequences.

No matter the scenario, we can help if you were involved in an accident at work. You may have suffered a serious injury or developed a long-term illness. Either way, our specialist accident at work solicitors will fight to ensure that you receive the most compensation possible. We can arrange for you to receive treatment, rehabilitation and advice about welfare benefits, too.

And if you cannot return to your job because of your injuries, we will ensure that you get vocational advice that will help you to get back to work in a way that suits your new circumstances.

Can I make a work injury claim against my employer?

If it is your current employer that was negligent, this should not stop you from making a claim. We know that this can seem like a daunting idea and it is natural to worry about what it may mean for your future relationship with them. But starting an accident-at-work claim in the UK should not have any impact on your employment. You are also legally protected from being dismissed from your role.

Our role is to guide and support you through the claims process. This will include making sure that you are comfortable with everything – including your relationship with your current employer.

Do I have a work accident compensation claim?

To decide if you have a strong work accident compensation claim, we must consider the duty of care that your employer has to your health and safety at work. For a claim to be successful, you must prove that:

  • You are/were an employee/subcontractor of the company or person at fault. This is not always as easy as it sounds – not least if you are employed through an agency.
  • You suffered an injury. This may be complicated if your work accident aggravated a pre-existing medical problem, rather than causing an entirely new condition.
  • There was a breach of duty.
  • Your work accident occurred less than three years ago (though there are some exceptions).

In some cases, it may even be that you – but that its impact was worse due to poor training or equipment. To know for sure, please get in touch with our experts for a no-obligation consultation. You can call 020 3504 7554 or use our online contact form.

Why choose Bolt Burdon Kemp?

Expert work accident specialists

For more than 35 years, we have fought on behalf of people who were injured while at work. We have an outstanding record of delivering for our clients. In addition, we can also help you to access the best medical experts.

No win no fee accident claims

Cost should never be a barrier to claiming compensation after an accident at work that was not your fault. We can help many people on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, which means you may not pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful.

Support and rehabilitation

To get you the best rehabilitation and support services, we work can put you in touch with one of our many partner organisations – and ensure that your recovery can get started without delay.

At your service, nationwide

It all starts with a free, no-obligation consultation. We can visit you at home or in hospital to talk about your work accident claim. We are also available by phone or email if that is easier.

Accredited and recommended

Our work accident claims solicitors are accredited by both the Law Society and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). In addition, we are recognised and commended by two separate independent legal guides – Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.

Employee receives £325,000 following accident on building site

Mr Jones (not our client’s real name) was involved in an accident at work. He was visiting a building site when a bundle of scaffolding poles collapsed and rolled on top of him. Although he had been wearing protective clothing, he suffered multiple fractures to his lower legs, ankles and feet.
Mr Jones initially underwent multiple operations where metalwork was inserted to repair his fractures. He later had further surgery to remove some of this metalwork. His rehabilitation also consisted of physiotherapy, podiatry appointments, swimming, Pilates and gym sessions. In addition to his physical injuries, Mr Jones also suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for which he was treated with cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT).

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