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Workplace Injury Claims

At Bolt Burdon Kemp, we specialise in supporting people who were involved in a serious injury at work. We are recognised as one of the leading work accident solicitor firms in this area by the independent   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 Workplace Injury Claim?

The risk of an accident is always present in the workplace. From a seemingly minor slip to serious workplace injuries involving industrial machines, any accident has the potential to cause severe consequences.

No matter the scenario, we can help if you were involved in an accident or suffered an injury at work. You may have even 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, our workplace injury lawyers will ensure you get vocational advice to help you get back to work in a way that suits your new circumstances.

What causes injuries at work?

When we go to work, it is reasonable to expect that an employer will do everything that they can to protect our wellbeing by following official guidance. The same is true of colleagues. There should be risk assessments carried out and strategies in place to manage risks at work.

However, for various reasons, 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.

If you’ve experienced an injury at work and someone else is at fault, you could have a work accident claim.

Can I make a workplace injury claim against my employer?

If your current employer was negligent, this should not stop you from claiming for an injury at work. We know that this can seem daunting and it’s natural to worry about your future relationship with them. But starting an accident or injury 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 workplace injury compensation claims process. This will include making sure that you are comfortable with everything – including your relationship with your current employer.

Do I have a workplace accident or injury 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 a new condition.
  • There was a breach of duty: This could include failing to provide the right training or encouraging employees to work long hours.
  • Your work accident occurred less than three years ago: However, there are some exceptions.

To know for sure whether you could have a workplace injury compensation claim, please get in touch with our experts for a no-obligation consultation. You can call 020 7288 4800 or use our online contact form.

Our workplace injury lawyers cover the following areas:

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.

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.

Accredited and recommended

Our work accident and injury at work 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.

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.

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.

Employee receives £325,000 following workplace injury claim

Our client was involved in an accident at work where 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. In addition to his physical injuries, he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Our workplace injury lawyers were asked to bring a claim against the owner of the site for our client’s injuries and financial losses. We secured a final settlement of £325,000.

Meet our Workplace Injury Claims Team

Joshua Hughes
Head of Complex Injury
Rhiannon Daniel
Senior Associate – Part of the Spinal Injury Team
Laura Barlow
Senior Associate – Part of the Adult Brain Injury Team
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