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Accident at Work Claim | No Win, No Fee

Everyone is entitled to expect to be safe at work and to come home unharmed at the end of the working day. Your employee must ensure your working environment is safe and appropriate for the work you are carrying out. If you have been injured due to an accident at work that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make an accident at work claim. You may also be entitled to claim if you were partly responsible for the accident that caused your injuries.

Your injuries can have both a physical and emotional impact on your life and wellbeing. We’re here to help and support you in any way we can, not just with legal advice but also with financial, physical and emotional support. We purposely keep our experts’ caseloads lower so we can work intensively and proactively on your claim, resulting in full compensation for your injuries without unnecessary delays. And unlike some other firms, we won’t make any unnecessary deductions from your damages, making sure you keep more of the compensation to which you’re entitled.

You may need long periods off work, resulting in the loss of your usual earnings. On top of this, you may have to pay out for any medical and care assistance you might need to help with your recovery, independence and mobility. Claiming compensation for your accident at work can help to cover these costs.

We look to alleviate any financial stresses by securing early interim payments for you. These are payments made by the defendant insurers before any final settlement has been agreed. They can help cover your medical fees and get you the help and support you need to achieve your best outcome and improve your recovery whilst your claim is ongoing. We also have an emergency fund that can be used in some cases, which can be used to support you and your family straightaway.

Can I claim for an accident at work?

If you have been injured in an accident at work and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. In the UK, an employer has a duty of care to ensure that all working environments are safe and appropriate for their employees to carry out the work expected of them. They must carry out risk assessments on all activities and have regular checks on all equipment used to ensure it reaches adequate standards.

Within their duty, employers should:

  • Provide the correct machinery and tools and ensure they are in a safe condition.
  • Have a safe and tidy workplace to avoid hazards – for example, your employer must ensure that corridors are kept clear.
  • Give proper training to all staff members – for example, ensuring staff know how to operate machinery safely or how to lift correctly.
  • Provide the appropriate safety equipment, such as hard hats, safety gloves, high visibility clothing, dust masks and ear defenders.

If your employer fails in this duty of care and you become injured as a result, you may be able to make a compensation claim. You can also claim if the accident was caused by the negligence of another member of staff.

What type of accidents can I claim for?

What can an accident at work claim help with?

Claiming compensation after an accident at work isn’t just about compensating you for the pain and suffering you have experienced due to your injuries. There are lots of different elements that make up a compensation claim, including:

  • Loss of earnings (both now and in the future)
  • Alleviate debts since the injury
  • Travel costs to attend the hospital or medical appointments
  • Treatment, support and rehabilitation to improve your recovery
  • Fund counselling and emotional support
  • Pay for private surgery or ongoing medical treatment
  • Purchase and maintain mobility aids
  • Adaptations to your home or to fund alternative accommodation
  • Fund vocational support to help you to get back to work

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make a no win no fee claim? plus symbol minus symbol

Yes, our specialist solicitors provide our compensation claims on a no win no fee, meaning you don’t need to worry about the financial costs of claiming compensation.

All enquiries are FREE and confidential, with no obligation to continue with a claim.

Does my employer have a duty of care to keep me safe at work? plus symbol minus symbol

All employers in the UK have a duty of care to their employees to ensure they are safe whilst at work. They must ensure all working environments are safe and appropriate for the work being carried out. If they fail in this duty of care, and an employee is injured as a result, the employee may be able to claim compensation.

Can I make a compensation claim if I’m self-employed? plus symbol minus symbol

You may think that if you’re self-employed, you cannot claim compensation after an accident at work; however, this may not be the case. If you offer your services to one particular company on a regular basis as a contractor or freelancer, they may be responsible for keeping you safe at work.

You may also be able to claim compensation if another company operates the premises that you are working at and that company fails to implement the correct procedures and training. Whether you can claim will be on a case by case basis, so it’s best to speak to a specialist solicitor who will be able to advise you.

I work in a high-risk industry; does this affect my claim? plus symbol minus symbol

No matter what industry you work in, your employer should take all reasonable actions to ensure you are safe whilst at work. If you are injured as a result of them failing to put in place safety procedures, policies and adequate training, you should be able to claim compensation. Our experts will provide you with free advice about your claim and your chances of success.

How long do I have to make an accident at work claim? plus symbol minus symbol

There are time limits on when you can make a claim after an accident at work. You usually have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim. This time can be extended in some circumstances, such as if the injured person lacks capacity or is under 18 years old.

However, the sooner you speak to an expert after an accident, the better. This is so that your solicitor can start to gather evidence in your case and start to provide you with help and support as soon as possible.

Will I lose my job if I try and claim compensation from my employer? plus symbol minus symbol

No, your employer cannot dismiss you for bringing a compensation claim after an accident at work.

Who do I make a claim against? plus symbol minus symbol

You will make a claim against your employer if you have sustained an injury in an accident at work. But don’t be put off claiming as a result of this – your employer cannot dismiss you for making a claim.

All businesses by law must have insurance that covers them for employee accidents in the workplace. If you win your work injury claim, it is not your employer who pays - the insurance company will pay your compensation.

By making an accident at work claim, you also highlight these dangers, ensuring that someone else will not be injured in the same way.

My union has recommended a solicitor, do I have to use them? plus symbol minus symbol

It is your choice which firm of solicitors you would like to help you with your compensation claim. You are not obliged to proceed with the solicitor your union recommends. It is important you work with a solicitor with the expertise to help you with your specific accident and injuries and who you also trust to support you and your family. You should have an open discussion with your solicitor before deciding to go ahead and ask them any questions you may have about the way they work, the services they provide and how they will help you.

If you have already started a claim with another solicitor and are unhappy with the service or the support they are providing, you can transfer your claim to another solicitor of your choice. You can find out more about changing your solicitor here.

How much compensation can I claim after an accident at work? plus symbol minus symbol

The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on the severity of your injuries, the costs of the care and support you need now and in the future, and the losses you have incurred because of being unable to work.

Our experienced serious injury solicitors have a track record of success in helping clients with many different types of injuries after workplace accidents, including:

  • Head and brain injuries claims
  • Spinal cord injuries claims
  • Concussion claims
  • Multiple injuries claims
  • Fatal accidents claims
  • Amputations claims
  • PTSD claims
  • Chronic pain claims

What is the compensation claim process?

All of our accident at work claims are taken on a no win no fee basis, meaning you don’t need to worry about the financial costs of claiming compensation for an injury sustained at work. Your initial enquiry is completely free and confidential, with no obligation to continue with a claim.

Right from the start, we pull together with you and your family and get to know you, to understand what your most crucial needs and concerns are and to put into place a plan to start helping you straight away.

We build a team around you and your family, choosing solicitors with specialist expertise in dealing with your specific claim or injuries. A Client Support Manager may also work alongside your solicitor. They are highly experienced healthcare professionals who provide practical support and insight into you and your family’s needs.

Our solicitors also work with fewer clients than is typical in the legal industry, ensuring they have the time to dedicate to you and your family. This enables them to work intensively and proactively on your claim, resulting in full compensation for your injuries and the best possible outcome for you without any unnecessary delays.

Why choose CFG Law?

 As well as the expertise you would expect when recovering compensation after a serious injury, we also provide all round support for you and your family and help you to achieve your best outcomes.

We have an excellent track record of taking over and settling claims that other solicitors have rejected or turned down, or where clients have been unhappy with the way their claim is continuing. We can guide you through the process of your claim, ensuring you are kept updated and fully informed throughout. As an independent firm of solicitors with over 30 years’ experience, you can be assured that we only act in your best interests.

We pull together with you and your family to support you with expert legal advice, financial assistance including benefits advice and emergency funds, physical help with early intervention for treatment, rehabilitation and therapies, as well as emotional and physical support for the whole family.

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All of your team will, of course, be experts and specialists in serious injury but there’s much more to what we do.

Our Client First Service means that our solicitors work with fewer clients than is typical in the legal sector, ensuring they have the time to dedicate to working collaboratively with you and your family. 

We work intensively and proactively on your claim, resulting in full compensation for your injuries without unnecessary delay.

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Lack of funding should not get in the way of you receiving treatment and support when you need it. This is why we have an emergency fund to help plug any gaps in your support straight away.

Examples of our emergency fund in action include paying for travel expenses for your family to visit in hospital, funding additional treatment and therapy to assist your recovery and addressing any immediate financial concerns you may have.

We can also help with benefits applications and provide support with appeal processes and signposting to charities and other emergency funding.

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We have Client Support Managers with expert clinical experience involved as part of your team from the start. They are able to provide well-informed guidance on available support and treatment options, helping you and your family to make the right decisions for you, as well as plugging any gaps in the information provided by your treating team.

Your Client Support Manager can also liaise with your treating team to help with discharge to suitable accommodation, including arranging and facilitating care packages and sourcing aids and equipment to improve your function and independence.

We work in collaboration with health and social care, as well as charities to ensure we all pull together to enable you to achieve your best possible outcome and lead a fulfilled life.

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Sustaining a serious injury inevitably has a significant psychological, as well as a physical impact on you and your family. 

We understand that it is important that all psychological and emotional factors are given as much attention as any physical injury to achieve the best outcomes.

That is why we listen carefully to you and your family to identify any possible underlying psychological barriers and emotional needs and ensure they are addressed as part of your support plan.

Serious injury claims

The nature of serious and catastrophic injuries is such that in order to help, specialist expertise is essential. With over 30 years’ experience, we have successfully settled many cases that include:

Additional services

Court of Protection

Our specialist Court of Protection solicitors can help you to apply to the Court of Protection for deputyship, as well as act as a professional deputy, easing the stress and strain of managing a family member’s affairs should they lose capacity through injury or illness.

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Personal Injury Trusts

Our specialist solicitors can also advise you on setting up a Personal Injury Trust to protect any means-tested benefits you may be eligible to. Creating a Personal Injury Trust can be necessary in some cases because any compensation you receive which is not held in a Trust will be added to any other capital you have and may affect your eligibility to means-tested benefits.

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Client First Service

Our award-winning Client First Service is designed to meet your individual needs, whatever they may be, whenever they may arise. We will come and visit you and your family in a convenient location for you and where it’s safe to do so, to get to know you and understand your needs and the support we can provide.

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Client stories

Find out how we have worked together to support our clients and their families throughout their recovery:

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