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Accident at work claims

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. 

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Supporting you after an accident at work

We're here to help you in any way we can if you've been injured in an accident at work. Not only can we help you with legal advice about claiming compensation, but we provide full wraparound support to help you to achieve your best possible outcome.

Alongside your legal team, we also have rehabilitation and support coordinators, who are all clinically trained, who can provide early support to make sure you can access the specialist treatment and rehabilitation you need for your injuries.


There are no hidden costs and we don’t claw back shortfall fees, meaning you keep more of your compensation


Dedicated rehabilitation & support coordinators to help you access the specialist help you need

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Our client stories

Empowering people to rebuild their lives

Sean* sustained a severe traumatic brain injury when his head was crushed by machinery in an accident at work. We helped him to claim over £2.5 million in compensation to allow him to move to a new home and continue with some of his pre-injury hobbies.

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How we can help you

We're specialists - we only do injury-related law, which means you can be sure you're receiving expert guidance and advice.

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Rehabilitation and Support Lead

Our rehabilitation and support coordinators

We have a dedicated team of rehabilitation and support coordinators, who all have a background in health and social care, on hand to help you with our full wraparound support.

  • Specialist support at the earliest stage, alongside your legal team
  • Plugging any gaps in the care you're receiving
  • Emergency fund to pay for initial care, aids and equipment
  • Collaborative working with your treating team to get you home safely
  • Psychological support and arranging counselling
  • Exploring grants and funding options available to you

Our Process

Guiding people through the legal process

You might be worried about making a claim against your employer if you've sustained injuries in an accident at work. However, your employer cannot dismiss you for making a claim. We're here to help you make a claim and will deal with everything for you. 

Free meeting without the need to go ahead with a claim
We’ll come to see you face to face wherever you feel comfortable to find out more about you and your family, what you’re worried about and how we can start helping you. We’ll also talk to you about how your case can be funded, so you’ll have peace of mind and reassurance that making a claim won’t cost you money, even if your claim isn’t successful. We don’t believe in taking money off injured people like some other firms, so there are no hidden charges
Introduce our Rehabilitation and Support Team
Once we understand what’s worrying you, our Rehabilitation and Support Team will be in touch to understand more about your needs and to help you access the urgent support you need. The team include health and social care professionals who can help to plug any gaps in your care. They’re on hand to help with discharge planning and making sure you have everything you need to go home safely. We’ve also got an emergency fund to help pay for any initial care, aids and equipment you might need.
Contact the other side to get the ball rolling
We’ll send a letter of claim to the defendant insurers—this is basically a letter telling them what’s happened and why we think they’re responsible. It’s important we make contact with the defendant insurers as soon as possible to make sure your claim can move forward without any delays. They’re allowed time to look into what’s happened and tell us if they admit they’re to blame, they think they’re partly to blame, or they deny blame all together. Sometimes, there’s no response at all. However, while they’re doing this, we’ll be working with them to try and get funding for private rehabilitation to help your recovery from the very beginning of the claim.
Asking for interim payments
You might be worried about the impact your injuries have had on you and money worries if you can’t work. While steps one to three are ongoing, we’ll also be asking the defendant insurers for interim payments. These are payments that you get as soon as possible before your case has settled that can help pay for any suggested treatment, help with any financial worries you might have about paying your rent or mortgages, or paying bills, and to put in place a full treating and care team, helping to make sure you achieve your best possible outcome.
Gathering evidence
Next, we’ll start gathering the evidence. This could be to help prove that the other person involved was to blame (known as liability) and medical evidence to show what injuries you have, that these injuries were caused by the incident and how they’ve affected your life (known as causation and quantum). Liability evidence could be CCTV or police reports, and medical evidence includes your hospital or GP records, as well as reports from medical experts who specialise in your injuries.
Getting you the rehabilitation you need
As we carry on gathering all the information to build your case, we’ll be working alongside professionals who are specialists in your injuries to look at how we can support you and get you the best recovery possible. We do this by organising the highest quality rehabilitation and treatment for your specific needs. We’ll keep working with the defendant insurers to get all this funded for you while your claim is still ongoing so that you don’t have to wait.
Working out how much your claim is worth
After gathering all the evidence, we’ll also calculate how much your claim should be worth. We’ll look at what losses you’ve had since your injuries including from not being able to work, as well as any losses you’ll experience in the future. We’ll also think about all the things you’ll need now and in time to come, including things like care packages, treatment, aids, equipment, changing your home so it works better for you, and any number of others things that might be important to you (for example getting back to a hobby you love or sourcing an adapted holiday home for you to enjoy time with your family).
Fighting for your best possible outcome
Throughout your whole case we’ll be negotiating with the defendants—whether it’s to get them to accept they’re to blame, agree to release some interim payments to help with your recovery or discussing how much compensation you should get. We’ll always fight for your best possible outcomes.
Lifelong support
Even after your case has settled, we’re still here for you. Our specialist Court of Protection team can help you if your family member can’t manage their own affairs anymore, or we can set up a Personal Injury Trust to make sure you can still claim the benefits you need. We’re also here to help with financial advice to make sure your compensation lasts you for the rest of your life.


Frequently asked questions

Here are the answers to a few of the questions we get asked regularly. But if you have any other questions, please get in touch. We're here to help.

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Can I make a no win no fee claim?

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Who do I make a claim against?

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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:

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