Accidents At Work Guide

What Will Happen When I Make A Workplace Accident Claim?

Making a workplace injury claim against your employer might seem like an intimidating prospect, but our solicitors will support you every step of the way. Having helped thousands of clients secure compensation for workplace injuries, we have a wealth of experience to draw on when representing you.

1. Free Initial Consultation

After you’ve contacted us, we’ll set up a free initial consultation to discuss your case and whether you have a legal claim. We’ll discuss what funding options are available to you to pay for your claim, including No Win No Fee agreements*.

2. Contacting Your Employer

We’ll then get in touch with those responsible for your accident at an early stage to see if they accept the blame for your injuries. If they accept responsibility, we’ll try to secure interim compensation payments which can fund private medical care and ongoing expenses, before your claim fully settles. Any interim payments will be taken out of your final compensation award.

3. Investigating Your Claim

We’ll look into your case in detail, gathering evidence from independent medical professionals and health and safety specialists. These experts will analyse why your accident happened and can determine any future implications to your health. They’ll also advise us on the care you’ll need in the future and any precautions that need to be implemented in your workplace.

Our investigation could include:

  • Obtaining documents from your employer and the Health and Safety Executive
  • Taking witness statements
  • Visiting your workplace
  • Inspecting relevant machinery
  • Accessing CCTV or other recordings
  • Asking an engineering expert to comment on the issues relevant to your case
  • Asking independent medical experts to comment on your injuries and your future care needs

4. Negotiation & Settlement

We’ll always try and negotiate claims out of court, keeping the claim process as short as we can. However, if your employer doesn’t accept responsibility or doesn’t agree with the amount of compensation we feel you need, we’ll start court proceedings.

Even when trial dates have been set, claims are still often settled before reaching court. If your claim does need to go to court, we’ll be there to help you every step of the way, talking you through what will happen so you feel as comfortable as possible.

What Can I Do To Help The Process?

Write down everything you can remember about your accident and relevant issues such as training and machine faults. Keep any documents and provide names and contact details of possible witnesses.

What Should I Say To My Employer During The Case?

You should co-operate with any internal investigation. Once you seek legal advice, your solicitor should manage any communications with your employer about the accident.

Contact Our Workplace Accident Lawyers

If you’re interested in making a workplace accident claim, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible so we can start investigating your case. To set up your free initial consultation, call us free today on 0800 056 4110.


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