Our expert work accident and illness lawyers will provide you with free initial advice on your compensation claim and with our No Win No Fee agreements there's no financial risk to you if you're unsuccessful*.

When we go to work we should be safe in the knowledge that our employers will do all they can to protect us from injury and illness. Sadly, thousands of workers are injured in accidents at work or develop a work-related illness every year. 

Injuries and illnesses can be caused by anything from a lack of training, to faulty equipment to exposure to dangerous chemicals and substances. If you have suffered an injury or illness as a result of your working conditions, you may be able to make a work accident compensation claim.

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Even if you are a casual worker or consider yourself to be self-employed, you may well still be considered an employee under UK law, giving you the same rights as other workers.

We have specialist teams of solicitors who are dedicated to helping people claim compensation after an accident at work or a workplace illness. Over the years we’ve thousands of others to claim, so you can be sure that we the experience needed to help you get the compensation you deserve.

How Compensation Can Help You

Suffering an injury or illness at work can have serious consequences for you and your family. When we work with you to make a claim, we will make sure you get enough compensation to:

  • Repay you for any lost earnings or future loss of earnings if your injury or illness is so bad that you have to take time off sick or cannot return to work
  • Pay for private medical treatment to help you to recover as quickly as possible
  • Reflect the fact that you have suffered pain and injury because your employer did not take proper care of
  • Repay you for any expenses that you would not have otherwise had to pay, such as the cost of travel to hospital appointments

How Irwin Mitchell Can Help You

We have a team of dedicated, experienced solicitors who specialise in helping people to claim compensation for injuries and illnesses that have happened at work.  We want to make sure that you receive the best compensation possible and that you are given support to recover from your injuries or ill-health. 

Some more complex personal injury claims can take time to reach a settlement, but if you are struggling to pay the bills because you are not able to work, or if you need private treatment to help you to recover more quickly then we can ask the court to give you some of your compensation early to help you with your immediate needs.

Our specialist lawyers have helped clients to claim compensation in a range of circumstances, including:

  • Injuries caused by lifting and manual handling
  • Injuries caused by slips and trips Injuries due to lack of training or safety equipment
  • Injuries due to faulty work equipment
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Vibration white finger
  • Tinnitus, deafness and other hearing problems caused by noise at work

We act on behalf of a number of trade unions, but if you’re not a member of a union we can still help you make a claim. Our lawyers aim to give you good, solid advice in plain English throughout your claim, so you will always know what’s happening.  We can also offer advice about your employment rights, benefit entitlement and other financial issues if necessary.

For more information on making a claim for an accident or illness at work, download one of our free brochures:

Accidents at work claims (PDF)

Workplace illness claims (PDF)

Contact Us For Free Advice About Claiming Compensation

As one of the largest personal injury teams in the UK, with specialists in workplace accidents and illnesses, you can rely on us to help you claim compensation and ensure that you receive the medical support that you need.  If you would like to talk to us about making a claim, call us free on or contact us online

Accreditation

Legal 500 Leading Firm 2013

“Irwin Mitchell is highly experienced and knowledgeable in the field of catastrophic injury. The forward-thinking team handles the full range of high-profile, complex and high value cases, including RTA, industrial disease, and spinal and brain injury claims.”

Legal 500 2013

Chambers and Partners 2014

"Often they'll take on cases others would avoid and win, or achieve good settlements in cases where the prospects of success look limited."

Chambers & Partners 2014

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Work Accident & Illness Compensation Claims

  • Accidents At Work Claims
    Our specialist lawyers have years of experience in helping workers to make compensation claims after being injured in accidents at work.
  • Acoustic Shock Claims
    Workers in call centres or noisy environments are at particular risk of acoustic shock. If you have suffered, we may be able to help you claim compensation.
  • Back Injury At Work Claims
    Heavy lifting or slips and trips can often cause back injuries. If you have suffered a back injury at work, you may be entitled to compensation.
  • Burns, Scars And Laceration Claims
    Suffering scarring as a result of a burn or laceration at work can be incredibly distressing. Our experienced team could help you claim compensation but also help you access treatment and psychological help if needed.
  • Bursitis Claims
    Bursitis, sometimes known as ‘beat knee’ or ‘beat elbow’ is a painful condition that is often caused by kneeling, crawling or applying pressure to knees or elbows. If you have suffered, our workplace illness team could help you to claim.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Claims
    Carpal tunnel syndrome is often caused by exposure to vibration or repetitive movements at work. Our workplace illness specialists could help you claim compensation if you are suffering carpal tunnel syndrome because of your work conditions.
  • Coke Workers Suffering From Lung Cancer
    At Irwin Mitchell we are experts in helping individuals who have contracted lung cancer as a result of their working conditions; our specialist lawyers have represented many clients with their lung cancer claims.
  • Construction Industry Accident Claims
    Building sites are notoriously dangerous. If you have injured while working on a building site, talk to us about making a compensation claim.
  • Defective Work Equipment Claims
    If you have been injured because of faulty or broken work equipment, our work accident experts could help you to claim compensation.
  • Dermatitis Compensation Claim
    We have helped many clients to claim compensation after they suffered dermatitis or eczema as a result if their working conditions.
  • Fall From Height Claims
    Employers have a duty to reduce the risk of an employee being injured in a fall from height. If they failed in that duty and you or a loved one have been injured in a fall, our expert team could help you.
  • Falling Object Claims
    Being injured by a falling object at work can lead to serious injury. We could help you to claim compensation and also access rehabilitation and other support to help with your recovery.
  • Fractures At Work Claims
    Fractures can be extremely painful and potentially life-changing, depending on their severity. Contact us for free advice about claiming compensation if you have suffered a fracture in a work accident.
  • Head Injuries At Work Claims
    If you have suffered a head or brain injury in a work accident, you need expert advice from lawyers with specialist experience in serious injuries.
  • Inadequate Protective Equipment Claims
    In certain jobs, employers should minimise the risk of injury by providing protective equipment, from goggles to hard hats to high-visibility clothing. If this equipment is faulty or missing, it can lead to serious injury.
  • Inadequate Training Accident Claims
    If you have been injured at work because you were not properly trained, our workplace accident specialists could help you make a claim.
  • Industrial Disease Claims
    Our experience team has helped more than 200,000 people to make claims for workplace illnesses, including vibration white finger and tinnitus.
  • Manual Handling Claims
    Many back and muscular injuries at work are caused by heavy lifting. Employers should seek to find alternatives to manual handling and where this is not possible, provide training and reduce the risk of injury as much as possible.
  • Neck Injury At Work Claims
    If you have suffered a neck injury at work, even if you previously had neck problems, our workplace accident team could help you claim compensation.
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Claims
    If you’ve been exposed to loud noise at work and it has damaged your hearing, you may be entitled to make a hearing loss claim.
  • Occupational Asthma Claims
    Exposure to dust, gases, vapours or fumes can all cause asthma. If you have developed asthma because of your work conditions, we may be able to help you claim compensation.
  • Osteoarthritis Claims
    Our expert workplace illness team could help you to claim compensation if you have developed osteoarthritis as a result of your work.
  • Psychological Injury at Work
    Employers have a responsibility to protect their employees’ physical health and safety at work, but also their psychological wellbeing. You may be able to claim compensation if this protection was not in place and you suffered psychological injury.
  • Repetitive Strain Injury Claims
    You could be entitled to make an RSI compensation claim if you have been diagnosed with repetitive strain injury as a result of either your current or a previous employment.
  • Retro-Peritoneal Fibrosis Compensation Claims
    Retro-peritoneal fibrosis is a serious condition that has been linked to exposure to asbestos in the workplace. If you have been diagnosed with this condition, we could help you make a compensation claim.
  • Silicosis Compensation Claims
    If you’ve ever been employed as a miner or a pottery worker, for example, and suffer with silicosis the chances are that your disease is related to your work. We could help you to claim compensation.
  • Soft Tissue Injury At Work Claims
    A soft tissue injury can occur in almost any workplace, from offices and factories to outdoor jobs. Contact us if you have suffered a soft tissue injury at work.
  • Spinal Cord Injury At Work Claims
    Spinal injuries can be extremely serious and have lasting consequences for you and your family. Our expert team have the experience to make sure you get the compensation you need to secure your long-term future.
  • Tendon Injury At Work Claims
    Tendon problems, including tendonitis, can be very painful. If you have suffered tendon problems because of work, we may be able to help you to claim compensation.
  • Tinnitus Compensation Claims
    If you work or have worked in a noisy environment and now find that you have a permanent ringing, whistling, buzzing or humming noise in your ears or head, you may be suffering from tinnitus and we could help you claim compensation.
  • Tiredness Claims
    If you’ve had an accident at work due to tiredness, we may be able to help you make a compensation claim for your injuries.
  • Ulnar Neuropathy Claims
    If you have suffered a nerve injury to the ulnar nerve, such as cubital tunnel syndrome, as a result of activities in your current or a previous employment, you may be entitled to compensation.
  • Vibration White Finger Claims
    As one of the UK’s leading personal injury teams, we have helped thousands of people to claim compensation for Vibration White Finger caused by their work environment.
  • Welding Illness Claims
    Our experts have vast knowledge and experience in the field of work illness claims, including those caused by exposure to welding fumes.
  • Workplace Accident Amputation Claims
    Our dedicated work accident team has helped people to claim compensation after they lost arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet or toes following an accident at work.
  • Workplace Slip, Trip, and Fall Claims
    Sadly, slips and trips in the workplace are fairly common. Injuries can range from cuts and bruises to serious head or spinal injuries. Whatever your injuries, we may be able to help you claim compensation.

The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.

* Subject to entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.

All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.

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