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.
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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.
‘First-rate' firm Irwin Mitchell is praised for its ‘fantastic client care', ‘proactive' approach, ‘unusual diligence' and ‘up-to-the-minute grasp of legal issues.'
Legal 500 2014
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Chambers & Partners 2014
The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.
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.