Accidents and Injury at Work
An accident can happen anywhere, even at your place of work.
Any work environment can contain hazards and dangers, and whether you work in an office, outdoors on a construction site or in a shop, accidents at work unfortunately recur regularly.
If you have been injured while you were at work and your accident could have been prevented by your employer, you may be able to claim compensation for your pain, suffering and financial losses occurred as a result from the accident.
Our highly experienced personal injury solicitors are here for you from start to finish so don’t hesitate and get in touch today.
Claiming Compensation For Your Injury
If you have suffered an injury at work that could have been prevented, we are here to help you put things right.
To get started simply call us or request a call-back, and one of our expert legal advisors will inform you of your options and assess your right to claim.
We will be by your side throughout the entire claims process and keep you fully informed of your options and progress every step of the way.
We promise you that we will provide you with the safety, security, and respect that your employer was unable to grant you, and help you retrieve the compensation that you deserve.
How Our Solicitors help you get the Compensation you Deserve
As experienced personal injury solicitors we have a firm knowledge of your rights as an employee.
Find out if you are eligible to put forward an accidents and injury at work claim and why AWH Solicitors are best equipped to lead your case.
We have an excellent record successfully handling personal injury claims for accidents at work and in addition; all of our personal injury claims are handled on a no-win-no-fee basis.
What is an accident and injury at work claim?
Have you suffered a preventable injury at work? If the answer is yes, you may be entitled to compensation awarded through an accident and injury work claim.
An accident at work can result in injuries which at best cause minor disruption but at worst can be life-altering or even prove fatal.
An accident and injury at work claim begins a legal process which is in place to provide the victims of preventable accidents at work financial remuneration for the injuries sustained.
What will compensation cover?
When you think about the extent of your injury, compensation isn’t only set out to cover the physical harm to your body, it also takes into account a number of other factors. Factors that could influence your compensation pay out are:
- Emotional trauma
- Care and support, whether you are paying or receiving free care from family/friends
- Loss of earnings from time off work
- Future loss of income
- Costs for any home or car adaptations
- Changes to working ability – can you continue with your job as normal?
Common accidents and injuries at work
Of course, there are some industries in which employees are at greater risk than others.
For example in an office scenario, heavy machinery comes in the form of printers and large staplers. However, on a construction site we would be confronted with a whole host of potentially dangerous equipment.
No matter the extent or type of potential dangers in the workplace, the attention employers pay to health and safety regulations is equally imperative.
Here we have listed the sectors for which we have frequent accident and injury at work claims:
- Accidents while working in an office
- Accidents in a warehouse or factory
- Accidents on industrial sites
- Accidents on construction sites
- Agricultural accidents
What often causes accidents at work
In general, accidents are caused by a lack of training, preventable hazards and faulty or poorly maintained machinery.
Some accidents are site-specific, such as those caused by dangerous machinery that may be found in a factory or construction site. Other injuries are often a result of slips, trips and falls.
In these cases, it may feel like the workplace accident was your own fault, but remember your employer has a duty of care which includes the management and removal of hazards.
Similarly, if an injury was sustained whilst lifting or carrying something because your employer did not deliver the proper training, you are the victim of their negligence and should be offered the legal support and compensation that you deserve.
A Dedicated Team of Personal Injury Solicitors
When you have been involved in an accident at work you may have been left feeling helpless.
Rather than being shown the respect you earned as a hardworking employee, unfortunately your health and safety was put at risk.
Get in touch with one of our committed solicitors to find out how we can take your accident and injury at work claim and turn it into justice. Call us on 0844 414 0667 or request a call back for a time that suits you best.
AWH Solicitors supports clients with their personal injury claims on a no-win-no-fee basis. This means that as a client, you won’t put yourself at any financial risk.
If your case isn’t successful you don’t pay a penny, and if you do win, then you will keep all of the compensation awarded.
We promise our clients 100 percent compensation and no hidden costs for successful injury claims.
Full transparency at all times
We aspire to be completely transparent on pricing from the beginning, so none of our clients will ever be surprised at the end of the process.
Furthermore, we believe advice and support from our team of solicitors should be affordable to those in need.
No win no fee and legal expenses
Our no win no fee solicitors in Manchester regularly assess the prospects of winning your case at all stages of your claim.
If we are able to offer you a Conditional Fee Agreement for your claim, you will not have to pay our legal costs, however, if you lose your claim you may have to pay your opponent’s legal costs.
Legal expenses insurance, which is often provided with some motor insurance policies, can be used to pay your opponent’s legal fees. To protect you, we take out a legal expenses insurance policy for you when taking on your no win, no fee claim, if you do not already have a policy.
Disbursements for legal costs
If you win, your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs and disbursements.
Any legal costs which are not paid by your opponent may be deducted from your compensation. However, you will not pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful and not until it has come to the end.
Please be aware that cost may differ depending on your personal circumstances.
Our Promise to You
Approachable and friendly solicitors
We are committed to delivering a truly personal service that puts you and your wishes first. Our team will always be on hand to support you, regardless of the time or location.
Award-winning service across our fields of expertise
Our high standards of service are applied consistently across all of our departments. Regardless of your enquiry, you can expect to receive the best legal advice delivered in a sympathetic manner.
Advice tailored to your needs
We take the time to listen to your needs and offer guidance that is best suited to your current situation.
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution when it comes to any area of law; every case requires a tailored approach and you deserve a solicitor who understands this.
Outstanding customer service and care
Our reputation is largely built on the exceptional level of client care we continue to deliver.
Every case is handled with the utmost level of respect and many of our clients have recommended us after building an invaluable relationship with our solicitors.
Transparent on fees and processes
Transparency is very important to us as we want you to feel confident in our services.
We adhere to providing full transparency on fees, ensuring that you know exactly what you are paying for and keep you updated on the progress of your case along every step of the way.