Accidents at work are common place, and worker injury claims are on the increase as more employees become aware of their rights.
To find out if you can claim compensation after suffering harm at work, call us at Imperium Law on 0800 633 5730.
Employees who have suffered harm at work are entitled to claim compensation.
According to figures from the Health and Safety Executive there are around:
- 1 million work accidents and illnesses each year.
- 27 million lost working days costing around £13 billion.
The most common type of work injury is bodily overexertion which is followed by injuries caused by slips and trips.
Other accidents include:
- Factory accidents. Lack of training, failure to issue protective clothing, failure to guard or adequately maintain machinery, failure to provide health & safety training and failure to warn of potential risks can all lead to accidents.
- Construction accidents. This remains one of the most hazardous environments. A large number of construction workers are admitted to hospital every year.
- Office accidents. While office workers are employed in a less dangerous environments, accidents still can and do happen. Slips and trips are common and can result in back injuries and broken bones.
If you have been injured you can claim for pain, suffering, loss of earnings, medical treatment and ongoing care.
When to make an accident claim.
If you have had an accident at work in the last 3 years which was not your fault, and have suffered injury you can make a claim and seek compensation from your employer. When making a claim it is important to seek legal advice as early as possible to increase your chances of receiving the payout you deserve.
You do not need to worry about losing your job after a claim as your employer is required to have insurance in place to cover claims and should not take it personally.
If after making your claim you begin to suffer negative consequences such as abuse or discrimination, you can make a further claim against your employer for discrimination.
Call free on 0833 633 5730 for advice and a 'No Win-No Fee' review of your case.
Being physically or mentally injured can affect your ability to work. Making a claim for compensation can help you to get back to being fully fit and healthy so that you can get on with your life and get back to work.
Compensation awards are relative to the injury sustained and are based on medical examinations carried out by medical professionals.
The correct procedures need to be followed when making a claim and early expert legal advice is a must. With the right representation from a specialist work injury lawyer you can greatly increase your chances of a successful claim.
At Imperium Law we have years of experience successfully winning claims for injured workers, we are here to get you the compensation you deserve – for work claims advice call us on 0800 633 5730.
Please note that there are strict time limits to making injury claims therefore act without delay, you have 3 years from when you were injured.
Imperium work injury claim case study:
Our claims successes include a £40,000 payout for an injured warehouse operative.
Mr D from Leicestershire was hurt when a metal cage he was unloading fell onto his leg breaking his right foot. As well as breaking his foot, the accident also caused the onset of a degenerative disease.
We proved his claim and negotiated a five figure payout for his pain, suffering and medical care.
If you have been injured at work and want legal advice on making a claim, call us on 0800 633 5730.