Accident at Work Claim - Work Injury Compensation
Have you been injured due to an accident at work?
Do you need the help of a personal injury solicitor?
Figures from ROSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) indicate
that accidents at work remain hazardous.
Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors can help you if
you have suffered a personal injury due to an accident at work.
Our personal injury solicitors are experts in dealing with
accident at work compensation claims and have helped many clients claim
high levels of compensation for their injuries.
Accident at Work Claim - Successful case examples:
- Postal worker receives £550,000 award after horrific accident
- £28,242 for injuries caused by unsafe working conditions
- £16,873 for back injury caused by a lifting accident at work
- £14,470 compensation awarded after man struck by mini digger at work
- £11,000 for shoulder injury caused by accident at work
- £6,250 compensation for carpet fitter's knee injury
- £4,000 for serious injury to an employee caused by employer's negligence
- £3,800 for knee injury caused by a car accident at work
- £2,500 for back injury caused by a jammed roller shutter
- £2,437 compensation for school technician's trip
Simpson Millar LLP has steadily broadened its client base. The personable Adrian Fawden heads up the team, which was strengthened in 2012 by the addition of 'very experienced' catastrophic expert Warren Collins.
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Common causes of accident at work compensation claims:
The obligation on employers to maintain a
safe working environment is greater than ever. Accidents at work often
result in injuries due to:
- defective equipment
- negligence of other employees
- unsafe working practices adopted by the employer
Common industries where accidents at work often happen
Whatever your occupation you could be put in a situation where you are involved
in an accident at work. If the accident was not your fault you could be entitled
Common types of accidents that occur in the workplace:
- Slipping on wet surfaces
- Tripping over equipment left lying around
- Falls from height
- Lifting and carrying accidents
- Accidents involving machinery
Our client was walking with a box when her foot became caught in a piece of strappex
and she tripped over. She suffered bruising to the left side of her body and chest
which was extremely painful and resulted in her being off work for 1 month. We recovered
£1,912 compensation for her.
Common types of injuries
Can I claim compensation for an accident at work?
If you have had an accident in the workplace due to any of the
above causes you can issue legal proceedings against your employer. Employers
have a legal requirement to obtain public liability insurance
and, therefore, if an you pursue a personal injury claim against them, the likelihood
is that the insurance will satisfy any award of damages.
If you have suffered a personal injury at work, you could make
a compensation claim.
Our client, an employee of Royal Mail suffered a back injury after attempting to
move an overfilled mailbag. The Claimant was not able to commence working whilst
the mailbag was in the middle of her work frame therefore she decided to slide the
bag that was full to the top with mail to one side with two hands and her foot,
and on doing so she sustained an injury to her back. A claim was brought under the
Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, Manual Handling Operations
Regulations 1992 and Occupiers Liability Act 1957. At trial the District Judge found
primary liability against the employer but also found that the Claimant did take
a risk and albeit it was an understandable risk, there were options she could have
taken. The Claimant received damages in the sum of £5,333 plus interest due to successfully
beating a Part 36 offer, and costs were recovered and included a 100% success fee.
What to do if you have had an accident at work
- Fill in an accident at work report accurately and promptly
- Take a photograph if you can. Photographs can be hugely important
in successfully pursuing a personal injury claim. Remember most mobile phones have
- Obtain names and statements from witnesses to your accident at
- Trade union members must notify their union rep of the accident
– it is possible your union can help give information on whether similar accidents
have occurred in the past
Accident at work compensation claims
Contact our personal injury team of solicitors now and tell us
about your accident at work. We can then offer you free impartial advice on what
to do next regarding your accident at work compensation claim.
Our specialist team of injury solicitors will discuss how we can
help you claim compensation for your accident at work. Get in touch
by completing our, no obligation, online
enquiry form and our personal injury team will call you back or you can
call us directly on freephone: 0808 129 3320.
We acted for a Postman under the CWU Legal Services Scheme who sustained extensive
and serious injuries to his legs, arm, face and body. He also suffered from nervous
shock and depression. He was driving his Royal Mail van along the A421 near Milton
Keynes when he was involved in a head collision with the Defendants car, which was
travelling in the opposite direction on the wrong side of the road. The emergency
services had to cut our client free from his severely damaged van and administer
oxygen at the scene. Our client required extensive surgery on his damaged leg and
wrist and spent several months in rehabilitation. Sadly, our client was unable to
return to his job as a Postman due to ongoing disability and he had to return to
Scotland where he was cared for by his sister. The Medical Experts instructed in
the case agreed that he would only be fit to do light part time work and it was
likely there would be periods of sickness and unemployment.
The case was dealt with by David Thomas, an Associate in our London office. David
has a special interest in serious injury cases and was able to use his experience
and expertise to maximize the client’s damages. After face to face negotiations
with the Defendants insurers and their solicitors, our client’s case was settled
for the sum of £515,000.00 plus legal costs. The settlement figure comprised of
damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity and past and future loss of earnings,
care costs, loss of pension rights, transport costs, physiotherapy treatment, extra
costs of annual holidays and aids and equipment. Our client was delighted with the
outcome of his case and he was finally able to plan for his future with renewed
optimism and financial security.
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