Accidents at Work Guide
Accidents at Work
The facts and figures
When you take into account official statistics from the HSE, it becomes crystal clear that accidents at work are a very real threat, regardless of the type of industry.
150,000 non-fatal injuries are reported each year in the UK, with an additional 200 cases resulting in fatality. On top of this, an estimated 2 million people suffer from ill health brought on or aggravated by accidents and injury in the workplace.
Taking its toll
Some injuries are minor and can be dealt with by logging details into an accident book and applying basic first aid, such as a plaster or bandage. However, many accidents have serious ramifications, including time off work, financial and emotional strain, and in some cases permanent disability. People’s lives can be turned upside-down on a long-term basis, resulting directly from accidents that could have been avoided if the workplace had appropriate safeguards in place.
How compensation can help
Claiming compensation is often a logical and justified course of action, as financial recompense can help to make ends meet in the aftermath of an accident or injury at work.
At Banner Jones we don’t have claims managers; instead, every customer gets to speak to a solicitor that specialises in the area. Our team has over 45 years’ experience with high value personal injury claims, so you’re in safe hands from the very start.
The first part is free
Through an initial free assessment of your case at our Accident Claim Centre on Glumangate in Chesterfield, we can suggest the best course of action and its likely timescale. No need to make an appointment – just pop in!
No win, no fee
In most cases we will pursue compensation claims on a “no win, no fee” basis. However, we will consider all possible methods of funding, including legal expenses insurance, trade union funding and private fee agreements.
We’re with you every step of the way
Mishaps take place all of the time, but in the event that an accident at work is affecting your life, Banner Jones can help. If required, we can even arrange home visits during the consultation process, helping everything to run as smoothly as possible.
How can I help my claim to run more smoothly?
In the event of an accident, make sure that it is logged in the accident book, as this will be used as evidence of the date, time, details and witnesses. Photographs of the area where the accident happened will also help us to support the claim.
Types of accident and injury
Accidents and injuries come in different shapes. Here are some that you may be able to claim compensation for, and the list is not exhaustive:
- Accidents on building/construction sites
- Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases
- Loss of hearing
- Hand-arm vibration syndrome
- Skin conditions
- Severe injuries resulting in amputation
When can I claim for compensation?
It is the duty of business owners and occupiers of commercial premises to ensure the staff safety. If your accident was on their premises and a result of them failing in their duties, we can make a strong case for a compensation claim.
Our team of legal specialists will assess your situation and ascertain whether a claim can be raised. If your injuries have led to physical incapacity, we will also help to arrange rehabilitation support to get you back on your feet.
As members of the Law Society's Personal Injury panel, Banner Jones has recovered several million pounds of compensation for clients across the UK. We pride ourselves on winning over 95% of the cases we take on, so if you need a helping hand and skilled advice regarding personal injury, get in touch today