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Accidents at Work

Claim compensation for an accident at work with our expert personal injury lawyers.

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If you have been injured in an accident at work you may be able to claim compensation

Truth Legal is here to support you. We understand that an injury at work can have drastic effects on your life, and our expert personal injury lawyers will do all they can to get you the compensation you deserve.

Accident at work personal injury claims

An accident at work can cause all kinds of injuries, and those injuries can have wide-ranging effects on your life. Making a personal injury claim for an accident at work offers a way to recover financial compensation for all the harm you’ve had to endure because of the accident. This will include the pain and suffering of the injuries themselves, but also how this has affected your life and other resulting losses – such as lost wages if you’ve been unable to work for a time.

Whilst the risks of a personal injury might be higher in certain industries – particularly those involving heavy machinery, vehicles or manual labour – anyone in any sector can be injured during the course of their work.

And if this has been caused, or made worse, by the actions or oversights of your employer, you should not be left to just deal with the consequences yourself.

Some of the most common kinds of accidents at work include:

  • Manual handling injuries – often caused by moving heavy objects or repeatedly moving objects in an unsafe way.
  • Industrial accidents – these have a higher potential to cause serious injuries than most other sectors, due to the dangers of heavy machinery, vehicles, chemicals, and other significant hazards.
  • Slips and trips – on or over hazards which have been left or allowed to remain in the workplace.
  • Defective equipment injuries – such as those caused by broken or damaged machines.
  • Injuries caused by inadequate Personal Protective Equipment – usually because the equipment does not provide effective protection, or is being used for a purpose for which it was never intended.
  • Falls from height – which often indicate an unsafe working environment or that your employer took insufficient safety precautions.

Claiming for a workplace injury can make things better for others

Making a personal injury claim can be a good way to force your employer to recognise a dangerous situation.

It gives them a strong financial incentive to take action and prevent other workers from being injured in similar circumstances. This could be to issue new equipment, improve conditions in the workplace, or introduce new, safer ways of working.

In this way, your accident at work claim could benefit your co-workers as well.

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Accidents at Work FAQs

How much can I claim for an accident at work?2023-11-09T12:34:32+00:00

Compensation for an accident at work (and other personal injury claims) is based on the harm you have suffered because of the accident.

This will include your injuries, but can also include financial losses you have incurred as a result, such as lost earnings and treatment expenses.

However, it also means that the ‘value’ of your claim will depend on the money you have lost and the extent of your injuries.

If you would like to discuss how much your claim might be worth, get in touch with one of our personal injury lawyers today.

How long do I have to make an accident at work claim?2023-01-16T14:45:38+00:00

Legal time limits apply to all personal injury claims. In general, you must settle your claim or commence court proceedings within 3 years of the date of your accident. Missing this deadline is likely to prevent you from claiming compensation. However, there are situations where a different time limit will apply. In any event, it is always best to seek advice on your potential claim as soon as possible. Get in contact with us to discuss your circumstances.

Can I claim for an accident at work?2023-01-16T14:41:42+00:00

Employers have to take care of their workers. If they fail to do so, they can be held legally responsible for the harm that a worker suffers as a result.

Your employer may be liable for your injuries if they failed to:

  • Properly assess risks to their workers
  • Operate a safe working environment
  • Plan or implement safe systems of work
  • Provide or maintain appropriate safety equipment
  • Provide proper training to you or other staff
  • Arrange adequate numbers of staff

Employers can also be held responsible for the behaviour of their workers. So if you were injured through the conduct of one of your co-workers, your employer may also be liable for the harm you have suffered.

12 Things You Must Do After an Accident at Work

We understand how impactful it can be to have an accident at work. The process of bringing a personal injury claim can be confusing, and it is difficult to understand exactly what you need to do in order to get your life back on track.

Truth Legal are here to support you with expert legal advice every step of the way.  We offer free legal advice across our website so that you know exactly what you need to do to get your claim underway.

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12 things you must do when you have had an accident at work

Why should I contact Truth Legal?

Funding optionsAt Truth Legal, we pride ourselves on giving clients an ethical and honest service. Trust is a huge consideration when it comes to selecting your legal representatives; without it, your claim may only add to an already distressing situation.

We offer:

  • Free initial consultations
  • Specialist technical knowledge and experience – so you can rest assured that your case is in the best hands.
  • Practical advice – tailored to your situation.
  • Strong representation – fighting for the compensation and outcome you deserve.
  • Support and compassion – friendly, knowledgeable professionals on your side through a difficult time.

Our team of specialist personal injury solicitors and Legal Executives have the abilities to recover the compensation you deserve.

We have offices in Harrogate, Hull and Leeds, with a presence in York, Manchester and London, but we help clients nationwide.

To find out more, read our blog:


5 Reasons Why Truth Legal Might Be Right For Your Personal Injury Claim

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Read our extensive guide for more information on accidents at work claims.

Accidents at Work: A Legal Guide

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