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Accidents At Work

Claiming compensation for an accident at work

If you have had an accident at work, you will know that it can be extremely stressful for a number of reasons, such as the extent of injury, the need for time off away from work, and the worry of job security should you make a claim against your employer. Despite all of that however, the team at Winns are here to put your mind at rest, and to get you the help and work injury compensation that you are deserve.

For a start, don't worry about recriminations. You are entitled to make a claim If you have suffered an accident at work, and it is against the law for an employer to hold any accident at work compensation claim against you. It is an employer's duty to ensure your safety at work, but if an accident does happen it will most likely be covered by their Employers Liability Insurance.

You can read more about your employer's duty of care to you on the Unison website, here, but know that you can make your claim for an accident that wasn't your fault in good conscience. It won't affect your job, or your reflect badly on you in the eyes of your employer.

What qualifies as an accident at work

An accident at work can take many different forms, including falls, electric shocks, manual lifting injuries, vision loss, burns, and injuries from machine usage amongst others. If the incident took place in the workplace, or as part of the execution of your duties, then you are entitled to claim.

Whether your injury is minor or severe, you are can get access to the necessary medical treatment with Winns as part of your work injury compensation claim. If you have received an injury through carrying out your day-to-day role, or through inadequate health and safety procedures, then speak to us today using our LiveChat tool to start an accident at work compensation claim.

Making a claim for work injury compensation with Winns

Starting your accident at work compensation proceedings with Winns could not be any easier. The first step is getting in contact with our team today (using either LiveChat, one of our contact forms or our claims line), and from there your personal claim handler will keep you up to speed throughout the process. They will arrange for any necessary medical treatment, handle the day-to-day running of your case, and agree the settlement should you be successful.

What our clients say about us

We help a huge number of clients from across the UK to make personal injury claims each and every year. Here are just a few of the recent reviews that we have received on our five-star rated Trustpilot page;

Absolutely fantastic service from Winn solicitors. Kept me Informed every step of the way. I loved that I could access all documents online as Well. Highly recommended.

Christina Hill

[Claiming with Winns] Was a really easy process, which was unexpected as I had never gone through this before. All letters and emails that were sent out were clear and understandable. If needing to contact my solicitor for anything I was unsure about there was never a problem. Everything was explained clearly and the people dealing with my case, including customer service representatives, were friendly and polite throughout the whole duration of my claim.

Laura Shepherd

How long do I have to claim after an accident at work?

In England and Wales, there is a very clear window for making a claim following an accident at work. If you do not start the claims process within three years of the incident that caused your injuries, then your claim may be considered 'time-barred', leaving you ineligible for compensation.

If you are unsure about how long ago your accident at work happened, get in touch with Winns today to speak to an advisor.

After being involved in a road traffic accident I was passed to Winn solicitors. My case is currently in its early stages, being dealt with by Alex Lawson from the first response team. He has been a great help, very understanding and always available to answer any of my questions. I would recommend using Winn solicitors.

Miss H. Thomas

Without a doubt recommend this company and especially Matthew, he was always keeping me updated, talking me threw what was happening three or four times until I understood. Very friendly staff, and excellent customer service. If I couldn’t get hold of anyone I always had a call back within five minutes. Thank you again for everything.

Courtney Evans 

 Accident at work compensation - FAQs

How do I make a claim?

The first thing you need to do if you are considering making a work injury compensation claim is to inform your employer of the incident ASAP, making sure that they note it in an accident log. If this is not done, then make a record of the accident yourself. A record of the incident can be vital to the success of the case, and you can find further information on what to do if an accident log does not exist on the Citizens Advice website.

The next step should be to see a doctor for an examination. Even if your injuries seem minor, a doctor's assessment will help you to get relevant treatment whilst also counting as a record of injuries.

Can I claim no win, no fee?

With winns, every accident at work compensation claim is carried out on a no win, no fee basis, so you don't have to worry about any extra expense. If your case is settled, our fee is taken from the same Employers Liability Insurance as your work injury compensation amount. If for any reason your case is unsuccessful, then you still won't have to pay a penny.

How much can I claim?

The settlement entitlement for work injury compensation claims varies with each and every case. A number of factors have to be taken into account, such as the severity of the injuries, time away from work, and loss of earnings to name a few. In order to get a better idea of how much compensation you may be due, you can use our Claims Calculator, or speak to a member of Winns' expert team, today.

Thank you everyone at Winn Solicitors, especially my case handlers. for your sense of duty kindness, professionalism, and managing to get my claim secured successfully. Thank you.

Emmanuel Osinibi

Polite, honest, trustworthy, helpful and professional. The people at Winns provided me with an outstanding and impeccable service right from the start. I am glad to have chosen them and can't thank them enough.

Jacob Daniel

To make an accident at work compensation claim, get in touch with Winns today. Our team are ready to answer any questions and secure you a settlement after an accident at work.

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