- Accidents At Work
Claiming Compensation for an Accident at Work
An accident in any circumstance can be very stressful. Your everyday life is impacted, your normal routines are destabilised and you are left to pick up the pieces.
When the incident happens at work, you’ve then got to factor in the impact on your job, concerns about your role at the company and the ramifications on earning to pay for life’s essentials like mortgage or rent payments and bills.
Understandably, the stress and worry can be incredibly daunting especially when you weren’t at fault for the incident. But don’t worry, help is at hand.
The dedicated team at Winns is ready to support and back you every step of the way as you seek compensation to assist with recovery and recuperation, or the adjustment to a future permanently altered by serious injury.
We know what to expect thanks to decades of experience in achieving successful claim outcomes. To help you, we’ve gathered some helpful advice to better inform you of the process and help with the next steps.
Can I claim for an accident at work compensation?
Providing the accident took place at your work and you weren’t at fault for the injuries sustained, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim.
It is your employer’s responsibility to provide a duty of care to its employees while working on site, risk assessing the workplace environment and mitigating dangers of injury wherever possible.
If they fail in this act and are responsible for the accident taking place, they are accountable and should provide compensation to help you recuperate or adjust to an altered future.
Thank you for your help in obtaining due compensation for an accident at work in such a professional manner, I would not hesitate to use the services again or recommend to friends and acquaintances.
Can my employer sack me for making a claim?
No. By law, an employer cannot sack you for making a claim for compensation following an accident on site. If you’re worried by this, be reassured that they can’t react in this way and if you think they have, you have the right to make a legal claim for unfair dismissal.
Winns were there the entire time I had any questions, they were in touch with me immediately if there were any additional details needed, and they [were] very helpful when I did not understand something. I am extremely happy with Winn Solicitors, each and every individual who handled my claim, and the final outcome. I would certainly recommend Winns to others who have been involved in an accident which was not their fault.
Won’t my employer get into financial trouble?
The company will have relevant insurance coverage to cater for such circumstances, so they don’t pay the compensation; they do so through their insurance provider. This will likely result in a rise in their insurance premium, but they won’t face the prospect of a potentially large compensation sum coming out of their accounts.
How much does it cost to make a claim?
When entrusting the team at Winns to coordinate your claim, you do so on a no win, no fee basis. We only take payment if the claim is successful and we’ll only take a set percentage that is agreed from the outset. This means:
- No upfront costs to pay
- Surprise fees during your claim are avoided
- Reassurance that the percentage taken as payment won’t change regardless of the complexity and duration of your claim.
With decades of experience and a track record of successful claims, not to mention thousands of happy clients, call our team today for a no-obligation chat about your circumstances.
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Accident at Work Case Study
After an accident at work, Alex contacted Winn Solicitors, who assisted him in claiming £43,000 in compensation.