Have you had an accident at work that wasn’t your fault?
If you’ve been injured as a result of a workplace accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury(s) and any losses, for example; loss of earnings. This may be so whether you were working as an employee, agency worker or as an independent contractor. Everyone should expect (as a minimum), a safe place of work, safe equipment to work and a strict health and safety policy to be in place. The failure to meet minimum standards and a duty of care can also result in occupational diseases and illnesses; e.g. through exposure to asbestos and noise. We have acted in hundreds of workplace accident claims.
At BTMK, our personal injury solicitors recognise the hardship that can be caused by losses of earnings often coupled with needs for care and medical treatment. In the early stages of the accident at work claim, we assess immediate needs so that they are recognised and dealt with. We specialise in portal claims; a quick turnaround for low-value compensation claims where we can use technology to get a fast outcome for you.
Our team of dedicated personal injury solicitors have a wealth of experience in personal injury compensation claims, including eye injuries, burn injuries, neck injuries, criminal injuries, needlestick injuries, industrial diseases and fatal accidents. We’re always here for a free initial chat regarding your workplace injury. Start your claim today by getting in touch with BTMK. It could make a huge difference to your future.Contact us
There are a lot of people that worry about making a claim for compensation against their employer because they fear that they will lose their job. However, your employer cannot dismiss you if you make a claim for an accident that occurred in the workplace. If you have been with your employer for more than 2 years and they fire you after you’ve made a claim, then you will have grounds for unfair dismissal.
It is possible to make a claim on behalf of a deceased family member, whether or not they passed away as a result of a workplace accident. However, the claim must be bought within 3 years of the date that they passed away. Similarly, if those who were injured dies while pursuing their claim, the estate can continue on their behalf.
Although, it’s possible that your accident claim will proceed through the court, only a small amount of workplace accident cases ever reach this stage. Most cases are negotiated with some form of out of court resolution. In fact, the courts encourage this form of settlement.
The amount of compensation you may receive will depend on the severity of your injury or illness, the effects it’s had on your life and the financial loss you have suffered. When you make a claim with BTMK, our solicitors will consider the full impact of the injuries you have sustained. It’s very important to our accident at work solicitors that you’re properly compensated by those who are at fault through a lack of duty of care.
Yes, you can. Thousands of peoples each year are affected by occupational illnesses. Sometimes a work environment can also aggravate symptoms of a pre-existing condition. In the UK, employment law requires all businesses to provide safe work processes and suitable health and safety protection for their employees to prevent an accident in the workplace.
In some instances, those who make a claim for a workplace injury may take some responsibility for the injuries they sustained in the workplace. For example, if a claim goes to court and the judges feel that your failure to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) was half the reason you sustained an injury, you may only receive 50% of your injury claim.
If you are unable to work because you have been injured in an accident, then you have the right to statutory sick pay under current employment law. However, statutory sick pay is normally a lot less than most people’s salaries, and whilst some employers pay more than the minimum, there are many that don’t. This means that an accident could cause you financial loss. It’s therefore important to make a personal injury claim for an accident at work that wasn’t your fault.
If you are injured in an accident at work, and it wasn’t your fault, then you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim. All employers have insurance to cover personal injury claims, so your claim for compensation shouldn’t affect them financially. Because of this, not many employers act unreasonably or irrationally to members of their workforce who pursue an accident at work claim. Therefore, you should not be afraid to do so if an accident happens and you suffer an injury or illness as a result.
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