No Win No Fee work injury claims.
If you've been injured in an accident at work, that was your employer's or another employee’s fault, then you can make a claim for personal injury against your employer’s liability insurance.
I've been injured at work. Can I make a personal injury claim?
Accidents in the workplace, can, and often do happen. Injuries can be serious, including injuries to the head, neck, or spine, or even electrocution. More minor injuries include whiplash from being jolted, or falling, and as is often the case, if no Personal Protective Equipment is given, objects entering the eyes of workers.
If you have been injured at work, and are looking for the best advice, from an understanding, down to earth legal team, specialising in accident at work personal injury compensation claims, that have settled millions of pounds worth of claims for our clients, in the last 10 years, then the following are just some of the matters our experts deal with:
Can I make a personal injury claim if I was injured at work?
If you've been injured at work in the last three years and it wasn't your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. If you are injured by the actions of another employee, then you can make a claim for personal injury against your employer’s public liability insurance.
The most common reasons include for workplace injuries are:
If you have any doubt, then contact the experts at MG Legal. We accept all work related personal injury claims, on a No Win No Fee basis, with no financial risk to our clients.
How do I start an accident at work claim?
If you’ve been injured at work, then you can contact our team for an informal, yet informative chat, about how to get your claim for work-related accident compensation started. The process is really straightforward and easy- we’ll ask you what happened, and if we can accept instruction on a no win no fee basis (all of our personal injury clients use a no win no fee agreement), then we will send a Claim Form for you to complete, and we’ll start the claims process.
How much compensation will I receive if I am injured in an accident at work?
There is no one answer that we can give in response to this question. Every one of MG Legal’s clients is different, the injuries the sustain vary, as do the effects on their lives. Compensation is broken down into two parts- General Damages, and Special Damages. See a full overview of these terms, and the difference between them, here.
When you instruct MG Legal, we go out of our way to ensure our clients receive the maximum compensation possible for the work-related personal injury claim.
Is my employer to blame for my accident at work?
No matter what role you do, from office employee, to bus driver, waitress or construction site worker, your employer owes both a common law, and, subject to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, a statutory duty to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all employees, is protected. An employer’s duty to their employees extends from conducting risk assessments, to putting procedures to look after the welfare of their employees, based upon their findings.
What duties do an employer have to look after their employees?
There are multiple practices that an employer must have in place in order to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees, including of course, the need to avoid employees being injured as a result of their job. An employer’s duty to their employees includes
The use of, handling, storage and transportation of articles and substances;
Maintaining the employees’ place of work, making sure the access and exit, are maintained and in a safe condition;
Making sure the mental health of employees (including workplace stress) is maintained
Providing and maintaining of a safe working environment with adequate facilities.
The provision of information, instruction, training and supervision necessary for the health and safety of employees;
All employers with five or more employees must have a written health and safety policy, which must be brought to the notice of all employees.
As with any occupier of a building, or business premises, your employer also has a duty to those who are not employees, but are invited or allowed onto their place of business, subject the Occupiers Liability Act 1957, or, for those who are not invited, subject to the terms of the Occupiers Liability Act 1984. Both these acts offer less rights to those attending upon your employer’s property, but do afford generous cover for personal injury compensation.
What if my employer didn't carry out Risk Assessments?
All employers must carry out risk assessments on a regular basis, with four areas to be considered relating to manual handling: the nature of the task, the capabilities of the individual performing it, the characteristics of the load and the layout of the environment. These four factors can be easily remembered by using the acronym TILE.
Often the four areas are overlooked, and employees suffer personal injury to their back, legs, and arms, often will life- changing injuries.
If you have suffered a back injury at work as a result of poor working practice, or improper or no equipment, then contact MG Legal for a no obligation discussion about your no win no fee personal injury compensation claim.
Am I right to make a Workplace Personal Injury Claim?
If you have suffered an injury at work, and choose to make a claim for personal injury compensation, than you are not alone in doing so. Employer’s are supposed to follow strict rules and regulations, in order to keep their employees as safe as possible, and free from injury in the workplace. However, these rules are often flouted, and if you have suffered an accident at work, you are not alone: according to the Health and Safety Executive, in 2019-20, 1.6 million people suffered from a work-related illness and 111 were killed at work. More than 2,000 people died from cancers developed from their work and at least 115,000 people had to take more than three days off work following a workplace injury.
By pursuing a claim for personal injury in the workplace, you must remember that you are stopping such an incident from occurring again, and helping to assist your employer make their working practice safer, and to ensure other employees do not suffer personal injury in the future. All claims for personal injury brought against employers are handled through the employer’s liability insurance that they must have in place, and your employer cannot dismiss you if you choose to pursue a personal injury compensation claim arising as a result of their negligent act or omission.
In the 21st century, it could be argued that most accidents in the workplace are preventable. By better training, more supervision, and use of Personal Protective Equipment, the number of injured employees should drastically decrease. But accidents at work will, unfortunately always happen. For example, specific injuries could happen as a result of:
Poor ventilation or air conditioning (HVAC) and the insecure storage of chemicals;
Exposure to toxic chemicals or biological materials.
How long does an accident at work personal injury compensation claim take to settle?
Workplace personal injury compensation claims can take from weeks from months, to settle. Every personal injury claim is different, and the length of time to settlement, depends upon the injuries sustained. For minor injuries such a whiplash, or soft tissue injuries to the back, neck or shoulders, an initial settlement offer could be received in a number of weeks. For more serious injuries to the head, brain or spine, resulting in paraplegia, tetraplegia or other permanent debilitating injuries, medical reports from up to five practitioners would be required, from orthopaedic surgeons, to occupational therapists, and, in order to ensure that any medical report accurately reflects the nature and longevity of your workplace injury, then each report is obtained over a period of months, in order that our clients receive the maximum amount of money for their personal injury compensation claim.
How long do I have to make a claim for accident at work personal injury compensation?
Normally, anyone injured at work has a period of 3 years from the date the incident causing the injury occurred, subject to The Limitation Act 1980. There are exceptions, for example relating to the date of knowledge, of your work related personal injury, or claim for industrial disease compensation. Minors, meaning children under the age of 18, have 3 years from the date of their 18th birthday. Time limits may differ if you are acting on behalf of someone with limited mental capacity, if you are acting as guardian or subject a lasting power of attorney. If you have any questions or queries, then please do not hesitate to contact one of MG Legal’s personal injury experts.
Who pays my legal fees if I am injured in an accident at work?
MG Legal’s expert accident at work personal injury claims solicitors believe that if access to justice should not entail up-front costs, legal jargon, and confusing conversations with fussy solicitors who don’t live in the real world. So, If you have suffered a personal injury at work, as a result of someone else’s negligence, including your employer, or the actions of another employee, then you should not have to pay up front legal costs to get access to justice. MG Legal are proud to say that our expert personal injury solicitors accept all personal injury claim on a no win no fee basis, with no financial risk to our clients, and we have a success rate of over 99%.
Why should I choose MG Legal if I have been injured at work?
Our personal injury solicitors have settled thousands of personal injury compensation claims for clients who have been injured at work, and are renowned for their hands on approach to your matter, and fighting as hard as possible to make sure our clients receive maximum personal injury compensation. You will be allocated one of our expert personal injury solicitors, and you will only ever deal with that same solicitor, until your claim for personal injury compensation is settled. MG Legal’s personal injury team are passionate about successfully settling our clients’ personal injury compensation claims.