Accident at work compensation claim solicitors near you.
If you are an employee, or even self-employed, and have been injured in an accident at work, that was your employers or another’s employee’s fault, then you can make a claim for personal injury against your employer’s liability insurance. You are protected, and have a right to make a claim for compensation. MG Legal’s expert personal injury solicitors specialise in workplace injury claims, and accept all claims on a No Win No Fee basis.
MG Legal’s expert team of personal injury solicitors have a success rate in excess of 99% and settle many thousands of personal injury claims, on a yearly basis. Our success rate speaks for itself, and our many happy clients are only too happy to recommend our services. Call your nearest office now, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of our personal injury specialist will make contact with you today.
I've been injured at work, what type of workplace personal injury can I claim for ?
Our workplace can be a dangerous place to be. From poorly constructed scaffolding on a building site, to computed cables and wires in an office, and dangerous machinery in the farming and construction industry, working practises aren’t always as safe, the correct protective clothing or equipment is not always given to us, manual handling training isn’t always given, and then there’s always poorly trained work colleagues to think about. Accidents can, and often do happen in the workplace on a regular basis. 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 if no PPE is given, objects entering the eye of workers. If you have been injured at work, and want the best advice, from an understanding, down to earth legal team, specialising in accident at work personal injury compensation claims, then contact us for an informal chat, here.
How do I start a claim for Personal Injury Compensation?
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. Our aim is to settle matters as pro-actively and efficiently as possible, whilst obtaining the maximum personal injury compensation for our clients. All of MG Legal’s clients will only deal with the same person at our offices, throughout their personal injury claim.
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 are different, the injuries the sustain vary, as do the effects on their lives. Personal injury compensation, often called general damages, is based upon the nature and severity of the injuries sustained, and to the area of the body affected (link). Every one of us is different, and the roles we have as employees all differ to the degree that every claim must be valued its own merit. That said, our solicitors are experts in accident at work personal injury claims, and will ensure that the best medical treatment is sought for our injured clients and a detailed medical report will be compiled, detailing all of your injuries, and how your life has been affected as a result of your accident at work. Compensation is broken down into two parts- General Damages, and Special Damages. Click here for case studies of matters settled by MG Legal, and here for details of what you can make a claim for, after an injury at work.
Do I have to pay to make a personal injury compensation claim if I was injured at work?
MG Legal accept claims for all workplace injuries, on a no win no fee, no risk basis. You deserve compensation for your injuries, and our expert team make the process easy, understandable, and quick. Your employer will hold liability insurance, and are insured for claims made by employees.
Do I have to pay to make a personal injury compensation claim if I was injured at work?
MG Legal accept claims for all workplace injuries, on a no win no fee, no risk basis. You deserve compensation for your injuries, and our expert team make the process easy, understandable, and quick. Your employer will hold liability insurance and are insured for claims made by employees.
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. They must also conduct a risk assessment to identify the measures necessary to comply with the Act and other regulations.
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 plant, and systems of work;
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, site of 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 the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, and Occupiers Liability Act 1984 offer less rights to those attending upon your employer’s property, but do afford generous cover for personal injury compensation (page with both acts on).
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, or even years 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. , Link here to what you can make a claim for (cycling injury claims guide) Personal injury, damage to clothing and possessions, lost earnings, medication costs).
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 a renowned for their hands on approach to your matter, whilst fighting as hard as possible to make sure our clients receive maximum personal injury compensation. The solicitors at MG Legal come with an excellent reputation, and never simply clock off at 5pm. 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 all fully-qualified solicitors-we do not employ people who are not qualified, and passionate about successfully settling our clients’ personal injury compensation claims.
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. The Limitation Act 1980 applies. Sections 3 and 4 state an action for damages for personal injury shall not be brought after three years from the date on which the cause of action accrued, or the injured person's date of knowledge, whichever is the later. 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, here…
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.