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YOU MAY HAVE A CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION

Workplace Accident Claims

If you have been injured at work that was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. Your case will be reviewed by our panel of legal firms who will be able to tell you how much you could be owed.

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Overview of workplace accident claims

A workplace accident claim is a legal process in which an injured employee seeks compensation from their employer or a third party for injuries or illness suffered as a result of an accident that occurred in the workplace or during the course of their employment. These accidents may be caused by the negligence of the employer or a third party, or they may be due to an unavoidable accident.

What criteria are needed to qualify for a workplace accident claim?

To qualify for a workplace accident claim, the injured employee must be able to demonstrate that their injuries were caused by an accident that occurred in the workplace or during the course of their employment. The accident must have been caused by the negligence of the employer or a third party, or it must be due to an unavoidable accident.

In addition, the employee must have suffered actual physical or mental harm as a result of the accident. This harm can include physical injuries, such as broken bones, burns or cuts, as well as mental injuries, such as depression or anxiety.

Did you know?

Your accident must be reported and recorded at work to make you eligible. Every form of employment should keep an accident book to ensure that your accident has been recorded, this will help you to gain the appropriate compensation as this is needed for evidence.

The legal argument of a workplace accident claim

The legal argument for a workplace accident claim is based on the principle of negligence. Negligence is the failure to take reasonable care to prevent harm to another person. In the context of a workplace accident claim, the employer or a third party may be found to have been negligent if they failed to take reasonable care to provide a safe working environment or failed to provide appropriate training or equipment.

Key Facts

In 2021 and 2022 external link icon white, it was reported that 123 workers were killed in work-related accidents, with the most common industry that experienced workplace accidents being construction.

Evidence that can support a workplace accident claim

To support a workplace accident claim, evidence is needed to show that the accident occurred and that the employee suffered damages as a result. This evidence may include medical records, witness statements, photographs and other documentation related to the accident and the employee’s injuries.

Did you know?

You can tell your fellow employees to get their help. There is strength in numbers and having other accounts of the accident can better your cause for a claim.

A guide to compensation amounts

The amount of compensation awarded in a workplace accident claim depends on several factors, including the severity of the injury, the extent of the damages, and the specific circumstances of the accident. In general, compensation may include the following:

Medical expenses

This may include the cost of doctor’s visits, hospital stays, surgery, and other medical treatments.

Lost wages

If the employee is unable to work due to their injuries, they may be entitled to compensation for lost wages.

Pain and suffering

This may include compensation for physical and emotional pain and suffering caused by the accident.

Other expenses

Depending on the specific circumstances of the accident, the employee may be entitled to compensation for other expenses, such as transportation costs or home care expenses.

Key Facts

The most common age range to experience a workplace accident is 16-59, while the most common type of workplace accident is a fall from a height.

How long do workplace accident claims typically take?

The length of time it takes to resolve a workplace accident claim can vary widely depending on several factors, including the complexity of the case, the severity of the injury, and the responsiveness of the parties involved. In general, most workplace accident claims are resolved within a few months to a year. However, some claims may take longer if they involve complex legal issues or if the parties cannot reach a settlement agreement.

It’s important to note that the length of time it takes to resolve a claim does not necessarily reflect the strength of the case or the likelihood of success. Instead, it simply reflects the time required to investigate the accident, assess the damages, negotiate a settlement, and, if necessary, litigate the case in court.

Summary of the claim process

The claim process for workplace accident claims can vary depending on the specific laws and regulations in your jurisdiction, but generally, the process includes the following steps:

Report the Accident

The first step is to report the accident to your employer or supervisor as soon as possible. Your employer may have specific procedures for reporting workplace accidents.

Seek Medical Attention

If you are injured in the accident, seek medical attention immediately. Your health and safety should be your top priority.

File a Workers’ Compensation Claim

If your injury is work-related, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits external link icon white

Investigate the Accident

Your employer or insurance company will investigate the accident to determine how it occurred and whether there were any violations of workplace safety regulations.

Negotiate a Settlement

Once your claim has been investigated and your injuries have been evaluated, you may be offered a settlement. You may choose to accept the settlement or negotiate for a higher amount.

Litigation

If you are unable to reach a settlement with your employer or their insurance company, you may choose to file a lawsuit.

It is important to note that each step of the process should be handled with care and attention to detail to ensure that you receive the appropriate compensation for your workplace injury. It is also recommended that you seek legal guidance to help you navigate the claim process and protect your rights.

Common questions

What should I do if I’m injured in a workplace accident?

If you’re injured in a workplace accident, you should report the accident to your supervisor or employer as soon as possible. Seek medical attention for your injuries and document your injuries and medical treatment.

What benefits can I receive from a workplace accident claim?

The benefits you can receive from a workplace accident claim depend on the specific circumstances of your case. Generally, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and disability benefits. In some cases, you may also be entitled to vocational rehabilitation or other benefits.

For more common questions, please refer to the specific claim pages or read our general FAQs page.

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