Accident at work claim reviews can be useful if you’re looking to make a claim with the guidance of a solicitor but are unsure of how to find one that suits your needs. These reviews can also be a good opportunity to learn more about the personal injury claims process.
In this guide, we’ll explain what accident at work claim reviews are, what you could learn from them and how you can use this information in your own claim. Furthermore, we’ll look at the kinds of accidents that can happen in the workplace, what could entitle you to make a claim for an accident at work, and how your settlement might be valued.
If you have any additional questions you would like answered, you can contact one of our advisers directly; they’ll be happy to offer you free legal advice and could connect you with a No Win No Fee accident at work lawyer from our panel if your case is valid. You can get in touch via:
- The number at the top of the page
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- What Are Accident At Work Claim Reviews?
- Injuries From Work Accidents
- What Are The Main Points To Take From Accident At Work Claim Reviews?
- Valuing Settlements For Different Work Injuries
- How Could Someone Benefit From A No Win No Fee Agreement?
- Additional Resources About Accident At Work Claim Reviews
An accident at work claim review could be found on the website of a solicitor or legal firm. Usually, it will be an account of someone who has claimed with this firm already and they will provide information on how they found the experience.
There are many ways an accident can happen; however, in order to claim, you must show that it happened as the result of a breach of duty of care; it’s not enough that the accident wasn’t your fault. If you were entirely to blame for the accident that left you injured, or if it was not caused by anyone’s negligence, then you wouldn’t be able to claim.
Similarly, there are many ways an accident can affect you physically, mentally and financially. The amount you receive in a claim will depend on how the accident and injuries have affected you.
Accident at work claim reviews can give you a better understanding of the specialist areas of certain solicitors. For example, if you became permanently injured as the result of a factory accident, you may want to use legal representation with experience in these kinds of claims. Reviews of their services could help you determine this.
HSE Reports About Accidents At Work
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) is the government agency responsible for enforcing and monitoring workplace health and safety.
Under RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013), employers must report certain specified injuries and incidents to the HSE.
In 2020/21, employers reported 51,211 non-fatal injuries. 14,100 were specified injuries. The remaining 37,111 injuries resulted in an absence of work of over 7 days.
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA) is one of the most important accident at work laws covering Great Britain. every employer has a responsibility to take reasonable steps to provide a safe working environment. This responsibility is also known as a duty of care.
As part of this duty of care, they’re expected to:
- Maintain good housekeeping. For example, they should ensure that spills are cleaned up in a reasonable timeframe, clutter is cleared away from walkways and that floor surfaces are suitable. Failure to do this could cause an accident such as a slip, trip or fall resulting in an ankle injury
- Provide appropriate training. Your employer should make sure that you are trained to do anything you need to do as part of your job role. For example, if you aren’t trained on safe manual handling techniques, you could injure your back while performing a task.
- Supply appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). This isn’t relevant to all workplaces, but if you need equipment to do your job safely then this should be provided to you free of charge. For example, you may need a hard hat on a construction site to protect yourself from a workplace accident leading to a head injury.
Our team can offer you a free assessment of your claim. If they feel your claim is valid, they could connect you with one of the lawyers from our panel; this means you don’t need to depend entirely on accident at work claim reviews to seek out legal representation.
Personal injury solicitors aren’t required when making a personal injury claim, but working with one can be very valuable. You can look at accident at work claim reviews to help you find legal representation.
One of the things a lawyer can help you with is collecting evidence. Evidence is an important aspect of your claim. It can include:
- Medical records. We always recommend seeking medical attention as soon as you’re injured in an accident. The benefits of this are twofold; not only will the medical records act as valuable evidence in your case, but you’ll also get the medical attention you need.
- Photographs. These photographs could show the injuries you’ve sustained or the scene of the accident.
- Witness contact details. If you collect the contact details of anyone who saw your accident take place, they could provide a witness statement.
The Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) is a collection of guideline compensation brackets based on previously settled claims. Legal professionals use these guidelines to help them assign values to claims.
Your settlement in a personal injury claim could be made up of two kinds of damages. These are general and special damages. General damages relate to the pain and suffering that your injuries have caused you, and this is the head of claim that the JCG relate to.
Below, we’ve included a table including some of these guidelines:
Injury Notes Award
Amputation of one arm: (ii) Above elbow amputation £109,650 to £130,930
Amputation of one arm: (i) Above the shoulder Not less than £128,710
Minor Brain or Head Injury Minimal if any brain damage £2,210 to £12,770
Chest Injuries: (g) Fractures of ribs or soft tissue injuries Up to £3,950
Chest Injuries: (f) Collapsed lung with full recovery £2,060 to £5,000
Neck Injuries: Moderate (i) Fractures or dislocations which which may require spinal fusion. £24,990 to £38,490
Back Injuries: Minor (i) Full recovery or recovery to nuisance level within 2 to 5 years £7,890 to £12,510
Back Injuries: Minor (ii) Full recovery within 3 months and 2 years without the need for surgery £4,350 to £7,890
Back Injuries: Minor (iii) Recovery within three months and a year £2,450 to £4,350
Fracture of Clavicle Depending on extent of fracture and residual symptoms, as well as other considerations. £5,150 to £12,240
Special damages is the compensation awarded for the financial impact of the injury. For example, if you have had to take time off work because of your injuries, then you could claim back this loss of earnings. You could also claim back the money you have spent on medical treatments or adaptations to your home if necessary to cope with your injuries.
Accident at work claim reviews could help you decide whether to pursue a claim with a claims company and, if so, which one. Speak with an advisor today for free legal advice.
A No Win No Fee agreement is a way to enlist a solicitor without worries about upfront or ongoing costs. This can be beneficial to people who would like to utilise the services of a lawyer without the financial risk that this can entail.
A Conditional Fee Agreement is a common kind of No Win No Fee agreement. It means that your lawyer will need to meet a condition in order to receive payment; this condition is that your accident at work claim is successful. If they don’t secure you a settlement, you won’t have to pay them.
Discuss Making A Claim With Our Advisors
Our panel of solicitors work on a No Win, No Fee basis, and our advisers can be contacted by:
- Calling the number at the top of the page
- Filling out our contact page
- Using the live chat feature to the bottom of this page
Below, we’ve included some links to guides that you might find useful:
Advice on when to call 999 from the NHS.
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) guidance from the government.
Details on reportable incidents from the HSE.
We’ve also included links to some more of our guides:
For more advice on how accident at work claim reviews could help you make a decision about moving forward with your claim, speak with an advisor today.
Writer Marlon Callan
Publisher Fern Styles