Accident at Work

If you or a loved one has had an accident at work and been injured, you could be entitled to compensation.

Our team of specialist personal injury solicitors has been winning accident at work claims and supporting clients across the South West for more than 40 years. We can help you secure the justice and the compensation you deserve, providing expert, jargon-free legal advice that will help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Accident at work claims

Our experienced personal injury solicitors are APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) accredited specialists and the team is ranked highly in the Legal 500 directory. We also have strong relationships with leading medical professionals and experts, enabling us to give you the very best advice, delivered with sensitivity by specialist personal injury lawyers. We can help you with any kind of accident at work claim.

We understand that making a claim against your employer can be unsettling. We’re here to explain your rights and options and to handle every aspect of the claim process so that you can focus on recovering and getting your life back on track. We will help you secure the resources you need, whether that means medical treatment, financial compensation, or both.

We provide a comprehensive accident at work claims service, including operating on a no win, no fee basis.

What to do if you’ve had an accident at work

You have the right to safety within your workplace and with many Health and Safety laws and Regulations in place in the UK, workplace accidents should be a rare occurrence. However, if you have suffered an injury at work, you should seek professional legal advice from a specialist accident at work lawyer as soon as possible – regardless of what your employer or their representatives say.

Our personal injury lawyers are experienced in dealing with accident at work claims and have helped clients claim for a wide variety of injuries at work, including those caused by faulty, incorrect or missing equipment.

In some cases, the accident may be referred to the Health & Safety Executive, but you do not need to await the outcome of their investigations, which can often take many months, before contacting us. In fact, the sooner you contact us the better.

We understand that you may be anxious about claiming against your employer. So, before processing your claim for an injury at work we will ensure you understand any possible consequences of claiming against your employer. This will help you make an informed decision about pursuing your accident at work claim.

We will support you through the whole claim process, including establishing whether your employer was following the Health and Safety guidelines or was being negligent.

Who can claim compensation for an accident at work?

You can claim compensation for an injury you suffered at work if it was not your fault. Most employers will have Employers’ Liability Insurance to cover any such claims. And don’t worry if you are not a permanent employee: in many cases, if you are self-employed or a casual worker you may still be able to claim compensation.

You can speak to our specialist personal injury lawyers about your accident at work injuries over the phone, virtually or we can arrange a face-to-face meeting – whatever suits you best. We will provide some initial free advice to help you decide whether to proceed with an accident at work claim. If you do decide to make a claim, we will guide you through every step of the legal process and ensure that you get the medical assessments you need to obtain the best outcome for you.

No win, no fee

Many accident at work claims we support are handled on a no win, no fee basis, which means:

  • If you win your case your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any legal costs not paid by your opponent and the lawyer’s success fee will be deducted from the compensation that you receive.
  • If you lose your case, you will not have to pay any legal costs unless we advise you otherwise.

Find out more about our no win, no fee funding and other ways of funding your potential claim.

How long do I have to make an accident at work claim?

You usually have up to three years from the date of the accident or knowing about the injury to start an accident at work claim. There are some exceptions, such as if you no longer have the capacity to manage your affairs, and we will advise you about these when we speak. We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible, so our personal injury lawyers can explain the process of claiming compensation, start your claim and help you access any other support you need.

How much compensation could I receive?

Every accident at work is different and so is its impact on you. That’s why it is important to get expert advice from qualified specialist lawyers who really understand the unique nature of each personal injury claim and who are experienced in working with medical professionals to truly understand the impact of your injuries and how these may affect you in the long term.

The amount you can claim will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your injury, any financial losses you have suffered or will suffer in the future, and any changes to your lifestyle that you have to make as a result of your injuries. Whatever the injury, our specialist personal injury lawyers will ensure that you get the compensation and support you are entitled to.

What kind of accidents at work and injuries do we handle?


Rachel Pearce

Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

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Chartered Legal Executive

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