Accident at Work Claims

Accidents in the workplace are often unavoidable despite the many precautions put in place to keep employees safe. The personal injury team at JMW can help you claim compensation for an accident at work that was caused by somebody else’s negligence. Our solicitors are experts in claims of this kind and can guide you through the entire process, ensuring you have the advice you need every step of the way.

To speak to a lawyer about a workplace accident over the last three years, simply call us on 0800 054 6570 or fill in the online contact form and we will get back to you shortly.

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To speak to a lawyer about a workplace accident over the last three years, simply call us on 0800 054 6570 or fill in the online contact form and we will get back to you shortly.

What Our Clients Say
  • If I need any further legal advice in the future, I will definitely be calling up JMW Solicitors!

    “I have worked as a paint sprayer for more than 26 years, when one day, the grinder in our workshop jammed and was forced out of my hands.  It caused a deep laceration to my left wrist and sliced my abdomen, leaving me in need of hospital treatment and a spell of time off work to recover. 

    “I decided to make a claim and was put in touch with JMW Solicitors, where Anna Ozarowska-Roberts handled my claim.  Anna was great to deal with and never left me in any doubt that I’d get a good result on my claim.  Anna kept in touch with me throughout the case, and was quick to let me know when she had any information about how my claim was progressing.  She always kept me informed with what the next steps were, what would be needed from me and what I could expect to happen. 

    “As well as claiming for my injuries, Anna Ozarowska-Roberts helped me claim back the wages I’d lost after needing to take time off for my injuries to heal, and the expenses I’d had as a result of having to seek treatment in a hospital.  I didn’t realise I’d be able to do this when I first made a claim, and it was really helpful to have that extra information from Anna, letting me know exactly what I could claim for. 

    “Anna negotiated a higher settlement for me than had originally been offered, one that we both felt was right.  I was delighted with all her hard work in resolving my claim.  She’s done me proud and if I need any further legal advice in the future, I will definitely be calling up JMW Solicitors!”  

     

     

  • "I spoke to Jemma Goldstone and from the word go, she was absolutely brilliant"

    “My wife and I had booked a holiday to Turkey that we’d been really looking forward to, but instead, it turned into the holiday from hell as I suffered food poisoning whilst we were away.  I found the hotel had very unsanitary conditions; one side of the restaurant was open, next to the pool, with all the food laid out next to trays, without any lids on them to cover them up.  We didn’t know how long the food had been out, and when we’d tried it, it was often lukewarm. 

    “I’d started to feel ill from the second day, but two days before the end of our trip, I ate a burger off an outdoor hot plate that formed part of the hotel’s outdoor catering facilities. It made me feel extremely ill and ultimately that night, I had to be taken to hospital and spent the night in hospital, on a morphine drip. 

    “I wasn’t able to enjoy the rest of our holiday at all, and felt ill the entire way home.  Two days after we returned to the UK, my wife and I discussed things and I decided to see if I was able to seek legal advice for my illness.  An online search revealed JMW Solicitors and I got in touch with them. 

    “I spoke to Jemma Goldstone and from the word go, she was absolutely brilliant.  All her correspondence to me throughout my claim was first class.  She was able to put both mine and my wife’s mind at rest whenever we had a question.  We were concerned we’d be charged, but Jemma’s letters explained everything, assuring us of the position and that there would be no up front costs. 

    “Jemma has guided us through every step of the case really well, in a way that felt very straightforward and made things easy to deal with.  She told me if I needed to fill in any forms, when I would need to go and be examined by an independent medical expert and made things very clear.  I was happy with how long it took her to settle my case for me, and she ultimately got me back the cost of the holiday and our spending money, with a little more besides.  I’m really happy with the service I had, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend JMW and Jemma to anyone who’s found themselves suffering from the symptoms of food poisoning abroad thanks to the poor facilities offered by their hotel.”  

  • “I suffered a neck injury whilst a passenger on a bus.  I wasn’t considering making a claim initially, but then my partner noticed I was still in pain and suffering from some residual problems, so did a little online research, and found JMW Solicitors. 

    “I dealt with three solicitors at the firm, with Sam McElroy bringing my case to a conclusion.  It was a pleasure to deal with Sam.  He always kept me up to date, passed me on information over the phone, or via email, about where my case was up to.  I’d never have to call or chase him. 

    “Sam was very friendly and helpful.  It felt as though he genuinely tried hard for me, and Sam’s attitude was that he really wanted to help me get as much as possible, and push for me.  If ever I needed to make a decision, things were always explained well.  I knew what my options were in a situation and could easily make a choice. 

    “I was really happy with the settlement Sam got for me, and I’ve actually already recommended Sam and JMW to other friends who’ve needed help.  It was really good to deal with Sam, and my general overall experience was very satisfactory.”  

  • Raana has been totally professional and helpful

    Raana has been totally professional and helpful throughout my fifteen month compensation claim against the defendant.  I received regular updates on how my case was progressing and always felt that she was always available at the end of the phone or by email if I had any questions. My compensation amount was much higher than I anticipated and I was extremely happy with my award. I would not hesitate recommending the services of JMW Solicitors to friends, family and anyone else.

  • "Raana has always been responsive and sympathetic"

    "After suffering from a trip and fall injury I was put in contact with JMW Solicitors via one of the legal portal websites. I received very professional and courteous advice so I engaged them to handle my case.

    My solicitor at JMW, Raana Afsarpour, has been very effective at handling the case and I have felt very confident in JMW as a result of her attention. Although the case was quite challenging at times Raana has always been responsive and sympathetic.

    My case has now been successfully resolved and I am very pleased with the result.

    I would definitely recommend JMW Solicitors in the future."

     

  • My goodness that was amazing!

    "My goodness that was amazing! I actually could not believe my eyes. You are truly a star. Thank you ever so much for helping me. I am so grateful to you for the utmost competent and professional manner with which way you have handled this matter and the kindness you have shown me along the way. I am indeed very impressed. Thank you so much."

     

    Miss N

What Can I Claim For?

If you have had an accident at work in the past three years and it was caused by somebody else, then you are legally entitled to make a claim for compensation for your injuries.

Our team has dealt with many cases of injuries sustained in the workplace, ranging from minor slips and trips to catastrophic accidents, including:

  • Amputations
  • Brain and head injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Lacerations
  • Slips and trips
  • Spinal injuries
  • Sprains and broken bone

In rare cases, an accident in the workplace may be so severe that the individual involved may pass away. If you have been unfortunate enough to have lost a loved one in these circumstances, you can make a claim on behalf of their estate.

Common Causes of Injuries at Work

Naturally, injuries sustained in the workplace vary from sector to sector and are dependant on the nature of the work and the potential hazards you may encounter. The most common causes of injuries our solicitors have successfully handled include:

Dangerous Work Environments

Although all workplaces offer a level of risk, there are certain environments that are more dangerous than others due to the nature of work carried out. Common dangerous work environments include:

Employer’s Liability

It is the legal duty of your employer or the owner of the business to ensure staff and visitors are kept safe and well while on the premises. This includes conforming to regulation laid out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as well as holding an insurance policy should an accident happen.

To ensure the protection of workers, employers take measures, including providing suitable personal protective equipment where appropriate so tasks can be completed safely, ensuring all machinery is in working condition and providing training to all employees on health and safety procedures.

FAQs

  1. What Should I Do After an Accident at Work?

    Following an accident in the workplace, you should make sure to report the incident to a manager so a record can be made in the accident book. Details of any witnesses to the accident should also be collected, and it is also worth checking your employment contract for information on sick or injury pay.

  2. How Much Can I Claim?

    The amount of compensation you are entitled to will vary, depending on the type of injury you have suffered, how long it takes you to recover and the overall impact it has had on your life. Our compensation calculator can give you an idea of what you may be entitled to based on the injured body part. 

  3. Is There a Time Limit for Making a Claim?

    Generally speaking, there is a three-year time limit for making a claim after you have suffered a work accident. With the exception of asbestos-related claims, industrial deafness and hand-arm vibration syndrome, the time limit is taken from the date of your injury. If an accident has resulted in a fatality, the three-year time limit starts from the date of death.

    All personal injury cases are different and are dependant on circumstances. At JMW, we deal with all cases as quickly and efficiently as possible while seeking to get the appropriate level of compensation for you.

  4. Will I Have to Claim Against My Employer?

    If you are making a claim for an accident at work, your employer will be notified initially, however any claim you do make will be dealt with by your employer’s insurance company and/or solicitor. Any dialogue about the claim should be held between your employer’s insurer and your solicitor, allowing you to maintain an amicable relationship with your employer throughout the course of your claim.

    It is a legal requirement that every employer has insurance to protect its employees, and if an employee has an accident, it is the insurer that will have to compensate you - not your employer. In that way, this kind of insurance works in a similar manner to car insurance.

Why Choose JMW?

Our personal injury department understands injured workers are often worried about making a compensation claim for fear of putting their job at risk. However, our solicitors’ vast experience of carefully dealing with claims when someone has been injured on the job means you can be sure the risks are minimised.

Once you have contacted us, our solicitors will contact your employers and start the process, all the time behaving professionally, minimising any effect on your job.

Case Studies
  • Serious Multiple Fractures Due to Trip at Work in a Care Home - £82,500

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  • Trip Over Barrier at Work Causing Hand Injury - £18,646

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  • Lumbar Spine Injury Suffered at Work - £45,000

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  • Two Slipped Discs After Injury While Stacking Timber - £41,297

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  • Lifeguard Suffers Laceration to Side of Left Eye - £5,250

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  • Burns to Right Ankle and Foot Caused by Sulphuric Acid Drain Cleaner - £72,250

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  • Yardsman Crush Injury to Left Knuckle - £1,250

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  • Fracture Due to Slip on Ice in Work Car Park - £50,743

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  • HGV Delivery Driver Part Finger Amputation - £75,000

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  • Strangulation and Trauma Following Assault at Facility for Mentally Disabled Adults - £17,500

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  • Knee Injury From Defective Floorboards While Working in a Bar - £10,000

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  • Fall From Unsuitable Ladders at Work - £10,000

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  • Burns While Cleaning out a Chemical Tank - £5,250

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  • Injury in a Storeroom Due to Lack of Training - £9,500

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Talk to Us

If you have been injured while at work in the last three years and the accident was a result of someone else’s negligence, contact the personal injury team to get your claim underway. Simply call us on 0800 054 6570 or let us know you would like to hear from us by filling in the contact form.



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