When we travel to work each day the risk of a potential accident is the last thing on our mind. We’re more concerned with getting to work safely in the car or crossing busy streets rather than worrying what might happen to us during our working day.
Yet accidents at work happen more frequently than we think. In 2013/14, over 600,000 people in the UK had an accident at work and over 20% of these injuries led to an absence from work of more than seven days.
Research from YouGov has pointed to a fall in the likelihood of personal injury claims being brought by people suffering an accident at work. The report found that in April 2014 only 25% of people injured in an accident had started a personal injury claim, a drop of 4% since July 2013.
YouGov’s study also looked at the reasons behind people deciding not to seek compensation. 35% of people injured didn’t think their accident was sufficient enough to warrant a claim, 9% didn’t think their case was strong enough and 5% said that they were concerned they’d have to pay costs if they made a claim.
The findings point to a possible lack of awareness among those who have suffered a personal injury.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers offer a free consultation for anyone injured in an accident at work and 98% of our work accident claims are funded through a No Win, No Fee agreement. This means that there is no financial risk to you whatsoever – your lawyer is only paid if your claim is successful and their fees will be funded through your employer’s insurance company. All employers in England and Wales have a compulsory requirement to have Employers Liability Insurance in place.
You can start a work accident claim online which is a very easy and straightforward process. Just complete a few details, tell us when you’d like us to contact you and a Personal Injury Lawyer will call you back to discuss your claim further.
We have helped many people who have suffered an accident at work get the compensation they deserve including a recent case of a railway engineer injured in a work accident.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers offer a free consultation for anybody injured in an accident at work. Call us on 0800 916 9046 or contact us online and we’ll be happy to help you.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers are a leading personal injury law firm with more than 1,450 staff and 18 offices in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Milton Keynes, Merseyside, Bristol, Newcastle, Halifax, Wakefield, Derby, Cambridge and meeting rooms in Bramhall, Cheshire and in Hull, Yorkshire.