Accident at work

Steps to take after an accident at work

If you've been injured at work, it's important to follow the right steps to avoid prejudicing your right to claim compensation. This simple guide is intended to help you get it right after an accident at work that wasn't your fault.

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Slater and Gordon is one of Britain's leading accident at work compensation claims law firms. The below guide will help you make sure you take the right steps after an injury at work. However, if you need any help, don't hesitate to contact our legal experts on freephone 0800 780 2730 or contact us online.

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What to do after an injury at work

Accidents happen in the workplace. In the majority of cases, they're due to either employer negligence or a workmate failing to follow health and safety rules. If you're injured at work and it wasn't your fault, you may have to make a compensation claim to help make up for your loss of earnings and pay for rehabilitation. To make that as likely as possible, always follow these seven simple steps after receiving an injury at work:

How do I deal with my employer?

This is one of the questions we're most commonly asked when someone has had an injury at work. You have no need to worry about this, as your right to claim compensation for injuries caused by someone else's negligence is enshrined in law. That's why every employer is legally required to have at least £5 million of employers' liability insurance in place: to make sure they can pay any necessary compensation without damaging the company. It's also important to know that while you have to report the injury to your employer so it can go into the Accident Book, you shouldn't sign anything without first speaking to your lawyer, who will be happy to deal with your employer for you.

What to do following an accident at work

Specialist accident at work lawyer, Tracey Benson, advises on what steps you should take following an accident at work.

Case studies

£1 million Compensation for Labourer Paralysed in Work Accident

Slater and Gordon Personal Injury Solicitor Nigel Smith secured £1 million compensation for a labourer who suffered a paralysed arm in an accident at work.

£120,000 Compensation Secured for Nurse Injured in Work Accident

In this case Personal Injury Lawyer Tracey Benson successfully settled a work accident claim for a member of The Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

£18,500 Compensation for Work Injury

Slater and Gordon Personal Injury Solicitor Nigel Smith was instructed to represent an employee who was injured at work.