What Could Your Serious Injury Claim After An Accident At Work Be Worth?
There is also helpful information on whether you’re eligible to make a workplace accident claim, and how you could support it with evidence.
We’ve also provided some illustrative examples of workplace accidents that could lead to a serious injury, as well as the duty of care employers owe to prevent harm to employees at work.
To conclude, our guide will discuss the advantages to working with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel and the different terms under which they might offer their helpful services.
Read on for more information about serious workplace injury claims. Alternatively, get in touch with an advisor for free advice. To reach them, you can:
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Following a successful serious injury claim after an accident at work, your payout could comprise compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced due to your injuries. This is awarded under general damages.
When this head of claim is being calculated, legal professionals can use medical evidence alongside the guideline award brackets from the Judicial College Guidelines.
The following table contains a selection of these amounts. However, they are only a guide and are not guaranteed to be awarded due to unique nature of each case.
|Multiple Serious Injuries||Compensation for more than one serious injury alongside financial expenses caused by the injuries.||Up to £1,000,000+|
|Brain Damage||(a) Very Severe -In cases in this bracket, the person will require full-time nursing care. There will be little response of a meaningful nature to the person's environment, if there is any response at all.||£282,010 to £403,990|
|Brain Damage||(b) Moderately Severe - Dependence on others will be substantial due to a very serious disability which is either physical or cognitive.||£219,070 to £282,010|
|Arm||(a) Amputation - Both arms lost.||£240,790 to £300,000|
|Hand||(a) Total or Effective Loss Of Both Hands - Serious injury resulting in both hands being extensively damaged and rendering them little more than useless.||£140,660 to £201,490|
|Injury To Pelvis And Hips||(a) Severe (i) - Fractures will be extensive, and involve other injuries including a ruptured bladder and a dislocated lower back joint.||£78,400 to £130,930|
|Loss of Earnings||Any lost income incurred due to time taken off work can be reimbursed via compensation awarded under special damages.||Up to £100,000 and above|
A successful work-related injury claim could also mean you receive another head of loss in your settlement called special damages. This awards compensation to reimburse for the financial impact of your injuries. Examples can include costs and losses associated with:
- The cost of adaptations to your home.
- Loss of earnings.
- Travel costs.
- Medical costs.
Keep a detailed record of these expenses and losses by acquiring receipts, payslips, and other helpful documentation you can use to support this area of your claim.
For an accurate estimate of what you could receive in compensation for a successful claim, please contact an advisor on the number above.
Your employer owes you a duty of care, as per the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. This means that they must take all reasonably practicable steps to prevent their employees from sustaining an injury.
In order to begin a serious injury claim after an accident at work, you need to prove the following:
- At the time of your injury, you need to have been owed a duty of care by your employer.
- This duty needs to have been breached.
- The breach of this duty needs to have caused you to sustain an injury, either physical, psychological, or both.
These criteria form the basis of negligence in personal injury claims. If you have evidence that this occurred, you may be eligible to seek compensation for the harm you sustained.
What Is The Limitation Period For Accident At Work Claims?
When making a personal injury claim, you generally need to begin proceedings within 3 years of the date of your injury being sustained. The time limit can be found in the Limitation Act 1980. However, there are certain circumstances where an exception could be made.
For more information regarding the time limits for injury at work claims, please contact an advisor. They can also offer further insight into the eligibility criteria that need to be met for you to have valid grounds to proceed with your case.
There are several ways an accident at work could lead to a serious injury. For example:
- An employee could sustain a serious head injury in a scaffolding accident at work after falling from a height. This may have occurred as a result of an employer failing to assess the potential risks of working from a height.
- There may have been a failure to provide adequate training to an employee before instructing them to carry out a manual handling task involving stacking a roll cage trolley. As a result, they stack it incorrectly and the items topple over causing the employee to sustain a serious wrist and arm injury.
- An employer fails to regularly maintain machinery in a factory. As a result, an employee uses equipment that has a faulty emergency stop button causing them to sustain a traumatic arm amputation.
If you would like to discuss your specific accident and the circumstances surrounding your serious injury, please call an advisor on the number above. They can advise whether you’re eligible to bring forward a personal injury claim.
You should support your serious injury claim after an accident at work with evidence. There are various forms of evidence you could gather. We have included a few examples below:
- CCTV footage.
- Photographs of the accident and any visible injuries.
- Witness contact details.
- Workplace accident book report.
- Medical records.
One of the many benefits of working with a personal injury solicitor from our panel is that they can lend hands-on assistance when gathering evidence and building your case.
To find out whether you’re eligible to have a solicitor represent your case, and to learn what other services are available to you, please call an advisor on the number above. If they find, after assessing your case, that you have valid grounds to proceed, they may assign a solicitor from our panel to start work on your claim.
All of the solicitors on our panel offer to work with their clients under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). This is a form of No Win No Fee deal. With a CFA, you can access a solicitor’s services without paying them an upfront fee or a fee for their continued work on your case as it progresses.
The solicitor will take a percentage from your compensation following a successful claim as their success fee. However, the percentage they take is capped by law and won’t be taken if the claim fails.
Talk To Our Team
Get in touch today and speak with our advisors. They can answer any questions you may have about making a serious injury claim after an accident at work, including working with a solicitor from our panel on a No Win No Fee basis. To reach out, you can:
We’ve included some links below to additional resources that you may find of use.
More of our guides:
- Read our guide on claiming for a serious brain injury after an accident that wasn’t your fault.
- Learn how serious injury claim payouts are calculated and what they could include.
- Find out how much your serious back injury claim could be worth.
Information from other sources:
- Health and Safety Executive – Statistics for workplace accidents
- NHS – First aid information
- GOV.UK – Statutory sick pay guidance
Thank you for reading our guide on making a serious injury claim after an accident at work. If you require any further information, please contact an advisor on the number above.
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