What Are My Rights If I’ve Had an Accident at Work?

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If you’ve had an accident at work as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you may be entitled to claim compensation for the harm caused.

Unfortunately, accidents at work happen all the time, but employers have a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people within the workplace. They must carry out the correct procedures to prevent an employee from sustaining any injuries or health-related issues from the workplace.

According to the Health and Safety Executive in 2018/19 there were 1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness. In this article, we explain what your rights are if you’ve had an accident at work.

So, What Are My Rights If I’ve Had an Accident at Work?

After an accident at work that wasn’t your fault you have the right to make a personal injury claim for the illness or injury you sustained. Having evidence of the accident will be useful if you decide to make a claim and will help strengthen your case.

Types of evidence include:

  • Record of the accident e.g accident book
  • Visit a medical professional
  • Photos of what caused the accident and the injuries sustained
  • Witness details

Making a Personal Injury Claim After an Accident at Work

To make a personal injury claim after an accident at work, you need to get legal advice from one of our personal injury solicitors. They will provide you with clear, honest and fair advice and inform you if you have a case. It’s extremely important you seek legal advice as quickly as possible after your accident because there are tight deadlines for personal injury claims.

In most circumstances the time limit to make a claim for a personal injury case is 3 years. Therefore, the court proceedings for the case must be issued within 3 years of you realising you have sustained an injury.

Will I Lose My Job If I Make A Claim After an Accident at Work

With over 135 years’ experience dealing with personal injury claims, we often find clients are worried they will lose their job if they make a claim after an accident at work.

However, this is not the case, you should not lose your job if you decide to pursue an accident at work claim. Your employer has a duty of care and if they fail to adhere to which causes you an injury or illness then you have the right to make a claim.

Personal Injury Solicitors

Morrish Solicitors are experts in personal injury law, we have a respected history of recovering significant compensation for our clients, injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Our personal injury solicitors have experience across a wide range of matters including:

  • Accidents at Work / Employers Liability Claims
  • Public Liability
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Infant Claims and Settlement
  • Product Liability and Defective Product Litigation
  • Catastrophic Injuries including Head Injuries and Spinal Injuries
  • Fatal Accidents
  • Occupational Disease Claims
  • Asbestos Induced Diseases
  • Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
  • Vibration White Finger (VWF) / Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Dermatitis
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) / Work-Related Upper Limb Disorders

Over the years, our personal injury department have achieved a number of legal accreditations and we are pleased to have ranked in The Times Best Law Firms 2019.

If you’ve suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault, a member of our personal injury team will be happy to advise you in a free initial consultation.

As one of West Yorkshire’s leading Law Firms, we provide expert legal advice in all areas including medical negligence, employment law, property conveyancing, wills, probate, divorce and family law.

To contact us please call us on 033 3344 600 or simply email [email protected] with your request.