Accident at Work Compensation Claims
Ever since we at Mooneerams personal injury solicitors of Cardiff first opened our doors back in 2002, our specialist workplace accident claims lawyers have been vigorously pursuing claims on behalf of those who have been injured in accidents at work.
Seventeen years on and Mooneerams reputation as the number one claimant accident at work solicitors’ practice in south Wales, is now well established.
In most circumstances, once we have been able to establish that you have reasonable prospects of making a successful accident at work claim, we’ll be able to offer to take your claim on by way of a Conditional Fee Arrangement, often referred to as a No Win, No Fee arrangement.
What is meant by an accident at work?
No employer sets out with the intention of allowing their employees to get injured whilst at work. Sometimes accidents happen despite the best of intentions.
However, sadly, some of them breach health and safety laws putting their employees in danger with faulty machinery, ill thought out work practices and tripping hazards left lying about in gangways meaning that there’s a whole host of ways that employees could and do suffer injury, through no fault of their own. If the employer has been negligent or in breach of their duty of care, then they will be liable to compensate the injured employee.
Your employer owes you a duty of care
In a nutshell, they are under a duty to ensure that workers are protected from anything that may cause them harm. They must effectively control any risks to injury or health, that arise in the workplace.
In the simplest terms, they should make sure that your workplace is safe, provide you with the proper work tools and protective equipment and make sure that you are properly trained for the job that you were employed to do.
If I make a personal claim against my employers, does that that they will have to pay the compensation themselves?
No. By law all employers in the UK have to have employer’s liability insurance and the minimum cover level is £5 million. For anything but fairly small companies, that level of insurance will be much higher. The reason they are required to have this type of insurance? It’s there to cover instances of accidents at work where one of their employees becomes injured as a result of the negligence or breach of duty of care of the employer!
I’m concerned that if I am injured at work, through no fault of my own and I make a claim for personal injury against my employer, they may fire me!
The vast majority of employers accept that accidents to their work force do happen and that if they happen as a result of something that they, the employer should have done or not done, and their worker makes a claim for compensation, then that is what their employers liability insurance is there for.
If your employer were to dismiss you for making a work accident claim, then you would have a strong case for unfair dismissal and your compensation claim would still be valid too!
What sort of accident at work claims can Mooneerams help me with?
At Mooneerams we have helped accident in the workplace clients who have been employed in a whole range of industries and occupations, to successfully recover accident at work compensation of the highest possible amounts for the injuries that they have sustained. So, the following list is not by any means inclusive and if your possible accident at work claim does not come under one of the areas listed, it’s still worth calling us on 029 2049 3615, because it is highly likely our work accident solicitors will be able to help;
What can I claim for as a result of my accident at work injury claim?
You will be able to claim for all the losses that are directly caused by your being injured in the accident at work. By this we mean that first off, we will be able to make a claim for the pain and suffering that your injury causes you. In addition to that we will be able to claim for, or work with the employer’s insurance company to ensure that you are entitled to, rehabilitation for your injuries, so that you will be able to recover you’re your injuries more quickly! We will also be able to claim for any loss of earnings that you suffer as a result of not being able to work (due to your injuries).
Every claim is different, so there may well be other ‘heads of claim’ that we can pursue, depending on your own personal situation. That’s why it’s best to call us on 029 2048 3615 for a free, no obligation chat with us, first.
We are solicitors, not a claims company
One of the things that we at Mooneerams pride ourselves on (and for which we get some great reviews on Facebook, Twitter and solicitor.info) is the very personal and professional service that we provide our clients with. Each client is a human being – not a case file number. You will always be able to talk with the solicitor that is handling your case, or at the very least you’ll get a call back from them promptly, if they are engaged when you phone.
Your claim will be handled by an accident at work solicitor with bags of experience. You’ll be on first name terms with each other and they’ll see your claim through to a successful conclusion for you.
Contrast that with a claims company, who will either try and deal with your claim themselves, using employees without the necessary experience, or who will sell your claim on to a firm of solicitors who will be acting for you, simply because they paid money for your claim to come to them!
How Long do I Have to Make a claim?
In England and Wales, you have to have started your accident at work compensation claim within 3 years of the date of the accident in most cases.
At Mooneerams, we only act for injured claimants. That means we do not act for insurance companies in defending claims.
Call Mooneerams now on 029 2048 3615 if you have been injured in an accident at work within the last 3 years. Alternatively fill in one of our quick claim forms or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get straight back to you.