We have helped thousands of people injured through an accident at work, or as a result of inadequate or faulty equipment or a lack of proper training, to recover compensation for their injuries and for any loss of earnings.
Our expert legal team handle complex and large value cases as well as minor injury claims and have decades of experience in work place accidents. They’ve won cases against international companies for seven-figure sums and will carefully and professionally explain all your legal rights to you when you call to make a claim or get some advice.
What’s more, we provide a no risk 100% no-win no-fee service so there are no up-front costs and you won’t pay a penny if we don’t win your case. It’s a hassle-free, stress-free legal service.
Your employer has a legal responsibility for your health and wellbeing while you are working or while you are on your employer’s premises. This also applies if you are working away from your usual place of work.
Your employer has a duty to:
- Provide a safe working environment
- Provide suitable and appropriate protective clothing
- Provide adequate training
- Make sure any equipment used is not faulty and is maintained properly
Mr F. suffered serious injury after falling off a ladder at work. He was originally offered £20,000 by the insurers, but Bott & Co managed to secure £80,000 in compensation for him.
They must also have insurance in place specifically to cover any claims made against them by people and staff on their premises or carrying out work for them. This means that when you make a claim, it is actually against the insurance company rather than directly out of the pocket of your employers.
Forced To Leave Or Dismissed From Your Job
Your employment status is protected by law when you make a personal injury claim for a work accident. This means your boss cannot sack you if you’ve been injured and need to make a claim on the company’s insurance for your pain and any financial losses.
You also can’t be forced out of the organisation and made to feel like you have no choice but to leave. This is known as constructive dismissal and you would be able to take action against your employer if this situation arose.
Your employment status is protected by law when you make a personal injury claim for a work accident
If you feel in any way that your employment status is threatened, we can refer you to our employment law specialists to help you make a claim for unfair or constructive dismissal against your employer.
However, it is unusual for this type of situation to occur and we’ve successfully settled thousands of claims where the employer returns to work or the claim is against a previous employer, in which case there is not usually an issue.
Financial Burden (you and your boss)
Some people are worried about making a claim because of the possible financial impact on their boss. All companies are required by law to have employee liability insurance in the event of an accident occurring and so any claim is made on the employer’s insurance policy – in the same way you would claim against another driver if they crashed into you.
The law is there to protect you and if you’ve been injured at work then you have a legal right to compensation for your injuries and for any loss of earnings. One of the main reasons we find for people claiming is because of the financial hardship they encounter if they’ve been unable to work for any length of time due to the injuries sustained.
You should never be left out of pocket when you’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault. We can arrange for interim payments to be made to cover your expenses during the course of the claim.
Why Use A Solicitor?
You will be making a claim against an insurance company that has considerable legal resources and you should make sure that you have the best possible law firm working on your case.
One of the main reasons we find for people claiming is because of the financial hardship they encounter if they’ve been unable to work for any length of time
We believe our track record in recovering millions of pounds for tens of thousands of injured people since 2001 shows we have what it takes to compete with insurance companies and recover the compensation you deserve.
We are a multi-award winning law firm specialising in personal injury so you know that with us, you have specialists working on your case, not someone in a call centre or a tiny part of a general law firm – you matter to us.
We are fast and efficient, recovering many times more compensation than insurers offer in the first instance. We do this quicker than other firms because of our quality legal team, superb IT systems and with commitment to serving you.
Our Senior Partner, David Bott, is a past president of APIL, a national non-profit organisation that campaigns on behalf of injured people’s rights and is regularly quoted in the media.
Making your claim today with Bott & Co will mean you are in safe hands. After all, we wouldn’t have a 99% success rate without being the very best at what we do.
What To Do After An Accident
If you suffer an accident at work you should make sure it is properly recorded, usually in the ‘accident book’ that all employers of a certain size must keep by law.
Make a note of any witnesses and take photos of the area in which the accident took place or of the equipment and machinery used at the time.
Seek medical advice from your GP or for more serious injuries make sure the required level of medical care is provided, such as a hospital visit.
Contact Bott & Co to tell us details of the injuries or the accident circumstances and we’ll make sure one of our experienced solicitors guides you through the claim process.
How Much Can I Claim?
You can claim compensation for accidents at work, both to cover your pain and suffering and also to cover any out of pocket expenses, including loss of earnings.
The compensation amounts below for typical injuries at work are taken from the Case Law on general damages in personal injury cases and range between upper and lower amounts for various injuries. Typically these are as follows:
|Type Of Injury
|Foot Or AnkleInjury
Every injury is slightly different and so we work hard to recover you the maximum possible for your particular injuries.
Use our Accident at work calculator or our extensive guide to claim amounts for more information.
You can also claim for any out of pocket expenses, including claiming for loss of earnings following your workplace accident. Many people are more concerned with losing their main income if they have to take time off work to recover.
We will put a claim together that includes recovering your loss of earnings and this can often be a much more significant amount than the compensation for the actual injury.
You can also claim for out of pocket expenses including:
- Loss of earnings or bonus
- Medical bills
- Travel costs
- Physiotherapy and rehabilitation
- Psychological injuries as a result of an accident (where physical injury is also present)
- Costs for help with household chores
- Care and assistance
This means that claims can run into the hundreds of thousands of pounds, and we have also settled a number of claims over a million pounds where on-going care and support was required plus future lost earnings as a result of not being able to return to work.
Our knowledge and experience as specialists mean that with us, you’re in safe hands.
Start your claim today, or just call for some free legal advice, on 01625 415850 and our expert legal advisers will be happy to help.