Bott & Co have a dedicated team of accident at work solicitors who have recovered millions of pounds in compensation for people injured at their place of work.
Our legal team can guide you through the claim process, the information you will need and how much you might be entitled to claim. We’ll be with you every step of the way so you won’t feel like you are on your own.
If You’re an Employee
Your employer has a duty of care to make sure your workplace is safe and without risk to you and your health. This means they are legally obliged to protect your welfare at work and all employers should have adequate employers liability insurance to cover them in case of a compensation claim.
Your employer has a duty of care to make sure your workplace is safe and without risk to you and your health
If you have an accident at work you should make sure the accident is reported in the accident book. Unless you work for a very small company, your place of work should keep an accident book on the premises where you can make a note of what happened and any injuries suffered.
This is important in case you want or need to make a claim for compensation in the future or if you need time off work as a result of any injury. It also helps to highlight any potential health and safety issues in your workplace so others don’t get injured in the same way.
If You’re An Employer
You have a legal obligation to report serious accidents at work under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR).The types of incidents you must report are:
- Deaths in the workplace
- Major Injury
- Work-related disease
- Dangerous occurrence
- If a member of the public is taken to hospital
In most cases incidents must be reported immediately to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). To report an accident at work online visit www.hse.gov.uk/riddor and complete the appropriate online report form. Once complete the form is submitted directly to the RIDDOR database. You can also report the incident through the local Environmental Health Department.
Major injuries are defined by the HSE as including the following:
- a fracture, apart from those to fingers, thumbs and toes;
- amputation of a limb;
- dislocation of the shoulder, hip, knee or spine;
- loss of sight;
- chemical or hot metal burn to the eye or any penetrating injury to the eye;
- injury resulting from an electric shock or electrical burn leading to unconsciousness, resuscitation or admittance to hospital for more than 24 hours;
- any other injury leading to hypothermia, heat-induced illness, unconsciousness, resuscitation or admittance to hospital for more than 24 hours;
- unconsciousness caused by asphyxia or exposure to a harmful substance or biological agent;
- an acute illness requiring medical treatment;
- loss of consciousness arising from absorption of any substance by inhalation, ingestion or through the skin;
- acute illness requiring medical treatment where there is reason to believe that this resulted from exposure to a biological agent, its toxins or infected material.
Seeking Medical Attention
Following any accident you should seek medical attention. This is important for your on-going safety and also if you find that you need to claim compensation in the future. All injury claims will be dependent on medical reports and without proper medical advice you might not receive all that you are entitled to.
Why Use a Personal Injury Solicitor
Unfortunately defendant law firms and insurers will try to pay as little in compensation as possible – it is their interests to limit their liability. We will fight on your side to recover the best possible payout for your injuries, suffering, and any out of pocket expenses including loss of earnings.
We can take on your claim on a 100% no win no fee basis so there is no financial risk to you. We cover all the legal costs if we lose but given our 99% success rate, that’s not usually an issue. Our success rate means that if we do take on your case, you are almost certain of winning your claim and recovering thousands of pounds in compensation.
Don’t forget that this compensation is your legal entitlement and is designed to put you in the position you were before the accident, it’s not about ‘free money’. The amounts that can be claimed for injuries are determined by the Judicial Studies Board (JSB)
The compensation amounts are put into broad ranges depending on the seriousness of the injuries sustained. We will work hard to get you the maximum possible within these set ranges. Some of the more common work accident injuries are below:
|Type Of Injury
||Up to £32,500
||Up to £34,300
||Up to £111,000
|Fracture of Fingers
||Up to £26,250
||Up to £35,750
Read our comprehensive guide for full details on accident at work compensation claim amounts or try our interactive work accident calculator.
If you have been injured at work and want to find out if you could claim compensation for your injuries and any out of pocket expenses or loss of earnings then contact our legal team on 01625 415850, or click the claim button below for free and confidential advice with no obligation.
Our solicitors will be able to tell you over the phone if they think you have a valid claim and we can even begin the claims process right away to make sure you receive your compensation as quickly as possible.
It only takes a few minutes to call and find out how much you could be entitled to and with our expert team of specialist personal injury lawyers and our impressive track record in the legal industry, you’ll be in safe hands with Bott & Co.