Thousands of people suffer injuries at work every year in the UK. If you have suffered a workplace injury in Manchester, or anywhere in the North West, our accident claims lawyers could help you win compensation on a no win no fee* basis. Our team of experienced solicitors can help you with your injury or illness no matter how severe.
We understand that every injury is different and work closely with you to make sure that you win the maximum amount of compensation. Call our freephone number today for a free and confidential consultation. We are specialists in work accident claims, Manchester being one of the cities that our solicitors can help with.
Making an Accident at Work Claim in Manchester
Slips, trips and falls at work account for more than one third of all employee injuries in the UK. Often the reason why so many people fall at work is down to poor general workplace safety, for example not having adequate signage for a wet floor, or having office clutter left on the ground. Many people choose to ignore their minor office injuries, but if you believe that your employer’s negligence was responsible for your injury, then you could have a claim.
Taking legal action against your employer may seem daunting but our lawyers are experienced in dealing with your claim in a sensitive and professional manner. It is also important to remember that it is illegal in the UK for an employer to dismiss an employee on the grounds of their personal injury claim.
What Do We Cover?
Accidents at work range dramatically seeing as people work in so many different industries and sectors. There are numerous factors that come into play in every accident claim so it is important that you have a trustworthy lawyer representing you to ensure that you win the maximum amount of compensation for your injury type. Below we have listed a selection of workplace injury types that may apply to you:
- Work Vehicle Accident Claim
- Workplace Physical Assault Claim
- Slip, Trip or Fall Claim
- Repetitive Strain Injury Claim
- Training Accident Claim
- Industrial Illness Claim
- Fall From Height Claim
- Heavy Machinery Injury Claim
What Are My Employer’s Responsibilities?
Your employer has a duty of care to maintain a safe and clean working environment for everyone. With many injuries happening every year in the industrial sector, it is important if you work in building/construction, that you are aware of your employer’s responsibilities. These include: providing adequate and thorough training for all machinery/equipment, providing adequate protective clothing for that environment’s specific hazards, and making sure that all machinery/equipment is up-to-date and safe.
If you work on the likes of a construction site, it is vital that you have:
- Adequate head protection (helmet or hard hat)
- Adequate eye protection (protective glasses or goggles)
- Adequate limb protection (including boots and gloves)
- High visibility clothing/jacket
- Adequate face and respiratory protection (i.e. dust mask)
Can I Make an Accident at Work Claim in Manchester?
If your injury occurred less than three years ago and it was caused by your employer’s negligence, it is more than likely that you will be eligible to make a claim. If you are looking to claim for the likes of an asbestos-related illness, however, the window in which you can claim is longer. By calling our freephone number our friendly call handlers can determine in a matter of minutes whether or not you have a valid claim.
When you contact us, we will first take all the details of your accident before informing you as to whether or not you are eligible to claim. Our Manchester work accident claims lawyers obviously want to represent you to the best of their ability so we encourage you to collate as much evidence of your accident as possible. Even having your accident recorded in an accident report book will increase the chance of winning the maximum amount of compensation.
How Much Accident at Work Compensation Will You Receive?
All Manchester work injury compensation claims are different. When it comes to assessing your case, our work accident solicitors will look at time off work, whether you lost out on past or future wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and rehabilitation costs. We can even sometimes get interim compensation payments brought forward if you are struggling financially.
When you call us we will take some details from you and ask you some questions. Based on that information we might be able to give you an indication of what you could be owed in terms of work injury compensation. Manchester clients are urged to call our confidential helpline now for more information.
Why Choose Us for an Injury at Work Claim in Manchester?
Not only do our Manchester work accident lawyers have exceptionally high success rates, but we also pride ourselves on the professional and personal service that we provide. We match you with a lawyer suited to your specific needs and requirements who will fight to win you justice.
With decade of experience in helping workers all across the UK, we our expertly placed to help you. In most cases your work accident claim will be settled outside of court, and will be paid for via an insurance scheme – meaning your employer should not be out of pocket.
Contact Us to Get Started
It is easy for us to determine whether you have a claim in no time at all. Either fill in our online contact form or speak to one of our friendly and experienced call handlers for free. You are under absolutely no obligation to take your case to the claims stage, we are just happy to answer any questions that you may have.