Accident at work
Our team has extensive experience of settling claims arising from a wide variety of accidents and injuries suffered in the workplace.
Whether you are a full-time or part-time employee you are protected by the law if you sustain an injury whilst at work. This applies to accidents caused by your employer, another employee, a colleague or a contractor. Compensation may be recovered if someone else, or another organisation, was at fault.
Injury at work can arise from a number of different situations including:
- slips or trips
- defective equipment or machinery
- failure to provide appropriate equipment or machinery
- manual handling including lifting
- exposure to harmful and dangerous substances
- falls from height.
We are able to help with the following:
- investigating liability, including interviewing witnesses
- compensation for the immediate injuries suffered, taking into account any long-term symptoms
- In addition to compensation for your injuries, we can help you to recover all expenses reasonably incurred and caused by the accident such as:
- loss of earnings
- medical treatment costs
- cost of care whether provided by a healthcare professional, family or friends
- future losses, such as loss of earnings and pension payments
Court proceedings must normally be commenced within three years of the date of your accident. If Court proceedings are not commenced within the three year period then your claim will be out of time. Although a Court does have the discretion to allow Court proceedings to be commenced and to continue after the three year period has expired this must not, and cannot, be relied on.
The three year period is different if, for example, the person injured was under 18 years of age at the time of their injury. In this case the three year period does not commence until their 18th birthday.
Funding your claim
If your claim has reasonable prospects of success then we will be happy to act for you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. We will make enquiries to ensure ‘no win, no fee’ is appropriate to you. We will be happy to discuss other funding options with you.
If you have been involved in an accident, or suffered an injury at work or work-related illness, which was not your fault then please contact us immediately. We will be happy to help and provide free initial advice.
There is no obligation to make a claim - you decide whether or not you wish to go ahead.
Poole Alcock’s personal injury department in Cheshire is accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and our expert solicitors include members of the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme and APIL Senior Litigators.