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Work Accident Claims

I've had an accident at work - what are my rights?

Employers have a legal duty of care towards their employees. This involves taking practical steps to ensure the health and safety of their employees and to prevent accidents from happening wherever possible.

If you've been injured in an accident at work as a result of your employer's negligence, and the accident took place in the last three years, you're entitled to claim compensation. 

It's against the law for an employer to dismiss or discipline you for making work accident claims, and all employers are required by law to have employer's liability insurance. This means it's the insurance company that pays your compensation and not your employer.

Types of work accident claim

Unfortunately, accidents take place in every working environment. Below is an introduction to some of the different work accident claims we handle. If you've had an accident at work that doesn't fit into one of these categories, simply give us a call to find out if we can help.

Construction accidents

The number of people injured in construction accidents each year has fallen significantly in the last 20 years, but it's still a high risk industry, accounting for 9% of all reported injuries. Read our construction accident claims page for more information.

Factory accidents

Factory accidents often happen because of inadequate training on heavy machinery, or not being given the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Find out more on our factory accident claims page.

Industrial diseases

Working in an industrial environment without the appropriate personal protection equipment can lead to serious conditions such as vibration white finger or asbestosis. Industrial disease claims can be made within three years of the person knowing about the injury, as opposed to the date of the accident, as symptoms can take months or years to appear.

Office accidents

Working in an office presents its own unique set of hazards. The most common office accidents include slips and trips caused by unsuitable floor surfaces or electrical cables.

For more information on the different types of office accident, read our office accident claims page.

Military accidents

Like any other employer, the MoD has a duty of care towards its employees. Military accident claims can help those injured in training exercises claim compensation for their injuries.

I've been injured in an accident at work - what's next?

We do all we can to make claiming compensation for an accident at work as straightforward and hassle-free as possible.

To get started, simply give one of our friendly, legally trained advisors a call, or start you claim online now.

All of our solicitor firms can handle work accident claims on a no win no fee basis, so if your claim is unsuccessful for some reason, the process won't cost you a penny. 

Claiming Against an Employer

"Employees are owed a duty of care by their employer"
Angelina Rigby, Personal Injury Solcitor

Slips and Trips at Work

Slips and trips at work are the most common type of work accident. Employers must take steps to minimise the risk of slips and trips at work.


Ian Anderson was awarded £2,500

Ian contacted us after suffering a hand injury at work. He was frustrated with his employer's unsympathetic response.