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Accidents at work

 

We act on a No Win, No Fee basis and we can help you claim the compensation that you deserve if you were injured in an accident at work. Call Driscoll Kingston Solicitors on 0800 088 6161 or start a claim today and one of our team of experts will contact you.

At Driscoll Kingston Solicitors we can help you claim compensation for an injury which happened at work. Whether you were working as a full or part time employee, a self-employed contractor or a casual or temporary worker you are entitled to claim compensation.

Every employer is required by law to have Employers Liability Insurance in place to cover employees involved in accidents at work. The compensation is usually brought against the Employer’s Liability Insurance company not the employer directly.

Driscoll Kingston Solicitors have a team of experts in this area who will guide and support you through the claims process. We understand that it can often be difficult to consider pursuing a claim for compensation from your employer and can feel intimidating even though you are entitled to claim compensation. Let us assist you through this complex procedure. Call us today and speak to one of our specialist solicitors who will explain the claims process and advise you on how successful your work accident claim will be.

Driscoll Kingston Solicitors act on a no win no fee basis where possible, 98% of our Accident at Work Claims are on a no win no fee basis which means there is no financial risk to you.

Your employers responsibility

 

Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that all employees work in a safe manner, in a safe environment, and with the appropriate level of protective equipment. An accident at work is an injury caused by an accident as a result of your employer’s negligence to their duty of care.

Although accidents cannot be fully prevented, it is up to your employer to take the necessary steps to reduce the possibility of accidents happening in your workplace. For example your employer needs to make sure spillages are cleaned up or have the appropriate signage to warn others of a wet surface. If they don’t and you slip and injure yourself, they are actually responsible for your injury, even though you were the one who slipped.

If your employer compromises your safety and you are injured as a result of your accident at work, then we are here to help you with your claim.

Don’t worry if you are unsure about whether you can make a work accident claim or not. It’s our job to determine if your employer is responsible for your accident and injuries. Due to our no win no fee policy, if we find they’re not responsible, then we will not charge you for our service. If they are responsible, then you are in the best hands possible as we deal with employers’ liability claims on a daily basis.

FAQ

Why should I claim compensation?

Your injuries may require treatment that need to be paid for; or your injuries may force you to take time off work, resulting in loss of earnings. In the case of a serious work injury, it may have ruined your prospects of a future or dream job.

By making a workplace accident claim, we will get you compensation that pays you for what you lost financially.Also, a claim against your employer will highlight how your accident happened and make them aware of this so they can take the steps to prevent such a situation from happening to other employees.

Will I get fired for pursuing a claim?

Your injuries may require treatment that need to be paid for; or your injuries may force you to take time off work, resulting in loss of earnings. In the case of a serious work injury, it may have ruined your prospects of a future or dream job. By making a workplace accident claim, we will get you compensation that pays you for what you lost financially.Also, a claim against your employer will highlight how your accident happened and make them aware of this so they can take the steps to prevent such a situation from happening to other employees.

How long after my work accident can I still claim?

Your injuries may require treatment that need to be paid for; or your injuries may force you to take time off work, resulting in loss of earnings. In the case of a serious work injury, it may have ruined your prospects of a future or dream job. By making a workplace accident claim, we will get you compensation that pays you for what you lost financially.Also, a claim against your employer will highlight how your accident happened and make them aware of this so they can take the steps to prevent such a situation from happening to other employees.

How long after my work accident can I still claim?

Usually you have up to 3 years from when the accident occurred to make a claim.

For industrial disease claims, you have 3 years from when you realise that your symptoms are caused by a work-related illness, or when it is discovered by a medical expert.

What is an industrial disease?

An industrial disease is a health condition or illness caused by an unsafe work environment. For example you work as a construction worker and develop tinnitus or hearing loss as a result of the constant loud noise in the background.

Other forms of industrial diseases caused by your work include repetitive strain injury, vibration white finger and mesothelioma (asbestos poisoning).

How much compensation will I get?

There are many factors that determine how much compensation you will get, such as:
• what part(s) of the body you have injured
• the severity of the injury
• how long it will take to fully recover
• any loss of earnings
• payment for treatment
• and more…
Every case is different so we cannot say upfront how much compensation you are due.

Do I need to go to court?

Only 5% of cases we handle go to trial. The court is seen as a last resort when neither side can come to an agreement on liability (the fault of the accident), or settlement offer, or other.
We will always try to do everything we can to settle a case before it reaches the court. In the event it does reach the court, we will fully support and prepare you for this.

Personal injury compensation specialists

 

With over 100 combined years of experience in personal injury claims, we are one of the most highly experienced accident injury specialists in the whole of the UK.We are accredited by the Law Society and fully regulated with audits on a yearly basis to ensure that our high standards are kept. Although Driscoll Kingston are based in Liverpool, you do not need to be local to us to use our services as we are a national solicitor firm. We can assist with most personal injury claims by sending letters, emails, texts, phone calls and virtual meetings via Teams and Zoom. If we need to meet with you face to face, we are fully prepared to travel across the UK.

What is NO WIN, NO FEE?

 

It is an agreement that we will only charge for our service if we help you win your case. In the reverse, this also means that you will not have to pay us for our time if your claim is unsuccessful. The majority of personal injury claims we take on will be on a no win, no fee policy. This will be made clear to you when you bring your claim to us.
The no win, no fee system makes us affordable to all because there are no upfront costs to pay. Simply pick up the phone, tell us about the accident and we will assess whether we can help you with your claim or not.

At Driscoll Kingston Solicitors we can help you claim compensation for an injury which happened at work. Whether you were working as a full or part time employee, a self-employed contractor or a casual or temporary worker you are entitled to claim compensation. Every employer is required by law to have Employers Liability Insurance in place to cover employees involved in accidents at work. The compensation is usually brought against the Employer’s Liability Insurance company not the employer directly.

Driscoll Kingston Solicitors have a team of experts in this area who will guide and support you through the claims process. We understand that it can often be difficult to consider pursuing a claim for compensation from your employer and can feel intimidating even though you are entitled to claim compensation. Let us assist you through this complex procedure. Call us today and speak to one of our specialist solicitors who will explain the claims process and advise you on how successful your work accident claim will be. Driscoll Kingston Solicitors act on a no win no fee basis where possible, 98% of our Accident at Work Claims are on a no win no fee basis which means there is no financial risk to you.

Construction site

A construction site can be a dangerous place to work, but with the right training, equipment, tools, risk assessment and decisions, these can help minimise the dangers to provide a safer working environment. Common building site accidents include falling off scaffolding, struck by a falling object, faulty machinery, lifting heavy objects, electric shocks, burns and scalds, slips and trips due to negligence or incorrect working attire, and more.

Lifting heavy objects accidents

Also known as ‘manual handling’, these are accidents that involve lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying and putting down heavy objects that put a strain on the body. Has your employer asked you to carry something far too heavy by yourself? Has it resulted in an injury that has caused you to take time off work? Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that any manual handling tasks are done safely with the correct number of persons. If you have suffered a work lifting injury, then you should make an enquiry.

Burns accidents

Burns can be caused by extreme heat, extreme cold, chemical reactions and electricity. The difference between a burn and a scald is a burn is caused by dry heat, such as an iron or fire, and a scald is caused by wet heat, such as hot water or steam. Burn injuries are very common with kitchens, mechanics, electricians, industrial plants and more. If you have suffered any sort of burn that has resulted in severe pain and scarring, you could be entitled to compensation.

Scaffold accident

A scaffold is one of the most dangerous work places as you are working on a platform that is secured by steel and wood. There are a lot of open spaces everywhere, which means tools can fall and injure someone below; when it rains the workplace is wet and slippery; and you can fall from the open gaps where no wall is present. As you are working with heights, falling from scaffold accidents are quite common in this industry.

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