Accident at Work Compensation


We're expert solicitors in work accident compensation claims. For us a claim for a workplace accident isn't just about securing compensation, it is also about offering as much support as we can to help you while your claim is being dealt with and you're on the road to recovery.

We deal with workplace accident compensation claims under a no win no fee agreement and we strive to maximise the damages that we recover for our clients.


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Can I make a claim for accident at work compensation?

Your employer has a legal responsibility to provide a safe workplace, appropriate training and suitable safety equipment. If you've had an accident or injury at work it's possible your employer has failed in their duty. Below are some types of accidents at work which we can help with:



Falling at your workplace

Falling at work can unfortunately be a relatively common event, especially if your job involves working at any kind of height on a regular basis. Even with good safety precautions falling accidents can still occur, resulting in serious injury and you needing time off work.

Building Site Accidents

Employers have a duty to ensure that their employees are working in the safest way possible and that the risk of accident is minimised.

Scaffolding Accidents

As with all other types of jobs involving working at heights, working on scaffolding carries obvious risks. Apart from falling, there are other types of accident that can take place which can be caused by poor maintenance, incorrectly erected scaffolding or failure to install safety barriers.

Factory Accidents

A factory will usually contain various machinery which can present a significant risk of injury if it isn't maintained correctly, if safety equipment isn't in place or if the machine operators are not provided with sufficient training.

Forklift Truck Accidents

Forklift truck accidents can cause serious injuries. Lack of concentration is one of the most common causes of forklift truck accidents, for example, a forklift truck driver forgetting to look behind before reversing. Accidents can also be caused by poor training, defective equipment or a co-worker's negligence.

Lifting Injuries

Manual handling accidents are one of the most common causes of injury in the workplace. Lifting accidents are not limited to building sites, warehouses and factories.

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

Unlike most other types of personal injury claim, a Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is usually associated with doing a particular activity repeatedly or for a long period of time, rather than a single event.

Office Accidents

An office should be a safe environment to work in, but that may not always be the case. When Health and Safety procedures aren't followed, trailing cables, inappropriate obstacles in walkways can all become hazardous and cause personal injury.

Warehouse Accidents

Spencers Solicitors are experts in securing injury compensation for people who have suffered as a result of an accident that wasn't their fault. If you've been involved in a warehouse accident, we can help.

Machinery Compensation Claims

Machinery Injuries

Machinery that is used in the workplace should be safe for employees to work with, but that is not always the case. A significant risk of injury is presented if machines are not maintained correctly, if safety equipment isn't in place or if machine operators are not provided with sufficient training.

What can I claim for after an accident at work?

Suffering a workplace accident can put a significant and sometimes long term strain on your financial affairs. Therefore when negotiating how much compensation you deserve for your injury, as well as any other financial losses caused as a result, it is important we consider a number of additional factors that include:

Medical Treatment

Our role is to ensure that when you make a claim for a workplace accident, your compensation is awarded at a level that will cover all of your medical needs. Some injuries may require physiotherapy or other rehabilitation treatment in order to fully recover. Other accident at work claims can involve serious injury, even disablement which may require surgery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, ongoing drug treatment, home adaptation or the provision of specialist equipment.

As experienced work accident solicitors we work with medical professionals to understand the status and extent of your injuries, how they can be expected to develop and how and when they might be resolved.

Dealing with financial losses

Accident at work injuries lead to discomfort, suffering and can affect your quality of life: so it's only reasonable that you should be compensated.

  • Many of our clients find themselves off work for some time. We see it as a priority to establish financial stability for anyone making a work accident compensation claim. Where it's appropriate we may even be able to recover payments on account to tide you over whilst your claim is being processed.
  • If your injury is serious your claim may have to cover long-term support services, adaptation of your home and the cost of a suitable new vehicle.

To find out more about the type and extent of compensation you can claim for as part of your work accident claim, please visit our awards and settlements accident guide.

How long after an accident at work can I claim?

Generally you have three years from the date of the accident in which to issue legal proceedings with the court. However as investigating the accident circumstances and obtaining medical evidence can take several months, you should seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Our guide on how long do I have to make a claim for compensation provides further details on the time limits.

How long does a work accident claim take?

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has introduced a streamlined claim process for employer related accidents occurring after 31st July 2013. So a straightforward claim that runs through this process should ideally reach settlement in around nine months.

However many claims exit the MoJ process due to their complexity or the employer failing to admit liability (fault), which can then extend the length of time needed to reach comprehensive settlement. Our guide on how long injury claims take to settle provides additional detail on some of the other factors involved.

Is it okay to make a claim?

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, means it is your employers legal duty to ensure that you are working in a safe and secure workplace. And that is completely fair. You deserve the right to go to work each day without the worry of being injured, or if you are injured, you will not have to worry about the financial wellbeing of yourself, in the case you find yourself out of work.

Since this law was introduced casualties and fatalities in the workplace have dropped significantly. Fatalities have dropped by 83% and casualties by 77%.

"To me it seems reasonable that if an employee goes to work and uses work equipment provided to them by their employer and they are injured due to a fault or malfunction, any loss arising should fall on the employer rather than the employee."
- Spencers specialist team for accident at work claims.

The work injury compensation paid out to you, will come from your employers insurance. Your employer takes out insurance in the unfortunate case that an accident may happen, and therefore your compensation will not be taken from the company’s profits.

How do I make an accident at work claim?

If you would like to pursue a work accident compensation claim the first thing to do is contact us. You can call us on 08000 93 00 94 or complete our simple Online Claim Enquiry form.

Our philosophy is simple: as specialist personal injury solicitors what we do above all else is look after you and your best interests, without fail, every step of the way.

How can we help?

Personal Injury Accident Guides

Our legal team at Spencers Solicitors are experienced in all types of personal injury claims, from road traffic accidents to workplace injuries. Please read through our bespoke "accident guides" which will help you understand and navigate through the injury claims process.


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