If you have been injured in an accident at work through no fault of your own, or you have developed an illness because of your working duties, you could be entitled to make a work accident claim.

To find out for certain, you need to speak to our work accident solicitors.

Work accident Solicitors Huddersfield

You can call us on 0333 009 6275. We are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can also email us on enquiries@ashmanssolicitors.com or complete our Free Online Enquiry Form and we’ll be in touch soon.

Who can make a work accident claim?

Someone who is injured at work through no fault of their own is entitled to make a work accident claim. Typically, this will be an employee who has developed a physical or psychological injury or illness.

In certain circumstances, someone who is not technically considered an ‘employee’ can also make a claim, such as contractors who are injured on unsafe construction sites.

If someone dies because of their work-related injuries or illness, a family member can pursue a claim instead.

When can I make a work accident claim?

To make a work accident claim, you must be able to show that –

  1. Your employer (or another organisation) owed you a duty of care
  2. This duty of care was breached
  3. Your injury or illness was caused by this breach of duty

Employers have a duty to protect your health and safety at work. This means that while the accident might actually have been caused by someone else (such as a colleague), your employer is still to blame.

You can make a work accident claim even if you are still employed by the same organisation. You cannot be treated any differently for exercising your legal rights.

How do I find out?

It can be difficult to understand whether or not you are entitled to make a work accident claim. Also, your employer may not admit fault. If so, you might feel like you have no one to turn to for help.

That is why you should speak to our work accident solicitors. By getting expert legal advice, you can establish what your rights are – including whether or not you are eligible to receive compensation. It does not matter whether you employer accepts blame – you can still pursue legal action.

Time limits in work accident claims

It is better to speak to our work accident solicitors sooner rather than later. Usually, you must bring a claim within three years of the event. There are some exceptions to this rule. Even so, if you miss the deadline, you cannot pursue the matter any further.

Work accident solicitors Huddersfield

If you have been injured at work, or you have developed an illness because of your working duties, do not hesitate to contact our work accident solicitors. We provide clear legal advice, and can explain whether or not you are entitled to make a work accident claim.

You can call us on 0333 009 6275. We are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can also email us on enquiries@ashmanssolicitors.com or complete our Free Online Enquiry Form and we’ll be in touch soon.