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Accidents in the Workplace

An accident at work can have an impact on both you and your family. You may be forced to take time off work to recover from your injuries, for example, while you may also be required to pay for treatments, make adaptations to your home or change your mode of transport. If the damage was caused by somebody else’s negligence, Aequitas Legal is here for you.

Our team of helpful and friendly solicitors is experienced in successfully claiming compensation for those who have been injured at their place of work. If you have suffered an accident at work in the last three years that was not your fault, contact us today. We’re often able to tell if you have a valid claim in as little as five minutes.

To speak to a lawyer, either call us on 0161 358 0800 or fill in the contact form on this page and let us know a convenient time to contact you.


About accidents in the workplace

A look at what causes accidents and how you can be injured

Who is responsible?

An explanation of why your employer is liable

What to do if you have been injured at work

Advice on what to do following a work accident

Making a claim for compensation

Advice on work accident claims

Why choose Aequitas Legal?

Our solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation

How we have helped others

Examples of successful work accident claims


About accidents in the workplace

Injuries at work can be caused by almost anything, including faulty equipment, falling objects, slip and trip hazards, noise, dangerous chemicals and a lack of training or personal protective equipment. Whether you’re a temporary or full-time employee, a self-employed contractor or you have been hired through an agency, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation for the injuries you have suffered as a result of negligence.

Different industries place workers at different levels of risk. This is because the nature of some roles are considerably more dangerous than others. At Aequitas Legal, we have handled claims concerning many different industries. However, environments in which accidents most often occur include:

The severity of an injury varies greatly from cuts and bruises to broken bones, burns, head injuries and fatalities. No two claims are the same, which is why it is crucial that you speak to a personal injury team that understands the intricacies of compensation claims.

Who is responsible?

If you suffer an accident that was not your fault and could have been avoided, liability lies with your employer because it is their legal responsibility to ensure all employees are protected while carrying out their duties. This includes performing adequate training, maintaining tools and machinery, providing suitable safety equipment and ensuring the workplace is clean and hazard free.  

All employers are required by law to have Employers’ Liability Insurance. Claims are usually handled by the employer’s insurance company, meaning your employer has little or no involvement in the claim. You should therefore not be concerned that you might damage your employer's business if you make a claim.

More often than not, employers are understanding and will encourage you to make a claim for compensation.

What to do if you’ve been injured at work

If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident, there may be numerous people and organisations you have to deal with, especially in the initial few weeks. Here are some tips if you have been injured at work:

1. Do not admit liability, even if you believe you were partially at fault, until you have sought independent legal advice.

2. If there are any witnesses, try to take down their details, including full name, contact telephone number, address and email.

3. Make sure the accident is recorded in your workplace’s Accident Report Book and check it is accurate before you countersign.

4. If you or any other person involved in the accident is injured, consider calling an ambulance or seeking medical advice as soon as possible.

Please note, these tips do not constitute as legal advice and are for guidance purposes only. If you would like to discuss an accident in which you were involved, please get in touch with our specialist personal injury team.

Making a claim for compensation

A claim can be made if you have suffered an injury at work through an accident that was not your fault. There is a strict three-year time limit for pursuing compensation, which usually begins from the day of the accident. However, because some symptoms do not always present themselves right away, this limit may begin from the date you knew an injury was caused by an accident at work.

To make a successful claim, you need to prove that the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, whether your employer or a fellow worker. This is where Aequitas Legal comes in. Our solicitors will help you compile evidence to present to your employer’s insurers and will ensure you understand where you stand at every stage of the process, as well as what your options are going forward.

Why choose Aequitas Legal?

Our solicitors will provide you with easy-to-understand advice and guidance throughout the claims process, helping to ease the burden of coping with injury. We understand that injuries place pressure on you and your family, which is why we’re here to ensure you receive the compensation required to aid and support your recovery.

We approach each case proactively and with sensitivity and care. We are here to help you find the answers you deserve and to get the best possible results for you and your family.

How we have helped others

To read about how we have helped others in a similar situation, please take a look at our accident at work case studies.

Start your claim today

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident at work that was caused by somebody else’s negligence, get in touch with Aequitas Legal today. To speak to a solicitor, simply call or fill in the contact form located on this page.

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