If an agency worker injury has set you back, we'll help you move forward

If your life, or the life of a loved one, has been affected by an agency worker injury compensation, we can help. If your injuries were caused by your employer or a co-worker, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

You can make a No Win, No Fee work accident compensation claim with the help and support of a personal injury solicitor.

With over 1/2million people injured at work a year, you're not alone

Over 500,000 workers are injured each year, and the risk is far higher for temp workers who typically work in unfamiliar environments (hse.gov.uk).

If you've been injured at work, there's a wealth of support and advice available to assist you during this difficult period.

Do I have an agency worker injury claim?

As a basic rule, you will be eligible to make an injury claim if you were injured:

  • within the last 3 years, and;
  • another person was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Use our injury claim calculator to find out if you can claim. Alternatively, you can speak to a claims advisor on 0800 376 1001 and find out if you have a claim in minutes.

What if I was partly to blame?

Liability for an accident often involves fault on both sides.

In our recent 2024 Work Injury Claimant Survey, 26.02% of injured workers thought they could be partially to blame for their accident.

If you believe you were partly responsible, you may still have a claim. If you were injured at work, you should be able to claim compensation from your employer even if your actions, or the actions of a colleague, contributed to your injury.

Read more:

Can I claim if I feel I was partly responsible for my accident?

How long do I have to make an agency worker injury claim?

In most cases, you have 3 years from the date of your accident or injury.

If you were injured due to someone else's negligence but didn't realise it at the time, you may have longer to make a claim. Typically, you have three years from the date you either received a diagnosis or became aware of the negligence (known as the 'date of knowledge') to start your claim.

How much compensation can I claim for an agency worker injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the seriousness of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injuries have affected your life. Your solicitor will take these considerations into account to calculate the correct compensation award.

Agency worker injury compensation calculator

Get an accurate compensation estimate (including for multiple injuries), confirm your legal position, and check if you have a No Win, No Fee claim.

Updated July 2024 Compensation Calculator v3.04

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College (judiciary.uk) and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

How is compensation calculated if I have multiple injuries?

Special damages

Special damages are awarded to compensate you for any costs or losses you've incurred or might incur as a result of your accident. These costs might include loss of earnings, or any other out of pocket expenses.

Special damages may also be awarded for medical treatments or procedures that you might need to treat your injury, including pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy.

Read more:

A complete list of recoverable losses in a personal injury claim

What to do if you have an accident?

At the scene of the accident, the names and addresses of any witnesses should be gathered as they may be contacted to give a statement of events. If possible, photographs should be taken of the scene. The accident should be reported to the employer and recorded in an accident book.

An injured person should seek medical attention before anything else. In most cases, a claimant will have to undergo a quick and simple examination by a medical professional appointed by the personal injury solicitor. The impartial medical professional will compile a report of the claimant's injuries and may suggest further treatment if necessary. The medical report will help the lawyer to negotiate settlement terms.

Your rights as an agency worker

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that an employers duty of care for the safety of their employees, also applies to agency workers and part-time employees.

An employer has a duty to ensure that all their employees are fully trained in order to prevent injuries in the workplace. All employees should receive the correct training, whether they are full time, part time or agency staff.

If an employer fails to provide the appropriate training and an employee is injured, then the employee may be able to make a compensation claim.

Health and safety training ensures that employees are aware of hazards in the workplace and know how to handle equipment safely. Further training should also be provided for employees who are using machinery or handling heavy loads. An employer should also provide employees with protective clothing and equipment if necessary.

Should you make a claim?

Some people feel that there is a stigma attached to making a compensation claim and some injured people are concerned about how other people will view them if they make a claim. If you have been hurt in an accident as a result of some else's negligence or recklessness, making a claim can help return you to the position you were in before the accident. This should certainly be viewed a positive course of action.

An employer cannot legally dismiss a worker who has made a compensation claim. In many cases the employer is not directly involved in the claim, and the case is handled by the employer's insurance company.

Employers' liability claims claims

Work accident claims, or employers' liability claims, differ from other types of claim. Click on the icons below to read more about claiming:

No win, no fee agency worker injury compensation claims

With no win, no fee, you can claim agency worker injury compensation without financial risk. If your claim isn't successful, you pay nothing. If you win, you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of your compensation.

Find out more about how no win, no fee claims work

Get expert advice now

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Citations

Helen Goddard, Legal researcher

Author:
Helen Goddard, Legal researcher