Work accident claims advice
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Can I make an injury claim against a work colleague?
If you were injured at work due to the actions of a colleague, a personal injury claim would usually be made against the employer. Find out more.
Can I claim injury compensation if my employer went bust?
Claiming work accident compensation from an employer is complicated enough, but what can you do if your ex-employer is no longer in business? Find out more.
What are general and special damages in an injury claim?
Damages is a legal term for compensation awarded to an injured person. We explain the difference between 'general' and 'special' damages in an injury claim.
Judicial College Injury Tables 2020
The following Judicial College guidelines show the general damages compensation payable to claimants for injuries in 2020.
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Can I claim for an injury if there's no accident book record?
Your solicitor will build the strongest case they can. If there's no record in an accident book, the case may be weaker, but a claim may be possible. Read more.
Can I claim loss of earnings when making an injury claim?
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to seek financial compensation
Are payslips evidence of loss of earnings in an injury claim?
To claim for loss of earnings as part of an injury claim you will need to prove what you earn. Can you use payslips, and what if you don't have any? Read more.
Is a simple trip injury too minor to make a claim over?
Even a minor injury can leave you in pain and unable to work. If you have been injured by a slip or trip, you could claim compensation. Find out how.
How long will my personal injury compensation claim take?
How long do different types of injury claim take? What can delay your claim? Can you speed it up. and when will you get your compensation? Find out here.
Could I lose my job if I make a work accident injury claim?
Many people worry that making a claim against their employer could lead to them losing their job. The law ensures that is not the case Find out more.
What can I claim for in an injury claim? Complete list
If you have suffered an injury that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim compensation. But what exactly can be included in your claim?
Should I set up a Personal Injury Trust?
Many claimants are shocked to learn that their benefits may be affected if they receive compensation. The solution may be to set up a PI trust. Here's how.
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Can I claim injury compensation if I've left the company?
Claiming work accident compensation from an employer is complicated enough, but what can you do if you no longer work for the company? Find out more.
Can I get interim injury compensation payments?
If you suffer immediate financial difficulty after an injury, you could get an interim payment. Find out if you would qualify and what you need to know.
Can I claim if injured after my employer ignored a risk?
If an employer doesn't act on a reported hazard in the workplace which ultimately leads to an accident, then the injured person could get compensation
Critical things to do after a work accident - checklist
Following the correct procedure after an accident at work could be crucial to building a strong case for injury compensation. Find out more.
Can I claim injury compensation if there were no witnesses?
Witnesses to your accident can support an injury claim. If there were no witnesses, a case can often still be constructed. Find out how.
What is the work accident claims process?
If you were injured at work, you may want to claim compensation for your injuries. We explain the process and the easiest way to go about it. Find out more.
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What happens during an injury claim medical examination?
Your personal injury claim will need to be supported by medical evidence. You may need to attend a medical. What happens during the examination?
Can I make a work injury claim if I am self-employed?
Employed and self-employed people may be considered the same when making an injury claim. A self-employed person may be able to claim compensation. Find out more.
Should I accept a pre-medical offer in an injury claim?
Accepting a pre-medical offer from an insurer is risky and could mean that you under-settle your claim. Here's what you need to know to get the best settlement.
When's the best time to accept an injury compensation offer?
Most insurance companies make a low initial offer but some make a high initial offer. When, strategically, is the best point to accept a compensation offer?
I've been injured so why won't a solicitor take my claim on?
You may have a strong personal injury claim on paper. So why will some solicitors turn you away, and how do you get a solicitor to take on your case? Find out here.
How likely am I to win a personal injury compensation claim?
Many people start an injury claim with no idea of how likely they are to win. We explain how you can assess your chances of winning your claim. Read more.
I haven't taken time off work - Can I make an injury claim?
Taking time off work is often considered evidence of an injury and can support a claim. If you had no time off, can it affect your claim? Find out here.
My employer went bust - how can you find their insurer?
If you suffer health problems from a work illness or injury and the employer is no longer trading, how can you find their insurer to make a claim?
How do I claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit?
Anyone who has sustained a disability as a result of a work-related injury or illness may be able to claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit. Here's how.
How often do injury claims go to court and what if they do?
Many people are reluctant to make an injury claim as they are worried about going to court. What percentage of claims go to court and what happens when they do?
Can I get Legal Aid for a personal injury claim?
Legal Aid is no longer available for personal injury claims. No win, no fee agreements now take the financial risk out of making a claim. Find out more.
Will I have to pay tax on my injury compensation award?
Injured people do not usually pay tax on injury compensation. There are exceptions, however. Find out more.
Can I claim if an injury made a medical condition worse?
It is possible to pursue a personal injury compensation claim if an accident made a pre-existing medical condition worse. Find out more.
How do I make a group (multi-party) personal injury claim?
A group claim is when multiple people, injured or made ill in the same incident, claim compensation from the same defendant. Here's what you need to know.
Can I claim for an injury if partly to blame for an accident?
If you were partly to blame for an accident, you can still claim 'split-liability' injury compensation. Here's how to go about it.
Are there any risks in making an injury claim against my employer?
An employee has a right to claim compensation from an employer if the employer failed in its duty of care. But is there any risk in claiming? Find out more.
Do I have to be an employee to make a work injury claim?
Are you a contractor, self-employed, intern, zero-hours contractor? Whatever your status, if you were injured at work you may be able to claim. Find out more.
I am a new employee - can I make an injury claim?
As a new employee, you can claim work injury compensation if your employer fails in their duty of care, no matter how long you have worked there. Find out more.
Is it the employer or insurer that pays injury compensation?
Work injury compensation is almost always paid by the employers liability insurer, not the employer themselves. Find out more.
Can I claim injury compensation if it was an accident?
People might not claim for an injury they think was an accident. Legally speaking, accidents are rare and a claim may be possible in any event. Find out how.
What if there is uncertainty over blame for my injury?
If you have been injured but don't know who is responsible, a claim is usually still possible. The process will depend on the type of claim. Find out more.
What can I do to speed up my personal injury claim?
Personal injury claims can take months or even years. Find out what you (as a claimant) can do to speed up your compensation claim.
Can I claim injury compensation if working as a volunteer?
The short answer is yes, but it can be difficult for a volunteer to know who to claim compensation from. Here's what you need to know.
Can claim for an injury if my employer's insurer went bust?
Even if an employer, or their insurer, has gone out of business, a former employee may be able to make a work-related accident claim. Find out how.
Can I claim for a work injury on a zero-hours contract?
If you are injured at work and you are on a zero-hours contract, you may still be able to claim financial compensation? Here's what you need to know.
What are the weight-lifting restrictions in the workplace?
Manual Handling Regulations set standards over what is and is not safe to lift at work. The regulations don't impose specific weight restrictions. Read more.
Common misconceptions and errors that injury claimants make
When making a personal injury claim, there are many potential pitfalls that could you catch out or even affect the outcome of the case.
Could a work injury claim stop me getting another job?
Employees are sometimes reluctant to make a claim fearing it may affect their future job prospects. The law ensures that this is not the case. Find out more.
What if I cannot work as a result of an injury?
If you find yourself unable to work as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim loss of past and future earnings. Here's what you need to know.
How will a personal injury claim affect my benefits?
If you receive compensation for an injury and are on state benefits, your compensation award could affect your benefits. Find out how.
Can I claim injury compensation if I signed a disclaimer?
If you signed a disclaimer and were subsequently injured, a personal injury compensation claim is still possible. Find out more.
Will I need a medical if claiming injury compensation?
A medical exam is necessary in a personal injury claim to assess the extent of your injuries and the long-term effect they may have on your life. Read more.
Personal Injury Glossary
Find more information about key personal injury terms in the Personal Injury Glossary.