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Accidents at work 

The three year deadline for making a claim begins either from the date of the accident or from the date that you knew that your injury was linked to the original accident or exposure (whichever is latest) called the date of knowledge. 

About Accidents at Work 

If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident at work, which was not your fault and you suffer from a workplace injury, you may be able to make a personal injury claim and receive compensation. 
As with all accident compensation claims, you would need to prove that your injury was caused as a result of the negligence of another party (in this case your employer or a fellow employee) and once you appoint a personal injury solicitor, they will assist you in compiling your evidence and presenting it to the third party insurers. 
Every personal injury compensation claim is different and while some are settled within a matter of months, others can take years. Most claims for workplace accidents and workplace injuries are settled out of Court; however, some will need to progress to court if liability is not admitted. 
At Powell Eddison, our specialist team of accident at work Solicitors can deal with all types of workplace accident and workplace injury claims ranging from lacerations, burns and soft tissue damage to catastrophic injuries such as brain injuries and spinal injuries and even fatal injuries. 

Employers Liability 

Who is at fault for your Workplace Accident? 
All employers have a responsibility to protect their employees, contractors and visitors from accidents and injuries. This includes ensuring: - 
They provide their employees with the necessary machinery and tools to complete their jobs. They also need to ensure the machines and tools are maintained to a safe condition. 
The workplace is kept in a safe and tidy condition. Employees should be provided with suitable workstations and chairs and the floor and corridors should be clean and free from hazards. Doors and gates should not be obstructed. 
All employees required to lift heavy objects should receive training to show them how to do this safely. 
All employees are provided with any safety wear they require to complete their jobs, such as goggles, hard hats, ear defenders, dust masks, safety gloves, safety boots or high-visibility jackets. 
You can also make a personal injury compensation claim if your workplace accident or workplace injury was caused by the negligence of another member of staff. 
Employees working at heights are protected by the Work at Height Regulations 2005. 

Making a Compensation Claim after an Accident at Work 

If you or anyone you know has been involved in a workplace accident and suffered a workplace injury, illness or disease, telephone us now for advice. 
Powell Eddison Solicitors are experts in dealing with personal injury compensation claims for people injured during the course of their employment. 
Below, you will find a list of the most common types of accidents at work claims we deal with. If you wish to make a claim today please call us on 01423 564551 or use the online contact form. 
Assaulted at Work 
Construction Accidents 
Crane Accident Compensation 
Dangerous Machinery in the Workplace 
Dangerous Practices and Procedures at Work 
Falls from Height at Work 
Farm Accident Compensation Claims 
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) 
Fork Lift Truck Accident Compensation 
Needlestick Injuries 
Oil Rig Accident Claims 
PPE - Personal Protective Equipment 
Scaffolding Accidents 
Workplace Manual Handling Compensation Claim 
Workplace Slips and Trips 
Poor Lighting 
Defective Floor 

Time Limits 

There are strict time limits in place to make any injury claim, including compensation claims for workplace accidents and workplace injuries. 
In the UK there is a standard 3 years in which a Personal Injury Compensation claims needs to be made. If legal proceedings are not started in Court within the 3 year period, the case is then time barred and cannot be brought further. 
The 3 years starts on the date of the accident or from the date you discovered that your injury was as a result of the original accident, sometimes called date of knowledge. 
Powell Eddison Solicitors are experts in all personal injury matters. We will be able to advise you whether or not you have a valid claim for compensation. Our specialist personal injury lawyers will be happy to talk you through the process of making a claim in plain English and will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. 
Call us now on 01423 564551 or complete our online form 
David Cartwright 
Family Law and Personal Injury Solicitor 


Phone: 01423 564551 
Email: dc@powell-eddison.co.uk 
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