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Accidents at Work

Accidents at Work

By law, employers have a duty to ensure the health and safety of their staff in the workplace to avoid accidents at work. If you have suffered an injury, accident or ill-health due to your working environment, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

Recent statistics from the HSE show that 28.2 million working days were lost due to work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injuries in 2018/19. The current annual costs of work-related injuries and illnesses are estimated to be at £15 billion. Astonishingly, 147 fatal injuries were reported during the same period and 62,208 other injuries were reported under RIDDOR.

Step 1

Get in touch using our contact forms or any details provided throughout the site.

Step 2

We arrange a free consultation with you to discuss the case

Step 3

If accepted we will action your case on a no win no fee basis.

Common Accidents at Work

  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Injuries caused by faulty machinery
  • Injuries as a result of defective safety equipment
  • Burns
  • Fume Inhalation
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
  • Falls, trips or slips
  • Injury from falling debris
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals or biological materials
Have you had an accident at work in the last 5 years?

What should you do if you’ve had an accident at work?

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from an accident at work, there are several things you can do which will help with your claim such as:


  • Notify your employer of your accident immediately and ensure it is recorded in the accident book and signed.
  • As soon as you can, write a clear description of your accident at work and make sure you sign and date it.
  • If you can it’s a good idea to take photos of your injury and where it took place.
  • Try and get hold of the names and addresses of anyone who witnessed your accident as your solicitor may want to speak to them.

We often speak to people who are worried about claiming against their employers. It is important to remember that your employer has insurance that should cover the costs, and under law, they cannot discipline or dismiss you from your job if you claim compensation following any accidents at work, due to their negligence.

Accidents at work are often serious and require time off, resulting in a loss of income and possible long-term effects. Claiming compensation can give you the money you need to get back on your feet and reimburse you for any losses incurred. 

Contact HNK Solicitors today to arrange a free no-obligation phone call or meeting to discuss your case and what options are available to you. By understanding your circumstances, we can help you in making the best possible recovery from your injuries whilst ensuring you receive the right amount of compensation to cover your needs.

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Get in touch

Fill out the below form and one of our advisors will get in touch to arrange a consultation about your claim.

Call 0151 203 1104 Mon – Thu 09:00-19:00
Fri – 09:00-17:00

How we can help

HNK Solicitors have a team of experts who have a wealth of experience in handling Accident at Work claims. We will fight your case for you and ensure you are adequately compensated for your injuries and subsequent losses. Making a claim may seem difficult at first but we provide you with a dedicated case handler who will walk you through every step of the process and offer help and advice when you need it.

Free Consultation

Contact us today to arrange a free no-obligation consultation. We can assess your case and advise you on making a claim.


We offer a no-win-no-fee service which means it will cost you nothing upfront to start your claim. If your claim is not successful, then you won’t have to pay a penny.

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If you are happy to proceed with your case, we will draw up a plan of how we are going to assist your recovery and our expert personal injury solicitors will fight hard to obtain the compensation you deserve.

What can I claim compensation for?

Employers are legally obliged to ensure a workplace is safe for all employees, this means everything including the environment you work in, the training you receive and the equipment you use must be up-to-date and in line with health and safety standards. If you are involved in an accident or are injured because these standards are not met, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

You can claim compensation for a wide variety of different things including falls from scaffolding, platforms or stairs, serious cuts, burns and bruises, being hit by vehicles on sites, chemical burns, dust and chemical inhalation, faulty tools or equipment, exposure to hazardous substances, back injuries, illness or injury because of improper protective equipment, or injury due to being improperly trained.

If you have been injured at work and still aren’t sure if you can make a claim or not, contact HNK Solicitors for a free no-obligation consultation and we will be able to advise you on whether you can make a claim or not.

How much compensation will I receive?

The amount of compensation received varies from case to case. It all depends on several factors including the seriousness of the accident, the extent of your injuries, the impact the accident has on your life and your loss of earnings. Our team will get to know you and your circumstances and ensure we get the amount of compensation you need and deserve.

The compensation you receive should cover:

• The pain and suffering you’ve endured due to your accident
• Any long-term consequences of your injury
• Treatment fees such as rehabilitation, physiotherapy or a chiropractor
• Loss of earnings from having to take time off work
• Money spent because of your injury such as travel expenses, medication or paying for childcare
• The cost of a holiday if you weren’t able to attend because of your injury
• Costs of having to make any adaptions to your home due to your injury

How long will it take to receive compensation?

Some claims can be settled in a few months, but more complex cases may take longer. Timescales vary from case to case, dependent on the amount of evidence needed and the severity of your injuries. We find that more complex cases take around 12 – 18 months to conclude. HNK Solicitors will ensure you are kept regularly updated about your case’s progress, no matter how long it takes for you to get justice. We will do everything we can to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible and will keep you informed every step of the way.

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