If you have been involved in an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation. Read our guide to claiming for a workplace accident for more information.
Frequently asked questions about the accident at work claim process
Can I claim for an accident at work?
Yes, if you have been injured at work due to your employer’s negligence, even if you were partly to blame, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
How long do accident at work claims take?
We aim to reach a final settlement as quickly as possible for our members, but the time the claim takes to settle will depend on the injuries sustained, the evidence involved, and whether or not the claim needs to go to court.
Is there an accident at work claim time limit?
Yes – you have three years from the date of the accident, or from when you could reasonably have known that your injuries were as a result of the accident, to make a claim for compensation. We recommend you get in touch with us as soon as possible after an accident though – call us on 0800 709 007 to discuss your case.
How much compensation can I get from an accident at work?
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive depends on the specifics of your case. However, you can rest assured that we will fight hard to get you the maximum damages you deserve to compensate you for your injury. Our dedicated lawyers will consider the severity of your injuries, as well as any loss of earnings incurred and any medical, rehabilitation or other costs.
Also, unlike with many high-street law firms, making a claim with us is free as part of your membership and you will receive 100 per cent of any compensation awarded to you.
Should I be concerned about making a claim against my employers for an accident at work?
No. We understand that you may feel reluctant to make a claim for an accident that happened at work. However, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation if you have been injured because your employer did not adhere to health and safety regulations. The claim will be directed to your employer’s insurance company. By pursuing an accident at work claim, we can make your employer aware of the safety issues and potentially prevent colleagues from having a similar accident in the future.
Why turn to Unite Legal Services for an accident at work claim?
Every year, we secure millions of pounds for Unite members, and we can do the same for you.
We have a team of specialist lawyers who can support you in making an accident at work claim for compensation. We regularly audit our specialist lawyers to ensure the highest standards of service are maintained.
Starting the accident at work claim process with Unite Legal Services
If you want to speak to us for accident at work claims advice or if you are ready to start your claim, call us on 0800 709 007. Alternatively, start your claim online by completing this form. Be sure to have your Unite membership number to hand.