Serious Injuries at Work Compensation Claims

Whilst the majority of workplace accidents do not cause major injury, a small proportion are extremely serious and represent a life-changing event.

Should you suffer serious injury at work it is likely that you will experience a significant loss of income whilst absent. In addition you may not be able to return to your pre-accident occupation or undertake all the tasks that were previously necessary for that role.

Should this be the case your employer has a duty under the Equality Act 2010 to make reasonable adjustments to help you to return to work. Where it is not possible to return to your normal job, even with adjustments, they must take appropriate steps to find reasonable alternative work which is suited to your ongoing disabilities. Failure to do so may in some circumstances give rise to a claim for disability discrimination.

Where someone else was to blame for the accident or the development of your condition, it may be possible to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation. This claim would include any past and future loss of earnings together with the costs of any re-training that may be necessary. Interim payments can be obtained to cover any immediate financial loss or to pay for any treatment or additional equipment that may be required as a result of your injury. State Benefits may be available to help reduce any financial difficulties and it may also be possible to obtain help and assistance from your Local Authority.

Under the Personal Injury Pre-Action Protocol early rehabilitation is encouraged even where the question of negligence may still be in dispute. This in turn may not only help to bring about a quicker and more complete recovery but also may help to ensure that you can return to work in some capacity. This can have significant psychological as well as financial benefits.

At Sintons our personal injury specialists have a wealth of experience in pursuing compensation claims arising from serious injuries. In addition we can help facilitate early rehabilitation and provide practical advice to help you can get your live back on track.

All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.

To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.