Workplace Accident – Can I Claim?


Faircloughs Solicitors offer face to face no win no fee accident advice in Pemberton Golborne Ashton and Earlestown Newton Le-Willows call us on 01942-665700 or 01925-299846 or email us at

 Over 400,000 people across the UK suffer accidents in the workplace. But what do you do when the accident is down to the fault of your employer and causes you an injury that leaves you unable to work and needing treatment and with bills to pay?

For some it does not feel right to claim against their employer .However it is the employers insurers who pick up the tab if you win and not the employer directly. It is probably the case that other fellow workers have already been paid out so why hesitate just to seek no obligation advice???

What you do could prevent others at work being injured with improvements to the workplace safety rules as a result.

Some people don’t even realise that they would actually have an injury claim and the fact that Faircloughs work on a no win no fee basis. You decide following advice if you want to proceed.

If you have suffered an injury, wherever it may have occurred, and it is down to the negligence of somebody else, then you have a right to legally claim compensation.

Whether your accident was caused by careless driving by another motorist, or perhaps from slipping on something spilt on the supermarket floor, unsafe working conditions of your employer, you have the right to seek justice and be compensated for the pain you were put through.

Your employer has a legal responsibility to ensure that they provide safe working conditions to the best of their abilities and this is not just a moral standpoint, they are also under legal obligation as well.

What if injured parties in the workplace then need to ask themselves is why should I make a claim?

On one hand, you may think, ‘I have always liked the boss and he has always looked after me and paid my wages on time, so I won’t claim’.

The answer to that is that you we all go to work do a job and the bargain is that you get paid at the end of the month. The bargain is not to get injured or lose money or spend weeks in hospital having simply carrying out your job.


What you should be thinking is how am I going to afford to pay the bills whilst I sit at home unable to work because my employer did not fulfil his duty of care to me and the other employees in the office, factory or whichever environment you work in.

So just what exactly is your employer required to do legally to ensure health and safety in the workplace.

Well, first of all they are legally bound to ensure that all employees are able to operate in a safe environment. So this means fully working equipment, safe tools and fellow workers who should carry out their work safely without injuring their fellow workers.

Secondly, they are obliged to ensure that the correct safety equipment is provided for example safety goggles or a face mask or to carry out a risk assessment to make sure the job is done safely. They should ensure you do not lift heavy weights in crampt or difficult conditions.

Finally, all employers are legally obliged to ensure that their company has the correct insurance to cover themselves for any accident or injuries that may occur within their workplace, so that should compensation claims be made against them, they will be protected.

The legal obligations and expectations clearly marked out, it is only fair that, should you suffer an injury because they have not been met, you be compensated for the injury and/or financial loss you have suffered as a consequence.

That is what is expected of your employer and gives you an idea of how an employers negligence can cause an accident. So what is expected of you, the accident victim, should you bring a claim against them in order for it to be successful?

You will, first of all, need to have proof that the employer had a duty of care to you and that they had not fulfilled it. You will need to prove that this failure led directly to your physical or psychological injury and/or any financial losses. We at Faircloughs are Accident/injury claim specialists with offices in Pemberton Golborne Ashton and Earlestown. We sort out the complexities of the claim not you .You are not alone!!

Accidents at work happen in many different ways. Obviously you could suffer a fall, hurt yourself when lifting heavy objects or even be injured in a road accident because of a poorly maintained vehicle or one that is not roadworthy.

Likewise, there are the lesser associated injuries you can pick up from a simple slip or trip on a wet floor or obstacles that should not be present.


All injury claims vary, as does their worth, but your compensation, regardless of size can be important to help you cover the cost of any time off work you are forced to take, the cost of any additional rehabilitation or care you may require and other such financial losses that may arise now or in the future.


Remember, you didn’t ask to suffer an injury and when you agree to undertake employment, you do so with the expectation of working safely.


That is why you should definitely claim against your employer should you suffer an injury in the workplace that was down to their negligence.

If you have suffered an accident at work then contact Faircloughs Accident claims Solicitors for face to face advice on 01942-665700 0r 01925-299846 and ask for Mark OR Ken or pop in for a no obligation chat(no appointment necessary) at one of our offices at Pemberton Golborne Ashton or Earlestown.

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