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Accidents at Work Claims

Your employer is under a duty to ensure that you are safe at work.

If you have been injured in an accident at work you may be entitled to compensation if you can show that the accident occurred because of a lack of training, faulty equipment, lack of adequate safety equipment or clothing, a breach of health and safety, or generally due to the negligence of your employer.

Who can I claim against?

A claim can potentially be brought against your employer.

What to do following an accident at work

If you are involved in an accident at work, there are a few simple things you can do to give you the best chance of making a successful claim.

Take details of any witnesses. The more information you can get the better but you need at least their name, address and telephone number.

Ensure that the incident is recorded in the accident book.

Obtain copies of any CCTV footage that might be available.

Can I claim if there are no witnesses?

Yes, but you should try to take photographs of anything that may assist your claim.

If there is any CCTV or head cam footage this should be retained.

What am I entitled to claim?

You are entitled to recover compensation for your pain, suffering, loss of amenity and associated financial losses. You should keep a record of the financial losses that you incur as a result of the accident so that the court knows how much money to award you.

How long do I have to bring a claim?

In personal injury claims, the injury party has 3 years from the date of injury in which to commence court proceedings. However, you should call HorseSolicitor for specialist equine law advice sooner rather than later.

People are usually far more willing to admit liability for something they’ve done in the immediate aftermath than when you try to bring a claim 2 years down the line. Most cases can be dealt with on a no-win no-fee basis and if you’ve done all of the right things at the time you’ll have every chance of success.

Can you take over my claim from another solicitor?

Probably.  We take over a lot of claims from non-specialist solicitors.  It will depend where you are in the process but we can usually take over.  We’re happy to review your former solicitor’s file at no cost before letting you know if we can take over.