Accidents at Work Claims

Accidents can happen anywhere, even at your place of work. At PM Law, we provide expert legal assistance to those who have suffered an accident in the workplace.

It is a legal requirement for your employer to ensure that all reasonable steps have been taken to minimise the risk of injury in your workplace. In doing so, your employer must not only provide a safe place to work, provide suitable equipment, recruit competent staff and provide adequate training.

Claim for an accident at work with PM Law

If you've suffered an accident while at work that wasn't your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. PM Law have years of experience helping clients with these types of claim.

It's always in your best interest to claim for workplace accidents so that your employer can ensure similar incidents aren't repeated.

Complete the form or call us on 0330 056 2180 to see if you can make a claim.

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Making an accident at work claim against my employer

Statistics show that less than half of employees claim for accidents at work when they rightfully could have.

Part of the reason for this is that people fear upsetting their employer. Some might also worry about being treated differently by their employer once the claim has been settled. However, it’s actually illegal for an employer to discriminate against an accident victim.

One important thing to remember is that, by making a claim for an accident at work, you’re going to make your place of work safer. Your employer is far more likely to fix the issue so that your colleagues don’t suffer similar injuries to you.

What can cause an accident at work?

There are several things that can cause accidents and injury at work. Here are a few examples of why an accident might occur in the workplace:

  • Negligence of a colleague
  • Defective or unsuitable machinery
  • Excessive lifting
  • Falling on a construction site
  • Lack of proper safety equipment
  • Poor training
  • Lack of health and safety procedure

Usually, you can make a claim if you’ve been injured because of inadequate health and safety procedures, or established procedures not being followed. You can also make an accident at work claim if an accident has made an existing injury or condition worse.

How much compensation can I get for an accident at work claim?

Our brilliant team of accident at work solicitors will work efficiently and diligently to gather evidence that will help secure the compensation you deserve. We’ll ensure that the sum you receive is enough to cover medical or time off work, for example.

To get an idea of how much compensation you could receive, feel free to use our compensation calculator. Simply input some basic details to see what you could be entitled to.

Accident at Work Claims FAQs

Didn’t find the answers you were looking for? Look at the FAQs below for more information on our accident at work claims process.

You have three years from the date of your accident at work to make a claim. This is the same for the majority of personal injury claims. Give us a call today or visit our PI Claims Process page for more information.


Most employers have something called ‘Employer’s Liability Insurance’ that is put in place to ensure any employee receives compensation for a workplace accident. Employer’s liability insurance is a legal requirement for most companies, apart from:

  • The NHS
  • Family companies
  • Businesses that only employ the owner or one employee abroad

If you claim against your employer for a workplace accident and are dismissed as a result, then your dismissal is likely to be seen as unfair. Your employer should not discriminate against you for making an accident at work claim.

Our team will do everything we can to ensure that you are not unfairly dismissed by your employer.