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    Accidents at work are a lot more common than you might think and some, sadly, result in catastrophic injuries or even fatalities.

    According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 142 workers were killed and 441,000 injured in the workplace in the period 2020/2021. Despite the number of injuries found to have taken place, only 51,211 were officially reported under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR), the government’s regulator mechanism forworkplace injuries.

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    How do workplace accidents happen?

    Every employer has a legal duty of care over their employees, meaning they are obliged to make their workplaces as safe as possible under health and safety legislation. Nobody goes to work expecting to be injured, or worse, killed on the job. So whether you work in an office, on the factory floor, on a construction site or out on the roads your workplace is supposed to be somewhere you feel secure.

    Sometimes employers are plainly negligent in carrying out their duties. Sometimes times it’s simply a matter of potential dangers having gone unnoticed. Either way, if an accident happens and employee is injured it must be taken seriously.

    How are workplace accidents dealt with?

    Some employers will immediately offer support and compensation. Other fall short and are very resistant to paying out if an employee is injured on the job. The latest figures from the HSE show that non-fatal injuries at work cost around £8,800 per accident in the year 2018/2019. Anyone who sustains an injury in the workplace could be entitled to compensation, but surprisingly few make a claim.

    If you have been injured whilst at work, then it’s important that you claim any compensation that you are legally entitled to. Recovering from an injury can be a costly business, as it may mean time out of work and ongoing treatment and therapy. Compensation is designed to cover those financial burdens, and it’s only right that you get the compensation that you deserve.

    Mulderrigs are the expert solicitors for your accident at work claim.
     
    We have helped hundreds of clients claim compensation for an accident at work. So if you have been injured as a result of an accident at work you may be able to claim compensation. Our initial advice is always free, and we always work on “no win no fee” terms. Simply call now to get free advice.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The Law regarding accidents at work is quite straightforward. Your employers have a legal responsibility to take care for your safety.

    If you are injured in an accident at work you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and financial losses.

    Our solicitors have over 20 years’ expertise in claims for accidents at work. We often win cases after other lawyers haven’t been able to get anywhere.

    The biggest factors in any claim will usually be the severity of the injury and then the amount of any financial losses.

    We will gather all the necessary expert medical evidence, and documentary evidence of any financial losses.

    Once we have the evidence we will then discuss the value of your case with you carefully before any settlement negotiations take place.

    We have settled work accident claims ranging between £3,000 and £500,000.

    Most of our accidents at work claims are settled within 12 months of the first call.

    The government recently streamlined the process for claiming compensation. There is a compulsory online system for dealing with all claims worth less than £25,000.

    In more serious claims (worth £25,000 or more) the case can go on for longer. We may need to wait for medical evidence, and it may be necessary to bring court proceedings.

    But, even then it would be unusual for your case to go on much longer than 18 months.

    We won’t get our fees until the case is finished. So we will get on with things as quickly as we can!

    We can tell you within a few minutes whether or not your case is worth pursuing.

    Claims for an accident at work are governed by the Pre-Action Protocol For Personal Injury Claims.

    The protocol encourages all parties to settle cases quickly, without court proceedings.

    We will make detailed initial enquiries with you about the cause of the accident.

    If necessary we will come out to see you at home to discuss the case in detail.

    We will gather all the necessary evidence about who was to blame.

    This might include: statements from you and any witnesses; maintenance records for any machines that were involved; training records for any other workers involved; risk assessments and method statements.

    We will also gather expert medical evidence about your injury and full details of any loss of earnings and other financial losses.

    Even when it is necessary to bring court proceedings the vast majority of our Accident at Work cases are settled on favourable terms long before we ever get to a trial.

    When cases do go ahead as a trial the experience of giving evidence is rarely as difficult as people imagine.

    We have previously published some very straightforward pointers about giving evidence at court.

    We will discuss the fee arrangements clearly and carefully before asking you to sign our terms and conditions.

    “No Win No Fee” is usually the best option for our clients.

    We never charge any “upfront” fees.

    There are no hidden charges, and we will never leave you out of pocket.

    Most importantly, if you lose the case you pay nothing at all.

    We have never had a complaint in relation to fees.

    Mulderrigs  have been dealing with compensation claims for accidents at work for over twenty five years.

    Our solicitors have recovered millions of pounds for our clients.

    We promise to speak to you in plain English.

    We’ll come to see you at a time and place that’s convenient for you.

    The Law Society have awarded us their  LEXCEL quality mark every year since 2002 – Only about 5% of law firms have achieved LEXCEL.

    97% of our clients describe our service as good or excellent.

    We have won lots of cases for clients who had been told by other lawyers “You haven’t got grounds for a claim!”