Your rights after an injury at work and how to claim compensation

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In any accident at work or job that’s causing an illness, whether physical or psychological, an employee can be torn between a responsibility to their employer and to themselves. If you’re thinking about claiming personal injury compensation, it’s hard to know where to turn and how to approach things in the right way so that all parties are happy to get a claim resolved. Knowing your legal rights, where you and your employer stand, will help you both to see everything more clearly and avoid misunderstandings.

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I was injured at work, what are my rights?

You have the same legal rights whether you have been injured in an accident at work, are suffering from a work-related illness, or a condition such as carpal tunnel syndrome, for example. It is important for you to understand your rights so that you can confidently manage your recovery and working future. It doesn’t matter who you work for or what you do, from offices to construction sites and private care homes to the NHS, whether you’re a temp working for an agency or a full time member of staff, below is a basic plan of action you should try to follow:

  1. Medical treatment

    If an employer attempts to prevent you from seeking medical attention, they are in breach of the law and acting completely improperly. Most workplaces will have a designated first aid officer in the event of an injury. You should see this person but also make sure that you either visit your GP or local A&E department. Similarly, for an illness you should first visit your GP.

  2. Record the details

    If you’re suffering from a work-related illness, ensure your employer has written notification of this. In the case of accident in which you’re injured, you should record the details within your employer’s accident book. Make sure you state the details and that you do not sign any record that does not match your version of the events. If you haven’t done this already, don’t worry, we can help you to do so.

  3. Confirm your sick pay

    Not all employees will receive full pay if on sick leave from work. This depends on the contract you have with your employer. However, all employees are entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if they do not get full sickness pay. Although SSP is far from a living wage, it could be enough to help you get by. Make sure that your employer has registered you for SSP. If you are unsure, you should contact your local benefits office.

  4. Attend medical appointments

    If you are back at work but still receiving outpatient treatments for your injuries, such as physiotherapy or check-ups with a consultant, your employer MUST release you to attend the same.

  5. Take time to recover

    Taking time away from the workplace to aid your recovery will not only benefit you by reducing the length of time that you are injured, but also benefit your employer by enabling you to return to full duties at the earliest opportunity. If your employer is pressuring you to return to work if you want to keep your job, you should seek legal advice regarding this issue. An unfit employee is a dangerous employee and not only will you be risking your own health by rushing back to work, but you could also be risking the health of your colleagues.

  6. Seek light duties

    Removing you for a time from the situation causing the problem can often help. This would apply to psychological injuries, such as stress, as well as physical injuries. If your usual work involves aspects of hard physical labour such as heavy lifting, carrying, climbing or standing for long periods, your employer is duty bound to accommodate you (where possible) in returning to work on lighter duties whilst you complete your recovery. It could be that you usually work in a heavy lifting capacity but that a back injury will prevent you from doing that for sometime. Therefore, if your employer can accommodate you within an office for a few weeks on lighter duties, you can return to work and continue to earn your usual salary.

  7. Claim compensation

    It is your right to seek compensation for your pain and discomfort, and also to recover losses (such as lost income) should you be out of pocket. Your employer cannot sack you for doing so. If you find that an employer makes your life difficult after you pursue a claim, you could have grounds for legal action against them, possibly even constructive dismissal. In such circumstances, you should seek advice from a solicitor or your local citizens advice bureau.

    You can make a personal injury claim if you suffer an injury or illness at work that is a result of your employer’s negligence. They have a legal responsibility to ensure a safe and secure working environment for staff and prevent foreseeable injuries, both physical and psychological.

    A successful personal injury claim will ultimately see a claimant recover a settlement for their injuries, ongoing treatment and also for their special damages, which covers financial losses such as missed salaries.

Find out if you can claim compensation

Just because you have been injured at work, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Your employer must be at fault. In most cases, it is relatively easy for us to evaluate the likely outcome of a claim. We’ll work out if it can be proven your employer was liable for your accident, and therefore responsible for compensating you for your injuries and any other losses that you may incur.

There could be many ways in which an employer would be liable. If you’re wondering about your situation, feel free to leave a question at the bottom of this article or call us on 01225 430285, or if you prefer, we can call you back.

Every accident has its own unique circumstances, and no two are the same. Therefore, it is vital you seek proper advice so that you know whether or not you have a viable claim. However, there are some basic pointers that can help you identify where you stand regarding the strength of a claim or otherwise.

Employer responsibilities

  1. Did your employer ever give you any training? (this could relate to manual handling training, specific training to use certain machinery or other job relevant training). If the answer is no, your employer has breached health and safety guidance already.
  2. Were you given an induction to the workplace? This would include guidance on accident management protocols, safety exits, hazard avoidance etc.
  3. Were you provided with, or advised what personal safety and protective equipment you should have to complete your job safely?  If the answer is no, your employer could be liable for your injury.
  4. Did your employer adequately maintain equipment and service machines? Did they ensure that safety guards and mechanisms worked?
  5. Were you advised how to report accidents and how to access the accident book?
  6. Did the employer ensure correct staffing levels and an adequate amount of first aid trained staff?
  7. Did your employer act upon reports of potential risks of danger to employees?

For more information on what’s involved in making a claim against your employer, read our guide to claiming accident at work compensation.

Employer pressure – threats are against the law

A very common worry for people is how making a claim will affect their job. This fear can be played upon, and we understand that you may be placed under pressure by your employer NOT to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation.

Employers that are liable on grounds of negligence for accidents at work and injuries sustained in the workplace have no right whatsoever to prevent an employee from pursuing a claim. Indeed, it is illegal to imply redundancy or the sack will follow if a claim is made, whether by threats or other pressure, and any employer doing so could face additional legal action on that as well.

Clearly, the decision as to whether or not to pursue a claim rests with the injured employee. If the injuries are minor, will cause no long-term problems, and the employee can still work and therefore not lose wages after an accident at work, they may well decide that they do not wish to pursue a claim for compensation. However, where the injuries are more serious and an inability to work follows, making a claim for compensation really is the only option, and a right, for most people.

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  1. Samantha

    I sew at work, I got moved to a different area where work was harder on my hands. I complained about pain so they gave me a glove, complained again so I got two gloves. 3 weeks ago I had to put in an accident report cause i had pain in my hand and wrist that hurt to put more pressure on it. This is all after complaining several times to management, leads, and supervisor that I was in pain and having problems with this new work. Today hurt my same hand and decided to go to the doctor. The manager filling out my paperwork gave me grief, let me know my hour pay would be cut down if I got light duty and acted as if I faked the whole thing. Doctor gave me 3 days of light duty, prescription and said I needed to wear a brace and especially wear for sleeping. I’m doing so much suffering from this when I have tried informing so many times of pain and problems, now will lose salary and have pain in my hand, anything I can a do

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    • Ian Morris

      Samantha

      Hi, I am sorry to hear that your work is causing you pain, discomfort and an injury that has lead you to needing to see your GP. It is good that you have reported these problems to your employer and helpful that an accident report has been made as this could help in any future claim should one proceed.

      Whether or not you can claim compensation will depend on varying factors, such as the nature of the job and the training (or lack of) provided by your employer. I would very much like to speak with you to discuss this as a few minutes on the phone with you will enable us to properly assess your claim prospects. Please email your contact number to us at: justice@direct2compensation.co.uk

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  2. Corle Irvine

    Good day Ian,

    I am working for a company that manages a number of restaurants and bars.

    Because of the late working hours, we transport the employees back to their homes after their shifts.

    One of the trucks we transport the employees with was involved in an accident over the weekend.

    Can we open claims for the injured employees with the WCA, even if they have signed out from their shifts?

    I have read that a claim can be submitted if the injury was incurred because of an employees employment at the company…am I understanding this correctly?

    Your guidance with this will be greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards,

    Corlé

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    • Ian Morris

      Corle

      Thank you for visiting our website.

      On the basis of what you have said, I believe that you may be making enquires from outside of the UK? If this is the case, I cannot really offer advice that is of any use.

      We work solely within the UK legal system and act on accidents that have happened in the UK or due to the negligence of a UK based organisation. As such, in your case I don’t think we could help. I may be wrong of course, in which case please call me on 01225430285 so that I can offer further assistance.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian

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  3. John toothill

    Hi Ian,

    I have had an accident at work where I badly broke my leg. However because I’m a director of the company concerned I have been told I cannot make a claim, because I would be suing myself!!

    Do you think it is worth pursuing this?

    Thank

    John

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    • Ian Morris

      John

      Thank you for visiting our website. Being a Director of the business does not mean that you have no legal rights to seek compensation, indeed, we currently have a couple of claims being pursued for Directors of businesses that were injured whilst at work.

      Clearly, you have sustained a nasty serious injury and with this in mind I can appreciate why you are investigating your options. Whether or not you can claim will depend on the nature of the accident and how it happened.

      Can I suggest that you email your contact number to me so that I can call you and we can have a quick chat about your accident? We could then advise as to whether or not we think you have a viable claim?

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  4. Lauretta Burgess

    I was attacked by a resident at work. I was bitten, had scrapes to my arms, bruises to back of leg from being kicked. I was elbowed in my breast and was very traumatised and needed two weeks off to recover. I work in a general nursing home and the resident clearly had mental health needs. I am not trained in restraint practices as we are not an emi unit.
    I have been informed that I will only get statutory sickness pay.

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    • Ian Morris

      Lauretta

      Hi, what a nasty incident you describe. It would sound as if your employer has failed to ensure your safety at work and that there could be a claim for compensation in this. Sadly, there is no obligation on your employer to pay your usual salary whilst you are off ‘sick’ – even if the injuries were caused in an incident at work. You are entitled to SSP, but this is currently only £89.35 per week – and only available for up to 28 weeks. This situation regularly leaves people massively out of pocket.

      Please send me your contact number so that we can call you to take some further details. If you were to succeed with a claim for compensation, you would be able to claim compensation for the injuries you sustained and also to reclaim any lost income or other costs.

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  5. Callum

    I was at work and I stepped off some wood in the yard. My ankle just buckled on me resulting in a grade 3 sprain with a torn ligament but I had trainers on and not my steel toe cap boots. Out of work for 5 week. I would just like to know where I stand really *no pun intenteded*

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    • Ian Morris

      Callum

      We can certainly look at making a claim for you – but we would need to know more about the workplace, why the wood was in the yard and the nature of the job before we can advise you fully.

      Please call us on 01225430285 or email your number to us. A very brief chat over the phone will enable us to properly advise you as to your rights, what options you have and how we can help.

      We look forward to hearing from you.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian

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  6. Kevin

    I was put on job untrained and unsupervised which resulted in a muscle strain injury. I have been off work since. I work for an agency on an ad hoc basis which suits me because of long term mental issues caused by my mother’s suicide and finding my father dead after he had been dead for a week. This incident has seemed to have made my mental health worse. I was not provided with pep and had no information on health and safety issues. I have noticed vision in one eye is blurred magnified and wavey which makes me feel nausius. I have found out lasers are used which shone into my eye which explains moments of double vision during this shift. I have lost confidence with the company I am hired out to and do not want to return. Any information would be appreciated as my financial future looks bleak.
    Thankyou

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    • Ian Morris

      Kevin

      It would seem that you have a couple of claims for compensation here. Firstly, the muscle injury. If your employer failed to provide you with manual handling training and supervision, you may well be able to claim compensation against the employer on the grounds of employer negligence for this injury and any loss of income associated with it.

      Secondly, the eye problem. You should certainly get this diagnosed by Doctors and confirmed. If the employer is using lasers and not providing eye protection, they are clearly breaching your Health & Safety rights.

      I suggest that you either email your number to me or call us on 01225430285 so that we can take a little more information and then link you with the right specialist Solicitor to pursue your claims.

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  7. Darren Butler

    I had a bad accident on my thumb ..I didnt claim because i was told i would be sacked instantly ..its been over 3 years .I work with this injury all the time, because its manual work and use my hands all the time on machinery and with hand tools …it can be very uncomfortable ..Can I claim any sort of benefit for working with this injury .cheers Daz

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    • Ian Morris

      Darren

      Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do regarding your injury in terms of any claim for compensation. If the injury gets to the point where you are disabled by it, you may be entitled to disability benefits, but that would not be compensation.

      The law only allows a maximum period of 3 years to take action. Your employer has behaved terribly in pressurising you not to claim with the threat of dismissal. They have undermined your legal rights and left you in the situation in which you find yourself.

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  8. Sam turner

    Hi, I have recently had a accident at work. I was cleaning up some glass that someone had left in the stock cupboard, on the cupboard someone had put a 6ft banquet table (legs folded down) to get all the glass up I had to move the table (the table shouldn’t of been left in the cupboard) as I moved the table the table collapsed on me causing me to be trapped. I was trapped down the left side of my body. I was trapped under the table for 20 minutes before one of my colleagues found me. I was taken by ambulance to my nearest hospital and spent 3 days in hospital having X-rays, scans and ct scans thinking I had internal bleeding. Luckily I didn’t and I have severe bruising to my muscles and tissue under my rib cage and in my stomach. Doctor has given me 2 weeks off work. The problem is I am only part time so because I don’t work more than 16 hours I’m not entitled to sick pay. Do I have a claim?

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    • Ian Morris

      Sam

      On the basis of what you describe you most certainly have a claim worthy of further pursuit. The fact that you only work 16 hours per week is irrelevant to your rights to claiming compensation.

      We would be very happy to assist you with a claim and as such, we invite you to either email your contact number to me or call us on 01225430285 so that we can take the further information we need to make sure we link you with the right specialist No Win No Fee Solicitor.

      We look forward to hearing from you.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian

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  9. Andy

    Can my boss sack me after having an accident driving his work van which could be my fault

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    • Ian Morris

      You can not be dismissed (legally anyway) simply for being involved in a road traffic accident – whether you are at fault or the innocent party.

      You can only be dismissed legally for acts of gross misconduct, continued breaches of company discipline (that have been noted and dealt with by an employer) or through a genuine redundancy process.

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  10. dave

    i started noticing a heavy smell of paint in my work station. asked my team leader for a mask to reduce the fumes i was inhaling he gave me a look as if i was crazy and said ok and rushed off then 20 minutes gose by no mask yet here he is talking with someone down the line laughing with this person both staring at me i then 15 more minutes went by i titlted my head up to look at a scan in light and blacked out came to and my knees were cut open i stood up and headed for the door for fresh air i get screamed at what are you doing then i responded with i quit am i screwed for getting my previous unemployment insurance claim still waiting on a answer do i have a case or this is all my fault?

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    • dave

      yes they perform paiting duties inside the factory every so often. they dont have a single air vent to vent out any fumes so when they paint the fumes build up with no possible way for the fumes to escape. if they have cameras you will see my self trying my hardest to keep my shirt over my face and call out to the team leader for a mask and injure my self. i couldn’t handle how strong the paint fumes were becoming. i forgot to mention in some of stations were the part moves its way down the line their is a excessive number of qulity marks made to the part with a highly toxic paint marker that doesn’t fully dry before reaching my work station. I do believe they were painting that day and the mixture of the paint fumes that blow around the building and fumes that lingerer off the part were really affecting me. i asked for a protective mask and he ingored my well-being after i stated can you get me a mask these paint fumes are starting to get to me. he never asked about my welfare shouldn’t have he asked me if i feel ok to continue working? do you need to step outside for a fresh air break? nothing just a dirty look and responded with ok and rushed off. i witnessed about 20 minutes after i made the request he was laughing and staring over at me with another employee. he saw that i witnessed him and immediately pulled out his cell phone and shouted im calling down to paint for your mask.. all of the sudden he decides nows the time to call after i asked 20 minutes ago….. i shook my head at him.. about another 15 minutes went by he’s no were to be seen. i tilted my head up black out for a few seconds i noticed my hand hand went forward my knees buckled slamming against the bottom of the jig i tried to save my part from stopping the line over 70 jobs shut down if i make a mistake but of course that was enough for me and i let everything shut down. i felt really unsafe and wanted out side for air i don’t believe i was in a full state of mind when i said i quit because i have bin inhaling paint fumes for 40 minutes but it was my response. i know i shouldn’t have but i wasn’t fully coherent and made a bad decision not being in the state of mind i was in. i. reported everything to unemployment insurance about the reason why i quit told them i have pictures of my injuries apparently their investigation but i know nothing will be done and ill be denied. im about to be homeless cause of some ass hole that now has two in plant sexualharasment complains made towards him after my incident and thinks its a joke when someone asks for ppe but yet he still has a job. i never received a call from the company the following day to discuss this matter like any other company would of done. this person gets to eat every single day well im left to starve i just dont think this was fair and feel hopeless iv applied everywhere no calls back… i feel im doomed when unemployment declines my previous claim from my other employer that laid me off due to shortage of work.. i know their not going to investigate anything or help me

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      • Ian Morris

        Dave

        Thanks for replying. Can I suggest that you call us on 01225430285 or email your number to me, so that we can speak and take this further.

        Thanks

        Direct2Compensation

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    • Ian Morris

      Dave

      Thank you for taking the time to visit our compensation website and raising your situation with us.

      If I understand your comment correctly, you quit your job and walked away as a result of this incident and the employers lack of assistance to you. If this is the case, it will not have any relevance to the outcome of a claim for personal injury compensation if you chose to pursue one. Indeed, the only small issue would be that you would not be able to claim any loss of income relating to this accident/incident as you terminated your employment rather than being unable to work due to ill health.

      On the basis of your comment, I would be of the view that you have a claim worthy of further pursuit as there is definitely an argument to be made relating to employer negligence here. When working with substances hazardous to health, employers must ensure that all workers are provided with the correct personal protective equipment (PPE). In such cases, it is important that the employer follow (and makes sure all staff are aware of and understand) regulations in terms of control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH). In your case, this would relate to the possible effects of inhaling noxious chemical fumes from the paint that you were working with. I assume that you work in a paint shop environment, perhaps as a sprayer? Or in a workplace with such a function being performed. In such a working environment, there should be industrial strength extractor fans and all staff should be wearing protective masks that filter out hazardous chemicals. If your employer fails to provide such a requirement, they are likely to be in breach of health and safety at work regulations. If this is the case, they are therefore likely to be forced to admit liability if any claim for compensation is made as a result of an injury caused in the workplace due to such breaches.

      I hope that this information is of help to you. Please feel free to contact me by email should you have any further queries or if you wish us to help you pursue a claim for compensation against your employer. Alternatively, you can call us on 01225430285.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian

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  11. Kenny Hoover

    Kenny
    March 28, 2017 7:52 am

    I tore my labrum at work on August 10, 2016 and thus was considered a workman’s comp case. I finally had surgery on March 7, 2017. I was required to return to light duty on March 14th. I’m a salaried supervisor and I get paid monthly. I didn’t receive any pay from workman’s comp because they have a seven day elimination period in the state of Virginia. I asked our companies HR department if I could use five days sick pay to cover the five days that I missed. They denied that request because I was out on workman’s comp. So basically, in my mind, I was punished for getting hurt on the job. Should I have been compensated by my employer for the five days I was off having surgery? Thank you.

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    • Ian Morris

      Kenny

      The issue you raise is extremely common amongst the claimants who come to us after being injured in an accident at work. Whilst many people can accept injuries are part and parcel of life and can happen at any time in certain jobs/workplaces, it is very hard to accept losing salary whilst you are unable to work due to suffering an injury that happened in an accident at work.

      In the UK, there is no legal obligation for an employer to pay someone their usual salary if they are off work due to illness or injury – even if the injury was caused through an accident at work and even if the accident happened because of employer negligence.

      Morally, your employer should most definitely pay you for the five days you missed due to surgery. To think you managed to keep the time off down to 5 days is impressive and your employer should be grateful for that, but to not pay you would lead you to feel undervalued and as if you are being punished for suffering an injury whilst working for the employer.

      In most cases, people suffering an injury as a result of an accident at work are only able to reclaim their lost income by way of making a claim for accident at work compensation. This allows them to claim compensation for their injuries and also a special damages claim to recover any lost income and other costs.

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  12. Mahlatse

    I got injured on duty last year at the mine twisted my ankle ddnt report my injury to the as we wer a contracting company my boss said I shouldn’t tell the doctor that i got injured on the mine he will pay all the medical bills of which he did also got my full salary for three months my question is am not intitled to some sort of compensation since I have a steel plate on my foot

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    • Ian Morris

      Whether or not you are entitled to compensation for the injury will depend on the cause of the accident. When claiming compensation after an accident at work, a claimant will only succeed if it can be demonstrated that the employer (or another 3rd party organisation) has been negligent towards health and safety. This can be anything from a lack of training, failure to provide the correct equipment, the failure to remove hazards from the work area or a failure to provide a safe and secure working environment.

      In your case, the lack of a proper report of the accident happening at the mine could pose a problem to any possible claim. However, the lack of an accident book record or full report of an accident is not an insurmountable problem in terms of claiming compensation after an accident at work. If your boss or colleagues were willing to provide a statement confirming what happened it would help your case. Further, if you reported the cause of your injuries as the accident at work when you sought medical treatment, that would be further evidence in support of any claim.

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  13. lilly

    please advise if a person was injured on duty and claims from wca procedure that takes pace .The company offered to pay 2mths salary. Person was treated by specialist .Taken reports to wca. Doctor skips a month to do follow up on patient, does not tell person to go back to work as he cannot walk or drive. Does he qualify for salary for the month he did not visit the doctor as report states he is not fit for duty and the report stamped by police.

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    • Ian Morris

      Under UK law, there is no requirement for an employer to pay employees salaries if they are away from work due to health/injury problems. It will depend on the contract of employment between the employer and employee and what is stated within that regarding sickness pay.

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  14. Darryl da costa

    I was on my way to park my car at work Into my company’s allocated parking area. I noticed a van was parked on double yellow lines in front right side of my way to go. The van was stationary and presumably waiting for someone. My way to go was clear with no obstruction whatsoever.
    As I drove past the van all of a sudden a forklift appeared behind the van and drove straight into my car smashing into my both windows from one side to another. It was a miraculous escape as I was caught between both the forklift blades.
    Apparently the forklift was loading behind the van in which I had no visibility and in an area not designated for loading as it’s double yellow lines. I did not expect forklift to operate freely in this busy vehicular roads. The CCTV footage easily demonstrates About the incident

    My employer reported this incident tried the company of the forklift liable to compensate me but I’ve been told that they not ready to compensate, this has caused a lot of distress although I didn’t have any injuries apart from being traumatised by this as a result I cannot focus I don’t want to talk to anyone, I did see the gp and was off work for a week, I tried my best to go to work but I realised I can’t the incident keep flashing , I just think that the other easily got away with it
    I need some advice

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    • Ian Morris

      Darryl

      What a shocking incident you have endured. I can fully appreciate why you feel traumatised by this and yes, it sounds as if you were very lucky to not sustain serious physical injury.

      On the basis of your description of events, I think you have a viable claim for compensation and that with the assistance of one of our specialist solicitors, you have a viable chance of succeeding with.

      May I suggest that you email your number to me or call us on 01225430285 so that we can take some further information and then get the right specialist solicitor to discuss this matter with you.

      I hope that this helps and I look forward to hearing from you.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian

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  15. Tracy

    My question is how long does a company take or is there a time limit for investigation to Finnish

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    • Ian Morris

      Tracy

      Hi, I am a little unsure as to what you mean with your question – do you mean how long does a claim take or are there time limits in the claims process regarding how defendant insurers investigate claims and how long do they have to reply to a claim?

      Regards

      Ian

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  16. Cliff

    Hi, I have a question about 4-5wks ago I tore my ligaments in my shoulder opening a delivery gate. I put in a claim this is all going through. I was put on light duties but was asked by a manager to move a cage into the lockup, and left me unattended, I then request injured my shoulder and this was then investigated and now going through to a disciplinery on the grounds I didn’t decline even tho I said to him are you sure I should do that with my shoulder. He had plenty of opportunity to choose a different colleague? This feels like a retaliation as there was no investigation for the 1st incident?

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    • Ian Morris

      Cliff

      You should put your concerns to your employer – in writing. It sounds as if you have a very strong case to defend any disciplinary action your employer is looking in to.

      The employer has no legal grounds to ‘retaliate’ for any claim you are making. Every person has a legal right to pursue a claim for compensation against an employer (or anyone else for that matter) when they have been injured as a result of negligence.

      I wish you all the best.

      Ian

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  17. Jon

    Hi, Im just after a little bit of advice. I work as a contractor in the mines, i recently squashed my finger on site. It immediately swelled to almost twice the size and turned purple straight away. I attended fisrt aid where i was given an ice pack and went through the process of reporting the incident. Was back on the job an hour later. The next day when i returned to site and informed them that i intended to see a doctor for a second opinion i was made to feel guilty about hurting myself and on at least 4 different occasions indirectly pursuaded not to attend the doctor. I returned home the next day and sure enough my finger was broken.
    My question is, Should they have taken me to hospital themselves straight away? Is it their duty of care?
    Thank for your help.

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    • Ian Morris

      Jon

      I am sorry to hear about your accident at work. Under UK health and safety law, an employer must not prevent an injured person from seeking professional qualified medical help when it is needed. In your case, it would seem odd that the employer wouldn’t advise you to seek immediate medical treatment. Indeed, their desire to have you working whilst injured may well have placed you at risk of further injury as well as also creating a risk to your colleagues. As you are probably aware, working in a manual job such as yours where heavy tools are used, to use them you need to be fit and well and if you are injured, you may not be able to work safely. In your case, your finger injury would have undoubtedly affected your grip strength and dexterity, so allowing you to work in that condition was a risk to you and your colleagues.

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  18. Jackie

    My brother in law works in a car spray booth and uses an upside down lemonade crate his boss provides to stand on to spray the tops of cars. He fell off this and broke his wrist and broke a bone in his foot. No accident form was completed and he has been off work for 19 weeks. He returned 2 weeks ago on a phased return to work and has discovered that his accident hasn’t been reported. His boss is being difficult and only letting my brother in law work 2 days a week although he wants to work more. His boss has employed someone else in his absence and that person is still there. My brother in law is only getting 2 days pay but is still receiving statutory sick pay. He did receive full pay for the first 6 weeks of his absence then went onto SSP. The lemonade crate is still in use. Do you think he has a claim.

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    • Ian Morris

      Jackie

      The situation you describe regarding your Brother-in-Law’s accident at work and the attitude towards health and safety of his employer is something we hear quite regularly.

      Your Brother-in-Law should take a photograph of the milk crate in question – ideally when someone is stood upon it. I would imagine that his medical records show that the injury was caused at work and this would help. Your Brother-in-Law should still ask the employer to record the accident and what he could do is write to them/email the employer asking the question as to why the accident was not recorded?

      It would sound as if your Brother-in-Law has a viable claim for compensation and this is something we would be keen to discuss further with him. Please ask him to call us on 01225430285 or do email his number to us via: justice@direct2compensation.co.uk

      Yours sincerely

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  19. Noel Feeney

    I was working using a lorry mounted crane(hiab) and whilst lifting a pallet that was loaded with heavy blocks the pallet tilted and the blocks slipped off .this is because the blocks should OFF been badded together in a certain way then banded to the pallet this would have stopped them slipping off.as I was clearing them from the bed of the lorry lifting them I suffered a slipped disc in my back Which I needed surgery for and was off work for 7 months on ssp.when I started the job I wasn’t given no manual handling training or any sort of training in use of equipment or products.on returning to work on the second day I was subjected to aggressive and verbal abuse from the foreman and when I complained he made up a story I was.i was immediately suspended and told by my manager I’m a “bad apple”.I think this is because I started a claim.now 7 month on my solicitor says I ain’t got a case because my gp didn’t make a note of how I sustained my injury .surly that is trivial compared to how I’ve been treated.can you advise me please .thank you

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    • Ian Morris

      Noel

      What a distressing situation in which you find yourself. Sadly, it is often the case that the ‘bad apple’ is the bad employer who doesn’t provide basic training and shows a disregard to health and safety. To make matters worse, they then try and turn it round on to you as the injured employee and call you the bad apple.

      Obviously, your Solicitor would not wish to close the case if they felt they could succeed as they will be acting on a Conditional Fee Agreement (No Win No Fee) basis and will only get paid for their work if they succeed for you. With this in mind, the fact that they seem to be closing the case is a bit of a worry.

      However, all may not be lost. Have you tried speaking to your GP to discuss this situation? Asking if they would be willing to link the injury for which you have had treatment? Also, was an accident book entry completed at work at the time of the injury? Was it witnessed etc?

      If your current Solicitor has not yet closed it, you should discuss these possibilities with them. If they have closed it, we could get one of our partner Solicitors to obtain your file from the previous firm and review it for you. Whether or not we were then able to take it further, I cannot say but you would have nothing to lose by allowing us to review this for you.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian

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  20. Carolyn Mboya

    Hi I had a accident at work 3 weeks
    Ago and I’m signed off for atwo least another week.I was hit on the head by the bin man .went to hospital had to have a ct scan on my head as they thought I had a bleed.no bleed but I have concussion still suffering with headaches after 3 weeks have been told may last 6 weeks my last longer.

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    • Ian Morris

      Carolyn

      Thank you for coming to our website. From what you say, I believe you have a viable and valid claim for compensation. You have clearly suffered a serious concussion and as such, claiming compensation for this is something we would like to assist you with.

      Please call us on 01225430285 or email me your number to (justice@direct2compensation.co.uk) and we’ll call you.

      I look forward to hearing from you.

      Kindest regards

      Ian

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  21. N. Tipa

    Hi. My Son is almost 17yrs old and he recently had an accident at work, falling down the concrete stairs! He had my arms full with boxes of meat, and the cleaner had just washed the steps, she told him to be careful, but the steps were so wet that he fell from the top to the bottom!
    We took him to Hospital immediately (10pm at night), and got home at 3am, and then we were called again the next day to take him back again. They confirmed that He had fractured his thigh bone completely from one side to the other – apparently it’s the hardest bone in the body to break – and tore his ligaments in his knee! We gave work his sick note at the end of the first week, and have been waiting to hear if he is entitled to sick pay. The only thing they did was get him to email them a photo of the bottom of his shoes – priorities!
    He has now been off work for a month and has been calling the Boss at least 2/3 times per week about any sick pay, but they haven’t been bothered with him at all; Infact they said that He needed to wait until payday to see if he gets any money in his bank (2 weeks later!). He called again today and has just been told that he is NOT entitled to sick pay, but that he should look into Incapacity Benefit!
    Unfortunately, we believe that because He is only 16 and had his hours drastically reduced towards the end of last year, he is not entitled to sick pay because he hasn’t had to pay any tax or National Insurance, so we very much doubt that he will be entitled to any benefits; so we wondered if there is anything that we can do?

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    • Ian Morris

      I cannot answer as to whether or not your Son is entitled to any benefits, but on the basis of your description of his accident and injuries, I am of the view that he has a viable and valid claim for compensation.

      As the steps were wet through cleaning and no hazard warning sign had been erected, his employers will have some work to do to defend a claim against them. Your Son was carrying items as per his job role and is therefore at a risk of slipping if the floor is wet. Although the cleaner provided a verbal warning, this does not absolve the employer of responsibility for the situation.

      I suggest that you contact us – either on the phone (01225430285) or email me your number (justice@direct2compensation.co.uk) so that we can discuss this matter and get the ball rolling. If he is successful with a claim, not only will he receive compensation for the injury sustained (and a fractured thigh/femur is a serious injury) and be able to claim any lost income, he will also have the prospect of accessing specialist rehabilitation therapies that could speed his recovery.

      I hope this response is of help to you and I hope that you will make contact with us.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian

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  22. Sonja

    I am Sonja my boss told me to clean the toilet with pool acid after one day start getting sick. I was admitted at hospital . I went back to my work place for me pay for the days that I was sick. They say they won’t pay me because pool acid won’t affect my health. I was also using my money for hospital. I’m still having pain, dazziness,shortage of breathing, headache. But they say if I’m going to do the some job is best for me to look other job.I want to make a claim . I have case or not because it seems they know that I’m going have long term problem like lung problem.

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    • Ian Morris

      Sonja

      Hi, I am not sure as to what your prospects are, but I am interested to find out more about your situation so that we can give you a better view. If you are working in the UK and an employer expects you to work with chemicals and substances hazardous to health, you should be given the correct training. This is known as ‘COSHH’ training and it is the law requiring all employers to control substances that are hazardous to the health of those using them – if they are not handled correctly.

      With this in mind, it seems that your employer has not adhered to this rule and this gives me some hope that you do have a claim.

      If you would like to discuss this with us, either fill in one of our contact forms on the ‘start your claim’ page of our website or call our office on 01225430285.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian

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  23. Matilda

    I fall down today at work but I thought was just normal so I didn’t report but when I came home I felt the pains at my knees can I report it tomorrow?

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    • Ian Morris

      Matilda

      Yes, you should speak to the employer tomorrow and inform them that your fall has in fact caused injury. You can inform them that you didn’t feel any injury initially, but that overnight you’ve noticed discomfort, pain and bruising etc.

      Ian

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  24. Julie Neil

    I recently had an accident at work. I am a police officer and was chasing a burglar when I slipped on mud. As I am a dog handler, I was trying to control the dog with one hand and holding a torch in the other. The dog pulled me as I tried to correct the fall and caused me to rupture my quad resulting in an operation and 6 months off work. I had to cancel two ski holidays and have had my pay docked as I was not able to look after the dogs during my sick leave. After the accident my employer has issued head torches as this was thought to be a contributing factor. Do I have a claim?

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    • Ian Morris

      Hello Julie

      Thank you for sharing your situation with us. I can imagine that your job is hard enough at the best of times, let alone having to try and control a strong animal whilst in pursuit of a burglar!

      In all honesty, I am not sure as to whether or not you will be able to succeed with a claim, but I feel that the actions of your employer in terms of providing head torches to try and prevent a repeat of this incident gives you some grounds to warrant pursuit of compensation. It is clear that the employer has realised that asking you to hold a torch in one hand whilst controlling your Police Dog in the other presents a greater risk to your safety than having a head mounted torch and a free hand for balance and grip. This could give you grounds for success.

      I think the best course of action would be to contact us so that we can take some further details and then get one of our specialist solicitors to discuss this with you and take advice from learned professionals!

      You can either call us – 01225430285 – or email me your contact number via justice@direct2compensation.co.uk and we can then try to get this sorted for you.

      I look forward to hearing from you.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian

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  25. Tshwarelo

    Is my employer responsible for transporting me to my physiotherapy sessions after injury?

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    • Ian Morris

      There is no obligation on your employer to provide transport to and from medical appointments – certainly under UK law. All your employer must do is act in accordance with their contractual obligations to you and provide a safe and secure working environment, including acting on any reports made by workers regarding possible hazards or dangers to workers.

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  26. Patricia Cunningham

    I got injured at work leading to 2 operations on my foot and 12 months off work,I contacted my job last week to say I will be able to return,they ask me to meet them only to say I have been made redundant,can they do this.

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    • Ian Morris

      Patricia

      I have answered your redundancy question as best I can under your other comment. I should point out that I am not an employment Solicitor so you really should seek advice on that issue from a specialist or your union.

      Have you tried to make a claim for compensation as a result of injuring your foot at work? If not, this maybe something we could help you with. If you would like help with a claim for compensation for the injury at work, please call us on 01225430285 or email your number to me at: ian@direct2compensation.co.uk

      I hope this info helps

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  27. Patricia Cunningham

    Can I be made redundant while I am off work.

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    • Ian Morris

      Patricia

      Any employee can face redundancy, whether they are signed off during sickness leave or not. What is important though is that ALL employees facing redundancy MUST be handled in the same way, with the statutory redundancy consultation period and support being provided by the employer.

      If you think that your employer has not handled your redundancy correctly, you should seek the services of an employment solicitor or discuss this with your union if you are a member of one.

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  28. Gladys k Bonsu

    I have injury at work which has cost me so much the no win no fee company dealing working on my behalf has
    pulled out at dame minute when the case is about to go to court on the 16/03/2017, please what shall l do l need your advise. Thank you

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    • Ian Morris

      Gladys

      Without knowing why the previous Personal Injury Solicitor has withdrawn from your claim at such a late stage, it is very difficult to give you advice. Clearly, the current representative that you have had working for you has now decided that they cannot pursue this further for you.
      You do have the right to seek a 2nd opinion from a specialist Solicitor, but as you may appreciate, there is very little time between now and when your claim is due to go to court. With this in mind, you need to speak directly with a specialist personal injury solicitor urgently, so that they can obtain your previous Solicitors file of papers and review the contents for you.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian Morris

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  29. Natasha

    My boyfriend is a boilermaker and got injured at work with a fractured rib. Workman’s compensation paid out and the company took him to see a doctor, but this particular doctor told him that they are unable to book him off due to a “new health law that has been instated” and “the Commissioner doesn’t allow them to book patients off for such things anymore.” He then got told that he has to return to work the next day and continue with his usual heavy duty labour, and if he doesn’t feel better then he must return to the hospital so they can book him onto light duty. This all seems very odd to me because to my knowledge, and the knowledge of everyone around me, he should be booked off because if he moves in a wrong way, he could crack his rib completely and puncture his lung. Could someone please assist me in finding out more about this so-called “newly instated health law”, as it doesn’t make sense to me?

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    • Ian Morris

      Natasha

      Hi, I am not sure which country you live in but what you’ve explained is definitely not the case within the UK – which is the area that we have the expertise in.

      Let me know and I’ll do my best to offer some guidance.

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  30. Afzal

    Hi,
    I was injured on the 29th October 2015, I was in and out of the hospital for the rest of that year. In January 4th 2017, i was admitted in hospital and had a spinal decompression done with a donor bone was taken from my hip. Ever since then, i was not at work until the 15th August 2017. I had to return to work as the company i am working was no longer paying me my salary, but due to my injury, i had to see my doctor again and advised him that i cannot continue to work due to the pain that i am having. i have had two of my cervical vertebrates removed and fused with screws. Please advise how can i go about claiming? I have returned to work on the 28/12/16 and had a doctors appointment on the 09/01/17, upon producing my progress report to my manager, he said that i will not be be getting paid for that day and that i must claim from WCA… Can the company say that to me?

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    • Ian Morris

      Afzal

      Thank you for coming to Direct2Compensation. Whether or not you can claim compensation for the serious damage to your spine, will depend on whether or not you were injured because of employer negligence.

      In most cases, if there has been an accident at work, an employee can pursue the employer for compensation. The vast majority of such claims would be made against an employer liability insurance policy.

      In terms of whether or not your employer should pay you or ask that you claim from another body (in your case you cite the WCA – an organisation I am not aware of here in the UK) depends on the circumstances of your contract of employment.

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  31. Gabriel K Mpasela

    I am a general worker for zesco limited company, and on november 17 last year, i got injured at work, a truck side gate fell on my head and hit me, when opening it. While we were offloading electrical wooden poles, i had a cut and i received 5 stitches to my head, up now the pain still comes back. I have not been compensated, help me please yours Gabriel K M

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    • Ian Morris

      Gabriel

      Hi, your accident at work sounds painful and certainly avoidable – I wonder if you can hold the employer liable on the grounds of insufficient training or for providing a truck that was not fit for purpose?

      Unfortunately, I don’t think we can help you – as I believe that you are based (and work) outside of the United Kingdom. As such, we can’t help – Direct2Compensation are based in the UK and operate within the legal system covering the countries making up the United Kingdom. If you are outside of the UK, I would suggest that you seek the services of a specialist injury compensation solicitor based in which ever country you are enquiring from.

      I hope that this is of help to you.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian

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  32. Leevan prussia

    Hi, i was involved in an accident at work on monday, i was on my ppt truck heading down the wearhouse when i stoped to drop my load and the guy behind me on his forklift truck slammed in to me and his fork squashed over my foot pinning me to my truck 1 more inch to the right and id of probably lost my leg due to the forks going through my ankle!! All procedures were followed, accident book was filled in and i attended A+E were they said i have sever soft tissue damage to my left foot today is thursday im still in severe pain and no signs of my swelling going down and still unable to walk my foot is ballooned and bruising so bad. (Been taking day to day pictures) Do i have the right to a claim?? And if i claim can i loose my job?? Im in two minds off what to do as i cant loose my job, then at the same time i feel like im entitled to try and claim. I also feel i may try to be talked out of claiming when i get back to work by my bosses……. help!!

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    • Ian Morris

      Leevan

      Thank you for telling us about your accident at work. It sounds very painful and I can appreciate how uncomfortable it must be.

      On the basis of your comment, I am of the view that you have a very strong claim for compensation and you really ought to pursue such a claim. We would be very happy to help you with this and I suggest you call us on 01225430285 or email me: ian@direct2compensation.co.uk

      I appreciate your concerns about claiming against your employer, but you have nothing to fear if you were to pursue a legitimate claim for compensation against them and given the nature of this injury and how it happened, it is clearly a legitimate claim. Your employer cannot dismiss you for simply claiming compensation after an accident at work.

      An employer can only dismiss an employee for acts of gross misconduct, via redundancies (which have to include the job role rather than the individual) or if you are unfit for a long while and unable to work, an employer can terminate your employment – but you don’t need to have any concerns about that as I am sure you will be fit to work well before the employer would feel the need to take any action.

      Please get in contact with me, I am confident that we can help you.

      I look forward to hearing from you.

      Regards

      Ian

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  33. elli

    hi ian morris can you please advise me.
    i am currently pursuing a claim against my employer through my union, unites legal service thompsons, for an accident i had in in july 2015, but the solicitor advised me if my employer denies liability, there is no guarantee they will issue court proceedings against my employer, even although i have demonstrated employer negligence.
    i do not know why they are saying this even though everything is in order, the accident book, my medical reports etc.
    now i am thinking i should have gone through a private legal firm operating on a no win no fee basis.
    i am asking is this action legal for them to not pursue my case in court and recover my lost income and compensation for my personal injury.
    i have lost my job on grounds of capability because i am no longer fit enough to carry out my contracted duties.

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    • Ian Morris

      Elli

      Thank you for contacting us. We may be able to take over the running of your claim if you wish – whilst the Union Solicitors should (and normally do) act in your best interests, we do hear anecdotal evidence that when people use a Union law firm, the outcome of their claim is often not satisfactory. Indeed, many people who have come to us in your situation have cited an apparent conflict of interest with the Union Solicitor and report their unhappiness with how things have been handled.

      If you would like us to get one of our Solicitors to speak with you and review the work done by your current Solicitors, please call us on 01225430285.

      I hope this helps.

      Ian

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  34. david

    hi please help my father died in 2004 at work while working he was a crane operator we didn’t get an injury. on duty we just receive monthly pension need help or any advise

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    • Ian Morris

      David

      I am very sorry to hear of your loss in such tragic circumstances. This must have been very hard for you and your family to cope with.

      Unfortunately, I don’t think we would be able to help as the accident happened over 10 years ago. In the UK, you are allowed 3 years from the date of an accident to pursue any claim. Failure to do so within that period will leave you statute barred and unable to take any action.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian

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  35. david

    hi my name is thato my father died at work in 2004 we didn’t get injury on duty we just get monthly pension so we need plz

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  36. Taylor

    I burnt myself spilling soup at work on my arm and was allowed to put it under cold water but was not allowed to go to hospital I had to keep working and then when I asked at the end of the night I was told you have to polish cutlery before I leave that’s 5 hours working with my injury and I then at 12.30pm went with 2nd degree burn

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    • Ian Morris

      Taylor

      Thank you for letting us know about your accident at work and the nasty burn injury you sustained. It was helpful that you also filled in a contact form on our website as this enabled us to speak with you in person and find out more.

      On the basis of what you have stated, we feel that you have a viable claim for compensation and to this end, we have now passed this to one of our specialist accident at work injury compensation solicitors and asked them to call you directly.

      I wish you a speedy recovery from the burn and the best of luck with your claim for compensation.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian Morris

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  37. Glorina ntsotso Noko

    Good day.my name is Glorina. I had an exidant driving a truck at work and I’m on learnaship at 12/08/2016.I had an injary on left arm,right angle feet, injury on my heat and lost memory with a treatment for headache and my employer send me the e-mail for heering while I’m on seek leave and stop paying me what must I do?? From Johannesburg

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    • Ian Morris

      Glorina

      Hello, I am very sorry to hear about your accident.

      Unfortunately, we are not able to offer you any advice on this issue as you are based outside of the UK in Johannesburg. Direct2Compensation is a UK based business operating within the legal system covering the United Kingdom. To this end, I would not be able to offer you sensible advice.

      I suggest that you make contact with a Solicitor/Lawyer based in Johannesburg and discuss this matter with them.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian Morris

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  38. shiree

    Ive had an accident four years ago that wasnt my fault would I be entitled to anything? Ive scars on my head and lips and was I had to get medical attention

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    • Ian Morris

      Shiree

      Thank you for taking the time to visit our claims website and ask your question.

      Unfortunately, I believe that you have sadly left it too long to pursue any action. The law in the UK allows those wishing to pursue claims for personal injury compensation a statutory period of limitation in which they can register their claim. If they fail to do so within that time frame, they are barred by law from taking action.

      The limitation period for people aged over the age of 18 years at the date of their accident, date of diagnosis (for industrial illness matters) or date that they became aware of negligence in clinical negligence matters is 3 years. As you have now had a period of 4 years from the injuries you sustained, I believe that you are sadly statute barred.

      I am sorry that we cannot assist you.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian Morris

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  39. Susan Thomas

    I fell on the stairs in work and sustained an ankle injury. I was advised to rest it by the hospital, as I was in a lot of pain. i was off work for two weeks, and upon my return my manager voiced her anger at me “letting her down”, I was then ignored for the rest of the day resulting in me giving my notice to leave the company. I was paid sick pay initially through the bacs system into my bank account but later that same day my pay was taken out. I had to wait for three days before my pay minus my sick pay. Can I make a claim.

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    • Ian Morris

      Susan

      I am really sorry to hear that one of the consequences of your accident at work was that you were made to feel that you had to leave the workplace. Employers should handle matters like this far more carefully and be more supportive.

      Regarding your question about making a claim for compensation, it is certainly something you can consider. The only way you would be able to reclaim lost income and other costs would be by pursuing a claim for accident at work compensation on the grounds of employer negligence. In this case, you have fallen on the stairs at work, so the only way you would be able to succeed with a claim against the employer would be by being able to demonstrate that the stairs were dangerous – perhaps they were disrepaired? Was there something sticking up on a stair that caught your foot or a broken section? Or if the stairs were wet from cleaning or a leak and no hazard signs were erected? Sadly, if you simply misplaced your footing and fell you would have no prospect of succeeding with a claim against the employer.

      If you would like to discuss your accident with me, i’d be more than happy to talk things through to help you find out whether or not you have grounds to make a successful claim for compensation. You can call me on 01225430285 or email me via justice@direct2compensation.co.uk.

      I hope that this information is helpful and I look forward to hearing from you.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian Morris

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  40. Darren Baker

    Hi my name is darren I work as a labourer for local firm and we do lot of work for local council I drive tipper truck for the company which belongs to the company the last 6 months the tipper broke down so when we unloaded the tipper I had to unload it by hand so I told the boss i need help to unload the wagon as it was all heavy materials to unload or can he get the tipper fix then I was told by the boss dad that if I won’t drive truck then there won’t be any work for me so I carried on working as I need the job for my family over the last 6 months the truck got worse as rust was eating the metal away leaving big holes on the tipper were i had to stand on to unload the company had another wagon which was new and in good working order so everyday I went to the council 2 or 3 times a day i had unload heavy materials on my own the other wagon the company own was being used the tipper works they always had 2 people on that wagon on Wednesday last week at 8 in the morning I had accident when tipping of waste on me own and doing it by hand ambulance was called then I was in hospital I’ve had one phone call from my boss which I couldn’t answer because I was in hospital so in 5 days I haven’t heard from my boss no one let my family know that I was in hospital through the accident at work my partner found out at 15:00 the day it happen when I rang her from hospital asking for help to get home as when the paramedics took me to hospital they’d cut my tops off & I didn’t have any money with me for transport home. I’m in lot of pain with back now I don’t understand why is my company being like this. Also since I had the accident no one from the company has been in touch to ask how I’m feeling or if I’m in need of anything. I do hope this makes sense.
    Many thanks
    Darren Baker

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    • Ian Morris

      Darren

      Your story is certainly one of employer negligence and sadly a typical story of an avoidable workplace injury. Given what you say, I would be very certain that you have a strong claim for compensation on the basis of liability. You have previously (and it seems repeatedly) put your employer on notice that there is a risk to your health and their failure to repair the broken tipper or replace it with one that works is definitely negligent towards your health and safety at work.

      When it comes to claiming compensation for workplace injuries, the key element that a claimant must prove to succeed with their claim is employer negligence. All employers have a responsibility to ensure that employees are provided with a safe and secure working environment and that machinery, equipment and vehicles are maintained safely and that all tools work properly. As I have already said, I believe that you have a very strong claim for compensation. My only concern is whether or not the details of your injury are on record with your employer – by way of an accident book report. Of course, there will be Ambulance Paramedic records relating to what they found and what treatment you needed, but it would be wise to ensure that what happened to you is properly recorded by your employer. I would therefore write to them or email them describing the broken truck and that you had reported that before and what happened last week.

      The only concern you may have with making a claim for compensation is that it sounds as if your employer will not be too happy with you for taking such action. I say this because they have clearly given you a choice of driving the broken truck as it is or lose your job when you have raised the issue of the faulty tipper mechanism. If you have worked for your employer for more than 2 years, it is very difficult for them to simply terminate your employment and they cannot (by law) in any event for simply pursuing a claim for compensation.

      We would very much like to help you with a claim for compensation to cover the injuries you have sustained and any lost income whilst you are unable to work. Please do get in touch with us to provide your contact details and we’ll then call you.
      I very much hope that this information is of use to you and I hope to hear from you soon.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian Morris

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  41. Doug

    In March 2016 i injured my shoulder. A few days later i told my forman about it. I kept working thinking it would get better. Accually it was getting worse. So I made an appointment with my doctor not to be seen until September 2nd. I was fired in August. I filled for unemployment but no luck. After x rays and mri I need surgery and therapy. I can’t work and have no income. What do I do

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    • Ian Morris

      Doug

      Your situation sounds frustrating to say the least. You may be able to pursue a claim for compensation – but only if your injury was caused by employer negligence or someone elses negligence. I think you maybe outside of the UK, in which case we can’t help you as we can only operate within the legal system covering the UK.

      My best advice to you would be to contact a local personal injury lawyer and discuss your situation with them. It could be that they are able to get you compensation for the injury, recover your lost income and pay all of your medical bills. You have nothing to lose by doing this, so you should get on with that now.

      Best of luck!

      Ian

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  42. Emma

    Hi, I had a fall at work about 5years ago I know it’s a long time I was off work for 6 months before I was bullied into leaving work since then I still have pain down my right side my old boss stopped paying my doctors bills so I had to stop going as they were trying to charge me. Would I still have any entitlements or is it too late??

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    • Ian Morris

      Emma

      Thank you for taking the time to share your situation.

      Sadly, I would think that you will be statute barred due to the time lapsed between your accident date and now to enable you to pursue any claim. As stated in this article, at the current time, UK law allows a person aged over the age of 18 years a period of 3 years from the date of their accident in which they can bring a claim for compensation. Failure to register a claim before the end of the 3-year period leaves you unable to take action.

      The only exception to this is for children/young people under the age of 18 years at the date of their accident. In this case, a person has until their 21st birthday before their limitation period expires.

      I hope that this information is of use to you.

      Best wishes

      Ian

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  43. Min Grewal

    I work in a special needs school and have been bitten(more than once), smacked, punched, my nose nearly broken.

    I have only been working there as a Teaching assistant for 2 weeks.

    I’m not sure where I stand in regards to my rights.

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    • Min Grewal

      Just in follow up…..I am still to receive the training that I was promised when I started in the position

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      • Ian Morris

        Thank you for letting us know about your situation at work. Clearly, you are not having a great time of it as yet and it certainly sounds as if your employer has been negligent in respect of your health and safety at work. The role of working within a special school is known to present problematic situations to the staff. There is always going to be the risk of violence from angry or confused students or the need to restrain students if they become anxious, stressed or angry. With this in mind, an employer knows that there is a foreseeable risk to their staff and as such, MUST ensure that all staff are provided with the requisite training, tools and guidance to enable them to work as safely as possible and reduce the risk of injuries such as those you cite as far as can be done. It goes without saying that even if an employer were to provide all of this training and support, this job would still present a risk to ones health. It simply is not possible to remove ALL risks of injury from any job, the key is to minimise the risks and provide the tools and know-how to enable staff to do so.

        As a new worker, you should not be placed directly in to the ‘firing line’ without having the required training and knowledge to work safely. As you state that you have not yet received the training, I would say that your employer has been negligent and that you have every right to pursue a claim against them for compensation.

        To protect your rights after an injury at work, I would recommend that you ensure that you place on record (either within an accident book or by emailing your HR department or line manager) the full details of the injuries that you have sustained, the incidents in which you have been injured and that you are still awaiting the basic training you were promised before you started this role. You should also seek medical treatment for the injuries – both physical and psychological.

        We would be more than happy to link you with the right specialist no win no fee employer liability injury compensation solicitor. To this end, we do need to speak with you to obtain some further understanding of your situation. Therefore, please let us have your contact details so that we can discuss this with you.

        We’re here to help you and our no win no fee claims process is easy to understand and guarantees that you do not have to pay any costs to any party should your claim fail.

        We look forward to hearing from you.

        Regards

        Ian

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  44. BESMIR

    Hi.There I had an accident at work I have broken wrist I wanted to ask a question if I put the claim would and if I return back to work would it effect the compensation?Thanks

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    • Ian Morris

      Hi,

      This is a really good accident at work or workplace accident injury compensation question.

      We generally find that most people who are injured in an accident at work and left unable to work, want to get back to work as quickly as possible. This is for two reasons. Firstly, most people need to work to ensure that they earn sufficient money to cover their monthly housing costs and other expenses. In many cases, people who are injured in an accident at work find that they do not receive their usual salary whilst they cannot work and therefore, they are heavily out of pocket as a result. In this circumstance, a large portion of any accident at work compensation settlement that they will receive if they win a claim for compensation will include full recovery of their lost income as our specialist solicitors will claim the difference between their usual income and the statutory sick pay that they have received whilst unable to work.
      Secondly, most people just want to get back to normality after a nasty accident. It might seem nice to take some time away from work, but it is not nice to be away from work if you are not at work because of a nasty injury suffered in an accident at work. Returning to work is a good thing, as long as it doesn’t affect any recovery from the injury.

      To answer your question directly, should you return to work, it would not affect you, should you decide to pursue a claim for compensation. The only thing returning to work does is that it enables you to earn your usual salary and reduces the stress and worry that you would otherwise suffer whilst worrying about paying your rent, buying food or running your car. If your job is a physical one and your injury means that you cannot work in your usual role, you should speak to your employer to see if they have any alternative lighter duties that you can do whilst you recover. That way you can continue to work and earn money whilst you recover from your injuries.

      We look forward to hearing from you.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian Morris

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  45. Phil B

    I was injured on the job 3 years as of April 19th. Broke my ankle in 2 places and also damaged some cartilage in which they had to remove during my 2nd surgery. I did not seek an attorney because I had a lot of respect for the management of my workplace. However after PT and an evaluation I received $19,000 settlement and that was based on the impairment in my ankle which is required by the state of Nebraska, or so I was told.

    3 years later, I still work there. I have some restrictions from the doctor 1 of which says I can no longer work on rooftops. They have not tried to make me do so. My job is very physical even when Im not on a roof. As a supplier we roofload roofing supplies on the rooftops for the contractor. Even though im not on a roof, throwing the shingles which weigh between 75-90 lbs still agitates my ankle to this day. Depending on weather, and grade of the area of which the truck sits on, and how far I have to walk the truck to get them from the pallet to the boom… can turn into a very painful process. My ankle does not have the flexibility and strength it use to have.

    I have discussed my concern with work countless times, especially in the last year or so and Im still doing the same job. I think they believe Im just trying to get out of work, and not really looking into my situation as being painful to do my job. Do you have some suggestions of how I can handle this? I have been looking for another job for about a year as well, but again I even have to be very selective of what job to pursue because my injuries has created permanent limitations.

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    • Ian Morris

      Phil

      Thank you for taking the time to read through our compensation claims website and sharing your situation.

      The injury you sustained in your accident at work was truly awful and your ongoing pain, discomfort and weakness symptoms match those we hear repeated by of many of our fracture injury compensation claimants. Have your medical team reached the limit of remedial work that they can do to help your recovery?

      Sadly, as your accident and current situation is based within the USA, there is not much advice that I can offer. Direct2Compensation is a UK Based business and operates within the jurisdiction of legal system covering England & Wales. As you will appreciate, the laws and judicial systems of our two countries are very different. As our knowledge is specific to the legal system relating to personal injury compensation within England & Wales, we are not suitably qualified to advise you how to handle a matter within the USA and we certainly wouldn’t want to give you any unrealistic or misguided advice to you.

      However, it sounds like you would benefit from having legal advice and support with your situation as it could be that you could force the employer to help you to remain at work – perhaps in a different capacity. I would suggest that you seek a specialist lawyer based in the city or state in which you are based.

      I am sorry we can’t help further.

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      • Micheal barnett

        I live in stoke on trent in england i am im the uk

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        • Ian Morris

          Michael

          Hi, we can certainly help you with your claim and I understand that you have spoken with my colleague, Justin to discuss your accident.

          Your claim enquiry has now been sent to one of our specialist solicitor partner firms and you will receive a call from one of their specialist personal injury compensation solicitors within the next 24 working hours.

          Best regards

          Ian

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  46. jason

    Hi,my boss asked me to help him move a heavy pool table, whilst lifting the pool table my back went and I was in pain later that day at home the pain become unbearable so I went to a&e,since then the pain is back,I’ve been on strong painkillers all the time but 2days ago while seeing the doctor she thinks I have got sciatica and wants me to go for a scan, I still work for the same company but can’t afford to loss my job but the pain is getting worse, they don’t even offer to pay for my prescription, don’t know what to do

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    • Ian Morris

      Jason

      Your predicament is a common one for people who work in a small business and have a personal relationship with the business owner. For people working in very small workplaces, there is a very commonly held concern about making a claim for accident at work compensation when they are injured in an accident at work. This concern, like yours is the worry about whether or not making a claim for compensation against your employer will cost you your job.

      In the eyes of the law, an employee cannot be dismissed for making a claim for compensation and with this in mind, the vast majority of people who are injured in workplace accidents and opt to make a claim for compensation against their employer continue to work at the same workplace without a problem. However, in a small workplace where the owner is the boss, they will know if you make a claim for compensation as their insurers will want to speak to them about the situation. In such circumstances, we have had claimants advise us that they have felt pressurised by their employer to drop their claim and been made to feel awkward about their decision to seek compensation for their injuries and losses. As a result, you will need to evaluate the extent of your injuries, the pain caused by them and whether or not you are making a decent recovery and then place that against how your employer will react to you making a claim for compensation.

      All employers regardless of their size and number of employees should hold employer liability insurance and any claim you opted to make would be made against the insurance policy. This is what they pay their premium for, so it is very reasonable to pursue a claim for compensation if you have been injured at work in an incident that was not your fault.

      If your boss has not provided manual handling training and asked you to work in a dangerous manner – as is the case here, by getting you to assist in the moving of a very heavy item like a pool table, it would be easy to apply employer negligence to the employer and you’d have every chance of succeeding with a claim for compensation.

      We would be more than happy to assist you with a claim, or offer further advice.

      In any event, you should most certainly ask your employer to record the details of your injury and the cause within an accident book. If your employer does not have an accident book, you should email them outlining what happened and how you were injured.

      We look forward to hearing from you.

      Regards

      Ian

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  47. Amanda

    In May I twisted my knee during work. Basicly I turned my body while my feet was locked. I torn my ligaments and meninscus. I had a surgery in December.
    Nobody done any accident report at work. I had an investigation about it, and for me the answer, that it wasn’t work related accident not really a proper answer and I think they should report my accident, especially almost a year now And I am still not well.

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    • Ian Morris

      Amanda

      Hello, your story is fairly typical with regards to many of the accident at work injury compensation claimants who come to Direct2Compensation for help.

      You’ve had an accident at work that has lead to a painful injury needing surgery to repair and along with the undoubted pain and discomfort the injury has caused you, I would imagine that you have suffered a loss of income and certainly been unable to take part in your usual day-to-day activities. This in itself is a difficult and upsetting situation. However, when an employer is unsympathetic to the predicament in which you find yourself and refuse to comply with their obligations to record the details of the accident within an accident report, it can make the situation even worse.

      You mention that your employer carried out an investigation in to the incident and that their response was that it was not a work related matter. Clearly, without knowing more about the actual cause of the injury (why you twisted your knee, where it happened and how etc), it is difficult for me to state whether or not you have a viable claim for accident at work compensation. Regardless of any claim, your employer should still have made a record of the accident and if they have conducted an investigation, they must have a record of an incident – otherwise they would have nothing to base an investigation upon.

      I would suggest that you provide us with your contact details so that we can discuss this matter with you in more depth. It could be that we feel that you have a viable accident at work compensation claim. If after speaking with you, we felt that the details of your accident at work merited a claim, we would be happy to take some details and then link you with a specialist accident at work compensation solicitor.

      Whether or not you have a viable claim against your employer for accident at work compensation will come down to the cause of why you twisted your knee. If your employer has provided an environment that was unsafe – perhaps a lack of training, a slippery surface on the floor, or given you an inadequate work space or an item of equipment that is not fit for purpose or broken for example, then you are likely to have a viable claim.

      We look forward to speaking with you to find out more.

      Kindest regards

      Ian

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  48. Jon

    I stopped a falling object weighing 100kg falling on someone’s head whilst unloading a vehicle,injuring myself in the process but I’m not entitled to claim as it was my fault! How can this be?
    Are you meant to let it fall on someone’s head?!?

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    • Ian Morris

      Hi Jon

      Thank you for your comment.

      As you know, we feel you have a claim that should be taken further and we’ve now spoken with you and submitted your details to one of our specialist injury compensation solicitors.

      Kind regards

      Ian

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  49. tanya

    Iv already started a claim for an accident I had at work. I tripped and sprained and badly bruised my left arm. They have accepted liability and iv been offered an ammonia but the solicitors are asking me for £330 to pay for liability insurance. Surely my old employer should pay this as it happened at work. Is this correct? My amount will be almost halved between myself and solicitors due to me paying this. Advice please.

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    • Ian Morris

      Dear Tanya

      Thank you for your comment. Without knowing what agreement you have entered in to with your Solicitor, it is hard to determine whether you are being badly advised and incorrectly charged.

      As with any legal matter being handled by a Solicitor, if you are unhappy with any aspect of their work you should make an immediate complaint to them and ask to see their complaints policy. If you then feel that they do not handle your complaint adequately or you are not happy with their decision on your complaint, you should then contact the Law Society and make a complaint to them as they can then investigate this in the way that an ombudsman can.

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  50. Steve Tuck

    I work in a kitchen. I reported a broken fire door which had come off its bottom hinge
    a week ago. Nothing was done. Yesterday I went to open the door and it didn’t move I carried on walking as I thought the door was going to open and banged my head on the corner of the door. The impact made me fall to the ground and I saw stars, thought I was going to pass out and I bit the inside of my mouth. I was helped outside by a colleague to get some fresh air. Later on that evening I started to get bad headaches and dizziness. I went to my GP today who diagnosed mild concussion and advised me to stay off work for a couple of days and then to return and take it easy. I told my boss of my symptoms but he just said that he doubted that they were caused by me banging my head. He was the one who should have got the door fixed last week but didn’t.. Am I entitled to anything?

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    • Ian Morris

      Steve

      We would definitely be willing to help you with a claim for compensation after your accident at work.

      From what you have said, the liability against your employer is strong. You have reported a potential safety hazard, yet your employer has failed to do anything to ensure that the hazard is repaired and the workplace made safe again. Please make sure that the details of your accident are recorded within your employers accident book and don’t worry about what your boss has said of your symptoms, he is not a Doctor. If you have been to see a GP and the GP has made a diagnosis of concussion, then you have concussion. If your employer does not have an accident book, or you are unable to get to work to make an entry, simply send them an email describing what happened – and the fact that you had reported the hazard over a week ago – and ask them to place your email within their accident reporting system.

      As I said, we would be very happy to take this claim forward and can link you up with one of our specialist accident at work compensation solicitor partners. In order for us to do this, we’ll need to speak with you to obtain a few more details.

      We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your claim.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian Morris

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  51. David cattell

    I was sweeping up at work turned round did not see the huck on the spray track and one ov the huck went up my eye lid I pulled it out it bread for five minutes can I make a claim,I went to work on the Monday told them what happened I said I need the week of because I need it that said that will pay me to days can I claim I’m still in pain

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    • Ian Morris

      David

      What a nasty sounding incident, must have been very distressing. Eye injuries are often quite distressing, so I can understand why you’ve needed a bit of time away from work.

      We would be very happy to help you with a No Win No Fee injury compensation claim for this incident. Of course, we don’t know a great deal at this stage as to how this happened and what mistakes your employer or colleagues made that caused this to happen, so we need to speak with you to find out a little more information. However, this is something we would certainly be willing to get our Solicitors involved with, in order to make a claim for compensation for you.

      For us to speak with you, we need some further contact details so that one of our team can call you.

      I look forward to hearing from you.

      Regards

      Ian

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  52. charlotte

    my first incident happened three years ago i was pregnant and fell at work because of wet floor with no sign down the stairs i worked at shoprite then,they took me for i.o.d and later baby was born but i had complications in my pregnancy,in anycase i was never compensated and now wish to claim.is my claim valid,incident happend in 2012.
    Second incident i recently tripped and fell over a trolley at work and hurt my arm that i broke when i was 6 am now 27,doctor said its just a muscle that got sprained can i make a claim for my injury i now work at spar

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    • Ian Morris

      Dear Charlotte

      Thank you for your enquiry and the details of your two accidents. I can imagine that the first incident must have been additionally stressful given that you were pregnant.

      I’ll start with the 2nd accident first because this is more straightforward. We would certainly be willing to investigate this claim for you and I feel that you have a good chance of succeeding with this claim. If you have not already done so, you should ensure that your employers have recorded the details of your accident and injuries in an accident book or other official incident recording system. We would be happy to advise you as to how best to do this so I suggest that you go to our make a claim and upload your contact information so that we can call you to offer assistance.

      The first incident you mention in 2012, could be out of limitation. The law states that anyone over the age of 18 years can make a claim for compensation if they do so within a period of 3 years from the date of your accident. Therefore, if your accident happened on or before the 19th October 2012, you will be out of time and unable to pursue a claim for that accident. Again, if you are unsure, please contact us on 01225430285 for help and advice.

      We look forward to hearing from you.

      Kind regards

      Ian

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  53. geraldine baldry

    hi, on sturday 12th september i had my hand slammed in a door causing considrable pain, the incident was logged with the police as a possiable assult . however when i followed company policy and called senior on call to inform of the injury i was told there was no staff to cover me so i could seek medical attention ,so then had to continue another 12 hours of working with a very swollen painful hand . i did go to A+E as soon as i had finished work the next day.Thankfully nothing broken but crush injury put in a sling still very swollen painful and now bruising coming out. Went to GP on the wednesday and have been signed off sick for three weeks. I realise injury is not to bad but feel very angry that i was made to continue working for another 12 hours in total agony

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    • Ian Morris

      Thank you for taking the time to comment on our website and raise your issue. I’m sorry to hear about your injury and the incident in which it happened. It can’t have helped that you feel that your employers have not handled the issue well and perhaps made matters worse.

      I would suggest that we get you in touch with one of our specialist solicitors to discuss how you can make a claim and what they think the outcome to any claim may be.

      If the injury was caused by an assault (criminal) then you could be forced to go down the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme Authority route and our solicitors could certainly help with that. Alternatively, if the injury can be attributed to employer negligence (if your employer in anyway exposed you to the risk of injury through a failure to adequately train you, protect you or reduce as far as possible, the risk of such an injury) then an accident at work claim for compensation could be made.

      I hope that this response helps you and I look forward to hearing from you.

      Kind regards

      Ian Morris
      Direct2Compensation

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  54. Leanne

    I have feel and hurt my knee in work today as I work on a bar the floor was wet and I slipped if it wasn’t for my manager being there I would of also fell into a tray of wine glasses ( which my hand went into but luckily none smashed) they sent me home early from work which they are not paying me for my full hours what I was ment to work. There was no wet floor sign and the fridges leak water! Should they pay me due to accident at work? And do I stand a chance on claiming compensation??

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    • Ian Morris

      Leanne

      I’m sorry to hear about your knee injury and hope that you’re not in too much pain and discomfort.

      You ask whether or not you should receive pay and if you have a good chance of claiming accident at work compensation. The answer to the first question on pay, depends on the contract you have with your employer. Some employers pay staff whilst they are off on sickness/injury leave, others do not. The answer to the 2nd question on whether you could claim is easier – yes!

      Liability wise, it sounds like your employer would have difficulty defending your claim as you say that the fridges leak water and there are no hazard warning signs in situ. Your employers would know that the fridges leak and that this would make the floor around them slippery. Therefore, not erecting a hazard sign and failing to fix the problem indicates a strong level of employer negligence and makes them therefore liable for your injuries.

      Remember, if you do pursue a claim for compensation successfully, you can also recover any lost income if you find that your employer doesn’t pay you whilst you are unable to work.

      I think you have a very good chance of succeeding with your claim and look forward to hearing from you to help with your claim.

      Best wishes

      Ian

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  55. Lorraine Adam

    Hi i work as a housekeeper today i was putting a tv back in its cabinet with a button (tv at the end of bed) i was on the floor and the button clicked as if the telly had come fully into the cabinets i looked up i seen that it was still in the same position and hadnt moved which i thought unusual as normally if its not aligned correctly or if somwthing is sticking out it would make a strange noise. Anyway as i went to stand up i used my right hand to pull myself up at the bottom corner of the unit and bang all of a sudden it came crashing down on my hand and crushed my thumb taking the end of the bone and my thumb off. I have been to hospital they could not save the end as it was too crushed, now have to go to durham tomorrow to see if they can stitch me up in some way. As im a housekeeper im not sure if i am entitled to anything for my injuries and feel awkward asking as i get on with the family very well, i am classed as an employee and am on the books etc, pleasw can you advise me if its better to see if they have home insurance that covers third party injuries or is it best to see a solicitor risking bad feeling at work. Thank you in advanxe for any advixe.

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    • Ian Morris

      Dear Lorraine

      I am really sorry to hear about your accident and the very nasty injury that has happened to you.

      I understand your worries about claiming from the employers with whom you work. It is not uncommon for people to worry about making a claim for injury compensation against an employer that they get on well with. However, the injury you describe is very serious and will have life-long consequences for you.

      Whether you claim from their home insurance (which is highly unlikely to cover you as you are an employee) or from an employers liability insurance policy, one thing is certain – you need specialist expert representation to ensure that you get a fair and just outcome. To this end, I would highly recommend that you contact us at the earliest opportunity so that we can help you get the right solicitor on board. Remember, claiming against your employer will not affect them directly, it will simply be a claim against an insurance policy.

      From the sounds of it, your employers are nice people and with this in mind, I am sure that they would want you to be adequately compensated for such a nasty injury.

      I will email you also and look forward to hearing from you soon.

      Best wishes

      Ian

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  56. Donna Doherty

    I fell at work due to using a kickstool. I recieved 8 stitches to my head. I went back to work for 1 night. But been of Work since due to becoming light headed in my duties. I want to return to work but don’t feel well enough. What do you suggest.

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    • Ian Morris

      Hi Donna

      Thank you for your comment. We’ve also received your online enquiry and have tried to contact you this morning.

      Our advice would be that we should pursue a claim for injury compensation. You should make sure that you contact your GP and discuss the ongoing symptoms that you are suffering with – light headedness etc. It could well be that alongside the nasty laceration you sustained, that you are also suffering with concussion. Therefore, it may well be unwise to return to work until you are fully recovered.

      We hope to speak with you later today (you can return our call on 01225430285) and starting a claim for you.

      Yours sincerely

      Ian

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  57. amir Khan.

    I’ve had an accident at work resulting in two cracked ribs and injury to.shoulder

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    • Ian Morris

      Amir

      Thank you for posting your comment, I’m really sorry to hear that you’ve had this accident. Having broken ribs myself in the past, I really sympathise. It’s a painful injury! Have you considered making a claim for injury compensation? We have specialist injury compensation solicitors who are experts in accident at work compensation and we’d be delighted to help you with a claim. There is no financial risk as claiming will cost you nothing if your claim fails and making a claim against your employer will not affect your job. I will email you separately inviting you to make contact so that we can help you with a claim should you so wish.

      Best wishes

      Ian Morris
      Direct2Compensation

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