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Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve had an accident at work, you should get in touch with our specialist team as soon as possible.  We’ll take the details we need and explain the next steps. We always recommend you take the following steps, but don’t worry if there’s something here you haven’t done:

  • Complete an accident report and inform your Health and Safety representative at work
  • If you are still in pain, shock, or distress when the report is completed, do not sign it.
  • Keep details of anyone who witnessed the accident.
  • If possible, as soon as you can, ask your Health and Safety representative to take photos of the scene and make them available to you.
  • Write down your recollection of exactly what happened in the accident, including the location and approximate time.

Work Claims Bureau prides itself on progressing your claim promptly whenever it is possible to do so. No two claims are the same. How long your claim lasts is dependent on a number of factors, including:

  • The prognosis for your injuries
  • The conduct of all parties involved
  • Whether your employer admits they were at fault or if we need to fight your case on your behalf

Bearing this in mind, work accident claims typically take between 6 months and 24 months to conclude.  However, this is not ‘written in stone’, and they can last a shorter or longer time than this.

Your employer faces further culpability if they take disciplinary action against you or terminate your employment simply because you make an honest claim for personal injury. There is legislation in place to protect you. You are doing the right thing in reporting your accident and formally submitting a claim, both for yourself and for your employer in helping prevent similar accidents happening in the future.

The amount of compensation you get if your claim is successful depends on:

  • The type of injury and the severity of symptoms
  • The duration of symptoms
  • The amount of other losses you have incurred because of your injuries (eg lost earnings and out-of-pocket expenses)

It’s hard to be precise about any potential award until we obtain a medical report from a suitable expert.  Take a look at our compensation calculator  to see typical brackets for different injury types.

Both your agency and the business for whom you are working have a shared duty of care when it comes to your safety.  Our experienced team will establish against whom any potential claim should be directed in the first instance.

There are a number of laws that employers must follow to protect the health and safety employees. Your employer should have a policy of insurance that provides cover in the event that they have to pay compensation to a worker injured in the course of their duties.

As a Claimant, you are protected by rules that mean that you don’t have to pay any of the other side’s costs if your claim is unsuccessful, provided that you are not found by a Court to have been fundamentally dishonest.

The vast majority of work accident claims we handle work on the basis of a No Win, No Fee agreement.  This means that if your claim is unsuccessful, there is nothing for you to pay (subject to the terms of the agreement).  If you are successful, then the amount of damages we retain is capped at no more than 25% of what you recover.

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