Accidents at Work

Accident & Injury at Work Compensation Claims

If you are looking for a specialist local solicitor that can help you claim compensation - on a no win, no fee basis - for an accident or injury at work that was not your fault, Percy Hughes & Roberts Solicitors are here for you.

Based in our headquarters in Birkenhead, we have been serving the Wirral, Merseyside and the North West with the highest quality legal advice and services for more than 100 years.

We will work tirelessly to secure a fair financial award for your physical and emotional suffering, helping you to cover loss of earnings, rehabilitation costs and treatment costs.

To speak to us about claiming compensation for a workplace injury or accident at work, contact us by calling 0800 068 3267 or fill out an online enquiry form and we will get back to you at a time that is convenient for you.

Our services

The personal injury department at Percy Hughes & Roberts Solicitors has many years of experience supporting employees who have been injured at work, removing the stress and worry that often comes from making a claim against their employer while putting them in the best possible position to receive the maximum payout.

When you first speak to us, we'll ask you to tell us your story and what has happened to you. Based on this information, we'll be in a good position to advise you how likely a successful claim will be - together we'll need to prove that the accident was not your fault, and was caused by negligence by your employer.

If you would like to progress with your claim, you will work alongside a solicitor, who will gather the necessary evidence for your case - often including independent medical advice - and negotiate with your employer's insurers.

We work on a no win, no fee basis, This means that our service will cost you nothing if you lose your claim. If you win your claim then you will usually recover some but not all of your legal costs from the other side. You will be expected to make a contribution to your legal costs from your compensation and your solicitor will explain this to you before we take your case on.

Our offices are located in Birkenhead on the Wirral but we help clients from all over England and Wales. We can arrange to visit you at home if need be.

Types of accident at work

We specialise in helping clients claim compensation for the following kinds of workplace accidents:

Common causes of injuries and accidents that our clients have suffered at work include:

  • Lifting or manual handling
  • Defective tools and equipment
  • Operating fork lift trucks
  • Handling dangerous materials
  • Slipping or tripping
  • Working at height
  • Falling objects

No matter how your accident or injury occurred, if you have suffered as a result of negligence by your employer, you are entitled to make a claim.

FAQs

What are my employer's legal responsibilities?

All employers have a legal responsibility - a duty of care - to ensure employees are safe in the workplace, complying to health and safety regulations that govern work in their industry.

If they fail to uphold this duty of care, they are liable to be held to account.

Can I be dismissed for making a claim against my employer?

No, the law states that employers cannot remove you from your position for making a claim, or make your life at work so difficult that you have no option but to leave.

If this happens, you have a case for unfair or constructive dismissal.

Will my employer have to pay?

Compensation for an accident at work is covered by an employer's liability insurance, which is why our solicitors will negotiate with your employer's insurer, rather than your employer directly.

What can you claim compensation for?

Compensation typically covers:

  • Loss of earnings (past, present and future)
  • Medical treatment required
  • Care or support required following the accident
  • Psychological trauma

How much can I claim for an accident at work?

This all depends on the impact your injury has had on your life and the costs you have incurred (laid out above) as a direct result of your accident.

Are there time limits to make a claim?

The time limit to make a claim is typically three years from the date of the accident - or the diagnosis of your medical condition.

What should I do if I've suffered an accident at work?

If you have suffered an accident at work, there are certain things you should do to protect yourself and give yourself the best possible chance of proving negligence by your employer:

  • Report the accident to your manager
  • Ensure the accident is recorded in your company accident book
  • Gather photographic evidence of the accident area
  • Gather witness statements
  • Record details of your injury and its impact on you
  • Record financial losses incurred

Why PHR Solicitors?

At Percy Hughes & Roberts Solicitors, quality is key to everything that we do. This is reflected by the fact we hold the Lexcel accreditation.

We're proud of our long tradition of providing active and practical help to the community we serve, and helping people most in need access clear, simple and cost-effective legal advice.