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  • Overview

    Contact one of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your claim with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    When can you make a compensation claim for an accident at work?

    Employers are responsible for ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of their employees and are legally bound to take action to minimise risk of injury. This includes the MoD in the case of injuries sustained in the military.

    Work compensation claims can arise for many reasons, including:

    • Inadequate training
    • Inadequate safety equipment
    • Faulty work equipment or machinery
    • Unsafe working practices
    • The negligence of another employee.
       

    The common accidents at work resulting in an injury include:

    • Injuries caused by lifting and carrying heavy items
    • Slipping on wet flooring
    • Tripping over objects or defective surfaces
    • Falling from a height
    • An object falling on you
    • Repetitive strain injuries
    • Hearing problems caused by noise (e.g. tinnitus or deafness)
    • Accidents involving defective machinery or equipment
    • Asbestos and chemical poisoning related injuries and illnesses.
       

    What compensation can you claim for an accident at work?

    • Compensation can be due for physical or psychological damage or both
    • You can claim compensation for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries and the things you need as a result of your injury
    • You can also claim compensation for financial loss. For example, for loss of earnings due to your accident at work.
       

    The amount of compensation you get for your accident at work depends on:

    • The seriousness of your injuries
    • The extent of financial loss resulting from your accident at work
    • The support you will need in the future.
       

    How our personal injury lawyers can help with your accident at work claim

    • Our expert personal injury solicitors focus on using clear powerful arguments while taking care to ensure the best outcome for you
    • The breadth of experience in our personal injury team means it is likely that we have already recovered compensation in a case with similar circumstances to yours. Many worth millions of pounds to the injured person
    • We will give you honest advice on whether you have a claim and clearly explain each step in the process and how it can affect you
    • We will use our extensive experience in accidents at work to ensure you claim the compensation you deserve so that you can get the treatment you need
    • We can protect your damages by setting up a will or a trust
    • We can give you advice on your employment rights if you have concerns about your position with your employer
    • Members of our personal injury team specialise in lower value personal injury claims for accidents at work which need to be pursued through a specialist on-line claims portal. This applied to claims arising out of accidents at work are valued at less than £25,000.
       

    Client stories

    To read some examples of our personal injury claims please read from our client stories tab.

    Free initial consultation

    Contact our team of specialist personal injury lawyers for a free, no obligation, consultation and we will listen to the circumstances of your accident before giving you clear advice on the chance of you recovering compensation. If we think you have a claim we can investigate your case using the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    Call us or fill in our short enquiry form and we will assess your accident at work claim.

     

      

  • Related Client Stories

    Lack of safety on building site leads to shoulder injury

    Our Client, Mr P suffered a dislocated shoulder and fracture following inadequate safety precautions on a building site he was working at. Dominique Parker, specialist personal injury lawyer at Thomson Snell & Passmore was able to secure a £60,000 settlement for Mr P.

    Employee has debris blasted into his face by fire hydrant

    Our client, Mr J, was employed to commercially clean railway tracks and platform edges.  He was injured when the fire hydrant he was using to obtain water for cleaning blasted air with fragments of rust, metal and debris into his face.  He sustained injures to his face, eye and psychological trauma.

    Labourer exposed to asbestos dust dies from mesothelioma

    Our client, Mr S, was exposed to asbestos and asbestos dust during his employment with British Uralite Limited causing him to later develop and die from mesothelioma cancer. 

    Meniscal tear after welder trips over scaffolding board

    Our client, Mr P, sustained a meniscal tear to his knee after he tripped over a scaffolding board which had been left obstructing a walkway for staff on a building site where he was working. 

    Chef sustains painful back injury at work

    Dominique Parker, specialist Personal Injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £40,000 for a claimant chef who sustained a back injury at work after his employer introduced a new system of delivering food to students.

    College fails to grit path after snow causing injury

    Jonathan Herbert, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured compensation for a college employee who suffered an exacerbation of her back problems after she slipped on black ice.

    Plasterer sustains wrist injury after fall from ladder

    Dominique Parker, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £9,000 for a plasterer who was injured when he fell off an unsuitable ladder, whilst plastering a ceiling.

    Carer ruptures disc in spine during manual handling

    James Cahan, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured compensation for a carer to who required a discectomy surgery after rupturing a disc in her spine when transferring a patient.

    £30,000 for employee injured by exploding gas cylinder

    Jonathan Herbert, specialist clinical negligence lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) Offices, has secured £30,000 for a client who was injured at work due to an exploding gas cylinder.

    Supermarket worker sustains back injury at work

    Dominique Parker, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured over £13,000 for a supermarket employee who injured her back whilst lifting a heavy object.

    Multiple injuries for railway worker struck by train at 60mph

    Jonathan Clement, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured a six figure settlement for a railway worker who suffered multiple injuries, including brain damage, when he was struck by a train when the rail lines were re-opened negligently.

    School girl hit by school bus is awarded £34,000

    Dominique Parker, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) Offices, has secured £34,000 for a school girl who was hit by a school bus which mounted the pavement where she was walking.

    Award after employee attacked by care home resident

    Jonathan Herbert, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) Offices, has secured £50,000 for a claimant after she suffered physical and psychological injuries after she was attacked by a care home resident whilst working as a support care worker.

    £17,000 award after faulty tail lift crushes finger

    James Cahan, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) Offices, has secured over £17,000 for a lorry driver whose finger was crushed by a faulty tail lift on the back of his vehicle, after his employers failed to provide him with a replacement.

    Leg injuries following accident at work

    Oliver Chapman, specialist clinical negligence lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells office, has secured £17,000 for a claimant who suffered injuries to his lower limbs when he fell through a floorboard at work.

    Award for partially amputated finger crushed at school

    Oliver Chapman, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £2,000 for a child who suffered a partial crush amputation of her right middle finger when a toilet door slammed shut.

    Compensation for revolving door installer

    Revolving door installer obtains compensation from employer for back injuries and the subsequent development of chronic pain syndrome.  

    Employer’s Liability – work or play?

    Six figure compensation award for claimant injured at a work 'day out'

    Work accident causes deep laceration to Electrician’s hand

    Dominique Parker, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) Offices, has secured compensation for an electrician who sustained a deep laceration to his hand whilst working from a cherry picker.

    Security officer obtains compensation from employer for injuries sustained restraining shoplifter

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Personal Injury team who acted for an undercover security officer, in a claim for damages against his former employer, for injury sustained at work. He was awarded a six figure sum in compensation.

    Personal injury claim following slipping accident at work

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Personal Injury team who recently recovered £25,000 in compensation for a client who was injured in an accident at work when she slipped on a greasy spillage on the floor which had not been cleaned up.

    Undercover security officer recovers damages for injuries following an assault at work

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Personal Injury team who recently recovered a six figured sum for an undercover security officer who was assaulted by a suspected shop lifter.

    Kent man sustains brain injury in bizarre tractor accident

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Personal Injury team who recently secured compensation of a six figured sum for a client from Sevenoaks, Kent for traumatic brain injuries sustained in a bizarre road traffic accident.

    £100,000 recovered for man hit by a forklift truck at work in Paddock Wood

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Personal Injury team who recently recovered £100,000 in compensation for Mr B who was injured in an accident at work when he was hit by a forklift truck.

    Injuries caused by violent crime

    This claim demonstrates the expertise of our Personal Injury team and their persistence to get the right award for a client injured in a vicious attack by masked raiders whilst working at his father's pet shop.

    Brain injury

    This case demonstrates the expertise of three members of our Personal Injury team who worked seamlessly together to properly investigate the extent of this client's injuries. Individuals who have suffered a brain injury will look uninjured to the untrained eye, but there is often more that cannot be ignored.

    Accidents at school

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Personal Injury team who have recently advised clients on claims resulting from accidents occurring at school, including future loss of earnings.

  • Latest Updates

    FAQs: Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

    Q: I have been injured in an accident which was partly my fault.  Does that stop me from claiming compensation? No.  Many people are reluctant to start a claim because they feel that an accident was their fault when in strict legal terms the accident was in fact caused wholly, or partly, by someone else.

    Frequently asked questions about the Rehabilitation Code

    We answer frequently asked questions regarding the Rehabilitation Code including it's purpose along with what the code states and how to code will help someone with a brain injury.

    Is your NHS complaint response worth the paper it is written on?

    Jessica Hanrahan, a Paralegal in our Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury team shares her views on the news that the NHS Complaints Service has been found it to be most inadequate following a review by the Health Service Ombudsman. 

    Making the best of your recovery is easier if you know who to contact for help

    By Dominique Parker, Associate in Personal Injury.

    Biggin Hill man wins injury claim against BT over electric shock brain damage

    A Biggin Hill man has won a personal injury claim against BT after he was left brain damaged from a work place incident.

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Dominique was friendly, informative and excellent to deal with. I have recommended Thomson Snell & Passmore to others of every department. My experience with the company has been seamless.”

Client

Dominique showed great empathy and understanding at all times.

Client

Tom was really helpful he explained very clearly and what would happen. Thank you.”

Client

Thank you for providing an excellent service, which due to you was stress free for me!  I am more than happy with the amount and am now, more importantly, able to move on putting this behind me.

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Chambers UK 2015

Jonathan Clement is ‘a great negotiator’.

The Legal 500 2014

The team helped to build my confidence by keeping me up to date on any progress while reminding me of appointments with regular calls and e-mails. I can highly recommend their services to anybody who is unfortunately in my situation. Thanks James Cahan and his team of experts.”

Client

Throughout the process, your firm has treated me with unfailing tact and courtesy.  I have been conscious of, as well as the firm’s efficiency, a considerable sensitivity in the way a potentially painful legal issue was dealt with.

Client

We are very grateful to you for your hard work, your sensitivity in dealing with some frequently painful material, and the consistent lucidity with which you have kept us informed of the different stages of the claim

Client

First class service from the first meeting until the end. Thank-you.

Client

I have absolute respect for them. They're an excellent firm – well established, and very pleasant people

Chambers UK 2014

The team provides a ‘consistently high level of service’.

The Legal 500 2013

As a family we have no experience of dealing with such issues, so James’ considered approach, advice and guidance were invaluable to us. Invariably highly professional but also approachable and with clear explanations, he has inspired total confidence throughout the past 17 months.

Client

I felt that you were very sincere and compassionate when dealing with me when I was at my lowest. I would recommend James time and time again, to any future clients.

Evelyn Plum

I would like to take this opportunity of offering my most sincere thanks to you and your Team for handling my Personal Injury Claim. The outcome was very satisfactory and way beyond my expectations which I can only attribute to your expertise and knowledge in these matters. I will have no hesitation in recommending you and your practice partners.

Client

Many thanks for all your support and hard work through a torrid 2 ½ years. We both appreciate it could have ended very differently without your dedication and attention to detail.”

Client

You have been very good thank you. Always prompt to respond to queries and have explained everything thoroughly.”

Client

I thank you so much for your excellent service and will recommend you strongly to anyone needing help.

Client

I feel that TS&P and your team have been extremely good and I could not have wished for anything more.

Client

The sensitivity and dedication has assisted and assured me greatly in my recovery…there has been an emotional benefit that you and the team have provided by all of your actions. Thank you and the team for winning this case and securing a victory which, to me, is more than just about financial compensation.

Client

Thank you so much for the huge amount of effort and work put in by all concerned with this case. You were a very kind man and handled the case sympathetically and with integrity

Client

Couldn’t have wished for a nicer person. What more can I say other than a BIG thank you.

Client

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant from the time I walked in the door.

Client

I feel that TS&P do take time to understand me personally. I am not just a folder, I am a person

Client

Dominique has been very supportive - and patient - throughout the process. I have often found it difficult, and because of stress and other circumstances in my life I have often taken a long time to face up to the situation and complete things that need to be done.

Client

Overall a very good and responsive service - I wasn't anticipating this. The process of claiming under this area of law is more complicated than I thought it would be but it was translated very efficiently to me.

Client

Thank you so much for the professional way you have dealt with the case, your kindness is very much appreciated.

Client

You have helped make a difficult situation bearable.

Client

Jenny was very good at thinking of all the options and sought good experts in supporting my case; I was pleased with the outcome

Client

I would like to express my extreme gratitude to you for all your hard work.  

Client

I would like to thank Jenny and her team for all their hard work and efforts during what has been a very traumatic 3 years.  Throughout this period, Jenny has been on hand with reassurance and advice.  At the same time, she assembled an excellent team of experts, which enabled me to reach a successful conclusion.

Client

I cannot thank Jenny and her team enough and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend TS&P, Debbie, Jenny and Patricia highly enough. Many thanks again for your professional conduct throughout.

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