Whether you have injured yourself in a slip, trip or fall with immediately obvious injuries or you have developed deafness or pains over time, you could be eligible to make an industrial personal injury claim. If it can be shown that you were in no way responsible for your injuries, then you could be owed thousands of pounds.
The most common industrial accidents lawyers work with are:
- Accidents while lifting heavy goods;
- Accidents while using machinery and driving equipment;
- Accidents caused by a breach in health and safety regulations;
- Falls from height;
- Slips, trips and falls.
How much compensation could I be entitled to for my industrial accident?
The amount of compensation you could get from your industrial injury depends on the nature of your accident and the extent of your injuries. Industrial injuries compensation is calculated by taking into account the extent of your injuries, your recovery period and your prognosis for the future, the acceleration of any pre-existing medical conditions and your financial losses as a result of your accident. Taking all of this into account, your lawyer will put forward a fair and proportionate settlement demand. The worse your injuries and your financial losses are, then the more compensation you can demand from the other side.
Time limits when making an industrial accident claim
At this stage, it’s also important we cover time limits with regard to making an industrial injury claim. Usually, there is a three year limit to making a personal injury claim in the United Kingdom and this three year limit starts from the date your injuries became clear – this is known as your Date of Limitation or your Date of Knowledge. However in the case of some industrial injuries, this time limit does not apply. And so if your industrial injury happened more than three years ago, you should seek legal advice immediately to ascertain your eligibility to make a claim. Your injury may not be statute barred after three years.
Health and safety and extra support from your accident lawyer
The vast majority of industrial injury claims are processed using health and safety regulations to prove that the employer failed in their duty to protect the claimant. If your employer has failed in their duty to protect you then you are legally entitled to make a claim for financial compensation. On top of that, your lawyer can help with your medical treatment and coordinate any specialist care you need throughout the claims process and beyond. This service won’t cost you anything – all costs related to the coordination of support will be recovered from the other side, ensuring you keep most of your pay-out.