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How Do I Know If My Claim Will Succeed? Ask Work Accident Lawyers

Specialist work accident lawyers are in the best position to know whether your work-based accident claim will succeed. But if you’re not quite ready to speak to someone about your story yet, here are some key questions you can ask yourself to help you know if your claim will succeed:

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What Types Of Accidents At Work Can I Make A Claim For?

Workplace accident claims are made by people in every industry after a huge variety of incidents.

In the 76 years of combined experience that Grieves Solicitors has in personal injury claims, we have come to understand that every situation is unique and have worked with clients who have suffered:

• Agricultural accidents
• Construction accidents (including those that happen in private homes)
• Factory or warehouse accidents
• Industrial accidents
• Office accidents

In every workplace and every industry in the UK, your employer is legally obliged to make your workplace as safe as it is possible to be. If they don’t, there is a good chance that you can make a claim.

How Do I Know If My Work Accident Claim Will Succeed?

Here are the key questions you can ask yourself to get some idea of whether your work accident claim will succeed:

1) Was Your Employer Responsible?

The most important factor to determine is who was responsible for your accident. It’s vital to understand that it can still be your employer’s responsibility even if they don’t – on the surface – appear to be the direct cause of your injury.

This is because the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 makes it every UK employer’s responsibility to provide a safe and secure workplace for their employees. Those responsibilities go much further than you might


For example, there are many situations when your employer’s negligence might have contributed to your accident:

• What if a co-worker was involved in your accident, but your employer hadn’t provided them with adequate training?
• What if a member of the public had previously assaulted someone in your workplace, but your employer took no steps to prevent it from happening again?
• What if your employer provided you with some PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), but didn’t train you in how to use it?
• What if that PPE was itself inadequate?
• What if you did cause an accident, but your injuries were made much worse because your employer failed to keep a clean workplace or maintain equipment?

In short, there are all kinds of circumstances where your employer should or could have done a better job to protect you. These could all make good bases for a claim.

2) Do You Have Sufficient Evidence?

Following on from responsibility, a successful workplace injury claim will almost always depend on the quality of evidence that you and your solicitor are able to gather. This will make it important to:

1. Always record any accident in your employer’s official record, even if it seems minor
2. Ask for witness statements from anyone who saw what happened
3. Take a photo of the scene, if possible (or check for CCTV footage)
4. Get an independent medical assessment done (if you haven’t already, your solicitor will insist on this)
5. Keep a diary of your injury and symptoms and their effect on your life, income, and finances

3) What Does An Expert Think? (Advice Is FREE)

If you think it is probable that your employer does bear some responsibility for your accident and you have started (or are ready to start) collecting evidence, it is well worth reaching out to a lawyer who specialises in this kind of claim.

It is by no means as big a step as many people tend to think it is. Remember that when you reach out to work accident lawyers, there is:

• No commitment to make a claim
• No obligation to use the same lawyer to make a claim if you do decide to
• No risk your employer will find out
• No danger your employer will be upset that you spoke to a lawyer anyway (it’s illegal for them to be)
• No cost to just asking questions and getting more information

Reach Out To Proven Work Accident Lawyers

At Grieves Solicitors, we have already achieved millions of pounds of compensation for deserving clients.

In the 76 years of combined experience we have in personal injury claims, we have worked with people in almost every industry who have suffered accidents that have impacted their lives in ways small and large.

Tell us your story today. Contact us on 0800 0747 644 or fill out our online enquiry form to have us get back to you as soon as possible.

Here at Grieves Solicitors, Personal Injury Specialists, we offer a no win, no fee solution to funding your claim (a conditional fee agreement) which means that you do not have to worry about legal costs and expenses.  You can read about our no win, no fee agreement here.

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