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Accidents at Work Compensation Claims

Accidents at work can happen for a number of reasons. They may be caused by faulty or dangerous equipment, lack of risk assessments or appropriate training, unsafe manual handling procedures or even physical assault. Illnesses or diseases may also develop after long exposure to harmful substances in the workplace.

If your employer breaches one of the statutory duties and contributes towards the accident, they or their insurer may be liable to pay compensation for your damages and injuries. Same if you've had an accident and you think you did not receive suitable protective equipment or sufficient safety training you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Our specialist personal injury solicitors can deal with all types of workplace accident claims ranging from:

  • burns
  • lacerations
  • soft tissue damage
  • spinal injuries
  • brain injuries
  • catastrophic injuries
  • fatalities

Most work accident compensation claims are funded through a fee agreement called no win no fee. This makes compensation accessible to people who cannot afford to pay solicitor fees.  No win no fee means you won’t be charged if your claim is unsuccessful. However, if you win your case, your employer pays your legal fees.Please call us on 0131 555 7055 for a free consultation and we'll be happy to assist you. Or contact us through our form.

Who can make a work accident compensation claim?

You can claim for compensation after an accident if you were an employee who was injured through no fault of their own. You might even be able to claim if you were partially responsible for the accident. However, in these cases, the compensation awarded will be lower in value, due to your involvement.          

What you can claim for?

If you’ve been involved in a work accident and you weren’t at fault you have a right to be compensated for:

Solatium (damages)

Compensation for pain and suffering stemming from an accident. The amount you could receive will depend on the type of injury, and how severe it is.

Loss of earnings

Compensation for loss of earnings as a result of going on sick leave after an accident. If you can’t return to work at all, you might be able to claim for future loss of earnings too.

Other financial losses/out of pocket expenses

Sometimes it’s possible to claim back expenses resulting from an accident, including damage to property or clothing and the cost of attending medical appointments.

Medical treatment

We can help with compensation for post-accident treatments that you might need, including physiotherapy and counselling.

Assistance from family members

You may be able to claim compensation for services provided by family members after an accident, such as helping you get washed/dressed, housework, and grocery shopping.

For more detailed information, have a look at our guide page on what you can claim for.

How much compensation could you get?

Compensation for work accidents in Scotland is awarded on a case-by-case basis. The amount you could get depends on the severity of your injuries, as well as other factors, like loss of wages.

We fully investigate each case we work on to make sure that we get the maximum amount of compensation possible for you. Our personal injury compensation calculator has been created to estimate how much you may be able to claim for, based on the injuries you have sustained.

Use our personal injury compensation calculator to see how much you could get, but take the figures as guides solely.

Questions? We’d love to hear from you

Get in touch with us if you have any questions or want to discuss a potential work traffic accident claim.