Personal Injury Law FirmUnder what circumstances can I make a claim for an accident at work?

Your employer has a responsibility to protect you in your place of work from accidents and injuries. For example, they must provide training if your job involves lifting and manual handling, provide adequate health and safety equipment, ensure tools and machinery are maintained and that the workplace is kept tidy and safe.

If you have an accident at work and are injured because of something that wasn’t your fault, then you can make a claim.

You can claim for a number of different reasons and some examples include:

  • Falling objects
  • Falls from heights
  • Manual handling
  • Slips and trips
  • Vehicles at work
  • Construction site accidents
  • Defective equipment
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Fire, shock or chemicals
  • Lack of safety equipment


I’m worried about making a claim against my employer – can they sack me?

Understandably a lot of people who have been injured at work are concerned about making a personal injury claim. A lot of people worry about losing their job, putting their employer in a difficult financial position or being treated differently.

Please speak to the team at JWK Solicitors if you are worried in any way about making a claim against your employer. There are laws in place to stop you being treated differently or losing your job as a result of making a claim against your employer and we can work with you to make sure that you are protected.

It may also help you to know that all employers are obliged to have employer’s liability insurance which will be used to pay you compensation should it be awarded.

Take reassurance that by making a claim against your employer, you may actually be protecting your colleagues and future employees from having a similar accident in the future.

JWK can help you. Get in touch today

Do you have a question or would you simply like some more information? You can contact JWK Solicitors on 01524 598300 between 9am to 5pm every weekday or use our enquiry form.