Workplace Accident & Injuries

Accidents at work claims

In the UK, your employer has a legal duty to take reasonable steps to protect your health and safety whilst you are at work, including making sure you have received appropriate training and given any necessary protective equipment. Even if you were injured due to another colleague’s actions or negligence, the responsibility falls to your employer to keep you safe in the workplace.

We can help you with all forms of employer’s liability claims including:

If you or a loved one has been injured at work or you believe an illness is due to your working environment, you may be entitled to make an employers liability claim for compensation.

Our expert workplace injury lawyers are specialists in personal injury law and employer’s liability claims. If you have been injured and would like to find out if you can make a compensation claim, contact our team to discuss your case.

Specialist workplace injury solicitors

Easthams approachable and experienced personal injury lawyers in Blackpool and the Fylde Coast, have many years’ experience in dealing with a wide range of accident at work claims and are dedicated to getting you the maximum compensation for your injuries.

We will provide you with clear and practical advice regarding your case and guide you through the claims process in a sensitive and understanding approach, no matter what your situation.

Easthams – the best choice for accident at work claims, Blackpool and The Fylde Coast

It is important to have the best independent legal advice to make sure you are fully informed from the start about what you can claim for and how successful your claim is likely to be. We deliver astute legal representation, working for you to maximise your damages and can confidently represent you in the courts if need be.

Employer responsibility

We realise that making a claim against your employer may seem like a daunting prospect, and many employees are often reluctant to seek compensation because they are fearful of being treated unfairly by their employer or worried that their employer will suffer a financial loss due to the claim.

However, it is your employer’s insurer who will settle any claim for an accident or injury at work, and therefore the claim will be made against your employer’s insurance company, not your employer directly.  Your employer is also not allowed to treat you unfairly or to terminate your contract of employment because of a claim made against the company. – read more about how to make an accident at work claim

Personal injury solicitors in Blackpool and across The Fylde

Thanks to our many years of experience we can make the process of claiming quick and simple, and we pride ourselves on recovering high levels of compensation every year. To find out more about how our dedicated team can help you please call us on 0800 919 635 or email


Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the process take?

There are several factors that dictate how long a claim will take. Firstly we ned to establish whether the defendant accepts that your injuries were caused by their negligence. Secondly, we need to consider your own recovery from your injury, this is normally the biggest factor. We need to evidence your injury and the effect it has had on your daily life and then start negotiations with the defendant. Finally, if negotiations breakdown or the defendant denies the accident is their fault then we are in the hands of the Courts, who will set a timetable for the conclusion of your case.

Typically, where an admission is made and the claimant has made a good recovery from their injuries the claims will settle within 6 to 8 months.

Will I lose my job if I claim against my employer?

If your employer dismisses you as a result of making a claim against them or you are dismissed due to your employer’s failure to adhere to health and safety legislation, which is the cause of your accident then your dismissal is almost certainly unfair.

Will my employer keep my job open for me?

If your injuries are significant enough to mean that you cannot return to work or that you will off work for months or even years then obviously your employer will want to find a replacement.

You should stay in communication with your employer and let them know how your recovery is progressing, whether you are having treatment and whether there is a timeframe for your return.

Good employers may arrange welfare meetings to discuss your health with you, but the meetings should not be used to discuss your claim.

As soon as you have recovered sufficiently, and are well to work, then you should return to work. This may be done in consultation with your employer and your doctor.

I want to make a claim but I don’t want my employer to know

If your employer is responsible for your injuries then they will need to know. We have an obligation to tell them you are making a claim and of course their insurers will be in touch as well to investigate the circumstances of your accident.