Office accident claims
Working in an office should be deemed as a safe place to work but accidents can and do happen, causing injury to workers.
When these accidents could have been prevented by employers if they had implemented the right precautions, they you may be entitled to compensation for your office accident.
Types of office accident claims
Some of the types of office accidents claims we help with at Digby Brown is:
- Tripping over lose wires
- Falling due to a slippery substance
- Back injuries due to heavy lifting of boxes
- Electric shocks from faulty wires
Employers are responsible for workplace safety in the office and where they have been negligent, they are legally accountable to compensate their workers for injury and losses.
Why contact Digby Brown for your office accident claim?
At Digby Brown, we specialist in personal injury claims and have dedicated solicitors who deal with office accident claims. With our experience and knowledge in workplace regulations and accident claims, clients receive on average 3 times the initial offer with Digby Brown.
You can read our case studies to learn more about clients we have helped after a work accident.
No win no fee personal injury solicitors
The expression “No Win – No Fee” is often used in personal injury cases. It is used as a way of funding a compensation claim where the accident victim does not have the means to pay for the costs involved as the case progresses.
A number of solicitors are prepared to handle personal injury cases on a “No Win – No Fee” basis but very few are able to offer their clients complete protection if the case is unsuccessful.
In that event, the client could end up being liable for many thousands of pounds in legal expenses or the case won't be fully investigated and therefore likely to under-settle.
Compensate 'no win no fee' funding
Digby Brown has its own funding company, Compensate, which provides the funding to allow the case to be fully investigated, employ the best experts surrounding the circumstances of the accident and/or injuries sustained and where and if necessary go to court.
If for whatever reason the case is unsuccessful, Compensate pays all your legal expenses and those of your opponent – you pay nothing.
On average our clients receive over 3 times the pre-litigation offer
Because of Compensate funding Digby Brown's success rate is extremely high and on average our clients receive three times the pre-litigation offer.
In the event the case is successful, a small percentage of your damages will be deducted with VAT to pay for this service. The percentage which Compensate will charge depends on the degree of risk involved. We believe that this is the fairest method of giving clients access to justice whilst ensuring their cases are fully investigated, prepared and funded.
Beware of compensation offers which may be too good
We know you will have seen many adverts offering 100% compensation or telling you that you will not lose any of your compensation, however we believe there are a number of problems with companies that do this.
- How do they make their money if they don’t charge you anything?
- If they aren’t taking any money from you, the client, what incentive do they have to ensure you receive the right level of compensation, appropriate to the injuries you have sustained?
- Fully preparing a case, finding out exactly what happened and what the consequences of your injuries may mean in the long term, is expensive, how do they do this properly?
- If they aren’t fully preparing these cases will they just accept the first offer they are given on your behalf by the Insurance company?
- It makes simple business sense, the less work they do the higher their profit margin is - they simply have no incentive to work harder on your behalf.
- These adverts in the main are from English firms on national television which operates in a different way and therefore wouldn’t apply to a Scottish person.
We know from the many client cases we mandate from other firms of solicitors (in the main at the request of the client who is extremely unsatisfied with the service received for the other firm) that many shortcuts are taken in preparation and that the first offer received is being recommended for acceptance, regardless of the value.
Getting something for nothing is usually the first sign of poor service.
Correct level of compensation with Digby Brown
Our experience and statistics show time and time again we will achieve the correct level of compensation which will be substantially more than the insurer is initially prepared to offer.
Even after we have deducted our percentage as a success fee you will gain considerably more than you would have achieved using a 100% compensation model.
Contact Digby Brown's personal injury solicitors
For further information about no win no fee, or anything else, call us on 0333 200 5925 or fill in our enquiry form below and someone will get back in touch with you.
Legal advice about your office accident claim
There are strict time limits in place to make an office accident claim, so if you believe you have been injured at work due to negligence from your employer, please get in touch as soon as you can.
To speak to a legal advisor for advice about a potential office accident claim, please call us or fill in our call back form and a legal advisor will contact you.
What our clients say about us
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I would recommend Digby Brown at every opportunity...Stephen G McCann -
Very good team, I used the Aberdeen branch and the...david -
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Great service.l can thoroughly recommend this comp...C NISBET -
Dealt with Andrew Bergin amazing from start to fin...Michael Belcher -
I would have given up claiming for my accident at...Esther McGregor -
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