Who can make a claim?
I work full-time / part-time / on a temporary contract / on a zero-hours contract / self-employed basis / casual basis and I’ve had an accident at work – can I make a claim for compensation?
Any employee who suffers an injury while at work may be able to make a claim for compensation for those injuries and any associated financial losses. An employee includes all permanent, temporary, casual and part-time workers. This includes workers on zero-hours contracts. You do not need to have a written contract of employment to make a claim, but you will need some form of proof that you are employed by the company.
If you are self-employed and suffer an injury that was not your fault, you may still be able to make a claim for compensation.
However, there is no automatic right to compensation for an injury caused by a workplace accident. In order to claim compensation, an injured worker must prove the injury was caused by the negligence i.e. a failure to keep you safe, of their employer. For more details about your employer’s duty to you, see the next section [need link to next section “Your employer’s duties to you …”]
Can you make a claim for compensation? Click here for our Claims Checker. This is a quick and easy check to see if you may be able to make a claim for compensation following a workplace accident.
If you want to see if you can make a claim following your accident at work, go to our section called “Accidents in different types of workplaces and what should be done to avoid them” [need link to this section].
Contact us for free advice about your accident at work
If you would like to discuss your workplace accident, call one of our specialist Personal Injury lawyers on 0161 749 9000 or click here to request a call back.