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What can I claim for if I pursue an accident at work legal claim?

If you are able to pursue a successful accident at work claim, then you will be compensated for the physical and psychological injuries sustained as a result of the accident.

What should you do when pursuing an accident at work legal claim?

It can often be helpful to keep a diary of your symptoms so that if you pursue a claim, and need to be seen by independent medical experts, you can explain to them what symptoms you have had, including what activities tended to make the symptoms worse. For example, whether you had to take medication and whether the symptoms resolved and when.

You can also seek to claim for financial losses incurred as result of the accident, which can include (but are not limited to):

    • Medical expenses: Reimbursement of any private medical treatment received, any non-NHS hospital charges, medication costs and any future medical costs which may become necessary.
    • Loss of earnings: If you have not been paid in full because of time taken off work due to the accident-related injuries, a claim can be made for this. It can also include any loss of overtime or bonus and pension, if applicable. If you will not be able to return to work in full or partial capacity, this can also be considered.
    • Care: If you have received help from friends and/or family if you were unable to do things for yourself whilst you were recovering or continue to recover.
    • Miscellaneous costs: This can include travel and parking costs for appointments attended, reimbursement for damaged items and anything else that may be particular to your situation.

It is important that you try and keep a record of the financial losses incurred. This can include the following:

  • Keeping copies of parking receipts.
  • Keeping a note of where you have had to travel to/from for medical/treatment appointments.
  • Receipts for replacement clothing and/or equipment (if you have had items damaged in the accident).
  • Details of any care that you have received, noting what you needed help with, when you received the help and from whom and how long they spent assisting you on each occasion.

How can Morr & Co help?

At Morr & Co, we are dedicated to providing the highest level of support to our clients as they face the challenges of life after a severe injury. If you or a loved one needs assistance or would like to learn more about our services, please contact Charlotte and the Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence team on 020 8971 1081 or by emailing [email protected].


Although correct at the time of publication, the contents of this newsletter/blog are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute, legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article. Please contact us for the latest legal position.

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