An industrial injury claim claims compensation when you are injured at work, and it was not your fault. The workplace injury claim is for the injury and its effects on your life.

Your personal injury solicitor seeks to recover damages through a claims process. If you have been injured and your life impacted by an accident that was someone else’s fault, a claim for compensation seeks financial redress for your injuries and financial losses.

If you have been injured in an accident and it was not your fault, The Personal Injury Team No Win No Fee solicitors will file your compensation claim and get you the money you deserve.

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What is an industrial accident claim?

An industrial accident claim is for an injury you receive at work that was not your fault. You have an industrial accident claim for any injury such as electric shock, chemical burns and falls from a height.

Every industry has its dangers, but your employer has a duty of care to make your workplace safe for you. If you are injured at work, and it was not your fault, you will have an industrial injury claim.

It does not matter where you work. You may work at a building site, office, shopping centre or a warehouse, but you claim for compensation if you have a workplace accident that was not your fault.

Your No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor takes your case and makes that claim for compensation.

Are you eligible for compensation?

If you want to pursue damages for the accident you have suffered, we have a simple 3 step process to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

  • Take our online assessment & speak with our team
  • Our team of claim specialists will undertake a full case review
  • We will send a legal letter and our solicitors will pursue your compensation on your behalf

All case reviews are 100% cost and commitment free.

Common industrial accident claims

Common industrial accident claims include incidents with chemicals and falls from heights. Any industrial accident will cause injury, and you claim compensation for the effects it has on your life.

Some common industrial accident claims are:

Burns when using hazardous substances

Burns when using hazardous substances can scar and cause long-term pain and disfigurement. Chemicals, molten metal and other unsafe materials can quickly burn you but do a lifetime of damage.

Your employer must provide a safe workplace, especially when using hazardous substances. They owe you a duty of care and should provide protective equipment and full training.

Deafness from industrial machinery

Deafness from industrial machinery happens from using heavy machinery without having the proper ear protection. It will also happen if you are not given the required amount of breaktime and rest. 

Industrial deafness comes from working in a too-loud workplace or when in the military at firing ranges. The workplace must not exceed recommended decibel levels, and you should not be exposed to persistent high noise levels at work.

Employee protection legislation guides safe work practices and what protective ear equipment you should wear.

Amputation when using machinery

Amputation when using machinery such as industrial cutting equipment and tools is not unusual. You may lose a finger or toe when catching one in an unguarded machine or if a heavy object drops on your hand or foot.

Machinery must be maintained, and safety procedures must be followed by staff and employers. 

The employer has a duty of care to you and must protect you when at work.

Electric shock in the workplace

Electric shock in the workplace is due to poor maintenance and happens too when working with electrical machinery. You can also suffer electric shock on building sites and if working as an electrician or electrical installer.

In electric shock industrial injury claims you seek compensation for the injury and the damages you suffer.

Being hit by falling objects

Being hit by falling objects is an industrial injury seen on building sites, busy warehouses and in store rooms.

Poorly stored objects fall on staff, breaking bones and causing a concussion and brain damage in some cases.

The employer must ensure adequate space is provided for storage and training is provided to staff. On construction work and in warehouses, protective gear must be given to staff and all visitors.

Falling from a height

Falling from a height happens when your employer does not provide a safety harness or a climbing platform for all high-access work. 

You should not be asked to go up an unsafe ladder or onto a roof without following full safety procedures.

You can injure your back and limbs and cause brain damage when falling from a height, and you will have an industrial injury claim for compensation.

Slips, trips and falls in the workplace

Slips, trips and falls in the workplace are not unusual in poorly maintained offices, shops and factories. Spillages are not cleaned up, products are not stored correctly, and staff often work in cramped conditions when these accidents happen.

You could fall down an unprotected stairs or trip over bins left in the corridors. Strains, sprains, cuts and soft tissue injuries are common industrial injury claims for slips, trips and falls.

The employer is responsible for providing a safe workplace and the correct personal protective equipment for all employees.

Our personal injury solicitors handle your compensation claim when you suffer an industrial injury that is not your fault.

How Much Is Your Claim Worth?

Take a few minutes to fill in our claim assessment form and find out how much compensation you will be entitled to.

How much can I claim for industrial injury claim compensation?

In an industrial injury claim, you can claim damages ranging from a few thousand pounds to more than £10 million. How much compensation you can claim depends on the injuries suffered and the financial effect of those injuries on your life.

If your employer is responsible for your personal injury, you claim compensation from their insurance company.

Sample compensation amounts in an industrial injury claim are as follows. Please note these are figures for the injuries only. Financial losses would apply in addition:

  • Facial scarring from £9,110 to £30,090
  • Moderate hip and pelvis injury from £12,590 to £39,170
  • Severe shoulder injury from £19,200 to £48,030
  • Moderate neck injury from £7,890 to £38,490
  • Severe back injury from £38,780 to £160,980
  • Traumatic chest injury from £65,740 to £100,670
  • Moderate brain injury from £43,060 to £219,070
  • Paraplegia from £219,070 to £284,260

(The figures given here are for General Damages amounts only. You will also receive compensation for any financial losses you suffer due to the personal injury. Figures are taken from Judicial College Guidelines 16th Edition and are accurate as of April 2023.)

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There is not one fixed amount in personal injury claims. The circumstances differ from person to person and claim to claim, and the amount of compensation awarded will be tailored to the circumstances of your claim.  

Our Win No Fee personal injury solicitor will give you an idea of what to expect from their experience in compensation claims.

What can you claim for compensation in a personal injury claim?

When calculating the amount paid in compensation for an industrial accident claim, there are 2 values added to get the total amount paid in compensation.

  • General damages
  • Specific damages

Because each case is unique a full claim assessment is needed to give an accurate claim estimate.

For an accurate claim assessment, speak with The Personal Injury Team today

Compensation for general damages in industrial accident claims

General damages cover PSLA, or the Pain, Suffering and Loss of Amenity. These damages are paid out as compensation for physical suffering.

Industrial injuries can be very painful due to heavy machinery, sharp cutting tools and heavy industrial material.

Damages can also have a lasting effect on your day to day life. Injuries may affect walking, sleeping, breathing and lifestyle. General damages also compensate for that.

Special Damages

Specific damages in an industrial accident, covers out of pocket expenses for the victim.

Specific damages cover the full cost for physical and mental recovery that are required following a workplace accident.

You are also covered for the loss of wages in the event you can’t work due to your injuries, which is often the case following an industrial accident.

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Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 protects workers from the causes of industrial accidents and injuries.

In the Health and Safety Act 1974, the responsibilities of employers towards their employees are outlined and guaranteed. The Act also covers how employees should behave in the workplace and how to provide a safe working environment.

The Health and Safety at Work Act ensures that:

  • Employers provide health and safety training to all workers
  • The workplace is a safe place for employees
  • The workplace is well-maintained
  • Business is carried out according to safe procedures
  • Employees are cared for properly in the workplace
  • Employees have access to safety information for their work
  • Employees are properly supervised by trained staff

All aspects of employer, employee and visitor safety and responsibilities are outlined in the Act. Your employer must make you aware of the Act and what it means for you in the workplace.

A breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act can lead to an industrial injury, and you claim compensation when injured, and it is not your fault.

Can I make an industrial injury claim even if I am at fault?

Yes, you can make an industrial injury claim if you are at fault, but only if you are partly at fault. Split liability, also known as contributory negligence, allows you to claim compensation in cases where you are partly at fault for the industrial accident.

Any personal injury claim must be made against someone at fault, whether they are partially or fully guilty of the negligence. If you are fully at fault for an injury, you cannot claim for personal injury.

If your actions led to your industrial accident, but your employer was also negligent in their duty of care, you can still claim compensation. There are always two sides to a personal injury case, and you should get legal advice before deciding on your claim.

One of our No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors will advise and guide you through your industrial injury claim.

Our Process

We make the claim process as simple and streamlined as possible, and that’s one of the reasons we’re maintain a 4.9 / 5 ★ rating from our customers!


The first step is to get in touch and tell us what went wrong. It’s free and easy. Call our 24-hour helpline: 0800 027 0370 or request a callback here.

Claim Evaluation

Once you have spoken with our team we’ll let you know how we can help. This will involve a thorough case review and understanding of the incident, financial damages and physical injuries.

Legal Letter

Once we are satisfied we have all the information we require and have a full understanding of your circumstances. We send a letter of claim to the negligent party outlining your claim and compensation requirements.

How to prove an industrial injury claim

You prove an industrial injury claim by providing accurate evidence to support it. In some cases of serious injury, you may not be able to gather evidence on the day, but you can do at a later date.

To gather evidence to support an industrial injury claim, you should:

  • Get photographs of the accident area
  • Get details of witnesses
  • Get any phone camera or CCTV coverage of the accident
  • Get your injuries assessed by a doctor
  • Report the accident to the employer or your immediate manager
  • Save photographs of your injuries

Evidence can form a crucial part of your industrial accident claim and may even speed up the process for your personal injury solicitor when seeking compensation.

How to make a compensation claim for an industrial accident resulting in an injury?

To make a claim for personal injury compensation, there are usually a few standard steps to follow. We will guide you through the entire process from first contact through to the conclusion of your claim.

Speak with the Personal Injury Team today and an experienced workplace injury solicitor will be in contact to help start your claim for compensation.

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Make Industrial Accident claim for compensation today!

If you have been the victim of an industrial accident, you may be entitled to make a workplace injury claim. Speak with a No win no fee personal injury solicitor and find out how much you can claim.

Take our FREE online case assessment to speak with a member of our team who will help you make your claim today.

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, your employer has a duty to create a safe working condition. If these standards are not met you may be entitled to compensation.

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