Care Worker Accident and Injury Claims

Residential care workers provide services for society's most vulnerable, such as the elderly, sick children and people with full-time care needs. However, working as a carer may mean exposure to a number of risks or hazards that can result in injury.

If you are a care worker and have been involved in an accident or incident that caused you an injury in the last 3 years, you are entitled to make an accident claim.

To get in touch with us and start your claim, call us today on 0800 10 757 95. Alternatively, request a callback using the contact form on this page, or use the online chat feature.

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Responsibilities of your employers

Your employers are responsible for ensuring that your workplace is safe and free from hazards, as well as ensuring you have undergone any necessary health and safety training required for your position. If they have neglected their duty of care and you are injured at work as a result, you are entitled to claim compensation.

Possible causes of injury

There are a wide range of risks involved in care work that can result in injuries. Some of the most common risks, and the likely injuries arising from them, are listed below:

  • Lifting patients - if you have not received the proper training to lift patients and you are required to do so as part of your job role, you can be exposed to a range of painful, muscular strains and injuries. 
  • Lifting heavy loads - frequently, upper body injuries can be sustained when lifting heavy loads if the appropriate training has not been given. 
  • Carrying equipment.
  • Frequently bending over/stooping/reaching for high surfaces - injuries caused by the repetition of these actions can be avoided if workers receive the correct training and equipment.
  • Slips and trips. 
  • Chemicals - some disinfectants used in the workplace can result in occupational asthma, whilst skin conditions such as dermatitis can be caused by exposure to certain chemicals or latex gloves, or regular work in wet conditions.
  • Violence at work. 

An injury by any of these means could restrict your ability to work, leading to potential loss of income and financial difficulties. It may also result in long-term pain or psychological distress. If you were injured as a result of a lack of protection, safety procedures or training from your employer, you can make a claim for compensation.

FAQs

How much could I claim?

The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on many different factors, including:

  • What type of injury you have sustained and how serious it is
  • The timescale of your recovery
  • How the injury has affected you, particularly your work life
  • Any financial costs or losses you have incurred as a result of being injured

Although no two cases are ever exactly the same, you can get an idea of how much you can claim for by checking our Compensation Calculator. These amounts are intended as a guide and do not take into account any financial losses as a result of your injury. For a more accurate figure, get in contact with us to discuss the details of your case with one of our solicitors.

Are there any time limits on making a claim?

Under English and Welsh law you can make a claim for injury within 3 years of sustaining it.  There are some exceptions to this rule, particularly if your injury is down to an industrial disease or asbestos-related disease.  An experienced lawyer will be able to advise you about making a claim under these circumstances.

Why do I need a solicitor?

Personal injury law can be extremely complex, and every individual case is unique. If you choose to make a claim without the services of a solicitor, you will most likely be making a claim against an insurance company who not only has experience in defending themselves against this type of claim, but also has the resources necessary to build a strong legal defence. You will also need to cover all the costs involved in the claim, such as police reports, medical examinations and possibly hiring a barrister.

To ensure you get the best possible representation, we will appoint a solicitor who specialises in the particular area of law that is most relevant to your case. We guarantee to do our utmost to get you the compensation you deserve.  

How YouClaim can help

As soon as you contact us, we will start working hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Our team of solicitors has many years of experience in cases regarding injuries sustained by care workers, and is governed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

We will guide you throughout the entire process of your claim, we will ensure that you have the best representation and the strongest possible case against those responsible to get you the compensation you deserve. 

As our team of personal injury solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis, making a claim is totally risk-free - you won’t have to pay a penny if your claim is unsuccessful.

Get started today

You can call us now on 0800 10 757 95 or request a callback using our online contact form. We're on your side, working to get you the result you deserve. 

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