Prison Injury Claims

If you have been injured in an accident that was the fault of the prison service, you could make a claim for compensation against those responsible. Whether you are a member of staff or a current or former inmate, we can help you acquire the compensation you need to cover any appropriate costs incurred as a result of your injury.

To speak to a solicitor about making a claim for compensation, contact us by calling 0800 10 757 95. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form or use our e-chat function to let us know a suitable time to get in touch with you.

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Injuries to staff

As is the case in any workplace, accidents in prisons can happen from time to time. Prisons have to ensure their workers are able to do their jobs in a relatively safe environment and can be held accountable for accidents that occur as a result of their negligence. Common causes of accidents include:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Inmate assaults
  • Manual handling
  • Defective equipment
  • Inappropriate prisoner transfers

Regardless of how you have been injured while working in a prison, if the accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you will be able to make a claim for compensation.

Injuries to prisoners

Prison authorities have a duty to protect the health and safety of prisoners, both in terms of their standards of living and personal safety. Prisoners can suffer injuries in accidents that may occur as a result of the following:

  • Faulty or damaged equipment
  • Work carried out within the prison
  • Unsafe floors and walkways
  • Broken bunk beds

Some prisoners can also be at risk of injury due to the actions of other prisoners. If, as an inmate, you have been injured as a result of another prisoner’s actions and it could have been prevented by members of staff at the prison, you can make a prison injury claim.

How YouClaim can help

Whether you’re a worker or an inmate in prison, our expert team of lawyers can provide advice and guidance to help you get the compensation you deserve. Financial awards can go some way to helping you make a recovery from your injuries, because this can mean you do not have to worry about expenses incurred, time taken off work or any medical bills you face.

We handle all cases on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis so you do not need to worry about our legal costs because if you’re unsuccessful, you won’t have any fees to pay, and if you’re successful, your fees will be taken care of by the defendant.

Get started today

To speak to a prison injury lawyer about making a claim with YouClaim, call us on 0800 10 757 95. You can also chat to us online or complete an enquiry form and we will call you back as soon as we can.