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A Brief Overview of Workplace Personal Injury Claims in Jersey

Workplace Injury | Personal Injury

Your employer is obligated to ensure health and safety, training and protective equipment are in place to keep you safe at work. If there has been a failure in any of these areas, you may be able to make a claim if a workplace injury occurs.

When can I make a claim?

In general terms claims usually need to be made within 3 years of your workplace injury.


Time limits do not start until you reach the age of eighteen. However, the sooner you contact us the better we are able to collate the evidence and prepare the claim.

Do I have a case?

If you are unsure whether you have a claim, you or a family member just need to pick up the phone to us and talk it over with one of our team members.

What are my chances of succeeding with my claim for workplace injury?

When you contact us, we will give you realistic advice on the chances of winning, based on the information you provide.  The more information you can give us at the outset, the more accurate the assessment we can make.  However, it is not possible to give a definitive answer on any case.

Once your witness statement, medical records, hospital records and/or health & safety report have been collated, they will be referred to appropriate experts.  These experts will review your details and give their opinion.  It may be after receiving all of the available information that chances of success are reassessed.

If, based on the available evidence, you do have a case, your Advocate will start Royal Court proceedings.  However, we will not do this without first discussing it with you and advising you of the pro and cons of the process.

How much will it cost?

Contacting us for initial advice on your claim will cost you nothing; we offer a free 20-minute consultation.

If we advise you to pursue a claim with us, we will review all the options for funding it and make sure you are fully informed before we proceed on your behalf.

How much compensation will I get?

The amount of compensation you receive will depend on a number of factors.  These include but not limited to:-

  • The seriousness of your injury;
  • How it has affected your life;
  • How much money you have lost, or will lose, as a consequence; and
  • Whether you will need extra support in the future.


As soon as we have all the details of your case, and we assess that you have a reasonable chance of success, a claim will be made against the relevant person or company, who are likely to have insurance.

Royal Court / Settlement

Once we have a response from the insurance company you are claiming against, we can advise you on the way forward.

The vast majority of cases are settled before they go to the Royal Court.  However, if your case if one of the few that is to be decided by the Royal Court, we will be there to assist you every step of the way.

For further information please do not hesitate to call 630530 or email us on pi@parslowsjersey.com

We offer a regular Jersey Free Personal Injury Clinic

Please note that the information provided on this website is for general information purposes only and is designed to provide you with an outline of the legal services we offer.  Whilst we endeavour to ensure our information is correct and useful, we make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information offered.  Information on our website does not constitute legal advice and Parslows Jersey accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising out of, or in connection with, the information found in this website.  Please consult a lawyer at Parslows Jersey in the event that you require professional assurance that our information, and your interpretation of the same, is correct.

Parslows Jersey are here to help with all your legal queries call us today on +44 (0) 1534 630530

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