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Accident at work: compensation claims management in Jersey

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Accidents at Work | Personal Injury
8 April 2020

If you work in Jersey and had an accident at work that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. At Parslows Jersey, we’ve helped countless individuals obtain the money they rightfully deserve — money that can make a big difference to personal care following an injury. Compensation claims are available for accidents at work if you’ve been injured as a result of:

  • health and safety procedures not being followed
  • your employer’s failure to implement standard working practices
  • poorly maintained equipment or a lack of protective equipment
  • your employer’s failure to provide adequate training for the task at hand.

Your employer has a legal duty to ensure that you remain safe at work. If they have not succeeded in this task, you have a right to claim workplace compensation.

Compensation for an injury at work

When you make a claim for compensation as a result of an accident at work, our personal injury lawyers in Jersey will divide your claim into two very clearly defined sections:

  • special damages (compensation for any out-of-pocket expenses or loss of earnings sustained as a result of the accident)
  • general damages (compensation for your physical and/or psychological injuries).

We do this so that you can claim the full amount of money you deserve after suffering an accident at work. Our Jersey-based team will endeavour to ensure that your compensation payout is not a penny less than it should be.

Your workplace may attempt to offer a quick settlement that does not take into account these separate circumstances. If you’re concerned that you were offered compensation for an accident at work that is lower than what you are rightfully owed, get in touch with our team for a no-obligation consultation.

The time limit for your accident at work compensation claim

If you’ve had an accident at work that you believe means you are owed compensation, you have the standard time limit of three years from the date of the accident to make a claim. Please note the following conditions:

If your claim did not occur while on the island of Jersey, and actually occurred while you were working abroad for a Jersey-based business, the time limit may vary.

If your accident was caused by a piece of faulty equipment, the time limit may be different.

Due to the ways in which workplace compensation claims are handled — and the varying time limits of validity — if you have suffered injuries as a result of an accident at work, it is best to contact us as soon as possible. Our personal injury lawyers from Jersey can provide you with accurate information as to the time limits of your specific claim, and manage the process as swiftly as possible for you.

We’ll make sure you never miss out on a chance to claim money that is rightfully yours.

Why choose Parslows Jersey for your accident at work compensation claim?

We are a local Jersey firm with a vested interest in local people and local issues. We provide bespoke high-quality advice at reasonable rates, and pride ourselves on providing the best possible service to our local community. We will guide you through each stage of your personal injury claim and take time to provide advice tailored to your situation, as and when you need it.

Contact us

An accident at work can have serious consequences for your physical and mental wellbeing, as well as your financial situation. Don’t miss the opportunity to make a compensation claim that can help you move forward with your life. Contact our specialist Jersey-based team today to discuss your workplace injury claim.


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

Or email us on enquiries@parslowsjersey.com