Accident At Work Solicitors
What Are Accident At Work Claims Solicitors?
Accident at work solicitors are those solicitors who have chosen to specialise in getting justice for those who are injured in an accident at work which wasn’t their fault. Our expert team of accident at work claims solicitors have many years of experience in getting the best possible compensation payments for our clients. We work with all kinds of accidents at work, from slips, trips or falls to injuries sustained from faulty machinery. Accident at work solicitors are there to help, no matter how minor or serious your injury is.
Experiencing an accident at work is stressful, especially if your injuries take a long time to heal, or if you have to take time off work while you recover. Not only is there considerable pain and discomfort, there can also be an emotional consequence from what has happened to you and you may even be placed in financial difficulties if you have additional expenses or are unable to work following your accident at work. Our team of personal injury claims solicitors are here to help.
Our Solicitors Are Experienced In Work Accident Claims
Making a claim for your accident at work might seem like adding just one more stress into an already difficult time. At Free Legal Justice, our dedicated personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience helping people just like you to get the justice you deserve, without lots of time-consuming admin. We want to take the stress out of your accident at work claim.
If you are considering making an accident at work compensation claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
How To Respond Following An Accident At Work
The most important thing you can do immediately after your accident at work is to make sure that you are safe and to seek any medical attention you may need. We want to make sure that your recovery is as fast and straightforward as possible. Only once this has been taken care of should you start to think about possible ways to support your accident at work compensation claim.
It is essential that you make sure that you remember clearly all of the circumstances surrounding your accident at work. The more details you are able to provide, the better your evidence will be. Writing down exactly what happened and the circumstances that led to your accident at work, especially if you can do it soon afterwards, can help you to remember far more details and it can also be used as further evidence.
Do You Have Any Witnesses To Your Accident At Work?
If there were witnesses to your accident at work, it is also extremely useful if you make sure that you have their names and contact details. You are welcome to ask them to write down everything they can remember about the circumstances surrounding your accident at work, but this is not essential as our dedicated team can easily do this for you if we ae able to locate your witnesses.
Videos and photographs of the area in which your accident at work took place can also be helpful, especially if they show any details which might have made your accident at work more likely or which led to your injuries being more serious than they should have been. Only take photographs and videos if you can do so legally and safely. If you are unsure, we are more than happy to organise this for you.
Evidence Is Key In Making Accident At Work Claims
Although taking these steps can help to provide additional evidence to strengthen your accident at work compensation claim, it is not necessary for you to have done any of them. The period immediately after your accident at work is already stressful enough, so please do not feel under any pressure to arrange for these tasks to be carried out. The most important thing that you can do to help you get the compensation you deserve is to call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online to arrange a free call back at a time that is convenient to you. This will ensure that you get the best possible legal advice and assistance on a no win no fee basis.
How Much Compensation Is Awarded For Accidents At Work claims?
It is impossible to know in advance how much compensation will be awarded for a particular claim. Each accident at work compensation claim is unique and the compensation obtained will be based on your personal circumstances. There are several different factors that are taken into consideration in all compensation claims, however.
The first aspect of our compensation is there to recognise and acknowledge the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of your accident at work. This is set nationally by the Judicial College and is governed by a set of guideline amounts that each type of injury is likely to receive in compensation. These amounts are usually ranges, and the ranges can be quite broad, to allow for the high degree of individual variation in your specific injuries. Our experienced team of accident at work claims specialists are able to give you a much more accurate view of how much you are likely to receive for this part of your compensation claim.
Special Damages For Accident At Work Injury Claims
Your compensation claim will also include an amount based on the impact that your accident at work has had on your life. This is designed to make sure that you do not lose out financially as a result of your accident at work. This can include the cost of any medical treatment that you may have had to pay for privately, for example if there is a long delay to access physiotherapy via the NHS you can be reimbursed for this if you pay privately. If you are unable to work during your recovery, you can also apply for money to compensate you for the money you would have earned had you still been able to work. If your injuries are very serious, you may be able to claim for any modifications you need to your home or vehicle to make sure that you are able to continue to live the life you want.
Maximum Compensation For Work Accident Claims!
It can be difficult to be sure that you are claiming the right amount of compensation for your accident at work, and many of our clients are initially offered compensation payments that are far too low for the specifics of their case. Our expert team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors work hard to get you the full payments you deserve to help you get your life back on track after your accident at work.
How can our solicitors help with your accident at work claims?
We are here to help take the stress out of your accident at work compensation claim. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors are here 24 hours per day, 7days a week, to ensure that you have all the access to expert legal advice, when you need it. There are three ways to contact us. For those with landlines, call free on 0800 567 7074. For mobiles, use 0121 565 4317. Alternatively, you can fill in our online claims form and we will arrange a call back at a time that is convenient to you.
Our teams of accident at work claims specialists are highly-trained, and know how important it is to take the time to listen to what happened to you. We want to make sure that we fully understand the details of your case, especially the circumstances surrounding your accident at work, who you believe is at fault, the full extent of the injuries you have sustained and the impact this has had on your life. Once we have all of this information, we are able to give you personalised care and advice that we believe you deserve.
Our Accident At Work Solicitors Do All The Paperwork
Our teams take over all of the time-consuming and complex admin, meaning that you don’t need to waste your time filling out forms, writing to the other party or trying to conduct the compensation negotiations. This takes all of the stress and burden off of you and allows you to concentrate on other things. For the few pieces of paperwork that do require your personal signature, we are able to arrange a home visit to help you with this, if you would prefer. This way, we ensure that your accident at work compensation claim places as little burden on your everyday life as possible.
Our team of personal injury solicitors are ready to help you. Call now, to begin your claim.
Can I Get No Win No Fee Help With My Accident At Work Claims?
We want you to have access to the expert legal advice you need to have the best chance with your accident at work compensation claim, without needing to put yourself at financial risk or making any up front payments. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to most of our clients.
Our no win no fee agreements mean that you are able to instruct us to work on your behalf, without making any payments up front. We will only take payment once you have received the compensation payment you are entitled to. If we are unable to get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t owe us a penny. Even more importantly, our fees are set as a percentage of your payment, meaning that you know exactly how much you will need to pay before accepting any offer of compensation and you will always receive the majority of your compensation.
Some Accident At Work Claims Are Not Done On A No Win No Fee Basis!
In a very small number of cases, we are unable to offer a no win no fee agreement. In the unlikely event that your accident at work claim falls into this category, we will make sure that you understand this straight away, and we will make sure to discuss possible alternative funding options with you to make sure that you have an affordable route to the help you need.
If you are thinking about making an accident at work compensation claim, there’s not need to hesitate. Call us now on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online to begin the process of getting you the compensation you need to help get your life back on track.
Can I Lose My Job As A Result Of Making An Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
Legally, your employer is not allowed to take any action against you to punish you in any way for making a compensation claim following your accident at work. This includes not giving you promotion opportunities you would otherwise have had, changing your job to one that you like less, firing you or making your workplace so unpleasant that you resign (this last one is known as constructive dismissal).
The vast majority of businesses would not want to punish their employees for making an accident at work compensation claim anyway. Most people understand that the compensation you receive following your accident at work is there to help you to recover and to ensure that you do not suffer financially as a result of your accident at work. Even the most selfish of employers can understand that you might need the money from your compensation payment to cover the costs of getting the treatment you need to get you healthy and back to work as quickly as possible.
Health And Safety That Avoids Accidents At Work Claims
If your employer has not been taking health and safety seriously enough, making an accident at work compensation claim can help to keep your colleagues safe as well. Once they realise that your accident at work is a serious incident, and that you are making a compensation claim, they will usually begin to pay much more attention to the safety of you and your colleagues.
All employers are required to take out Employers Liability Insurance, which will pay out your compensation claim. This means that you do not need to be concerned that your company may not have the money to pay your accident at work compensation claim or that jobs may be at risk if you make your claim.
If you have more questions about this, or any other aspect of making an accident at work compensation claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now. Our team of accident at work claims specialists are here to help.
What Is The Process For Making An Accident At Work Compensation Claims?
Making a compensation claim for any accident or injury you may have sustained, including making an accident at work compensation claim, follows the same basic process.
Most people who have suffered an accident at work will want to take legal advice before starting their accident at work compensation claim, and we believe that this is a very good idea. We are available 24/7 to ensure that you can access the help you need whenever suits you. You can call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online to make sure that you get the support and assistance you need for your accident at work claim.
Our Work Accident Solicitors Contact The Other Side
Acting as your solicitors, we will inform the person responsible for your accident at work that you are making an accident at work compensation claim. In this letter, we will ask them to accept that they were at fault (this is called accepting liability) and we will give them a deadline by which to respond.
What Happens When Liability Is Accepted For Your Work Accident?
If the other party refuses to accept liability, we will attempt to prove that you are correct. We will seek out evidence and supporting testimony and we will make the strongest case we can. For accidents at work, it is usually very easy to demonstrate that your employer did not take sufficient steps to protect you.
As soon as liability has been agreed, it is time to decide how much compensation should be paid out. This is agreed through a process of negotiation. Throughout these negotiations, you remain in full control. We will inform you of every offer that is made, and give you our expert opinion as to whether the offer is fair or not, given the exact circumstances surrounding your accident at work. This means that you can be sure that the offer you accept is reasonable and fair, given your specific injuries and the way in which your accident at work has impacted your life.
What Happens When Your Work Injury Claim Is Rejected?
It is very rare for it to be impossible to reach agreement on the settlement amount for an accident at work compensation claim. In cases where the other person refuses to accept liability, or if we are not able to reach agreement as to a fair amount of compensation, we may need to go to court to get you the compensation you deserve.
You will only need to pay any fees to us after the negotiations have been concluded and your compensation amount has been agreed and is available to you. Our fees are set as a minor percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that the bulk of the money will always be there to help you during your recovery from your accident at work.
Starting An Accident At Work Compensation Claims
Many of our clients are concerned at first, often feeling unsure as to whether to make an accident at work compensation claim or not. Our professional team of personal injury claims solicitors are experienced at helping people like you to successfully get the compensation they deserve after an accident at work.
The first step in making your accident at work compensation claim is to call us on 0800 567 7074 (free from landlines) or 0121 565 4317 (charges at a local rate, or included in your free minutes from a mobile) or claim online and we will call you back at a time that is convenient to you. Our expert team of accident at work specialists are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to ensure that you can get the help you need.
Our Solicitors Listen To Clients
During our conversation, we will need to ensure that have the full picture of what happened with your accident at work. This includes the full extent of your injuries, the circumstances surrounding your accident at work (including who you believe was to blame) and the ways in which your life has been affected by your accident at work. As soon as we understand this, we are in a position to provide you with the kind of personalised advice that you need.
How Long Do Accident At Work Compensation Claims Take?
It can be hard to know how long a particular accident at work compensation case will take, as some can be settled very quickly, while others will take much longer to be decided. We know that you want to put your accident at work behind you as quickly as possible, so we do everything that we can to resolve your claim as quickly as possible.
Cases that are resolved quickly can take as little as just a few weeks. For a case to completed this fast, it has to be very simple and the other party will have accepted that they were to blame for your accident at work almost straight away. This removes the need for time-consuming tasks such as gathering evidence and demonstrating who was responsible for what happened to you. These cases are usually for less serious injuries involving smaller sums of money, as this reduces the incentive for the other party to put significant effort into reducing your claim through negotiation.
Some Work Injury and Accident Claims Take Longer To Settle
More complicated cases, where the other person disputes what has happened or where there are multiple different people who were to blame for your accident at work, can take significantly longer than this. If your accident at work compensation case has to go to court to be resolved, this can dramatically increase the time it takes to receive the compensation you deserve.
Should All Accidents At Work Be Included In The Accident Book?
All workplaces should have an accident book available. This book provides a single reference point in which all accidents, injuries and near misses are recorded. Having a single document with all of this information means that there is a clear and accurate history of the company’s health and safety record. Incidents should be recorded as soon as possible after they occur, although taking care of any staff who were injured is always a higher priority.
Although all companies are legally required to keep their accident book up to date, sometimes and accident or injury is not recorded in the accident book. This can be for a variety of reasons, including that the person responsible for recording it was concentrating on looking after the person who was injured. Some employers may also attempt to avoid later compensation claims by deliberately not recording incidents in the accident book.
My Work Accident Was Not Written In The Accident Book – Can I Still Claim Compensation?
Although we can often use the accident book to support your accident at work compensation claim, we are still able to make a successful case without it. We may need to present alternative types of evidence, for example statements from anyone who saw what happened or any photos you may have of the location where your accident at work happened. You are still able to access justice for what happened to you, and the compensation you need, even without your accident or injury being included in the accident book.
If your accident at work is not recorded in the accident book, the best course of action is to email an appropriate member of staff (this is usually your manager or a member of the HR department), informing them of what happened and asking them to make sure that this is recorded correctly. This ensures that there is a written record of your version of events and also prevents your employer from claiming that they were unaware of what had happened.
I Suffered An Accident At Work. Can I Claim Compensation?
If you have suffered an accident at work, you may not be sure whether you are able to claim compensation or not. Many of our clients tell us that they wondered the same thing. The requirements for making an accident at work compensation claim are very simple and most people are eligible.
All accident at work compensation claims require that you actually experienced an accident at work, and that you sustained some form of damage or loss as a result. You are only able to claim compensation for damage that you have actually sustained, not for damage that you were lucky to avoid. Similarly, you are not able to make a claim for an accident that almost happened.
Someone Must Be Blamed For You To Make An Accident At Work Claim
The next thing to consider when trying to work out whether you are able to make an accident at work compensation claim is who was to blame for what happened to you. In order to make a claim, there must have been someone at fault. They do not need to have been the immediate cause of what happened, but they do need to have been responsible for your welfare in some way. If your accident occurred at work, this can be very easy to establish, as your employer has a statutory duty of care, meaning that they have a legal obligation to ensure that you are safe.
The person responsible for your accident at work must also have been in a position to foresee what happened to you. This is not the same as them actually knowing that it would happen, but what happened must be something that they could have predicted, if they had thought about health and safety matters seriously enough.
Finally, you should think about whether the person responsible for your safety took any steps to look after your wellbeing. Even if they did put some measures in place, you are still able to make a compensation claim if these were not sufficient for the degree of risk or for the circumstances you found yourself in.
Contact Our Accident At Work Claims Solicitors Today
If you are considering an accident at work compensation claim, our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors want to help you get the payment you deserve. There’s no need to wait. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today. We’re available 24/7 to give you the help and advice you need.
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