Agency Worker Claims
What Is An Agency Worker Injury?
Many people who are injured at work as an agency worker wrongly believe that they are not able to make an accident at work compensation claim. Agency worker claims are compensation claims for injuries sustained during an accident at work, and they can be treated in the exact same way as an accident or injury involving any other kind of worker.
Agency worker compensation claims can be made across a wide variety of different sectors, but are particularly common in the healthcare and social care settings, as these sectors have many agency workers to carry out essential tasks. Your workplace is responsible for your health and safety to the same degree as they have a duty of care towards their permanent staff. This means that you can make an agency worker claim for any accident or injury that would allow you to make an accident at work claim. This can include slips, trips or falls, lifting injuries, forklift injuries and many others.
We know that an agency worker accident or injury can be an incredibly stressful experience. They can be very painful and take a considerable amount of time to heal. If you are unable to work during that time, you might find that you are under a significant financial strain as well as the pain and discomfort of your injuries. Our agency worker injury claims specialists are here to help you get the compensation you deserve following your agency worker.
Our Agency Work Accident Solicitors Are Here To Help
Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors want to make the process of making an agency worker accident or injury claim as easy as possible for you. We know that the idea of any form of legal action can seem like another stress and worry at an already difficult time. We work hard to make sure that you can relax and concentrate on your recovery, as we take over all of the admin and paperwork associated with getting you the compensation you deserve.
If you would like to discuss your agency worker injury compensation claim, or if you are ready to begin your claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today. We’re open 24 hours a day and our caring team are ready to take your call.
What Should You Do Following An Agency Worker Accident Or Injury?
It is absolutely vital that the first thing you do following your agency worker injury is to protect yourself. Make sure that you are safe from further harm and that you have access to the medical assistance that you need as an absolute priority. Once this has been done, there are a few additional steps you may wish to take to help with your agency worker injury compensation claim.
One of the simplest things that you can do to support your agency worker injury compensation claim is to write down everything you remember about your agency worker injury. This includes the period leading up to the agency worker injury, anything that you believe may have contributed to your agency worker injury and the aftermath, as well as the event itself. Writing it down as soon as possible after your agency worker injury means that you can be sure that you won’t forget any relevant details and that your account will be as complete as possible.
Take Witness Details Following Your Work Injury Claims
It can also be worth making sure that you have a note of the names and contact details of anyone who might have witnessed your agency worker injury. If there is anyone who can support your description as to what happened, or who can back up your assertion as to who was to blame, this can be an advantage when it comes to making your compensation claim.
You may also want to try to obtain photographs or videos which might be relevant to your case, especially of the location in which your agency worker injury occurred, provided it is safe to do so.
Although these are some things that you can do following your agency worker injury, to help support your agency worker injury compensation claim, we are still fully able to help you even if you are not able to do any of these things. Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors are specialists in making these kinds of claims, and we can arrange for the collection of any evidence needed to support your agency worker injury claim. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now to discuss your agency worker injury claim and see how we can help.
How Much Compensation Is Awarded For Agency Worker Injury Claims?
Compensation amounts vary hugely, depending on your personal situation and the way in which your injuries have impacted your life. This makes it very difficult to give general advice as to how much you might expect to receive. There are some general principles, however, which can help to be aware of.
Compensation claims can best be thought of in two parts. The first is there to make up for the pain and suffering you have endured, at least as far as this is possible. This follows national guidelines set down by the Judicial College. Under this framework, each injury has a range of compensation and payments for that injury are expected to fall somewhere within that range. The range can be very broad, however, to account for the vast individual differences in each injury.
Special Damages Available For Agency Work Accident Claims
The second aspect to consider when thinking about how much compensation you might receive is any costs, expenses and losses you might have suffered as a result of your agency worker injury. The purpose of this aspect of your compensation claim is to make sure that you are not disadvantaged financially as a result of your agency worker injury. This can include loss of earnings if you cannot work while you are recovering, adjustments and modifications you need to make to your home or vehicle if your injuries are particularly severe, and the costs associated with any rehabilitation, including treatments that you have needed to take privately, for example physiotherapy. Any other costs associated with your agency worker injury can be included here.
Working with our dedicated team allows you to be sure that you are claiming for the full range of expenses that you have incurred following your agency worker injury. Our team work hard to get you the best possible compensation payment to give you the financial support you need to get your life back on track as quickly as possible.
How Can Free Legal Justice Help With Agency Work Accident Claims?
At Free Legal Justice, we are able to take almost all of the stress out of your agency worker injury claim. The process of making your agency worker injury claim starts with a single call. Our team are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Whether you prefer to call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or to apply online and have us call you back for free at a time of your choosing, we are here to help. If you prefer a face to face conversation, we also offer a free home visit to discuss your agency worker injury claim.
During the short conversation that begins your agency worker injury compensation claim, our team of claims specialists will listen carefully to what has happened to you, making sure that we fully understand the details of your case. This includes what led to your agency worker injury, the full details of your injuries and the way in which these have impacted your life. We can then give you the kind of personalised advice and service that you deserve.
We Do All The Paperwork For Work Accident Claims
Our experienced team are also able to complete almost all of the paperwork, admin and forms that are required for your agency worker injury compensation claim. We will write to the person responsible for your agency worker injury making the case for them to accept liability and settle out of court. We will also carry out the negotiations on your behalf. For the few documents that you will need to complete yourself, we are happy to arrange a home visit to help you in the comfort of your own home.
If you are considering making an agency worker accident or injury compensation claim, you don’t have to do it alone. Call now or claim online to see how easy it can be.
What If I Can’t Afford To Pay Upfront For My Agency Worker Injury Compensation Claim?
We believe that everyone is entitled to the legal help they need to make an agency worker accident or injury compensation claim. The time immediately following your agency worker injury can be difficult, both emotionally and financially, so we don’t believe that you should have to make large, up-front payments or have to put yourself at financial risk to get the compensation you deserve.
With a no win no fee agreement, you don’t have to pay anything in order to begin making your claim. Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors can begin to act on your behalf. We don’t get paid a penny until the person responsible for your agency worker injury has accepted liability and we have successfully negotiated a compensation amount that you are happy with. Our fees are set as a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will always know exactly how much you will receive before agreeing to any compensation amount. This ensures that you will always receive the lion’s share of the payment.
Not All Agency Work Injury Claims Are No Win No Fee
For a very few clients, we may be unable to offer a no win no fee agreement. In the unfortunate event that your agency worker injury falls into this category, we will inform you of this straight away and will discuss possible alternative funding options to give you a cost-effective way to get the help you need to get the compensation you deserve.
If you are thinking of making an agency worker accident or injury compensation claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online. We are available 24/7 to give you the support you need after your agency worker injury.
What If My Boss Doesn’t Want Me To Make An Agency Worker Injury Compensation Claim?
You should never have to worry about losing your job as a result of making an agency worker accident or injury compensation claim. Your employer is not allowed to take any action to punish you for making a claim, and this includes you losing your job. They are also not allowed to change your job to one that is less desirable or exclude you from opportunities that you would otherwise have had.
Most companies are actually very understanding of you making an agency worker accident or injury compensation claim, as they understand that you may need the time and financial support to help you get your life back on track as quickly as possible, and this includes coming back to work.
Making A Agency Work Accident Claim Helps The Workplace Be Safer!
Many people who have suffered an agency worker accident or injury just like yours find that making an agency worker accident or injury compensation claim actually encourages their employer to take safety matters much more seriously. This can lead to a variety of safety measures being implemented at their workplaces which improves conditions and safety for themselves and for all of their colleagues and co-workers.
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 agency worker injury compensation claim or that jobs may be at risk if you make your claim.
Whether you are ready to begin your agency worker injury compensation claim, or if you have any questions, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
What Is The Agency Worker Injury Claims Process?
Making a compensation claim for any accident or injury you may have sustained, including making an agency worker accident or injury compensation claim, follows the same basic process.
The first step in making an agency worker accident or injury compensation claim should be to make sure that you have the best possible legal advice. We are here 24/7 to help you. Call our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online to secure the assistance you need to get the compensation you deserve.
Our Team Writes To The Guilty Party For You!
Our first step is to write to the person responsible for your agency worker injury, explaining that you are making an agency worker accident or injury compensation claim, that you consider them to be liable (the legal term for being to blame) and giving them a deadline by which to respond.
If the person at fault in your agency worker injury denies that they were to blame, we will collect all of the evidence we can find and present them with a strong case as to why they are liable. This can include pictures, videos and statements, as well as more technical and legal backing documents if needed. Once presented with this evidence, almost all employers will accept that they are liable.
What Happens When Liability Is Accepted?
When the other side have agreed that they are liable for your agency worker injury compensation claim, we will then begin to negotiate the settlement (this is how much money you will be given). We will make sure that you know about every offer that is made, and also whether we believe that it is a fair offer or not. The decision as to whether or not to accept an offer of compensation will always be yours, but we will help you and give you the information you need to be confident in your decision.
Almost all of the agency worker injury compensation claims we deal with are resolved without needing to go to court. This is because most people are willing to accept liability, once they have been presented with the relevant evidence. It is also usually possible to agree on a compensation amount that seems fair to both sides. If these things are not possible, however, you may need to go to court and ask a judge to decide. In the unlikely event that you are in this position, don’t worry. We will support you throughout, and help you to get the compensation you deserve.
Work Agency Accident Claims Fee’s Explained
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 agency worker injury.
How To Begin Making An Agency Worker Injury Compensation Claim
When you are considering making an agency worker accident or injury compensation claim, the whole process can seem overwhelming. Our team of dedicated personal injury claims solicitors are here to help you decide whether to go ahead with your claim and to guide you through the process at every stage.
If you are ready to make an agency worker accident or injury compensation claim, the first thing to do is to call our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, ready to help you begin your claim. Call us free on 0800 567 7074. If you are calling from a mobile, please use 0121 565 4317, which is included in the free minutes if you have a contract. Alternatively, you can claim online and we will call you back at a time of your choosing.
We Listen To Our Clients
In order to give you the best possible advice, we will need to understand the full details of your agency worker injury. It is important that we know the circumstances surrounding your agency worker injury, who you believe was responsible for it, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which your life has been affected by what has happened to you. Once we understand all of this, we are able to give you the accurate, personalised advice that you deserve.
Can I Expect To Get My Compensation Quickly For My Agency Worker Injury?
Agency worker injury compensation claims can take very different amounts of time to complete, which reflects the unique nature of each case. We appreciate that you shouldn’t have to wait for the compensation you deserve, so we work tirelessly to ensure that you get the payment you need to put your agency worker injury behind you as quickly as possible.
Some of the very quickest cases to resolve can be completed in as little as a few weeks. These are always very simple cases in which the other side has accepted liability very quickly and without the need for extensive evidence-gathering. These cases are usually for the less serious injuries, as the compensation amounts are smaller ad there is less incentive for the other side to draw out negotiations to encourage you to accept less compensation than you are entitled to.
Some Worker Agency Claims Take Longer To Finish
More complicated cases include those where the other person does not accept that they were liable for what happened to you, or if multiple people were all partially to blame. In these situations, your case may take far longer to be resolved and for you to get the compensation you need. If your case has to go to court, it will also take much longer to be completed.
What If There Is No Record Of My Agency Worker Injury In The Accident Book?
All companies are required to have an accident book, in which to record the details of any accidents or near misses that occur on the premises or as a result of business activities. All incidents, such as your agency worker injury, should be recorded as soon as possible after they occur, although there is some allowance for the fact that looking after the welfare of staff should always take priority. Using the accident book correctly ensures that a company has an accurate history of their health and safety record.
Recording all accidents or injuries in the accident book is a legal requirement. Despite this, some can be overlooked. This often happens after serious incidents, as the priority must always be on looking after the person who has been hurt. Very rarely, an employer may decide not to record an incident in the accident book, hoping that they will be able to deny liability if the person concerned were to make a compensation claim.
My Work Accident Was NOT written In The Accident Book – Can I Still Claim?
The accident book can be a very helpful piece of evidence to support your agency worker injury compensation claim, but it is not essential. We may need to provide additional evidence to demonstrate to the court that your agency worker injury did happen in the way that you described, but you are absolutely able to access the compensation you need if your employer has not recorded your accident in the accident book.
If you realise that your agency worker injury is not included in the accident book, you will want to make sure that you have evidence that you have informed your employer of what happened. The best way to do this is via email, as this allows you to write down exactly what happened and to ask that they record this in the accident book. If they fail to act on this, you can present your emails as evidence in court, and they will have to explain why they did not do so. It is usually best to send the emails to your manager or to HR, or both.
What Are The Requirements For Making An Agency Worker Injury Compensation Claim?
Many of our clients can find it difficult to be sure that they are able to make an agency worker accident or injury compensation claim. There are a few simple requirements that must be fulfilled in order for you to make an agency worker accident or injury compensation claim.
The most basic requirement for making an agency worker accident or injury compensation claim is that you must have suffered an agency worker accident or injury and had some form of damage or loss as a result. Your injury could be either physical or mental, but you cannot make a compensation claim if you have not experienced any negative consequences from your agency worker injury. Although experiencing a near miss can be alarming, you are only able to claim for accidents that actually happened, not those which you narrowly avoided.
Someone Has To Be Responsible For Your Worker Agency Accident
The next criteria for making an agency worker accident or injury compensation claim is that there must be someone else who was responsible for your agency worker injury. There must be someone else to blame. This doesn’t need to be a specific person, it can be an organisation, such as the council, or a company, such as your employer. The important thing is that there must have been someone with a legal responsibility to look after your safety. Your employer has this responsibility for all accidents that take place in the workplace.
The person responsible for your agency worker injury 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 consider whether any safety measures they put in place to protect you were sufficient. If no steps were taken to keep you safe, or to minimise the severity of any injuries you might sustain, you are very likely to be able to make a compelling compensation claim. Even if some measures were taken, you are still able to claim if these were inadequate.
Contact Our Worker Agency Accident Claims Solicitors
If you have been injured as the result of an agency worker accident or injury and there was someone else who could have helped to avoid or minimise your injuries, you are able to make an agency worker accident or injury compensation claim. If you are in this position, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today.
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