No Win No Fee Work Accident Claims
What Is A No Win No Fee Work Accident Claim?
A no win no fee work accident claim is the easiest and most cost-effective way for you to get justice for your work accident. It is a legal process whereby we will help you to make a compensation claim against your employer for not taking sufficient health and safety measures to protect you from your accident at work. A no win no fee work accident claim allows you to make this claim without paying anything up front, and without putting yourself at financial risk.
We handle no win no fee accident at work claims for a wide range of clients. These include those working in very practical fields, who may have experienced factory accidents or accidents on a building site. We also work with those who have suffered an accident in the office or even in a scientific laboratory. If your employer did not take sufficient care of your welfare and you were injured as a result, a no win no fee work accident claim may be your best next step.
Our No Win No Fee Team Are Here To Help
At Free Legal Justice, we know that a work accident can be extremely stressful. Not only do you have to deal with the pain and suffering from your injuries, but you may find yourself in financial hardship, if you have to take time off from work to recover, or if you have to pay out for additional treatments or help.
Taking legal action to get compensation for your work accident might seem like a big step, and we know that many of our clients worry that it will add more stress to an already difficult time, and that it will be time-consuming and difficult. Our experienced team of work accident claims specialists can take all of the worry out of making your work accident compensation claim, leaving you to concentrate on your recovery.
If you are considering making a work accident claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today to see how we can help. We are available 24/7 and can arrange a free call back service at a time convenient to you if this is helpful.
What Steps Should I Take Following My Work Accident?
The most important thing to do after your work accident is to make sure that you are safe from further harm or injury and that you are getting the first aid or medical assistance you require. Once you have made sure that this is the case, there are some steps that you can take, if you feel that this is possible for you, which can help to provide additional evidence to support your work accident compensation claim.
One of the easiest and most important things that you can do following your work accident is to write down exactly what happened. This should include anything relevant in the lead up to your work accident, including anything that might have increased the risk of your work accident. Any details that you remember should be noted down, whether you think that they are relevant or not. This record means that you will have supporting evidence and helps to prevent you forgetting important details that might later be useful to support your compensation claim.
Witness Details And Statements Is Very Important In No Win No Fee Work Compensation Claims
The next thing to think about is whether you are able to contact any of the witnesses to your work accident. If possible, you should have a list of names and contact details of anyone who saw what happened and anyone who can support your belief as to who was responsible for your work accident. You can ask them to write down what they remember if you wish, but we are happy to do this for you if you prefer.
Photographs or videos of the place where your work accident happened can also be very helpful, especially if you are able to highlight anything that made the area unsafe and made your work accident more likely. Obviously, it is essential that you are careful when trying to obtain pictures and that you don’t put yourself at risk to get them.
Although taking these steps can make it easier to support your work accident compensation claim, none of them are essential and we fully understand if these are not your first priority in the period immediately after your work accident. The biggest thing you can do to help your work accident compensation claim, however, is to call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online. This will allow you to get the expert help you need to support you throughout your work accident claim without having to pay anything up front.
How Much Compensation Am I Likely To Receive Following My Work Accident?
Every work accident is unique, and this means that every compensation claim is also unique. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the impact this has had on your life. There are some common factors in work accident compensation claims, however.
All compensation claims are divided into two parts. The first is set nationally by the Judicial College (a governing body). The judicial college creates and updates a list of all types of personal injuries, along with a range of compensation payments that are typical for this type of injury. The ranges are deliberately wide, to allow the individual nature of your specific injury to be taken into account. Whilst this is helpful for personal injury claims solicitors and for the courts, it can make it very difficult for people like you to know how much compensation you are entitled to. This is one way in which our highly experienced team of personal injury claims solicitors are able to help. Our years of experience in work accident claims just like yours allow us to give you the best estimate for how much compensation you are likely to receive.
Special Damages For Work Accident Claims
The other part of the compensation claim is based on the ways in which your work accident has impacted your life. This part of the compensation claim for your work accident is there to help you get your life back as close as possible to the way it would have been if your work accident had not happened, so it is important to ensure that you claim for every cost and expense you have incurred as a result of your work accident. This could be additional medical support that is difficult to obtain on the NHS, such as physiotherapy, or even making modifications to your home if necessary. If you need to take time off from work in order to recover from your work accident, your loss of earnings would be included in this aspect of the compensation.
It can be difficult to be sure that you are claiming the right amount of compensation for your work accident, 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 work accident.
How Can Free Legal Justice Help Me With My No Win No Fee Work Accident Claim?
We know that making a work accident claim can seem stressful. At Free Legal Justice, we want to take the stress out of the process and make it easy for you to get the compensation you deserve. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to make sure that you can access legal help and support when you need it. Just call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online and we will arrange a free call back at a time convenient to you. This level of support can be invaluable in helping you to feel confident about the work accident claims process.
Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors understand the importance of listening. We make sure that we listen carefully to every aspect of your case, including who was at fault, the circumstances surrounding your work accident, all of the details of your injuries and the ways in which this has impacted your life. This degree of personalised care means that we are able to give you the most accurate information and advice that is specific to you.
Our Work Accident Claims Solicitors Do All The Paperwork
Our team work hard to ensure that you don’t have to deal with lots of time-consuming paperwork. When we are acting as your no win no fee claims solicitors, we are able to complete the vast majority of the paperwork ourselves on your behalf. For the few items that will require your direct signature, we can arrange home visits to help you complete the paperwork, if that would be of assistance for you.
We want to help you get the justice you deserve, without having to worry. Call now and see just how easy it can be.
Can I Get Help With My Work Accident Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis?
We want you to have access to the expert legal advice you need to have the best chance with your work accident 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.
Working on a no win no fee basis means that we are able to act on your behalf, without you having to pay anything up front. We are only paid once you have received the compensation you deserve for your work accident. Our fees are set as a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will never be left with legal fees that cost more than you receive. You will always be left better off as a result of successful claim.
Not All Work Accident Claims Are No Win No Fee
There are a very few circumstances under which it is not possible for us to offer a no win no fee agreement. If your work accident comes into this category, we will let you know as soon as possible and will discuss alternative funding options with you.
If you are considering making a work accident compensation claim, there’s no need to wait. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now and let our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors help you get the compensation you deserve.
Could I Lose My Job If I Make A No Win No Fee Work Accident Compensation Claim?
You should never be made to feel that your job is at risk if you make a work accident compensation claim. It is actually illegal for your employer to punish you in any way for making a compensation claim following any accident at work, and the penalties can be very severe. They must not fire you, cause you to miss out on promotions or change your job to a less desirable one as a result of you making a work accident compensation claim.
Good employers would never want to punish an employee for claiming the compensation they are entitled to following a work accident. They appreciate that you need the compensation you are awarded to ensure that you are able to continue life as before and to help you get back to where you were.
Making A No Win No Fee Claim Will Help Keep The Workplace Safe
Making a work accident compensation claim can also be helpful to your colleagues, as it highlights ways in which your employer is not taking sufficient care of you and encourages them to put more safety measures in place. After all, if you have suffered a work accident as a result of your employer’s carelessness or negligence, others could very easily have the same experience.
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 work accident compensation claim or that jobs may be at risk if you make your claim.
To start your work accident compensation claim, or to get help if you are unsure, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now. We are available 7 days a week to help you with your claim.
What Is The No Win No Fee Work Accident Claims Process?
Making a work accident compensation claim follows the same procedure as making any other kind of personal injury compensation claim.
Your first step will be to make sure that you have the legal advice and support you will need. Our dedicated personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience making work accident claims just like yours. You can get in touch by calling us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claiming online and we will get back to you at a time that suits you.
As your solicitors, we are able to write to the person you want to take legal action against on your behalf. We notify them that you are making a work accident compensation claim and that they are considered at fault. We ask them to accept that this is true and give them a deadline by which they need to respond.
If Your Work Accident Claim Is Rejected… Then What?
If they refuse to accept liability, we will show them evidence to support your claim. This can include any evidence you have gathered, such as the contact details of witnesses or photographs and videos of the location in which your work accident occurred, as well as evidence we collect ourselves. It is very difficult for employers to claim that they were not responsible for accidents that took place at work.
Once we have established and agreed who was to blame, we will then conduct negotiations on your behalf to agree the amount of compensation that you will accept. It is very common for the other party to offer a very low amount of compensation to begin with, to see whether you will accept this (a practice known as making a lowball offer). We will always advise you as to whether we believe that the amount of compensation being offered for your work accident is fair or not. Whether to accept an offer of compensation will always be your decision. If you reject an offer, we will explain this to the other party and provide the reasons we believe that you are entitled to a higher amount.
Will I Need To Go Court For My No Win No Fee Work Injury Claim?
It is almost always possible to reach agreement for compensation, especially with accidents that took place at work. If we are unable to convince the other party to accept liability, or if it is impossible to agree on compensation, your case may have to go to court to have a judge decide how much should be paid.
You will only need to pay any fees to us once your compensation amount has been agreed and paid. Our fees are set as a minor portion of this amount, meaning that you will always receive the bulk of your compensation payment. This ensures that you have the financial support you need while you recover from your work accident.
How Do I Start Making A Work Accident Compensation Claim?
The idea of making a work accident compensation claim can seem overwhelming, especially if the period after your work accident is stressful and difficult. Our team of expert personal injury claims solicitors are here to help, making sure that you are confident in your decision to begin your claim.
If you are thinking of making a compensation claim for your work accident, it’s important to get help as soon as possible. Call us free on 0800 567 7074 (if using a mobile, call 0121 565 4317 for calls included in your minutes or charged at a local rate) or claim online to arrange your free, no obligation consultation. We can call you back at a time of your choosing, or even arrange a home visit if that would make your claim easier for you. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to make sure that you can access the help you need at a time that suits you.
We Listen To Our Clients
When you call us, we will make sure that we understand the full details of your claim. We will need to know what happened, who you believe was to blame, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which this has impacted your life. Once we know all of this, we are able to talk through the claims process with you, giving you the personalised advice and care that we know you deserve.
How Quickly Can I Expect My No Win No Fee Work Accident Compensation Claim To Be Resolved?
Each work accident compensation claim is unique, and it is not possible to give an exact answer as to how long each one will take. We realise that it is important to you that your claim is finished as quickly as possible, to ensure that you can put your work accident behind you with the financial support you need.
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 work accident 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 Accident Claims Take Longer To Settle
If your case is more complicated, for example if the other person refuses to accept that they were to blame or if there are multiple people who were all partially to blame for what happened, it might take much longer for you to get the compensation you deserve. Cases that have to go to court can last significantly longer than those that do not.
Does My Employer Have To Record My Work Accident In The Accident Book?
All workplaces are required to have an accident book, and all accidents at work must be recorded as soon as is practical after the incident. It is also best practice to record any ‘near misses’ where an accident could have happened but was avoided. This means that the accident book should provide a clear record of any health and safety issues in your workplace.
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?
The accident book can be very useful in supporting your work accident compensation claim, but you are still very much able to make a claim successfully, even if your accident or injury has not been recorded. If this has happened to you, we are able to use a variety of alternative types of evidence to prove that your version of events is correct and to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
If you notice that your work accident has not been recorded in the accident book, it is much better to deal with this in email, as opposed to a conversation. Sending an email to an appropriate person (maybe your manager or a member of HR) allows you to have written proof that you have notified your employer of what happened and that you have asked that it be written into the accident book. If they fail to do this, your emails can be used as evidence, and they will have to explain to the court why they did not fulfil their legal obligations.
I Suffered A Work Accident. Can I Claim Compensation?
In the aftermath of a work accident, most of our clients are looking for reassurance. Many of them are not sure whether they fulfil the criteria for making a work accident compensation claim. In most cases they are able to claim, as the requirements are very straightforward.
This may seem self-evident, but you are only able to make a work accident compensation claim if you have experienced a work accident and were injured as a result. Your injury can be either physical or psychological, but you cannot claim for injuries that you could have suffered, had your work accident been slightly more severe. You also cannot claim for a near miss. We understand that narrowly avoiding injury can be alarming, but you can only claim compensation for injuries that you have actually suffered.
Someone Must Be To Blame To Make A Valid Work Accident Claim
In order to make a compensation claim, you must also be able to demonstrate that there was someone else who was at fault in your work accident. They do not have to have caused the work accident directly, and they don’t even need to have been present. The important thing is that they had a responsibility to make sure that you were safe. In the workplace, your employer has this legal duty of care, meaning that almost all accidents at work fulfil this criteria.
The other party must also have been able to anticipate what happened to you, if they had thought about it sufficiently. This does not mean that they must have had the idea already, or that they must have known that this would happen. Just that a reasonable person who put some effort into thinking about health and safety matters (and who took the time to research appropriately) would have realised that this was a risk.
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 No Win No Fee Work Accident Claims Team
If you have experienced a work accident and you believe that someone else was to blame, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today and we will arrange a free call back at a time to suit you. Our work accident specialists are here to help.
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