Work Injury Claims Solicitors
What Is A Work Injury Claims Solicitor?
For those who have suffered an injury as a result of an accident at work, the help of work injury claims solicitors can be a lifeline, helping you to get the compensation you deserve. Work injury claims solicitors have dedicated their professional lives to helping people just like you to secure the compensation you need to help you get your life back on track after your work injury. Working with a dedicated team of solicitors who have specialised in work injury claims provides you with access to our years of experience and allows you to get the help you deserve when you need it most.
Work injuries can be extremely stressful. Not only are work injuries painful, they can also lead to financial hardship as you may find that you need to take time off work to allow you to heal. Our expert team of personal injury solicitors are dedicated to helping you to get the justice you deserve for your work injury.
Are You Worried About Making Work Injury Claims?
Many people just like you are put off making a work injury compensation claim by the thought of the stress and hassle of the claims process. Our dedicated work injury claims specialists are here to help. We don’t think that making a claim should be stressful or time-consuming for you, so we take over all of that. We will take over the process of making your claim, leaving you free to concentrate on getting better.
If you have suffered a work injury and are thinking of making a claim for compensation, call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation. We are here 24 hours a day to help you get the justice you deserve.
What Steps Should I Take Following My Work Injury?
In the immediate aftermath of your work injury, it is important that you prioritise making sure that you are safe and getting the first aid and medical attention that you need. Once this is taken care of, you might want to consider whether you can take some of the following steps to help support your case if you do decide to go ahead with a work injury compensation claim.
The most important, and probably the easiest, thing that you can do is to create a written record of everything that has happened. The sooner you do this after your work injury, the more you are likely to remember and the better your evidence will be. The more details you are able to include, the easier it can be to support your work injury compensation claim. If you can, include details of anyone around who witnessed your work injury, as this can be very important later.
Do You Have Any Witnesses To Help With Your Work Injury Claim?
It can also be extremely helpful for your work injury compensation claim if you have noted down the contact details for anyone who witnessed your work injury. Having access to supporting evidence from others who witnessed your work injury can be a powerful tool in convincing the person responsible for your work injury that they should settle your work injury compensation claim before it gets to court, as well as for convincing the court to rule in your favour if the case does go all the way to court.
Do You Have Any Pictures Or Videos To Support Your Injury Claims At Work?
Videos and photographs of the area in which your work injury took place can also be helpful, especially if they show any details which might have made your work injury 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.
Whilst these things can help with your work injury compensation claim, they are not essential and you should not pressure yourself to do them if you do not feel able following your work injury. The most important step, however, is to call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today. This simple task will get you access to expert legal advice and provide you with the support you need, throughout your work injury compensation claim.
Compensation Amounts For Work Injury Claims
The amount of compensation received for different types of injuries varies hugely and is completely dependent on your specific work injury. This makes it incredibly difficult to answer the question of how much compensation you are likely to receive. This is why we recommend that you call us and discuss your case as soon as possible. There are some general principles behind the amount of compensation you receive, however.
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 For Work injury Claims
The second part of your work injury compensation claim is the more variable part. This is designed to make sure that you are not left financially worse off as a result of your work injury. Ideally, this should mean that you are left in the same position as you would have been if your work injury had not happened. This includes compensating you for the loss of earnings if you are unable to work for a period while you recover, and even for the loss of potential future earnings if your injuries mean that you are unable to return to your former line of work. Additionally, you can claim for any expenses you might have incurred as a result of what happened to you, including any additional transportation costs, care you may have had to pay for and rehabilitation help that you have needed to access privately, such as physiotherapy. In the case of very serious injuries, you may also be able to claim for modifications to your home and vehicle to allow you get your life back as close as possible to where it was before.
Our Work Injury Solicitors Are Here To Help
With the help of our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors, you can be confident that your work injury claim includes everything that you are entitled to, making sure that you have the financial support you need to be able to concentrate on making a fully recovery.
Can Free Legal Justice Solicitors help me with work injury claims?
We want your claim to be as simple and straightforward as possible. We know that the period after your work injury is likely to be a deeply stressful period, so we are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to ensure that you are able to get expert legal advice when you need it. You can call us on 0800 567 7074 (for landlines) or 0121 565 4317 (from mobiles) or apply online to arrange a free call back at a time that suits you.
Our teams of work injury 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 work injury, 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 Work Injury Solicitors Do All The Paperwork FREE
Our experienced team are also able to complete almost all of the paperwork, admin and forms that are required for your work injury compensation claim. We will write to the person responsible for your work 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.
We believe that everyone is entitled to expert legal advice to help with their work injury compensation claim. Call us now to see how easy it can be.
What If I Can’t Afford To Pay Upfront For My Work Injury Compensation Claim?
One of the most daunting aspects of making a work injury compensation claim is the risk of high legal fees, especially if there is no guarantee that your claim will be successful. At Free Legal Justice, we believe that you should never be left worse off as a result of trying to get the justice you deserve. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients.
A no win no fee agreement means that we are able to act as your solicitors without you having to pay any fees until you receive compensation. As the name suggests, if we are not able to get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t have to pay anything. This takes the risk out of making a work injury claim and ensures that justice is available to everyone. With a no win no fee agreement, our fees are set as a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you always know exactly how much you will receive before accepting an offer of a compensation settlement, and also ensuring that you will always receive the lion’s share of the payment.
Not All Work Injury Claims Are No Win No Fee
Under some circumstances, we are not able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. If this is the case for your work injury, we will make sure that you know as soon as possible and we will suggest alternative funding options.
If you are considering making a work injury 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.
Will I Be Sacked For Making A Work Injury Claim?
Employers are not permitted to punish an employee in any way for making a work injury compensation claim. This includes you losing your job, being passed over for promotion or having your job changed in a way that is less favourable for you. If your employer were to take any of these actions, they would be liable for further compensation and damages.
Good employers would never want to punish an employee for seeking the compensation they are entitled to. The compensation you deserve is there to help you get your life back on track after your work injury, not to punish your employer, and almost all employers understand this.
Health And Safety For The Workplace
If your employer has not been taking health and safety seriously enough, making a work injury compensation claim can help to keep your colleagues safe as well. Once they realise that your work injury 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.
You may also be relieved to know that the business you work for will not have to close down as a result of your work injury compensation claim. Even for very large claims (where the business may not be able to afford these payments), the payments themselves will be covered by the Employers Liability Insurance, which all employers are required to take out.
If you have suffered a work injury and think that you might be able to make a claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now to arrange your free, no obligation consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get you the expert help you need.
How The Work Injury Compensation Claims Process Works
Making a work injury compensation claim follows the same procedure as making any other kind of personal injury compensation claim.
Getting legal advice before starting your work injury compensation claim can dramatically increase the likelihood of you receiving the compensation you deserve, and can also help you to make a claim for the full amount that you are entitled to. Our work injury claims specialists are available 24 hours a day on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or you can claim online and we will call you back at a time to suit you.
Our Work Injury Solicitors Write To The Other Side
Our first step is to write to the person responsible for your work injury, explaining that you are making a work 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.
What Happens When Liability Is Rejected For Your Work Injury Claim?
If the other party refuses to accept that they were to blame in your work injury, we will find and send evidence to support your claim. This might include photographs of the location in which your work injury took place, a copy of the company’s accident book, witness statements and anything else that might be relevant. For workplace accidents in particular, it is very unusual for liability to be disputed for long.
What Happens When Liability Is Accepted For Your Work Compensation Claim?
When we have established with the other party that they were to blame for your work injury, we will then begin negotiations to decide how much compensation is fair following your work injury. There are many tactics and techniques used by the other side to try to convince you to accept a lower amount than you are entitled to. Whether to accept or reject an offer of compensation is always up to you, but our expert guidance and advice will allow you to be sure that the amount you agree to is a fair reflection of what you are entitled to.
Will You Have To Go Court For Your Work Injury Claims?
In almost all cases, it is possible to reach an agreement to settle your case. This is especially true for accidents at work, as it is not in the interests of the insurance company to force your work injury compensation case to court. If it is not possible to agree liability or to find a compensation amount that both sides find air, it may be necessary to ask a judge to decide how much compensation you deserve.
Once your compensation has been agreed, we will deduct our fee from the amount that you receive. Until this point, you won’t have needed to pay a penny. Our fees are always a minor share of your compensation payment, leaving you with the vast majority to give you the financial support you need.
How To Begin Making A Work Injury Compensation Claim
We understand that they idea of making a compensation claim can seem daunting. Many people are unsure as to whether to go ahead with a work injury compensation claim, worried that it could be time-consuming and difficult. Our experienced team of personal injury claims solicitors are here to help. We have helped hundreds of people to get the compensation they deserve, just like you do.
If you are considering making a compensation claim for your work injury, the most important first step is to call us to get expert advice from our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors. We are available, free, 24 hours a day on 0800 567 7074. If you are calling from a mobile, call 0121 565 4317. If you prefer, you can claim online and we will call you back at a time that you specify at no charge. Contacting our work injury claims specialists allows you to begin your compensation claim with the best possible advice and help.
Our Work Injury Solicitors Listen Our Clients
We want to make sure that we fully understand what has happened to you. This means that we will listen to all of the details of your work injury, including the ways that your work injury has impacted your life, the full extent of your injuries and all of the circumstances surrounding your work injury, including who you believe was to blame. This information is essential if we are to give you accurate estimates of the amount of compensation that you are likely to receive, as well as the likelihood of winning your case.
How Long Do Work Injury Compensation Claims Take?
Work injury compensation claims can differ dramatically in terms of how long they take to resolve. Despite this, we understand that you need your case resolved as quickly as possible. Resolving your case allows you to move on from your work injury, with the financial support you need behind you.
Some cases are able to be resolved extremely quickly, with the fastest taking just a few weeks. These cases tend to involve more minor injuries, as the sums of money involved are significantly smaller and there is little to be gained by the other party arguing to push the costs down. Such injuries also lead to simpler cases, with less need for medical evidence or disputes over the exact causes of the injury. The fastest cases are always those in which the other party accepts liability, as proving who was to blame for your work injury can add significantly to the time your claim takes to resolve.
Some Work Injury 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 My Work Injury Is Not In The Accident Book?
All workplaces must have an accident book and all accidents, injuries and near misses must be reported in it. This accident book is there to provide a record of the health and safety events and practices within the company, and can be used as evidence in your work injury compensation case. It is important that any accidents are reported promptly, to ensure that events are remembered clearly and accurately.
My Work Accident Was Not Written In The Accident Book – Can I Still Claim?
Accidents are sometimes not recorded in the accident book. This is often because the person who was responsible for making sure that the incident was recorded is busy looking after the person who has been injured. In less benign cases, an employer may attempt to protect themselves from liability by not recording an accident or injury in the accident book, hoping to later deny that it happened.
Although we can often use the accident book to support your work injury 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 work injury 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.
Contact HR or Your Managers
If you become aware that your work injury was not recorded in the accident book, we recommend that you contact both HR and your manager, ideally by email. This allows you to have a written record of your version of events and also to prove that your employer was aware of what happened, if they subsequently attempt to deny liability.
Can I Claim Compensation After My Work Injury?
If you have suffered a work injury, you may be unsure as to whether you are entitled to claim compensation. In most cases, you will be able to make a claim, but there are a few conditions that must be met.
The first thing is that you must have sustained some kind of damage or loss as a result of your work injury. If you have not sustained some kind of injury, whether physical or mental, you are not able to make a claim. Although near misses can be alarming, you are not able to make a work injury compensation claim if the accident or injury was avoided, no matter how narrowly.
Someone Else Must Be To Blame For Your Work Accident For You To Claim
It is also vital that there is someone who is at fault in your work injury. In order to make a work injury compensation claim, you must claim against someone, and this person or organisation must have had some form of responsibility towards you. If your accident or injury took place at work, your employer will almost certainly be in this position, as they have a statutory duty of care, meaning that they have a legal requirement to think about your health and safety and to take all appropriate measures to keep you safe.
The other person must also have been able to foresee or anticipate what has happened to you. This doesn’t mean that they must have actually known that it would happen, but that they could have considered it, if they had put sufficient thought and care into health and safety concerns.
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 Work Injury Claims Solicitors Today
If you have suffered a work injury and someone else was to blame, whether through their negligence or carelessness, you are entitled to compensation. If you are considering making a work injury compensation claim, don’t delay. Call us now on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online to discover how we can help you to get the compensation you deserve.
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