Work Injury Solicitors
What Are Work Injury Solicitors?
Work injury solicitors are highly trained legal professionals who specialise in helping you to get the compensation you deserve after your injury at work. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience helping clients from a wide range of industries to get the best possible payment which reflects the seriousness of their work injury. These include workers injured in healthcare settings, industrial workplaces, offices and within the construction industry.
At Free Legal Justice, we know that your work injury will have been very distressing and stressful. The damage sustained during a work injury is very painful and can take a considerable period to heal. There can also be financial stresses added to this, if you need to take time off work to recover from your work injury. Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors want to help.
Making Work Injury Claims Is Easy
Making a work injury compensation claim can seem daunting, as if you are just adding another source of stress into this difficult time. With our friendly, approachable team, you won’t need to worry about a thing. We can take all of the administrative burden, getting you the compensation you deserve without you having to lift a finger.
If you are considering making a work injury compensation claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
What To Do Immediately After Your Work Injury
The most important thing to do after your work injury 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 injury compensation claim.
It is vital that you have a clear and consistent memory of what happened before, during and after your work injury. This means that we need to have as many details as possible. Because you never know what the person who was responsible for your work injury is likely to say in their defence, you will want to have all the details to hand, even ones that may seem irrelevant. In order to help you with this. We advise that you write down everything you can remember, as soon as possible after your work injury. This should include all details that you think are relevant, especially focussing on anything that made your work injury more likely.
Witness Details And Statements Is Important For Your Work Accident
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 work 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.
Collecting photographs or videos of the area in which your work injury happened can also be very helpful, but you should only do this if it safe to do so. Anything showing relevant details, including anything that might have caused or exacerbated (made worse) your work injury is particularly valuable to show.
If You Want Free Advice Then Give Us A Call
Although these steps can provide additional supporting evidence for your work injury compensation claim, they are not essential and it is perfectly possible to make a successful claim even if you have not been able to do any of them. The most important step is to make sure that you call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today. Taking this one simple step will allow you to get the expert legal advice you need from our experienced team of expert work injury claims specialists.
Typical Compensation Amounts For Work Injury Claims
Everyone who is considering making a work injury compensation claim wants to know how much compensation they can expect to receive as a result of what has happened to them. Our dedicated team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors will give you the best possible estimates as to how much you can expect to receive, based on the information you give us.
Compensation claim amounts for all personal injuries (including work injuries) are divided into two main parts. The first part of the claim is based on the amount of pain and suffering you have experienced. Because this is such a subjective assessment, there are guidelines put forward by the national governing body (the Judicial College). These give a range of amounts that are usually paid out following each specific injury. The ranges can be very wide, however. This is because they are designed to ensure that the exact nature of your injury can be taken into account. Unfortunately, this can make it very difficult for anyone without experience to know where in that range their injury is likely to fall. Our highly trained personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience in making work injury claims and are able to give you an accurate assessment of where in the range your injury is likely to fall.
Special Damages For Work Accident Claims
The second aspect to your work injury compensation claim is there to make sure that you are not left financially worse off as a result of your work injury. This includes compensating you for any money you may have had to pay out to aid your recovery, such as rehabilitation and physiotherapy, to adapt to the injuries you have, including home modifications or the purchase of prosthetics in very serious work injuries, and also to make sure that you do not lose out through lack of work if you have to take some time off to heal. If you are unable to return to your previous line of work as a result of your injuries, you may even be able to claim for the loss of the potential earnings you could have expected. As may be clear, this can often be the far larger portion of your compensation payment.
Working with our dedicated team of work injury claims specialists means that you can rest assured that your compensation claim includes all aspects of your financial losses as a result of your work injury and that you are making the most appropriate compensation claim for your personal circumstances.
How Can Our Work Accident and injury Solicitors Help?
We want to take as much of the stress out of the period following your work injury as we can. This is why we have our lines open 24/7. You can call us at any time on 0800 567 7074 (best for landline calls) or 0121 565 4317 (best for calls from mobiles). If you prefer, you can claim online and we will arrange a call back for you at a time to suit you. This means that you know that you have access to expert legal advice, whenever you need it.
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
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 work injury compensation claim places as little burden on your everyday life as possible.
If you are considering making a work injury compensation claim, you don’t have to do it alone. Call now or claim online to see how easy it can be.
No Win No Fee Work Injury Compensation Claims Solicitors
We want you to have access to the expert legal advice you need to have the best chance with your work injury 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.
When you instruct us as your solicitors on a no win no fee basis, we are able to act on your behalf, without you needing to pay anything at all until you receive the compensation you are entitled to. If we are not able to get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t owe us anything. This means that you are able to seek the compensation you need without worrying that you will be financially worse off as a result.
Our Solicitors Charge 25% On Some Work Claims
In a few situations, we are unable to work on a no win no fee basis. If you are unlucky enough to fall into this rare category, we will explain this straight away, and we will discuss the range of alternative funding options open to you to make sure that you can still get the legal help you need at a price that you can afford.
If you are thinking of making a work injury compensation claim, don’t delay. Call now on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today.
Will I Lose My Job If I Make A Work Injury Compensation Claim?
Many of our clients are worried that making a compensation claim for their work injury will lead to them losing their job. We understand this concern, but it is important to understand that this would be illegal. Your employer is not permitted to punish you in any way for making a work injury compensation claim. This includes changing your job role in a way that disadvantages you, not considering you for opportunities you would otherwise have had or firing you directly.
Good employers don’t want to punish their employees for making a work injury compensation claim. They recognise that your compensation claim is important to allow you to adapt to your work injury and that you were entitled to better protection than you received.
Health And Safety At Work
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 concerned that your company are not able to afford to make a compensation payment for your work injury. All employers are required to have Employers Liability Insurance, however. This means that you can be certain that your work injury compensation claim will not force your company into bankruptcy or cause your job to be at risk because the business folds.
If you are thinking about 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 to see how we can help.
How The Work Injury Compensation Claim Process Works
Making a personal injury compensation claim, including a work injury claim, is simple.
The first thing to do is to make sure that you have the help of a personal injury claims solicitor. Our team of experienced work injury claims specialists are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about your work injury compensation claim. You can call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online and we will call you back at a time convenient to you.
Our Work Injury Solicitors Write To The Other Side
Working on your behalf, we write to the person responsible for your work injury (this person is often known as the respondent). In this letter, we explain that you are claiming compensation for your injuries and that you believe that they were at fault. We ask them to accept responsibility (the legal term for this is accepting liability) for what happened and give them a deadline by which to inform us if they disagree.
If the person at fault in your work 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?
Once liability for your work injury has been agreed, we will begin negotiations as to the exact amount of compensation to be paid out. The other side will often make a lowball offer, in the hope that you will accept far less in compensation than you are entitled to. We will always give you our expert opinion, based on years of experience with work injury claims just like yours, as to whether an offer is fair or not, but the decision will always be up to you.
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.
Our Solicitors Fee’s For Work Injury Claims
It is only once your compensation has been agreed and paid that we will take our fees. Our fees are set at a small portion of your compensation payment, meaning that the bulk of the money will come directly to you. This allows you to relax and recover from your work injury without having to worry about the cost.
How Do I Start A No win no fee Work Injury Compensation Claim?
Our clients are sometimes uncertain about whether to make a work injury compensation claim, following their work injury. This is understandable, as the process can seem daunting. Our hard-working team of expert personal injury claims solicitors are here to help and guide you through the process step by step.
If you are ready to make a work 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.
Our Work Injury Solicitors Listen To You
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.
Can I Expect To Get My Compensation Quickly For My Work Injury Claim?
It can be hard to know how long a particular work injury 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 work injury behind you as quickly as possible, so we do everything that we can to resolve your claim as quickly as possible.
Some cases can be resolved in a matter of just a few weeks or months. These tend to be the easier claims to process, where the other party does not try to claim that the accident wasn’t their fault and where they are keen to agree the compensation amount as quickly as possible. Less severe injuries also tend to be quicker to resolve, as the amounts of money involved are smaller and the other party is less likely to want to put in the additional effort to argue about how much you deserve.
Some Work Injury Claims Take Longer To Settle
If your work injury compensation claim is complicated, it can take far longer to be completed. Complicated cases are often those in which it is not obvious who was to blame for your work injury, or where multiple different parties share the responsibility. Claims are also usually more complicated if the injuries are very serious, as there may be significant medical evidence to be read and understood before it is possible to agree on a compensation amount.
What If My Work Injury Wasn’t Recorded 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 work 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.
Although all accidents or injuries must be recorded in the accident book, sometimes this doesn’t happen. This might be because it has been overlooked, either because the person responsible for completing the accident book report is unsure as to what happened and so is waiting until they have a better understanding, or they are preoccupied taking care of the person who has been hurt. Very occasionally, an employer may attempt to deny liability by deliberately not recording an accident or injury in the accident book.
Accident At Work Not Written In The Accident Book?
The accident book can be useful evidence in your work injury compensation claim, but it is not essential. Many compensation claims are made all the time using a wide variety of different types of evidence, such as statements from people who saw what happened or evidence from medical professionals who treated you for your injuries. Our team of expert personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience finding the right evidence to support your claim.
If you become aware that your work injury was not written into the accident book, you should bring this up with your employer. It is always best to do this by email, rather than in a conversation, as you will then have a complete record of what has been said. You should give your account of what happened and request that this is included in the accident book. If they fail to do so, the emails you have sent can be used as evidence and the court will want to know why your work injury was not recorded appropriately.
What Are The Requirements For Making A Work Injury Compensation Claim?
It can be difficult to know whether you are entitled to make a work injury compensation claim. There are few conditions that must be met for you to make a compensation claim.
All work injury compensation claims require that you actually experienced a work injury, 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 Else Must Be Responsible For You To Make A Work Injury Claim
It is also necessary for someone else to have to been to blame for your work injury, for you to be able to make a compensation claim. This person or organisation does not have to have been the immediate or direct cause of what happened, but they do need to have been in some way responsible for your welfare and making sure that you are not put at risk. For accidents or injuries that occur at work, it is very easy to fulfil this criteria, as your employer has a legal responsibility to look after your health and safety.
The person who was to blame for your work injury must have been able to predict or foresee this event occurring. This is not saying that they must have known that it would happen, but it must have been sufficiently plausible that a reasonable person in that role should have been able to anticipate something along those lines taking place.
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 Work Injury Claims Solicitors For Free Legal Advice
If you are considering a work injury 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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