Accident At Work
What Is an accident At Work?
An accident at work is any accident in which you are injured which happens either on work premises or as a result of doing your job. Accidents at work are sometimes easier to make compensation claims for, as your employer has a legal obligation to keep you safe while you are at work. It is important to remember that your employer is not allowed to take any action against you as a result of you making an accident at work compensation claim. This means that you will not lose your job for trying to get the compensation you deserve.
Common Accidents At Work
At Free Legal Justice, we know that an accident at work 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.
Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors want to make the process of making an accident at work 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 have suffered an accident at work and are thinking of making a claim for compensation, call us 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.
Working With Personal Injury Solicitors To Make An Accident At Work Claim
Our specialist personal injury solicitors are here to help eliminate the stress involved in making an accident at work compensation claim. The most important thing is that we are available to you, 24 hours per day. This means that you can always access the legal help that you need. If you have a question about your accident at work compensation claim, or if you are considering starting a claim, call us at any time. If you prefer, you can claim online and we will arrange a call back at a time that is convenient for you.
During the short conversation that begins your accident at work compensation claim, our team of personal injury solicitors 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 accident, 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.
Our personal injury specialists are also able to handle all of the admin and paperwork involved in making your accident at work compensation claim. All legal action can require a significant amount of paperwork, including letters and forms that must be submitted within strict deadlines. Once we are employed as your solicitors, we are able to complete almost all of this. We are also able to offer free home visits, to help you complete any of the paperwork that we can’t fill out on your behalf.
Making an accident at work compensation claim doesn’t have to be time-consuming or stressful. All you need to do is call our personal injury solicitors today and get the help you need to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Compensation For Accidents At Work
Everyone who is considering making an accident at work 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 accidents at work) 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 accident at work claims and are able to give you an accurate assessment of where in the range your injury is likely to fall.
The second part of your compensation claim is there to compensate you for any expenses or costs you have suffered associated with your accident at work. The aim here is that you should never be left financially or materially worse off following your accident at work than you would have been had the accident at work not happened. This can be a much larger payment than the first part of your compensation, as it can include the loss of earnings you may experience if you need to take off work to recover. It can also include modifications to your home or vehicle, if very serious injuries mean that you need these to resume your normal life. You are also able to request the money you need to access rehabilitation and any medical assistance that is not easily available on the NHS, such as physiotherapy if there are long waiting lists in your area.
Working with our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors means that you have the benefit of our years of experience, allowing us to claim for many expenses that you might not have realised could be included in your compensation claim. We want to get you the financial support you need to help get your life back on track.
Will It Take Long To Complete My Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
accident at work 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 accident at work behind you 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.
Personal injury compensation claims which take longer to be resolved tend to be the very complicated ones. This could be because the injuries involved are very serious, requiring lots of evidence and testimony to understand the appropriate amount of compensation. Alternatively, it could be because the other person refuses to accept liability, or liability is shared between multiple parties. Complicated claims like these will usually take far longer to be resolved.
Can I Get No Win No Fee Help With My Accident At Work Claim?
We believe that everyone is entitled to the legal help they need to make an accident at work compensation claim. The time immediately following your accident at work 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.
Our no win no fee agreements mean that you can get the best legal advice and assistance, without having to pay anything up front. You will only pay for our services once we have obtained the compensation you deserve. If we are unsuccessful in obtaining compensation for you, you won’t have to pay anything. We also cap our fees as a minor percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will always be significantly better off as a result of winning your compensation claim and that you will always receive the lion’s share of your payment.
In a very few situations, we are unable to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. Although this is rare, we will make sure that we tell you immediately if you fall into this category. If you are unlucky enough to have your accident at work claim be ineligible for no win no fee agreements, we will discuss a variety of alternative funding options with you to help ensure that you get the legal help you need at a price you can afford.
If you are thinking about making an accident at work compensation claim, there’s not need to hesitate. Call us now or claim online to begin the process of getting you the compensation you need to help get your life back on track.
If I Lose My Compensation Claim, Will I Have To Pay For My Accident At Work?
The important thing about making a no win no fee compensation claim for your accident at work is that it must never put you more at risk. We will never ask you for any money if we are unable to win you the compensation you deserve. This guarantee ensures that you are able to seek justice for your accident or injury without worrying about how you will pay for it if we lose. You will never be left out of pocket as a result of trying to get the compensation you are entitled to.
How Long Can I Wait Before Making An Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
Making an accident at work compensation claim is something that the courts expect you to do promptly. In most cases, this should be within two years of the date at which you were injured, although this can very occasionally be extended if you were not able to realise that you had been injured at the time at which it happened. We recommend that you do not wait long before beginning your compensation claim, as this does reduce the time available for negotiations. If you are in any doubt at all, contact our personal injury solicitors today to discuss your case.
Sometimes it is worth delaying starting your compensation claim a little while. This is to allow the full extent of your injuries to become clear, as some injuries are not immediately apparent or they may take longer to heal than expected. You should still get expert legal advice from our personal injury specialists as soon as possible, however, as this gives us the maximum time to put together the best possible case for you.
How Does Making An Accident At Work Compensation Claim Work?
The process of making accident at work compensation claim is the same for almost all types of personal injury.
Getting legal advice before starting your accident at work 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 personal injury claims specialists are available 24 hours a day or you can claim online and we will call you back at a time to suit you.
Our first step is to write to the person responsible for your accident at work, explaining that you are making a personal 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 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.
When the other side have agreed that they are liable for your personal 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.
The vast majority of personal injury compensation claims are resolved without having to go to court, through the process described above. If it is not possible to reach an agreement as to how much compensation is fair, or if the other party refuses to accept that they were to blame, your case might need to be resolved by a judge. This is not as daunting as it might sound, especially as we’re with you the whole way through.
How Do I Start Making An Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
The thought of making an accident at work compensation claim can be daunting for many. It is an unfamiliar process and it can seem as if there are many hurdles to overcome. Our dedicated team of expert personal injury claims solicitors are here to help. We have years of experience helping people just like you to get the justice you deserve.
When you are ready to begin making your accident at work compensation claim, or if you would like to discuss it further before making the first step, you can call us or claim online and take advantage of our free call back service at a time that is convenient for you. Our dedicated team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to make sure that you have access to the help you need.
During the conversation about your accident at work compensation claim, we will ensure that we understand all of the details of what happened to you, and that we have the full picture of the events. We want to be sure that we know all of the circumstances surrounding your accident at work (especially who you believe was to blame), the full details of all of your injuries and the impact that these have had on your life. When we have all of this information, we are able to give you the kind of personal care and advice that you need, particularly in terms of how much compensation you are likely to receive.
Can I Claim Compensation For The Accident At Work I Suffered?
Following an accident at work, many people are left unsure as to whether they are entitled to make a compensation claim. There are a few simple requirements for making an accident at work compensation claim, but they are very straightforward and most people will find that they do qualify.
You are only able to make a compensation claim for things that you have actually suffered. You are only able to make an accident at work compensation claim if you have experienced an accident at work, not if you suffered a near miss. Similarly, you are only able to make a claim for the damage you have actually sustained, not the damage that you could have suffered, or for injuries that you narrowly avoided.
The second requirement is that someone must have been responsible for avoiding your accident at work, or making it less serious. For accidents at work, this can be very easy to establish, as your employer has a statutory duty of care. This means that they have a legal responsibility to look after your health and safety. In other situations, the person who is responsible (the legal term is liable) may be the owner of a building, or anyone else who had control over the situation or location.
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.
The last part of the requirements for making an accident at work compensation claim is whether the other party took sufficient action to help improve the situation. Even if they did put some measures in place to improve the health and safety situation, you are still able to make a claim if these were not sufficient.
If you have suffered an accident at work and you would like to discuss the possibility of making a claim, call us or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors are here 24 hours a day to help answer your questions and assist with your claim.
What Steps Should I Take Following My Accident At Work?
It is absolutely vital that the first thing you do following your accident at work 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 accident at work 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 accident at work, 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 accident at work compensation claim. If you can, include details of anyone around who witnessed your accident at work, as this can be very important later.
It can also be helpful to make sure that you have the names and contact details of any witnesses to your accident at work. You are welcome to ask them to write down everything they remember, but we are also able to do this for you, as long as we know who they are and are able to contact them. Witnesses can provide strong support when you are demonstrating the causes of your accident at work.
If you are able to, it can also be very helpful to collect photographs or videos of the area where your accident at work occurred. Taking these with your phone, especially if you have some form of geotagging enabled, as this provides additional proof that the pictures were taken when and where you say.
The most important thing that you can do to help with a future accident at work compensation claim, however, is to call us or claim online today. This will allow you to get the expert help you need to make your accident at work compensation claim as stress free and straightforward as possible.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help?
We want to take as much of the stress out of the period following your accident at work as we can. This is why we have our lines open 24/7. You can call us at any time or 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 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 team are able to complete almost all of the paperwork and forms required to make your accident at work compensation claim, making sure that we only ask you to do anything when it is absolutely necessary. This can help to reduce the stress you are feeling, as well as to ensure that you have the time you need to heal. If you would prefer, we are also able to arrange home visits to complete the small amounts of paperwork that require your direct signature.
If you have suffered an accident at work and are considering making a claim, call us today and find out just how easy it can be.
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