Work Accident Claims
What Is A Work Accident Claim?
You can make a work accident claim if you have been injured in an accident at work that wasn’t your fault. Your employer has a statutory duty to keep you safe while you are working, and if they did not take sufficient measures to protect you, you are able to claim compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced, as well as any costs associated with your healing.
Common Work Accident Claims
Our dedicated team of work accident claims solicitors are here to help you get compensation for your work accident. We know that the period immediately after a work accident can be particularly stressful, as you take the time to recover. For many of our clients, this can also be a period of financial hardship, if they are forced to take some time off work to allow them to heal.
We know that the idea of making a work accident compensation claim can seem overwhelming, but our expert team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors have been helping people just like you to get the compensation they deserve year after year, with almost no paperwork to complete by you.
If you have suffered a work accident and would like more information about whether you are able to make a compensation claim, or if you are ready to begin the process of making your claim, call us or claim online today. We’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and our dedicated team are here to help.
Working With Personal Injury Solicitors To Make A Work Accident Claim
Our specialist personal injury solicitors want to make your work accident compensation claim as stress free as possible. We offer a 24/7 service to make sure that you are able to access the help you need when you need it. You can start your work accident compensation claim with a single phone call. We are available for you to call or to apply online and have us call you back for free at a time of your choosing.
Our expert team of personal injury 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 team of personal injury specialists 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 accident compensation claim places as little burden on your everyday life as possible.
Our personal injury specialists are here to take the stress out of your personal injury claim, allowing you to dedicate that time and energy to your recovery.
Typical Compensation Amounts For Work Accident Claims
Although we understand the desire to know the average compensation payments for a work accident, every compensation payment is different, and the ranges can be very wide indeed. This is because the compensation you receive is directly related not just to the injuries you have received but also to the impact this has had upon your life.
Every compensation claim, including work accident compensation claims, can be divided into two parts. The first is set nationally by a governing body known as the Judicial College. This covers the pain and distress you have suffered as a result of your work accident. The Judicial College sets a range of payments that are considered typical for a particular injury. These ranges can be very broad, however, meaning that it can be difficult for you to where your work accident will fall within that range. Our experienced personal injury solicitors can help make sense of these ranges for you.
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 everything that you are entitled to. Our expert work accident claims solicitors have years of experience making sure that you are claiming for everything you deserve, giving you the best possible compensation claim to help you get your life back on track following your work accident.
How Long Does It Take To Make A Work Accident Compensation Claim?
It can be difficult to be sure exactly how long a particular work accident compensation case will take, as some take far longer to finish than others. We realise that it is important to finish your case as quickly as possible, to allow you to put your work accident behind you and move on.
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.
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.
Can I Get Help With My Work Accident Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis?
One of the most daunting aspects of making a work accident compensation claim is the risk of high legal fees, especially if there is no guarantee that your claim will be successful. 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.
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 work accident 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.
In a very small number of cases, we are unable to offer a no win no fee agreement. In the unlikely event that your work accident claim falls into this category, we will make sure that you understand this straight away, and we will make sure to discuss possible alternative funding options with you to make sure that you have an affordable route to the help you need.
If you are thinking about making a work accident compensation claim, we want to help you. Call us or claim online now and let our dedicated team of expert personal injury claims solicitors help you get the compensation you deserve.
Could I Be Left With Large Bills My Work Accident If I Lose?
We guarantee that you will not be asked to make any payments whatsoever if we are unable to win you the compensation you deserve. The most important thing to understand about making a no win no fee work accident compensation claim is that it is utterly free from risk for you. If we don’t get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t have to pay a penny. This means that you can be completely sure that you will never be left worse off as a result of seeking justice for your accident.
How Long Can I Wait Before Making A Work Accident Compensation Claim?
It is important that you make your work accident compensation claim as soon as you can after your accident. All claims should be made within 2 years of the incident that caused your injury, unless there are exceptional circumstances. If you are approaching this point, it is important that you talk with our personal injury solicitors today. They will be able to advise you on how best to proceed.
In a few cases, there might be an advantage to waiting before making your compensation claim following your accident. This is usually the case when it is not clear that you have had all of the symptoms that you will experience or when it is not certain how complete your recovery might be. Talking with our personal injury specialists should still be your first priority, however, as we can then give you the legal advice you need to make the best decisions for you.
How Do I Make A Work Accident Compensation Claim?
The process of making work accident compensation claim is the same for almost all types of personal injury.
You will want to make sure that you have access to the correct legal advice and assistance. Our specialised personal injury claims solicitors are able to provide you with all of the help and support you may need and are available 24/7. Call us or claim online to discuss your accident and to begin your work accident claim.
Acting as your solicitors, we will inform the person responsible for your work accident that you are making a personal injury compensation claim. In this letter, we will ask them to accept that they were at fault (this is called accepting liability) and we will give them a deadline by which to respond.
If the other party does not accept that they were to blame for your accident, we will prove this to them. We will provide them with evidence and supporting documentation to demonstrate that we can present a convincing case in court. It is extremely rare for an employer to continue to dispute liability beyond this point.
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 To Begin 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 ready to make a work accident 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 or claim online and we will call you back at a time of your choosing.
During the conversation about your work accident 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 work accident (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 Make a Claim For My Work Accident?
It can be difficult to know whether you are entitled to make a work accident compensation claim. There are few conditions that must be met for you to make a compensation claim.
The first thing is that you must have sustained some kind of damage or loss as a result of your work accident. 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 accident compensation claim if the accident or injury was avoided, no matter how narrowly.
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 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, they must not have taken sufficient measures to protect you. This could be in terms of putting in measures to avoid your work accident, or in terms of making sure that the consequences are as mild as possible.
If you have been injured as the result of a work accident and there was someone else who could have helped to avoid or minimise your injuries, you are able to make a work accident compensation claim. If you are in this position, call us or claim online today.
What Steps Should I Take Following My Work Accident?
The most important thing you can do immediately after your work accident is to make sure that you are safe and to seek any medical attention you may need. We want to make sure that your recovery is as fast and straightforward as possible. Only once this has been taken care of should you start to think about possible ways to support your work accident compensation claim.
It is vital that you have a clear and consistent memory of what happened before, during and after your work accident. 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 accident 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 accident. This should include all details that you think are relevant, especially focussing on anything that made your work accident more likely.
Another helpful thing to do is to make sure that you have the names and contact details for any witnesses who might have seen what happened. These pictures can also help to provide additional evidence if the person responsible for your work accident disputes your account.
Collecting photographs or videos of the area in which your work accident 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 accident is particularly valuable to show.
Although taking these steps can help to provide additional evidence to strengthen your work accident compensation claim, it is not necessary for you to have done any of them. The period immediately after your work accident is already stressful enough, so please do not feel under any pressure to arrange for these tasks to be carried out. The most important thing that you can do to help you get the compensation you deserve is to call us or claim online to arrange a free call back at a time that is convenient to you. This will ensure that you get the best possible legal advice and assistance on a no win no fee basis.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help Me?
We are dedicated to making sure that your work accident compensation claim is as simple and stress free as possible. We know that making a work accident compensation claim is stressful, so we are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to make sure that you can get the legal advice and help you need, when you need it. Call or claim online and we will call you back at a time of your choosing.
Our highly trained teams take the time to listen to what has happened to you and ensure that we fully understand the details of your work accident. Over the course of a short conversation, we will ask about the circumstances surrounding your work accident (including who you believe was to blame), the exact nature of your injuries and also the ways in which has impacted your life. This means that we can give you accurate, personalised advice from work accident claims specialists.
Our team are also here to complete almost all of the paperwork and forms associated with your work accident claim. Acting as your solicitors, we are able to fill out and submit almost everything without you having to worry about time-consuming admin. For those tasks that we do need your signature, we are even able to arrange a home visit, if you feel that this would make things easier.
Making a work accident compensation claim doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful, and with our help, it won’t be.
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