What Is An Accident At Work Claim?
The prospect of seeking legal help to make an accident at work claim can be extremely daunting, especially if you have recently suffered an accident or injury that wasn’t your fault. We are a highly-experienced team of accident at work solicitors with a proven track record of helping people just like yourself to get the compensation you deserve.
Common Accidents At Work
We understand that your accident at work is likely to have been extremely stressful, in addition to the physical pain you may still be in. If you need to take time off work to allow you to heal, you may even be in financial hardship as well as the physical difficulties you are experiencing. At Free Legal Justice, our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors want to help.
We want to take the stress out of this situation, and to allow you to seek justice for your accident at work without having to worry about the cost. Our personal injury claims solicitors are experts at getting you the compensation you deserve, all on a no win no fee basis.
If you are considering making an accident at work compensation claim, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us or claim online today. We offer a free, no obligation consultation, so call or message now to see how we can help.
Making Compensation Claims For Your Accident At Work
Making a personal injury compensation claim following your accident at work can seem daunting, and many of our clients are worried that they might struggle with the paperwork or that it will be very time-consuming. Our specialist personal injury solicitors want to take the stress and worry out of making an accident at work compensation claim. We are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, meaning that you can always get in touch with us if you need us. Whether you prefer to call us or to apply online and have us call you back for free at a time of your choosing, we are here to help.
When we first discuss your accident at work claim with you, our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors are trained to take the time to listen carefully to your story. This allows us to fully understand the causes of your accident, the extent of your injuries and the ways in which this has impacted your life. By making sure that we have a complete picture of what happened, we can give you the personalised advice as to the amount of compensation you can expect and the likelihood of your claim being successful.
Our team of personal injury specialists 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 are thinking of making an accident at work compensation claim, we don’t want you to feel alone. Call us now or claim online to get the help you deserve.
How Much Compensation Is Awarded For Accidents At Work?
Although it might seem like a simple question, it is not possible to give an accurate estimate of how much compensation your accident at work might attract without knowing the details of your case. This is because there are so many different factors which will have an impact. In general, however, compensation claims can be divided into two parts.
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 other part of the compensation claim is based on the ways in which your accident at work has impacted your life. This part of the compensation claim for your accident at work is there to help you get your life back as close as possible to the way it would have been if your accident at work 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 accident at work. 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 accident at work, your loss of earnings would be included in this aspect of the compensation.
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?
It can be difficult to be sure exactly how long a particular accident at work 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 accident at work behind you and move on.
Some of the very quickest cases to resolve can be completed in as little as a few weeks. These are always very simple cases in which the other side has accepted liability very quickly and without the need for extensive evidence-gathering. These cases are usually for the less serious injuries, as the compensation amounts are smaller ad there is less incentive for the other side to draw out negotiations to encourage you to accept less compensation than you are entitled to.
If your case is more complicated, for example if there is more than one person or organisation responsible for your injury or if the other side refuses to accept that they were liable for what happened, your case may take much longer to be resolved. The cases that take longest to complete are those which cannot be settled out of court and which require a judge to make the final decision.
What If I Can’t Afford To Pay Upfront For My Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
One of the most daunting aspects of making an accident at work 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.
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 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 an accident at work compensation claim, don’t delay. Call now or claim online today.
Will I Still Have To Pay Costs For My Accident At Work If I Lose My Claim?
No. You will definitely not be asked to pay anything at all if we are unable to get you the accident at work compensation payment you deserve. We offer our services on a no win no fee basis to ensure that everyone has access to support from our highly trained personal injury solicitors. Otherwise, only the very rich would be able to make these kinds of claims without worrying. We believe that you deserve justice for your accident or injury, and a no win no fee agreement is the fairest way for us to help you.
Is There A Time Limit On Making An Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
Accident at work compensation claims are there to help you get your life back on track, so the courts expect that they are made promptly. For this reason, there is a time limit of two years from the date of the accident that led to your injury to make your claim. In some very unusual cases, for example where it was not possible to know that you had been injured at the time at which it took place, this deadline can be extended, but this is very rare. If you are coming close to the deadline it is essential that you contact our personal injury solicitors without delay.
In some cases, it can be important to wait a little time after the accident or injury before making the claim, as long as you stay within the two-year time limit. This is useful when the injuries you have sustained have not fully healed and where there is a chance that they could take longer to heal or be more serious than you realized. Taking advice from our personal injury specialists is not the same as starting a claim however. If you have suffered an accident or injury, contact as soon as possible to discuss your options and have the best chance of making the best possible case.
How Do Accident At Work Compensation Claims Work?
Making an accident at work personal injury compensation claim is simple.
The first step in making an accident at work compensation claim should be to make sure that you have the best possible legal advice. We are here 24/7 to help you. Call our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors or claim online to secure the assistance you need to get the compensation you deserve.
Once we are able to act on your behalf, we write to the person at fault in your accident at work. We let them know that you are making a compensation claim following your accident, and we request that they acknowledge that it was their fault (this is known as us asking them to accept liability). We will give them a deadline by which they must respond.
If the other party refuses to accept that they were to blame in your accident, we will find and send evidence to support your claim. This might include photographs of the location in which your accident 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.
Once the other party has accepted that they are liable and that they will need to pay compensation following your accident, we then need to begin negotiations to decide the exact amount of compensation that is fair. Although we conduct the negotiations on your behalf, you are always in control. We will inform you of every single offer that is made, even if we recommend that you reject it. We will give you our honest, unbiased advice, based on our years of experience, as to whether you should accept or reject any specific offer, but we will always support your decision. If you reject an offer, we will explain to the other side why, and the reasons that we believe you deserve a higher amount.
In the unusual situation that it is not possible to reach agreement, either because the other party refuses to accept that they are liable, or because it is not possible to find a compensation amount that both parties will accept, it may be necessary to go to court to resolve your personal injury compensation claim. This is very rare, and we will support you throughout the process if it does turn out to be necessary.
How Do I Start Making An Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience helping people who have been through an accident at work, just like you. Although the idea of making an accident at work compensation claim might seem daunting, our accident at work specialists are here to help.
If you are considering making a compensation claim for your accident at work, 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. If you prefer, you can claim online and we will call you back at a time that you specify at no charge. Contacting our accident at work claims specialists allows you to begin your compensation claim with the best possible advice and help.
When we talk to you about your accident at work, we are trying to ensure that we understand all of the details of your accident at work compensation claim. Important details include who you believe was to blame for what happened to you, the ways that your accident at work has impacted your life and the full extent of your injuries. This allows us to give you accurate estimates of the likelihood of winning your case, as well as a personalised estimate as to how much compensation you are likely to receive.
Can I Make a Claim For My Accident At Work?
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.
The first and most basic requirement for you to make an accident at work compensation claim is that you must have suffered an accident at work. You are not able to make a claim for a near miss, where you narrowly avoided an accident at work. You are also only able to claim if were in some way damaged or harmed as a result of what happened. If you were very lucky and avoided all injury, you are not able to make a compensation claim. Your injuries can be mental as well as physical, but you can only claim for what you actually experienced.
It is also necessary for someone else to have to been to blame for your accident at work, 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.
It is also necessary that your accident or injury is something that the other party could have reasonably predicted or anticipated, if they had given sufficient thought to health and safety concerns. This is not the same as saying that they must have known that it would happen. Merely that they could have realised that this was possible, if they had thought carefully enough.
The last thing to check is whether they have taken sufficient steps to remove the risk, or to minimise the consequences if this is impossible. Even if some safety measures were taken, you may still be able to 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 You Take Following Your 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.
It is essential that you are clear in your own mind about the details of the events surrounding your accident at work. The best way to do this is to make sure that you write down everything that you can remember. Even the smallest details might be useful, and will go a long way to making sure that you come across as a convincing witness, should that be necessary. The sooner you are able to write down this information, the more valuable it is likely to be.
It is also important that you try to get the names and contact details of anyone who witnessed your accident at work. You are welcome to get them to write down what they have seen, if this is simple to arrange, but if we have their names and contact information, we are able to do this for you at a later date if needed.
Photographs or videos of the place where your accident at work happened can also be very helpful, especially if you are able to highlight anything that made the area unsafe and made your accident at work 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.
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.
Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help Me?
We 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 or claim online and we will arrange a call back at a time that is convenient for you.
Our experienced accident at work claims specialists will take the time to listen carefully when you explain what has happened to you. We know that your situation is unique, and we want to make sure that we understand the circumstances surrounding your accident at work, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which your accident at work has impacted your life. This means that we are able to give you the personalised care and legal advice that you deserve.
We are also able to complete almost all of the paperwork and admin required for your claim. We understand that our clients don’t want to spend their time completing endless forms and legal documents. We keep your workload to an absolute minimum and can even arrange home visits to help you through the small amount of paperwork that will need your personal signature.
Our team of personal injury solicitors are ready to help you. Call now, to begin your claim.
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