What Is An Accident At Work Solicitor?
If you have suffered an accident or injury at work that wasn’t your fault, getting the right legal advice can make all the difference in getting the full compensation payment you deserve. Our expert team of highly-experienced accident at work solicitors are here to help.
Common Accidents At Work
We understand that accidents at work can be very stressful, and the period afterwards can be even worse. Not only are you likely to be in significant physical pain, but you may also have financial concerns and difficulties if you have to take time off from work to allow you to heal properly. Our team want to help you get the compensation you need to help you get your life back on track.
Taking legal action to get compensation for your accident at work might seem like a big step, and we know that many of our clients worry that it will add more stress to an already difficult time, and that it will be time-consuming and difficult. Our experienced team of accident at work claims specialists can take all of the worry out of making your accident at work compensation claim, leaving you to concentrate on your recovery.
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.
Working With Personal Injury Solicitors To Make An Accident At Work Claim
We want your accident at work claim to be as simple and straightforward as possible. We know that the period after your accident or injury is likely to be a deeply stressful period, so our personal injury solicitors 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 or apply online to arrange a free call back at a time that suits you.
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 accident at work, 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.
Working with our expert team of personal injury specialists means that we will be able to take over the vast majority of the admin and paperwork. We know that the time following an accident or injury can be stressful, so we complete almost all of the forms for you.
We want to help you get the justice you deserve, without having to worry. Call now and see just how easy it can be.
How Much Compensation Is Awarded For Accidents At Work?
The amount of compensation you are likely to receive for your accident at work might seem like an easy question to answer, but all compensation payments are specific to your personal situation, so the only way to get an accurate assessment is to discuss your accident at work with our highly-trained legal professionals. There are some common aspects across all compensation claims, 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.
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.
Expert help from our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors means that you can be sure that you are claim for all of the expenses you are entitled to. This means that you will have the financial support you need to get your life back on track as quickly as possible.
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.
At the very fastest, cases can be resolved in just a few months, and some can even take just a matter of weeks. For a case to be settled this quickly, the other side will have accepted liability very quickly, without the need for lengthy investigations and evidence-gathering. They will usually be claims for smaller amounts of money, and so associated with less severe injuries. With less money at stake, the other side is less likely to consider it worth their while to string out the negotiations to encourage you to accept a lower offer.
If your personal injury claim involves a very serious injury or if it is not completely clear exactly who was responsible for your accident, your case is likely to be much more complicated and may take significantly longer to be resolved. If your claim cannot be settled out of court, it will take even longer.
No Win No Fee Accident At Work Claims
No-one wants to have to pay out a large, up-front payment just to try to get the justice they are entitled to, and this is even more important if you are suffering financial difficulties following your accident at work. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis whenever possible.
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 an accident at work 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.
For a very few clients, we may be unable to offer a no win no fee agreement. In the unfortunate event that your accident at work falls into this category, we will inform you of this straight away and will discuss possible alternative funding options to give you a cost-effective way to get the help you need to get the compensation you deserve.
If you are thinking of making an accident at work compensation claim, call now or claim online and let us help you to get the compensation you deserve for your accident at work.
Could I Be Left With Large Bills My Accident At Work If I Lose?
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.
What Is The Deadline For Making An Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
All compensation claims are expected to be completed within two years of the accident or injury that led to them. It is essential that you seek expert legal advice from our personal injury solicitors as early as possible to ensure that you do not run the risk of missing out due to this deadline.
In a few instances, you might want to consider waiting before making your accident at work compensation claim. This allows you to be sure of the full extent of your injuries before you begin your claim and gives you a better idea of how long it is going to take you to heal. It is still vital that you talk with our personal injury specialists as soon as possible, however, as we will still be able to give you the expert legal advice you need to give you the best chance of getting the full compensation you deserve.
What Is The Process For Making An Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
Making any accident at work personal injury claim for compensation follows the same, simple process.
One of the first things to do if you are considering making an accident at work compensation claim is to call us or claim online. We will provide you with the support and advice that you need to make sure that your claim progresses smoothly and that you have the highest chance of getting the positive outcome that you deserve.
We, acting on your behalf, will write to the person you are taking action against, explaining that you believe that they were responsible for your accident at work and that you are making a personal injury compensation claim against them. We will ask them to accept that they were legally responsible (liable) and give them a deadline by which they have to 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.
As soon as liability has been agreed, it is time to decide how much compensation should be paid out. This is agreed through a process of negotiation. Throughout these negotiations, you remain in full control. We will inform you of every offer that is made, and give you our expert opinion as to whether the offer is fair or not, given the exact circumstances surrounding your accident. This means that you can be sure that the offer you accept is reasonable and fair, given your specific injuries and the way in which your injuries have impacted your life.
It is very rare for it to be impossible to reach agreement on the settlement amount for a personal injury compensation claim. In cases where the other person refuses to accept liability, or if we are not able to reach agreement as to a fair amount of compensation, we may need to go to court to get you the compensation you deserve.
How Do I Start Making An Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
Making an accident at work claim can seem daunting. It can be hard to decide whether to go ahead with making a claim, and you may be unsure who to trust. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience helping people just like you to make their accident at work compensation claims.
If you are thinking of making a compensation claim for your accident at work, it’s important to get help as soon as possible. Call us or claim online to arrange your free, no obligation consultation. We can call you back at a time of your choosing, or even arrange a home visit if that would make your claim easier for you. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to make sure that you can access the help you need at a time that suits 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 accident at work, including the ways that your accident at work has impacted your life, the full extent of your injuries and all of the circumstances surrounding your accident at work, 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.
I Suffered An Accident At Work. Can I Claim Compensation?
If you have suffered an accident at work, you may be wondering whether you are able to make an accident at work compensation claim. In most cases you can, but there are a few things that must be true for your claim to be successful.
The first essential requirement is that you must have sustained some kind of damage or loss as a result of an accident at work that you have experienced. Narrowly avoiding injury can be alarming and worrying, but you are only able to claim compensation for the damage you have actually sustained.
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.
The other party must also have been able to anticipate what happened to you, if they had thought about it sufficiently. This does not mean that they must have had the idea already, or that they must have known that this would happen. Just that a reasonable person who put some effort into thinking about health and safety matters (and who took the time to research appropriately) would have realised that this was a risk.
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.
If you have experienced an accident at work that wasn’t your fault, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our expert team of dedicated personal injury claims solicitors are here 24 hours a day, so call us or claim online today. We can even call you back at a time that suits, you to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
What Should You Do Following An Accident At Work?
The most important consideration following your accident at work is keeping yourself safe. Make sure that you are out of any additional danger and that you have access to any first aid or medical assistance you may require. Once you have dealt with those absolute priorities, however, there are a few things you can do that might help to provide additional support for your accident at work compensation claims.
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 can also be valuable to make sure that you have the names and contact information of anyone who may have witnessed your accident at work. Having witnesses to back up your account of what happened is strong evidence, and the more witnesses we are able to contact, the stronger your case will be. You may wish to ask them to write down everything that they remember of the circumstances surrounding your accident at work, but we are happy to deal with this for you if you prefer.
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.
Although these are some things that you can do following your accident at work, to help support your accident at work compensation claim, we are still fully able to help you even if you are not able to do any of these things. Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors are specialists in making these kinds of claims, and we can arrange for the collection of any evidence needed to support your accident at work claim. Call us or claim online now to discuss your accident at work claim and see how we can help.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help Me?
We know that making an accident at work claim can seem stressful. We want to take the stress out of the process and make it easy for you to get the compensation you deserve. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to make sure that you can access legal help and support when you need it. Just call us now or claim online and we will arrange a free call back at a time convenient to you. This level of support can be invaluable in helping you to feel confident about the accident at work claims process.
Our expert team of personal injury claims 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 accident at work, 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 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.
Our team are here 24 hours per day to help with your accident at work compensation claim.
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