What Is An Accident At Work?
If you have suffered an accident or injury at work that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Our expert team of accident at work solicitors are here to help make the process easy and to help you get the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Common Accidents At Work
If you have suffered an accident at work, you will know just how stressful they can be. You may be in a significant amount of pain, and there is also the worry of financial hardship if you have to take time off work to recover from your accident at work. If worry about your financial situation, or a lack of funds, is slowing your recovery from your accident at work, we at Free Legal Justice want to 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 would like to discuss your accident at work compensation claim, or if you are ready to begin your claim, call us or claim online today. We’re open 24 hours a day and our caring team are ready to take your call.
Personal Injury Specialists Can Help With Your Accident At Work Claim
Our team of specialist personal injury solicitors understand that the period following your accident or injury is likely to have been exceedingly stressful. We want to make the process of making an accident at work compensation claim as easy and straightforward as possible. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer you the advice and assistance you need. You can call or claim online, and we will arrange a free call back at a time that is convenient to 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.
Our expert team of personal injury specialists are also able to carry out almost all of the paperwork and forms required for your accident at work compensation claim. We know that our clients find the process of making a compensation claim to be stressful, and that the idea of time-consuming and complex forms puts many people off from getting the compensation you deserve. We can take over all of this. For the few forms that do still require your personal attention, we can arrange a home visit to help you complete these, if you prefer.
If you have suffered a personal injury and are considering making an accident at work compensation claim, call us today and find out just how easy it can be.
Compensation 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 are usually separated into two parts. The first part is easier to calculate. This is the part designed to compensate you for the pain and suffering you have experienced. Compensation amounts in this category are set nationally by the Judicial College and a range is given for expected payments for each individual type of injury. Whilst this can give a basic guide, the ranges can be very wide, to allow for the specific nature of each individual injury. Our experienced personal injury claims solicitors will be able to give you better guidance as to where in the range your injury is likely to fall.
The second aspect to consider when thinking about how much compensation you might receive is any costs, expenses and losses you might have suffered as a result of your accident at work. The purpose of this aspect of your compensation claim is to make sure that you are not disadvantaged financially as a result of your accident at work. This can include loss of earnings if you cannot work while you are recovering, adjustments and modifications you need to make to your home or vehicle if your injuries are particularly severe, and the costs associated with any rehabilitation, including treatments that you have needed to take privately, for example physiotherapy. Any other costs associated with your accident at work can be included here.
It can be difficult to be sure that you are claiming the right amount of compensation for your accident at work, and many of our clients are initially offered compensation payments that are far too low for the specifics of their case. Our expert team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors work hard to get you the full payments you deserve to help you get your life back on track after your accident at work.
Accident At Work Compensation Claims - How Long Do They Take To Resolve?
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.
For cases that can be resolved quickly, they are likely to take only a few weeks or months. These cases tend to be for more minor injuries and where the other person accepts liability easily. When smaller sums of money are involved, the other party is likely to want to resolve the case simply and quickly, without arguing in great detail over each offer of compensation. It is in their interest to resolve the case as quickly as possible to reduce their costs, as well as your stress.
If you are unlucky enough to have a very complicated case, for example if multiple people were to blame for what happened, or if your accident resulted in very serious injuries and there are complex negotiations as to the amount of compensation that is appropriate, your case can take significantly longer to be resolved. Cases that have to go to court are the longest compensation cases.
What If I Am Worried About How To Afford My Accident At Work Compensation 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 small number of cases, we are not able to offer a no win no fee agreement. If you are unlucky enough to fall into this category, we will work with you to try to find a suitable alternative funding option to ensure that you can get the help you need with your accident at work claim.
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.
Will I Have To Pay 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.
How Long Can I Delay Making An Accident At Work Compensation Claim?
The deadline for making an accident at work claim following an accident is two years from the date of the accident. Although this can be extended in very exceptional circumstances, almost all cases are resolved within this time limit and exceptions are very rare. If you are approaching this date, 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 The Accident At Work Compensation Claim Process Works
The process of making an accident at work compensation claim is the same for almost all types of personal injury.
Before making an accident at work compensation claim, it can be important to get some legal advice and help. Our expert team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors are here 24 hours a day to make sure that you can access the support you need. Call us or claim online to give yourself the best possible chance of getting the compensation you need.
As your solicitors, we are able to write to the person you want to take legal action against on your behalf. We notify them that you are making an accident at work compensation claim and that they are considered at fault. We ask them to accept that this is true and give them a deadline by which they need to respond.
If the other person refuses to accept that they were to blame, we will show them evidence that makes this clear. This evidence comes in many forms, including statements, photographs and videos and even their own accident book. Once we have provided them with evidence, very few employers will continue to dispute liability.
When we have established with the other party that they were to blame for your accident, we will then begin negotiations to decide how much compensation is fair following your injuries. There are many tactics and techniques used by the other side to try to convince you to accept a lower amount than you are entitled to. Whether to accept or reject an offer of compensation is always up to you, but our expert guidance and advice will allow you to be sure that the amount you agree to is a fair reflection of what you are entitled to.
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 Start Your Accident At Work Compensation Claim
We understand that they idea of making a compensation claim can seem daunting. Many people are unsure as to whether to go ahead with an accident at work compensation claim, worried that it could be time-consuming and difficult. Our experienced team of personal injury claims solicitors are here to help. We have helped hundreds of people to get the compensation they deserve, just like you do.
If you are thinking of making a compensation claim for the injuries you have sustained, call our team of accident at work specialists are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To get the expert advice and assistance you need to make a successful compensation claim, call us now to discuss your case. Alternatively, you can claim online and we will get back to you 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.
What Do I Need To Know To Make An Accident At Work Claim?
Following an accident at work, many people just like you are left unsure as to whether they should make an accident at work compensation claim. There are a few conditions that are required before you are entitled to make a compensation claim, but they are very simple and most people will be able to claim.
This may seem self-evident, but you are only able to make an accident at work compensation claim if you have experienced an accident at work and were injured as a result. Your injury can be either physical or psychological, but you cannot claim for injuries that you could have suffered, had your accident at work been slightly more severe. You also cannot claim for a near miss. We understand that narrowly avoiding injury can be alarming, but you can only claim compensation for injuries that you have actually suffered.
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.
It is also essential that the other party could have reasonably been expected to anticipate your accident at work. This is not the same as saying that they must have known that it would happen, but it must have been something that could have been predicted with enough thought and careful attention.
The final consideration is what measures were taken to protect you. If no protective measures were put in place, your claim is highly likely to be successful. If they did take some steps to keep you safe, you may still be able to claim if these were not sufficient, given the degree of risk.
If you have been injured as the result of an accident at work and there was someone else who could have helped to avoid or minimise your injuries, you are able to make an accident at work compensation claim. If you are in this position, call us or claim online today.
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 first thing is to make sure that you have a clear understanding of what happened and why. In order to make sure that you remember everything in detail, it can be extremely helpful for you to write down everything you can recall about the circumstances surrounding your accident at work. If possible, write down every detail, including the names of everyone who saw what happened. It is hard to create a comprehensive list of which details might be relevant for your accident at work, but each accident and injury is unique. Anything you can think of is worth noting down.
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.
Collecting photographs or videos of the area in which your accident at work 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 accident at work is particularly valuable to show.
These are all things that can make it easier to make an accident at work compensation claim. If any of these are difficult for you, please don’t worry. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims specialists are available 24 hours a day to help you. Call us or claim online now.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help?
We are here to help take the stress out of your accident at work compensation claim. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors are here 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, to ensure that you have all the access to expert legal advice, when you need it. Call us now or complete our online claims form and we will arrange a call back at a time that is convenient to you.
When we first discuss your claim with you, our dedicated team are trained to take the time to listen carefully to your story. This allows us to fully understand the causes of your accident at work, 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 expert teams are also able to carry out almost all of the paperwork and forms required for your accident at work compensation claim. We know that our clients find the process of making a compensation claim to be stressful, and that the idea of time-consuming and complex forms puts many people off from getting the compensation you deserve. We can take over all of this. For the few forms that do still require your personal attention, we can arrange a home visit to help you complete these, if you prefer.
If you are considering making an accident at work compensation claim, you don’t have to do it alone. Call now or claim online to see how easy it can be.
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