What Is A Back Injury At Work Claim?
Back injuries are some of the most common work-related injuries in the UK. They are often the result of lifting accidents, where you have been asked to lift heavy objects too often or too high, or following a slip, trip or fall. No matter how you have injured your back at work, you are likely to need some support to help you get your life back on track. A back injury at work claim can get you the compensation you need to help you through this difficult time.
Common Back Injuries At Work
We know that a back injury at work can be an incredibly stressful experience. They can be very painful and take a considerable amount of time to heal. If you are unable to work during that time, you might find that you are under a significant financial strain as well as the pain and discomfort of your injuries. Our back injury at work claims specialists are here to help you get the compensation you deserve following your back injury at work.
Many people just like you are put off making a back injury at work compensation claim by the thought of the stress and hassle of the claims process. Our dedicated back injury at work claims specialists are here to help. We don’t think that making a claim should be stressful or time-consuming for you, so we take over all of that. We will take over the process of making your claim, leaving you free to concentrate on getting better.
If you would like more information about making a no win no fee back injury at work compensation claim, call us or claim online now. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can even arrange a free call-back service or a home visit if you prefer.
Make A Compensation Claim For Your Back Injury At Work
Our personal injury specialists work tirelessly to take almost all of the stress out of your back injury at work compensation claim. The process of making your claim starts with a single call. Our team of expert solicitors are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. 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. If you prefer a face to face conversation, we also offer a free home visit to discuss your back injury at work compensation claim.
During the short conversation that begins your back injury 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 team or personal injury specialists work hard to ensure that you don’t have to deal with lots of time-consuming paperwork. When we are acting as your no win no fee claims solicitors, we are able to complete the vast majority of the paperwork ourselves on your behalf. For the few items that will require your direct signature, we can arrange home visits to help you complete the paperwork, if that would be of assistance for you.
We believe that everyone is entitled to expert legal advice to help with their back injury at work compensation claim. Call us now to see how easy it can be.
Compensation For Back Injuries At Work
Although we understand the desire to know the average compensation payments for a back injury at work, 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.
Compensation claim amounts for all personal injuries (including back injuries 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 back injury 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 aspect to your back injury at work compensation claim is there to make sure that you are not left financially worse off as a result of your back injury at work. This includes compensating you for any money you may have had to pay out to aid your recovery, such as rehabilitation and physiotherapy, to adapt to the injuries you have, including home modifications in very serious back injuries at work, and also to make sure that you do not lose out through lack of work if you have to take some time off to heal. If you are unable to return to your previous line of work as a result of your injuries, you may even be able to claim for the loss of the potential earnings you could have expected. As may be clear, this can often be the far larger portion of your compensation payment.
It can be difficult to be sure that you are claiming everything that you are entitled to. Our expert back injury at work 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 back injury at work.
Does It Take Long To Make A Back Injury At Work Compensation Claim?
Back injury at work compensation claims can take different amounts of time to complete, with some taking much longer than others. We understand that you want to resolve your back injury at work as quickly as possible to give you the financial support that you need to put your back injury at work behind you.
Some cases can be settled very quickly indeed, with many taking just a couple of months and the very fastest needing only a few weeks. For cases to be resolved this quickly, they will usually be for more minor injuries and, therefore, smaller compensation amounts. If you are claiming a smaller amount of money, there is less incentive for the other side to reduce your claim through lengthy negotiations. Personal injury compensation claims that are resolved this quickly as also the ones where the other side accept liability almost immediately, removing the need for evidence gathering and offering proof, both of which take time.
If your personal injury compensation claim is complicated, it can take far longer to be completed. Complicated cases are often those in which it is not obvious who was to blame for your accident, or where multiple different parties share the responsibility. Claims are also usually more complicated if the injuries are very serious, as there may be significant medical evidence to be read and understood before it is possible to agree on a compensation amount.
Can I Get No Win No Fee Help With My Back Injury At Work Claim?
We believe that everyone is entitled to the legal help they need to make a back injury at work compensation claim. The time immediately following your back injury 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.
If you accept a no win no fee agreement, this allows us to act on your behalf without you having to make any payments at all. We will only be paid once we have obtained the compensation you deserve for you. If we are unsuccessful in your case, you won’t owe us a penny. This is why a no win no fee agreement offers you the best, risk free, way to get expert legal advice. All our fees are explained in advance, and we will only ever take a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you don’t need to worry about our legal fees becoming the largest share of your compensation. You will always receive the vast majority of your payment.
Although we do our best to offer a no win no fee payment option to as many of our clients as possible, there are a few situations in which we are not able to do so. If this is the case for you, we will make sure that you understand that in advance, and will discuss other possible funding arrangements with you to ensure that you can afford the legal help you need.
If you are thinking about making a back injury 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 Back Injury At Work?
You will not have to pay anything for making your back injury at work compensation claim if we are unable to get you the compensation you deserve. A no win no fee agreement is designed to take all of the risk out of making a compensation claim, leaving you free to get justice without worrying about how you are going to afford it. If we cannot win your compensation claim for you, you will never be left worse off as a result.
Is There A Time Limit Before I Have To Make A Back Injury At Work Compensation Claim?
It is important that you make your back injury at work 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 Does Making A Back Injury At Work Compensation Claim Work?
Making a back injury at work personal injury compensation claim follows a simple procedure.
Getting legal advice before starting your back injury 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.
Once we are able to act on your behalf, we write to the person at fault in your back injury 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.
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.
It is almost always possible to reach an agreement, not only in terms of who was to blame for your accident, but also in terms of how much compensation you are entitled to. In the very rare situations that it is not possible for find agreement, we will help you through the court process. You may need to attend court, explain what happened and why you believe that you are entitled to the amount of compensation you are seeking. Although this might seem daunting, we will guide you through it and offer support at every stage.
How To Begin Making A Back Injury At Work Compensation Claim
Many clients feel daunted at the idea of making a back injury at work compensation claim. They are unsure as to whether to go ahead with making a claim at what is often a difficult time. Fortunately, our team of dedicated personal injury claims solicitors are here to help. Our years of experience mean that we can make the process of making a back injury at work compensation claim as simple as possible.
The first step, if you are thinking of making a back injury at work compensation claim, is to make sure that you have access to the help that you will need. Call us or claim online to arrange your free, no obligation consultation with our dedicated team of expert personal injury claims solicitors. Our back injury at work specialists are available 24/7 to ensure that we can give you the support you need at a time of your choosing.
During our call, we will make sure that we understand all of the details of your back injury at work claim. It is important that we know all of the circumstances surrounding your back injury at work (in particular who you believe was to blame), the impact that it has had on your life and the full extent of your injuries. This information allows us to give you an accurate estimate of your chances of winning your case, and the amount of compensation you can expect if we do.
I Suffered A Back Injury At Work. Can I Claim Compensation?
Many people are confused as to whether they are allowed to make a compensation claim. Compensation claims following a back injury at work are relatively simple, but there are a few things that must be true for you to be entitled to compensation.
The most basic requirement for making a back injury at work compensation claim is that you must have suffered a back injury at work and had some form of damage or loss as a result. Your injury could be either physical or mental, but you cannot make a compensation claim if you have not experienced any negative consequences from your back injury at work. Although experiencing a near miss can be alarming, you are only able to claim for accidents that actually happened, not those which you narrowly avoided.
It is also necessary for someone else to have to been to blame for your back injury 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 essential that the other party could have reasonably been expected to anticipate your back injury 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 requirement is that they must have failed to take enough measures to keep you safe. Even if they have taken some measures, you are still able to claim if these were clearly inadequate.
If you have suffered a back injury at work and you believe that someone else was to blame, we are here to help you put together the best possible back injury at work compensation claim. Call our experienced team of expert personal injury claims solicitors or claim online today to see how we can help.
Steps You Can Take Following Your Back Injury At Work To Support Your Compensation Claim
Many of our clients ask us for advice as to what they should in the period immediately following a back injury at work. It should go without saying that your first priority must always be to make sure that you are safe from any further harm and also that you have all the medical help you need. Once this has been done, there are several things you can try to do that might help support any eventual back injury at work compensation claim.
The simplest thing you can do to help your back injury at work compensation claim would be to write down everything you can remember from the time surrounding your back injury at work. This can include anything that happened prior to it but that might be relevant as well as details of the aftermath. The more details that you can write down now, the easier it will be for you to remember all of the important information if your case has to go to court.
It can also be worth making sure that you have a note of the names and contact details of anyone who might have witnessed your back injury at work. If there is anyone who can support your description as to what happened, or who can back up your assertion as to who was to blame, this can be an advantage when it comes to making your compensation claim.
If you are able to, it can also be very helpful to collect photographs or videos of the area where your back injury 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.
Whilst these can all help to support your claim later, none of them is essential and you are still able to have a successful back injury at work compensation claim, even if you have not been able to achieve any of them. The most important thing you can do to help guarantee the success of your claim is to call our expert team or claim online to see how we can help.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help?
We are here to help eliminate the stress involved in making a back injury 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 back injury 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.
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 back injury 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 team are also here to complete almost all of the paperwork and forms associated with your back injury at work 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 back injury at work compensation claim doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful, and with our help, it won’t be.
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