What Is A Fall At Work Claim?
Whatever your workplace, it is possible to be injured as a result of a fall at work. If you have to work at height, for example as a window cleaner or in the construction industry, you are more likely to suffer serious injuries as a result of your fall at work, but even just a trip over poorly-maintained paving can lead to lasting injuries. If you have suffered a fall at work that wasn’t your fault, you are likely to be eligible for compensation.
Common Falls At Work
We understand that falls 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.
Many of our clients worry that making a compensation claim for their fall at work will be stressful, time-consuming or difficult. With our help, it doesn’t need to be any of these things. Our fall at work claims specialists have years of experience helping people just like you to get the compensation they deserve.
If you are considering making a fall at work compensation claim, our claims team is here to help. We are available 24 hours a day, so call us or claim online today.
Working With Personal Injury Solicitors To Make A Fall At Work Claim
We know that making a fall at work compensation claim can seem stressful. Our specialist personal injury solicitors 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 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 fall at work claims process.
During your free, no obligation consultation, our personal injury solicitors take the time to listen carefully to what happened to you, making sure that we understand the circumstances that led to your fall at work, the ways in which this has impacted your life and the full extent of your injuries. Once we have this information, we are able to give you the personalised service and advice that you deserve.
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 fall at work compensation claim places as little burden on your everyday life as possible.
If you are considering making a personal injury compensation claim, you don’t have to do it alone. Call now or claim online to see how easy it can be.
How Much Compensation Is Awarded For Falls At Work?
Although we understand why you want to know how much compensation you can receive for your fall at work, every compensation claim is unique. The amount that you receive will depend on the exact nature of your injuries and how severe an impact your fall at work has had on your life.
Compensation claims can be thought of as being divided into two distinct parts. The first part aims to compensate you for the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of your injuries. Because this is such a subjective thing, the governing body (the Judicial College) has set guidelines for how much compensation should be awarded for different injuries. They provide a range within which compensation payments should fall for each injury, but these ranges are often very wide. This is to allow for the individual nature of your personal injury. Our expert personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience, allowing them to give you the most accurate estimate of where in this range your injury is likely to fall.
The rest of your compensation claim is there to minimise the impact that your fall at work has had on your life. This is there to help you get your life as close as possible to where it would have been had your fall at work not happened. Obviously, money can’t fix everything, but this is there to pay any additional costs you may have incurred. This could include any loss of earnings if you are unable to work as a result of your fall at work, and even future loss of potential earnings if you are unable to return to your previous job as a result of your injuries. You are also able to claim for any medical treatment that you have paid for privately if it is difficult to access on the NHS, such as physiotherapy, and also for making modifications to your home or vehicle if this helps you to adjust to any permanent injuries.
It can be difficult to be sure that you are claiming everything that you are entitled to. Our expert fall 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 fall at work.
Fall At Work Compensation Claims - How Long Do They Take To Resolve?
Fall 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 fall at work as quickly as possible to give you the financial support that you need to put your fall at work behind you.
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.
More complicated cases include those where the other person does not accept that they were liable for what happened to you, or if multiple people were all partially to blame. In these situations, your case may take far longer to be resolved and for you to get the compensation you need. If your case has to go to court, it will also take much longer to be completed.
No Win No Fee Fall 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 fall at work. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis whenever possible.
Working on a no win no fee basis means that we are able to act on your behalf, without you having to pay anything up front. We are only paid once you have received the compensation you deserve for your fall at work. Our fees are set as a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will never be left with legal fees that cost more than you receive. You will always be left better off as a result of successful claim.
Under some circumstances, we are not able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. If this is the case for your fall at work, we will make sure that you know as soon as possible and we will suggest alternative funding options.
If you are thinking about making a fall at work compensation claim, our team are available 2/7 or claim online now.
Will I Be Left With Large Bills For My Fall At Work If I Lose?
We can guarantee that you will never be asked to make any payments for a no win no fee fall at work claim in which we are not able to get you the compensation you deserve. This is the great advantage of working on a no win no fee basis. We are able to help you get justice for your accident or injury without putting yourself at any financial risk. You can pursue your no win no fee compensation claim with confidence, secure in the knowledge that you will never be left worse off as a result of pursuing your claim.
How Long Can I Delay Making A Fall At Work Compensation Claim?
Compensation claims for injuries sustained as the result of an accident are expected to be made as soon as possible, and at the very least within 2 years of the event. Although the process only needs to be begun by this date, not completed, it is important that you get prompt legal advice from our personal injury solicitors today.
Depending on your accident or injury, it might be worth having a small delay before making your fall at work compensation claim. This is because some injuries do not appear until some time after the accident and others may vary wildly in how long they take to heal. You shouldn’t delay getting the legal help you need from our personal injury specialists, however, as we will use any additional time to make sure that we are putting together the best case we can to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
How Do Fall At Work Compensation Claims Work?
Making a fall at work personal injury compensation claim follows a simple procedure.
Most people who have suffered an accident or injury will want to take legal advice before starting their personal injury compensation claim, and we believe that this is a very good idea. We are available 24/7 to ensure that you can access the help you need whenever suits you. You can call us or claim online to make sure that you get the support and assistance you need for your fall at work claim.
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 a fall 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 they refuse to accept liability, we will show them evidence to support your claim. This can include any evidence you have gathered, such as the contact details of witnesses or photographs and videos of the location in which your accident occurred, as well as evidence we collect ourselves. It is very difficult for employers to claim that they were not responsible for accidents that took place at work.
Once the other person has agreed liability for your accident, we are able to negotiate with them to agree an amount of compensation that is acceptable to both sides. It is very common for the other party to make a ‘lowball offer’ initially. This is when they offer an amount of compensation that is very much lower than you are entitled to, in the hope that you will accept it, or to adjust your expectations I the hope that you will accept a slightly higher offer than that. We will offer you our expert advice as to whether the offer being made is fair or not, but the final decision as to whether to accept or reject an offer will always be down to you.
In almost all cases, it is possible to reach an agreement to settle your case. This is especially true for accidents at work, as it is not in the interests of the insurance company to force your personal injury compensation case to court. If it is not possible to agree liability or to find a compensation amount that both sides find air, it may be necessary to ask a judge to decide how much compensation you deserve.
How To Start Your Fall At Work Compensation Claim
The idea of making a fall at work compensation claim can seem overwhelming, especially if the period after your fall at work 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.
When you are ready to begin making your fall at work compensation claim, or if you would like to discuss it further before making the first step, you can call us or claim online and take advantage of our free call back service at a time that is convenient for you. Our dedicated team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to make sure that you have access to the help you need.
During the conversation about your fall at work 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 fall at work (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 Fall At Work Claim?
Many people who have suffered a fall at work, just like you, are not sure whether they are entitled to claim for compensation. Making a fall at work compensation claim is easy, and if the following requirements are fulfilled, you are entitled to compensation for what has happened to you.
The most basic requirement for making a fall at work compensation claim is that you must have suffered a fall 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 fall 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.
The next requirement for you to make a fall at work compensation claim is that there must have been someone else to blame for what happened to you. This person or organisation does not need to have taken specific action, or to have been present when your fall at work happened, but they must have had some form of responsibility for your welfare. For accidents that took place in the workplace, this can be very straightforward to establish, as your employer has a statutory duty of care.
You will also need to be sure that what happened to you wasn’t a freak occurrence. It doesn’t need to be something that happens regularly, but you can only claim for something that could reasonably have been foreseen, without sufficient care and attention.
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 suffered a fall at work and you believe that someone else was to blame, we are here to help you put together the best possible fall at work compensation claim. Call our experienced team of expert personal injury claims solicitors or claim online today to see how we can help.
What Should You Do Following A Fall At Work?
If you have suffered a fall at work, the most important thing is always to make sure that you get the medical treatment you need. Once you know that you are safe and being taken care of, there are a few things that can help to get you the compensation you deserve.
The most important, and probably the easiest, thing that you can do is to create a written record of everything that has happened. The sooner you do this after your fall at work, the more you are likely to remember and the better your evidence will be. The more details you are able to include, the easier it can be to support your fall at work compensation claim. If you can, include details of anyone around who witnessed your fall at work, as this can be very important later.
It can also be very helpful for you to have a record of the names and contact details of anyone who witnessed your fall at work. When you come to make your compensation claim, the testimony of people who saw what happened can be very convincing and will provide a great deal of support when we demonstrate who was to blame for what happened to you.
Further supporting evidence can come in the form of pictures or videos. Obviously, if there is a visual record of your fall at work, this would be ideal, but this is rarely the case. More often, clients can make sure that they have pictures or videos of the location in which their fall at work happened, with particular emphasis on anything that might have caused or exacerbated your fall at work.
Whilst these things can help with your fall at work compensation claim, they are not essential and you should not pressure yourself to do them if you do not feel able following your fall at work. The most important step, however, is to call us or claim online today. This simple task will get you access to expert legal advice and provide you with the support you need, throughout your fall at work compensation claim.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help?
We are here to help eliminate the stress involved in making a fall 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 fall 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.
During the short conversation that begins your fall at work compensation claim, our team of claims specialists 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 fall at work, 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 are also here to complete almost all of the paperwork and forms associated with your fall 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.
We are here to take the stress out of your fall at work claim, allowing you to dedicate that time and energy to your recovery.
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