What Is An Injury At Work Claim?
Following an accident or injury at work, many people find the idea of taking legal action to be intimidating. They worry that it might be too complicated or that they will have to pay large legal bills. With our expert personal injury solicitors, you can rest assured that you will get the help you need without having to pay a penny up front.
Common Injuries At Work
Experiencing an injury at work is stressful, especially if your injuries take a long time to heal, or if you have to take time off work while you recover. Not only is there considerable pain and discomfort, there can also be an emotional consequence from what has happened to you and you may even be placed in financial difficulties if you have additional expenses or are unable to work following your injury at work. Our team of personal injury claims solicitors are here to help.
You might wonder whether it is worth making an injury at work compensation claim, worrying that it might just be adding another source of stress while you are still struggling to deal with the consequences of your injury at work. Our personal injury claims solicitors are highly experienced in helping people just like you to get the justice you deserve. We aim to take all of the worry out of your injury at work claim.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of making an injury at work claim, or if you are ready to begin the process, call us or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
Make A Compensation Claim For Your Injury At Work
Our specialist personal injury solicitors are here to help take the stress out of your injury at work compensation claim. Our dedicated team of specialist claims advisors 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. You can call us direct, or fill in our online claims form and we will arrange a call back at a time that is convenient to you.
It only takes a short call to start the process of making your injury at work claim. During this call, our expert team of personal injury solicitors will listen carefully to everything you tell us, making sure that we understand the full extent of your injuries, the causes of your accident and the ways in which it has impacted your life. This allows us to give you the kind of detailed and personalised advice we believe you deserve.
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.
Our team of personal injury solicitors are ready to help you. Call now, to begin your claim.
Compensation For Injuries At Work
Compensation amounts vary hugely, depending on your personal situation and the way in which your injuries have impacted your life. This makes it very difficult to give general advice as to how much you might expect to receive. There are some general principles, however, which can help to be aware of.
Compensation claims can be thought of in two parts. The first part is to compensate you (as far as this is possible) for the pain and suffering that you have endured. This is done via guidelines produced by the Judicial College (a governing body) which set ranges of payments that should be expected for each specific injury. These ranges can be very broad, making it hard to know where in this range your personal experience is likely to fall. Our years of experience allow us to give you a more accurate estimation, based on the precise nature of your injuries.
Your compensation claim will also include an amount based on the impact that your injury at work has had on your life. This is designed to make sure that you do not lose out financially as a result of your injury at work. This can include the cost of any medical treatment that you may have had to pay for privately, for example if there is a long delay to access physiotherapy via the NHS you can be reimbursed for this if you pay privately. If you are unable to work during your recovery, you can also apply for money to compensate you for the money you would have earned had you still been able to work. If your injuries are very serious, you may be able to claim for any modifications you need to your home or vehicle to make sure that you are able to continue to live the life you want.
It can be difficult to be sure that you are claiming everything that you are entitled to. Our expert 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 injury at work.
How Long Will It Take To Receive My Compensation As A Result Of My Injury At Work Claim?
How long an injury at work compensation claim takes to complete depends on the nature of the case itself. We understand that you want your claim resolved as quickly as possible, and we work tirelessly to get you the compensation you need to put your injury 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.
Personal injury compensation claims which take longer to be resolved tend to be the very complicated ones. This could be because the injuries involved are very serious, requiring lots of evidence and testimony to understand the appropriate amount of compensation. Alternatively, it could be because the other person refuses to accept liability, or liability is shared between multiple parties. Complicated claims like these will usually take far longer to be resolved.
What If I Can’t Afford Legal Help With My Injury At Work Claim?
We believe that everyone is entitled to seek compensation following an injury at work, and we don’t believe that a lack of funds should prevent you from getting the legal advice that you need. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients.
A no win no fee agreement allows us to act on your behalf to pursue your injury at work compensation claim without you having to pay anything up front. If we are unable to get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t have to pay anything for our services. This allows you to seek legal help with your claim without putting yourself at any financial risk. Our system also ensures that will always receive the vast majority of the compensation you are awarded. All our fees are explained clearly in advance and we will make sure that you understand exactly how much you will receive in your pocket before you accept any offer of compensation.
In a very small number of cases, we are unable to offer a no win no fee agreement. In the unlikely event that your injury at work claim falls into this category, we will make sure that you understand this straight away, and we will make sure to discuss possible alternative funding options with you to make sure that you have an affordable route to the help you need.
If you are thinking about making an 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.
Will I Have To Pay For My Injury At Work If I Lose?
We can guarantee that you will never be asked to make any payments for a no win no fee injury 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.
Is There A Deadline For Me Making An Injury 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.
Sometimes it is worth delaying starting your compensation claim a little while. This is to allow the full extent of your injuries to become clear, as some injuries are not immediately apparent or they may take longer to heal than expected. You should still get expert legal advice from our personal injury specialists as soon as possible, however, as this gives us the maximum time to put together the best possible case for you.
The Process Of Making An Injury At Work Compensation Claim
To make your injury at work personal injury compensation claim, you will follow a simple process.
It is helpful to make sure that you have the legal support you will need before you begin making your injury at work compensation claim. Our dedicated personal injury claims specialists are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with the claims process. Call us or claim online now and we will arrange to call you back at a time that suits you.
The first thing we, as your solicitors, need to do is notify the other person that you are making an injury at work compensation claim against them. We ask them to accept that they were at fault and we give them a deadline by which they must respond.
If your employer does not accept that they are to blame for your accident, we will set about proving this. We might request evidence from you, if you have any available, and we may also seek out other forms of evidence ourselves, such as taking photographs or seeking expert testimony. Accidents at work almost always result in the employer admitting liability.
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.
Sometimes, claims will have to go to court to be judged, rather than being settled in the process described above. This is very rare, but it happens if the other person refuses to accept that they were responsible for your accident, or if it is not possible to agree on a fair amount of compensation. If this happens in your case, we will be with you throughout the process, making it as straightforward and stress-free as possible.
How Do I Start Making An Injury At Work Compensation Claim?
Many clients feel daunted at the idea of making an 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 an injury at work compensation claim as simple as possible.
If you are thinking of making a compensation claim for the injuries you have sustained, call our team of injury 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.
During the conversation about your injury 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 injury 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.
What Do I Need To Know To Make An Injury At Work Claim?
Many people who have suffered an injury at work, just like you, are not sure whether they are entitled to claim for compensation. Making an injury 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 first essential feature of an injury at work compensation claim is that you must have experienced an injury at work and that you must have suffered an injury. You are not able to make a compensation claim if you have not experienced any negative consequences. You are able to claim if you trip over some cracked paving and hurt yourself, but you are not able to claim if you stumble slightly over the same paving slab but do not injure yourself.
In order to make a compensation claim, you must also be able to demonstrate that there was someone else who was at fault in your injury at work. They do not have to have caused the injury at work directly, and they don’t even need to have been present. The important thing is that they had a responsibility to make sure that you were safe. In the workplace, your employer has this legal duty of care, meaning that almost all accidents at work fulfil this criteria.
The person responsible for your injury at work must also have been in a position to foresee what happened to you. This is not the same as them actually knowing that it would happen, but what happened must be something that they could have predicted, if they had thought about health and safety matters seriously enough.
The last part of the requirements for making an injury at work compensation claim is whether the other party took sufficient action to help improve the situation. Even if they did put some measures in place to improve the health and safety situation, you are still able to make a claim if these were not sufficient.
If you are considering an injury at work compensation claim, our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors want to help you get the payment you deserve. There’s no need to wait. Call us or claim online today. We’re available 24/7 to give you the help and advice you need.
What Steps Should I Take Following My Injury At Work?
Many of our clients ask us for advice as to what they should in the period immediately following an 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 injury at work compensation claim.
It is vital that you have a clear and consistent memory of what happened before, during and after your injury at work. This means that we need to have as many details as possible. Because you never know what the person who was responsible for your injury at work is likely to say in their defence, you will want to have all the details to hand, even ones that may seem irrelevant. In order to help you with this. We advise that you write down everything you can remember, as soon as possible after your injury at work. This should include all details that you think are relevant, especially focusing on anything that made your injury at work more likely.
The next thing to think about is whether you are able to contact any of the witnesses to your injury at work. If possible, you should have a list of names and contact details of anyone who saw what happened and anyone who can support your belief as to who was responsible for your injury at work. You can ask them to write down what they remember if you wish, but we are happy to do this for you if you prefer.
Photographs or videos of the place where your injury at work happened can also be very helpful, especially if you are able to highlight anything that made the area unsafe and made your injury 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.
Although these steps can provide additional supporting evidence for your injury at work compensation claim, they are not essential and it is perfectly possible to make a successful claim even if you have not been able to do any of them. The most important step is to make sure that you call us or claim online today. Taking this one simple step will allow you to get the expert legal advice you need from our experienced team of expert injury at work claims specialists.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help?
We are here to help eliminate the stress involved in making an 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 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 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.
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.
If you are considering making an injury 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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