What Is A Work Injury Claim?
Accidents and injuries at work can sometimes be easier to resolve than other personal injury claims, as it can be easier to prove that your employer had a responsibility to look after your welfare. Working with our specialist work injury solicitors can help you to maintain a good relationship with your employer whilst also getting you the compensation you deserve for your accident.
Common Work Injuries
We understand that work injuries 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.
You might wonder whether it is worth making a work injury 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 work injury. 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 work injury claim.
If you are considering making a work injury 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 A Work Injury Claim
Making a personal injury compensation claim following your work injury can seem daunting, and many of our clients are worried that they might struggle with the paperwork or that it will be very time-consuming. Our specialist personal injury solicitors want to take the stress and worry out of making a work injury compensation claim. We are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, meaning that you can always get in touch with us if you need us. 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.
When we first discuss your work injury claim with you, our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors are trained to take the time to listen carefully to your story. This allows us to fully understand the causes of your accident, 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 team of personal injury specialists are also able to carry out almost all of the paperwork and forms required for your work injury 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.
We want to help you get the justice you deserve, without having to worry. Call now and see just how easy it can be.
Average Compensation Payments For Work Injury Claims
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.
The first aspect of our compensation is there to recognise and acknowledge the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of your work injury. This is set nationally by the Judicial College and is governed by a set of guideline amounts that each type of injury is likely to receive in compensation. These amounts are usually ranges, and the ranges can be quite broad, to allow for the high degree of individual variation in your specific injuries. Our experienced team of work injury claims specialists are able to give you a much more accurate view of how much you are likely to receive for this part of your compensation claim.
In addition to this, you are also entitled to compensation for any financial costs, expenses or liabilities that you have incurred as a result of your work injury. This is designed to ensure that you are not left financially worse off as the result of a work injury that wasn’t your fault. This can include covering you for the loss of any earnings you could have expected during any period you have needed to be off work, or for the loss of potential future earnings, if your injuries mean that you are unable to return to your former profession. You are also able to claim the expenses associated with any additional medical care or rehabilitation that might have been necessary and hard to access via the NHS. For those who have very serious injuries, you are entitled to payments to allow you modify your home or vehicle to help you to live as close to the life you had before as possible. In general, you are entitled to claim back any expenses that you have had that would not have occurred had your work injury not happened.
Working with our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors means that you have the benefit of our years of experience, allowing us to claim for many expenses that you might not have realised could be included in your compensation claim. We want to get you the financial support you need to help get your life back on track.
Will My Work Injury Compensation Claim Take Long?
Some work injury compensation claims can take much longer than others, based on the exact details of the case. We work tirelessly to ensure that your case is resolved as quickly as possible, to allow you to get the compensation you need to move on with your life.
Cases that progress quickly will tend to be resolved within just a few weeks. These are usually very straightforward claims for smaller amounts of money in which the other party is willing to accept liability. In these circumstances, there is often very little point in the other party arguing for too long over the exact amount of compensation due, as it is rarely worth their while. It is better all round for the matter to be resolved quickly and with as little difficulty as possible.
If your case is more complicated, for example if the other person refuses to accept that they were to blame or if there are multiple people who were all partially to blame for what happened, it might take much longer for you to get the compensation you deserve. Cases that have to go to court can last significantly longer than those that do not.
No Win No Fee Work Injury Claims
We offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients, as we don’t believe that anyone should have to put themselves at financial risk or make large, up-front payments in order to access the legal they need to get the compensation they deserve.
When you take on a no win no fee personal injury claims solicitor, you don’t have to pay anything until we get you the compensation you deserve. If we are unable to secure your compensation payment, you won’t have to pay anything. This is important, as it means that you will never be left financially worse off for seeking the compensation you are entitled to. We also cap our fees at a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will always know in advance how much you will receive when you are offered a compensation amount and you will always receive the vast majority of any money paid out.
In a very few situations, we are unable to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. Although this is rare, we will make sure that we tell you immediately if you fall into this category. If you are unlucky enough to have your work injury claim be ineligible for no win no fee agreements, we will discuss a variety of alternative funding options with you to help ensure that you get the legal help you need at a price you can afford.
If you are thinking about making a work injury compensation claim, our team are available 2/7 or claim online now.
Could I Be Left With Large Bills My Work Injury If I Lose?
No. You will definitely not be asked to pay anything at all if we are unable to get you the work injury 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.
Do I Have A Time Limit For Making A Work Injury Compensation Claim?
Making a work injury compensation claim is something that the courts expect you to do promptly. In most cases, this should be within two years of the date at which you were injured, although this can very occasionally be extended if you were not able to realise that you had been injured at the time at which it happened. We recommend that you do not wait long before beginning your compensation claim, as this does reduce the time available for negotiations. If you are in any doubt at all, contact our personal injury solicitors today to discuss your case.
It can sometimes be worth waiting a little while before starting your compensation claim for your accident or injury. This is useful when the injuries you have sustained have not yet fully healed and you may be uncertain as to how bad they will get. This doesn’t mean that you should delay talking to our personal injury specialists, however. The earlier you discuss your case with us, the better we will be able to advise you and the higher the chance that we can get you the compensation you deserve.
How Do I Make A Work Injury Compensation Claim?
Making a work injury personal injury compensation claim follows a simple procedure.
Before making a work injury 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.
We will write to the person to blame for your work injury on your behalf. We inform them that you are making a compensation claim for your injuries and that you hold them responsible. We give them a deadline by which they need to either accept that this is true, or provide an explanation as to why they disagree.
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.
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.
Almost all personal injury compensation claims are resolved through the above process. In very rare cases, the other party will either not accept that they were at fault, or they will refuse to offer a fair amount of compensation given your injuries. In these situations, we may need to go to court to allow a judge to decide your case. If this happens, we will support you throughout the process.
How Do I Begin My Work Injury 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 a work injury 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 ready to make a work injury compensation claim, the first thing to do is to call our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, ready to help you begin your claim. Call us or claim online and we will call you back at a time of your choosing.
During our conversation, we will ensure that we fully understand the details of your work injury. This includes the circumstances surrounding your work injury, who you believe was to blame, the full extent of your injuries and the impact that these injuries have had on your life. Once we have the full picture, we are able to give you the best possible advice and guide you through the next steps of the claims process.
Can I Make A Work Injury Claim?
Many people are confused as to whether they are allowed to make a compensation claim. Compensation claims following a work injury are relatively simple, but there are a few things that must be true for you to be entitled to compensation.
This may seem self-evident, but you are only able to make a work injury compensation claim if you have experienced a work injury 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 work injury 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.
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 work injury. They do not have to have caused the work injury 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 who was to blame for your work injury must have been able to predict or foresee this event occurring. This is not saying that they must have known that it would happen, but it must have been sufficiently plausible that a reasonable person in that role should have been able to anticipate something along those lines taking place.
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 work injury and you would like to discuss the possibility of making a claim, call us or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors are here 24 hours a day to help answer your questions and assist with your claim.
What Should You Do Following A Work Injury?
If you have suffered a work injury, 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 first thing anyone who has experienced a work injury should do, once they are safe, is to make a written record of what has happened. This should include any details that you can remember. The more detailed your account is, the better it will be as evidence. You should try to include details, even if they seem irrelevant, as they may help you remember more later.
You might also want to make sure that you have the names and addresses of anyone who saw what happened. This is important as it will help us to have evidence to support your description of what happened, and can be vital in making a strong case. You are welcome to get a written statement from them, but we are also able to do this for you if you would prefer.
Taking photographs and videos of the place where your work injury occurred, and making sure that you have a visual record of any relevant details can also be incredibly helpful. You should only do this if it is safe to do so, and we are happy to assist with this if preferred.
These are all things that can make it easier to make a work injury 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 Me Following My Work Injury?
We are here to help eliminate the stress involved in making a work injury 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 work injury 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.
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 work injury, 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 experienced team are also able to complete almost all of the paperwork, admin and forms that are required for your work injury compensation claim. We will write to the person responsible for your work injury making the case for them to accept liability and settle out of court. We will also carry out the negotiations on your behalf. For the few documents that you will need to complete yourself, we are happy to arrange a home visit to help you in the comfort of your own home.
If you are thinking of making a work injury compensation claim, we don’t want you to feel alone. Call us now or claim online to get the help you deserve.
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