If you’ve been injured in an accident at work that wasn’t your fault in the last three years, you could have a claim for compensation. This could have taken place in a warehouse, construction site, factory, shop floor or anywhere that your work is carried out.
Your employer should provide you with a safe working environment and give you gear to protect yourself.
There are many ways that your employer may have not done their legal duty to protect you from dangers that come with your line of work.
If you suffered injury in the last 3 years at work we can help you claim for compensation.
Not only can you get compensation for the pain your injuries have caused you but you can also claim for damages such as loss of earnings (money you have lost out on while not being able to work), destroyed items, care given by family members or even living adjustments you had to make and paid for.
Before you start your claim, we want to make sure you understand what No Win No Fee means.
A No Win No Fee arrangement is one where you only pay your solicitor a fee if you win your personal injury or medical negligence claim. If your solicitor takes on your case and you aren’t successful, you won’t pay them any legal fees.
Simply put, if your claim is not successful then you won’t be charged any money by us, so you will not be left out of pocket for our services
After an accident or injury, you’ll want to focus on your recovery rather than on funding a claim. Also known as a conditional fee agreement, a No Win No Fee arrangement means there is no financial risk to you.
There are no hidden charges or upfront costs and we make sure there are no surprises along the way.
If we think that you can win this case we will tell you and you do not need to worry about paying for any solicitors.
No Win No Fee agreements were introduced by the government to give people who couldn’t afford legal representation the chance to access the justice they were entitled to. NOt everyone can pay for solicitors to get them justice.
This means that everyone is now able to make a compensation claim after being injured in an accident that wasn’t their fault.
Our specialist injury solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim.
Every accident and injury is different. It is difficult to say how much you will be entitled to without having you seen by a Doctor, especially if your claim has not been assessed by a Solicitor.
You should approach compensation calculators you find online with caution. The value of your injuries are based on you Pain, Suffering and Loss of Amenities (PSLA). It is hard to say how long your PSLA will continue if the accident has just happened and no Doctor had advised you about your prognosis. If your Pain, Suffering and Loss of Amenities has been ongoing for over 1 month it is reasonable to assume that you have a claim that is worth £1,000 or over.
The exact figure you might receive will depend on how severe your injury is and how it might affect you – both now and in the future.
We use case law and the JC Guidelines published yearly by the government to value you claim for personal injury. If you want to know more about this give us a call and speak to one of our advisors.
After you’ve suffered an accident at work, the first thing you’ll likely want to do is get medical attention. If you have a first aider in the workplace, make sure you see them and get treated immediately. You should also then make sure you see a doctor or other healthcare professional for your injury. So make an appointment with your GP or head to A&E straight away if it’s urgent.
It’s also vital to remember to report your injury to your employer. If they have an accident book, make sure it is recorded there. If the company you work for has more than 10 employees, they are required to put your injury in the accident book. This can end up being an important piece of evidence in a personal injury claim.
If you notice something in the workplace that could present a threat to your safety or that of your colleagues, you should report it immediately to your manager. If they don’t take action, you can ensure that they make a note of you raising the issue. This could also form part of your case if you decide to make a claim.
You can also take photos and video of your injury. Your solicitor may use these to strengthen your case. It may also help to put together a list of your symptoms and how they have affected your daily life. This will also show how long your recovery has taken. You may also want to record all expenses and financial losses related to your injury. This can help when you want to claim this money back.
Gather any witness statements together. If anyone saw your accident, they could help to make your case stronger by providing a statement.