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Workers Compensation For Accidents

Workers Compensation

Have you ever been involved in a work related accident and suffered an injury through no fault of your own? Did you know you may still be entitled to make a claim for accident at work compensation?

Who to turn to?

Making a work claim for the first time might seem rather daunting at first, it can be difficult to know who to turn to when you need professional advice and many people are unsure whether or not to claim compensation for injuries arising from a work-related accident. Accidents happen unexpectedly so it is difficult to know what your rights are if you have never been put in this situation before.

It is important that you have someone you can trust to seek advice from. Your first port of call would be to seek legal advice from a specialist accident at work solicitor. Before you decide to instruct them to handle your case, make sure they are regulated by the solicitor’s regulation authority and have the relevant experience and expertise in personal injury.

Making a claim for accident at work compensation – time limits

By law you are legally entitled to make a claim for personal injury within three years of the accident date under the limitation act 1980. To ensure you receive the best possible outcome of your claim and the highest compensation award that you are entitled to, it is vital that you pursue a claim as soon as possible after the event.

A claim for compensation will only succeed if fault can be established. To help to support making a claim, you should provide your solicitor with as much information about the circumstances of the accident and how it has affected you.

Here is a quick check list of the information you should provide:

  • The contact name and telephone number of any independent witnesses who saw the accident happen.
  • The name of the GP or any other medical professional who accessed your injuries and the address of their establishment.
  • The contact name and position of the person who you reported the accident to and the details of the person who recorded the accident.
  • Any evidence of the losses you have suffered such as wage slips and receipts.
  • Photographic evidence of the accident scene, and of your injuries to provide your solicitor with a clear indication of how the accident happened and the extent of your injuries.

Could making an accident at work claim affect my terms of employment?

No your terms of employment will not be affected. It is a legal requirement for every employers’ to have insurance to protect them in the event of an accident, including small companies. The type of insurance employers’ have to have is called Employer Liability. This protects your employer in the event or a work claim being made.

However, in the unlikely event that your employer acts unreasonably you should seek legal advice from an employment law solicitor PHC Law.

At PHC Law we have not handled any cases where a Claimant has had to resort to this.

How much compensation could I be entitled to?

Once liability has been admitted by the insurers and medical evidence obtained, your solicitor will be in more of a position to advise you and provide you with an indication of the level of compensation you could expect to receive.

In addition to injuries you have sustained you are able to recover compensation from past and future losses. One of the benefits of seeking compensation is to recover compensation for the injuries suffered, and to recover compensation for past and future losses, including loss of earnings, any cost of medical treatment and travel expenses.

This is where an experienced solicitor can help.

At PHC Law, our aim is to secure the highest possible award that you may be entitled to and to put you back into the position you were in before the accident happened.

From the outset of your claim, we will be able to advice you of the level of compensation we think you are entitled to and will seek to recover the maximum amount for you as quickly as possible.

How can PHC Law help?

Our team of personal injury solicitors has over 30 years’ experience successfully handling accident at work cases for non-fault accident victims and has grown into one of the most respected law firms in the UK for securing the highest compensation awards.

If you require more information or would like to pursue a claim for accident at work compensation, simply call 0800 612 7 612 to discuss your claim today with one of our accident at work solicitors.