If you need to ask somebody ‘Can I claim for an accident as a paramedic?’ Accident Advice Helpline is a good place to start. We offer a free advice service that helps thousands of people a year. Our lines are open round the clock, so if you’re still working and you’re on odd shifts, you can call us whenever it is practical for you.
Calling us doesn’t mean that you have to claim with us, unless you want to, of course. We’ll just listen to your story and help you work out your bet course of action. We’ll usually be able to tell you there and then if you have a valid case and we can often provide an estimate of how much compensation you could be eligible for.
In order for your claim to be valid, it will normally need to be brought within three years of the accident happening and there will need to be a proper medical record of your injuries.
Making a claim for an accident as a paramedic
Most accident claims are treated as workplace accident claims, as they involve accidents happening in situations where your employer is responsible for your health and safety. In some cases, however, it is appropriate to claim against a member of the public – for instance, if you are knocked over while trying to help a person who is drunk – or to make a traffic accident claim if your emergency vehicle is involved in a collision. In any of these situations, Accident Advice Helpline can find you an appropriately skilled solicitor, optimising your chances of success.
We can arrange for you to deal with your solicitor over the phone, so if you’re still able to work you won’t have to worry about fitting your shifts around meetings. In many cases we are even able to achieve good compensation settlements for our clients without them having to go to court. We aim to make the whole process of claiming as little hassle for you as possible.
No win, no fee
We only take on claims on a no win, no fee basis. Because of this, you won’t need to worry about finding lots of money to start your claim. Despite what you may have heard, there is no risk of you having all your compensation taken away if you win – the law ensures that you’ll always keep most of it. This system ensures that everyone can access justice and get the compensation they deserve.
Winning compensation can help you to recover lost wages and unexpected expenditure occasioned by your accident, making sure that you’re not financially worse off because of it. You’ll receive damages to help make up for your suffering and, if you’re left with a lasting disability, compensation can fund alterations to your home to help you live more independently. It can also help to provide the support you need to get back to doing the job you love.
To discuss your claim with a member of Accident Advice Helpline’s expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: February 9, 2014
Author: David Brown