The answer to your question, ‘can I claim for an injury as a funeral director?’ will depend on the circumstances in which you were injured. You should seek expert legal advice such from us here at Accident Advice Helpline.
Being a funeral director is quite an intensive job; it involves such things as dealing with the bereaved family, arranging the type of coffin, placing notices of the bereavement and creating the order of service. As in any profession, accidents can and do happen, even to funeral directors.
What will decide if you can make a claim?
Whether or not you can make a claim will depend on the circumstances in which you suffered your injury. The injuries could have occurred in a traffic accident while carrying out your funeral duties or in another way, such as when lifting a coffin. The basic premise of making a claim is that you were not responsible for the accident which led to you being injured. However, even if there is some doubt about whether or not you were responsible for causing your own injury, it is still in your best interests to contact us at Accident Advice Helpline.
What kind of information will I need to provide?
In order to be able to pursue a claim, you will need to show that you were not responsible for the incident that led to you being injured. This will be from your own recollections and testimony from anyone who witnessed the accident. If the police were called to the scene, which should have been the case if you were involved in a road traffic accident, then we will need to know the name and force number of the investigating officer.
It is in your own best interest to have seen a doctor following your accident. Of course your injuries will need to have been treated, but the doctor’s report could be key if it is found you have grounds for a claim.
The information you give us will be passed on to our expert solicitors who will then decide if you can make a claim. One of the advantages of contacting us at Accident Advice Helpline is that our solicitors work on a no win no fee* basis, so if they do assist in handling the claim you will not have to pay anything upfront.
In your profession you see enough of misery so it is unfortunate when you suffer an injury. By contacting us, you will receive the answer to your question, ‘can I claim for an injury as a funeral director?’
How to contact us
We make contacting us as easy as possible thanks to our free, 24-hour Helpline. Our highly trained call advisors will go through the details with you and help you with your question “Can I claim for an injury as a funeral director?”
It is important that you contact us as soon as you can following your injury as there are tight deadlines for making a claim, and usually it has to be made within three years of the accident. Just dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: July 16, 2015
Author: David Brown