Finding removal men accident advice can be tricky because it’s not something most general solicitors deal with. You might have to spend a long time finding someone willing to discuss it, then wait in a queue just to find out what your options are, and have to pay for the privilege. At Accident Advice Helpline, everything is different. You can call us any time you want—even in the middle of the night—and we’ll always be ready to talk to you. We’ll listen to your story and we’ll usually be able to tell you straight away what you can claim—if not, we’ll immediately start finding out, and get back to you promptly. Often we can also tell you how much compensation you might be eligible to get. All of this is completely free no matter what you decide to do.
When is a claim possible?
Claiming for a removal men accident, or any other personal injury claim, can only be done within three years after it happens. We realise you might not feel up to it straight away, though we try to keep things simple for you in order to make the process easier on you. Still, in most cases you should aim to start as soon as possible, since this makes it easier to collect evidence that will boost your case.
You will need to be treated by a doctor so that there’s a proper record of your injuries. This really needs to be done as quickly as possible after your accident. If you suffer a more complex injury such as repetitive strain damage, you should go to your doctor as soon as you notice symptoms and, if it’s confirmed, seek advice immediately afterwards, as it may also be possible for you to make a claim in this situation.
As well as a medical record, there are other pieces of evidence that can help with your case. Perhaps the most important of these is witness testimony. If anybody saw your accident happen—or saw you asked by your employer, over the years, to take on unreasonably risky tasks—you should collect their contact details. A solicitor will then be able to take formal statements from them.
It’s also helpful if you can take pictures of your injuries. Even mobile phone pictures will do. If you are injured by an object such as a piece of furniture, it’s a good idea to photograph it and try to find out roughly how much it weighs.
Working with a solicitor
At Accident Advice Helpline we can connect you with a specialist industrial accident solicitor, giving you the best possible chance of making a successful claim. We’ll arrange for you to deal with your solicitor by phone so that you won’t have to worry about travelling, as we know this can be difficult following an injury. Sometimes we can even arrange for good compensation settlements to be made without you needing to go to court. Whatever happens, we’ll do our best to keep things simple for you and to get you the compensation you deserve. To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: January 10, 2014
Author: David Brown