If you want to make a removal men accident claim it’s a good idea to start by getting some advice about your options. At Accident Advice Helpline we can provide that for free, with no attendant obligations. We have a free 24-hour advice helpline on 0800 689 0500, so please feel free to give one of our friendly staff a call. We’ll listen to your story and we’ll usually be able to tell you straight away whether or not a claim is likely to succeed. We may also be able to tell you what it’s likely to be worth.
Important things to note
You will only be able to claim compensation if you’ve been treated for your injuries by a doctor. This means that you should see a doctor straight away if you damage yourself in a way you think might be serious, rather than just waiting to see if the problem goes away.
You’ll need to make your claim within three years of the accident happening, so it’s best to get advice as soon as possible. In some circumstances you can also claim for injuries sustained over time, for instance if you have been repeatedly asked to carry loads you felt were too heavy for you and you expressed your concerns but felt unable to refuse for fear of losing work. Gradual muscle injuries like this can be just as serious as those sustained in sudden accidents. If this happens to you, you should seek advice as soon as symptoms become apparent.
To take forward a removal men accident claim successfully, you’ll need good legal representation. At Accident Advice Helpline we have many in-house expert solicitors, and we can allocate you to a specialist workplace accident solicitor straight away. This means you’ll be well prepared for taking on solicitors hired by your employer.
We work on a no win, no fee basis. This means that you won’t need to have lots of money in order to begin your claim, and you won’t need to pay us a penny if we lose the case—an extra motive for us to make sure it’s won. If you win, you will always be able to keep the bulk of your compensation payout.
What compensation means
If you’ve been forced to take time off work due to your illness, a compensation payout can cover loss of earnings, making sure you’re not worse off financially as a result. This applies even if you routinely work for more than one employer. In that case, the employer found responsible for your injury will have to cover your losses. This normally comes out of liability insurance.
If you are seriously injured and will be unable to work in the long term, you will receive money to ensure you have a reasonable standard of living anyway. You could also use this to fund retraining in a profession that would be easier for you to cope with, so that you can keep your independence.
Date Published: January 10, 2014
Author: David Brown