FAQ for those making a workplace accident claim in County Durham
Can my employer sack me for making a claim against them? A lot of people worry about making an accident claim in County Durham against their employer, since they fear being fired. However, this is something you do not need to worry about. Your employer knows that it is their duty to provide you with a safe working environment and they will have insurance in place to cover them. Furthermore, if they were to fire you it would only land them in deeper trouble, as you would have grounds for unfair dismissal.
Is there a time limit for making a claim? There is, the time limit on all personal injury cases is three years. This is three years from the date of the accident. However, there are some exceptions, since workplace incidents can result in injuries that occur over time rather than straight away. Examples of this include repetitive strain injury, industrial deafness and vibration white finger. In these instances you will have three years from the date of your diagnosis.
Will I have to face my employer in court? It is extremely unlikely that this will happen! Most people are shocked to discover that less than three per cent of personal injury cases actually end up in the courtroom. Nonetheless, you and your employer will obviously want the issue dealt with as quickly and as smoothly as possible and thus it is very unlikely that your personal injury claim will go to trial.
How do I make a claim? This is the easiest question of them all. If you want to make a workplace accident claim in County Durham all you need to do is get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline and we will take care of everything for you. We are one of the country’s leading law companies, with over 14 years of experience, and all of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis. Therefore you can be confident that you will have the best of the best working on your case.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today to make an accident claim in County Durham
Our helpline numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We’re open 24/7, so you can call us any time.
You can try the 30 second test on our website, http://www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk/30-second-test. With just a few clicks, you can find out whether you’re eligible to claim.
Or you can text ‘Claim365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 15th November 2014
Author: David Brown