Is your employer responsible for your injuries?
Although suffering a minor injury at work can be somewhat embarrassing, if you suffer a serious injury in the workplace, you’re likely to injure more than just your pride. As with any serious injury, it’s important to access medical care as soon as possible.
If you’re unable to be transported to a hospital, you may need to rely on paramedics for emergency care and they will then be able to take you to your nearest hospital via a road or air ambulance. Whilst many people who suffer minor workplace injuries are able to return to work within a few days or a couple of weeks, if you’ve suffered serious injuries you may need to take weeks or months off from work or you may find that you’re unable to work at all.
Many people are under the impression that you can make a compensation claim with an accident claims solicitor in Lochniver for any injury which occurs at work. However, in order to make a successful claim with an injury solicitor in Lochniver for a workplace injury, you will actually need to show that your employer is responsible.
If, for example, they have breached health and safety laws, it may be fairly easy to highlight their responsibility and you could obtain compensation relatively easily with help from an injury solicitor in Lochniver or a personal injury solicitor.
Will an accident claims solicitor in Lochniver always be able to help?
Providing you can show that you weren’t responsible for your injuries, it’s likely that an accident claims solicitor in Lochniver will be able to assist you with making a claim. However, you don’t always have an open-ended amount of time to make your claim with an injury solicitor in Lochniver and time limits can be imposed so it’s important to ensure that you don’t miss out on your chance to obtain compensation for your injuries.
Although you don’t have to make a claim straight after the incident, often an injury solicitor in Lochniver will only be able to assist you for up to three years after the injuries occurred. Providing you contact an injury solicitor in Lochniver within this time and get your claim started, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to receive compensation.
Before you make a compensation claim, why not contact us to find out more about the claims process? As people are often unaware of how to make a claim until they need to make one themselves, it can be helpful to find out more about what to expect.
As we offer free no obligation advice, you’ll find it easy to get help without paying costly upfront fees and as we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you’ll be able to contact us at any time. Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone for more information.
Date Published: 23rd April 2014
Author: David Brown