FAQ about workplace accident lawyers in Merseyside
Have you been injured in a workplace accident? If so, you will rightly be thinking about using the services of accident lawyers in Merseyside to make a claim. Keep on reading to discover some of the most frequently asked questions about doing so.
Dealing with your employer – top questions
Will my employer sack me if I make a claim? This is something a lot of people are concerned about. However, your employer will have insurance in place to cover the compensation claim and they will realise that it is their responsibility to compensate you if they are at fault. If your employer were to fire you, they would only land themselves in deeper water, as you would then have grounds for unfair dismissal.
Do I need to tell my employer about the incident? Yes – it is vital that you do. All employers are required to have an accident book by law. In this book they need to record all incidents that occur in the workplace. Failure to inform your employer could only result in more problems later down the line when you come to making a claim with your accident lawyers in Merseyside.
How do I know if I have the basis for a claim? You simply need to be able to prove that your employer is to blame for your suffering. All employers are required to provide a healthy and safe working environment by law. If they have failed to do this, let’s say they didn’t provide the necessary training or protective equipment, then you may be entitled to compensation.
Is there a time limit to make a claim? There is and this time limit is three years. This begins from the date of the incident and court proceedings must be issued within this time frame. Nonetheless, a lot of workplace injuries do actually occur over time, such as vibration white finger and hearing loss. Therefore, if this applies then you will have three years from the date of your diagnosis instead.
Will I have to go to court? It is extremely unlikely. In fact, less than three per cent of personal injury cases end up going to trial. We try to ensure that they are resolved over the phone.
How to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
You can call our helpline for a no obligation chat about your workplace injury, about accident lawyers in Merseyside or about the potential value of your compensation claim. Simply call, text or complete the handy 30 second calculator on our website. The details you need are:
Helpline numbers: 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
You can try the quick and easy 30 second test on our website.
Or why not text ‘Claim365’ to 88010?
Date Published: 5th May 2015
Author: David Brown