If you need an accident legal expert in Tredegar for a work-related claim, you’re not alone. The workplace is where you earn a living, but it’s also the place where you could be deprived of the opportunity to earn your living through having an accident and getting injured.
The facts about work-related injuries
The latest figures from the HSE are quite sobering. Consider the fact that 27 million working days during the financial year may be lost as a result of injury or illness that is related to work.
The cost to society caused by ill health and injuries in the workplace runs to almost £14 billion – and this doesn’t take account of cancer. Some cancer cases are work-related, and are examples of industrial diseases, the onset of which may occur years after working in a particular job.
On the subject of industrial diseases, in 2012, there were more than 2500 deaths from mesothelioma, which is caused by exposure to asbestos.
What to do if you are injured at work
If you have a work-related injury, you should seek the services of an accident legal expert in Tredegar as soon as possible. Obviously, your first priority should be your health, so make sure that you seek medical attention first of all.
But don’t delay in getting in touch with a no win no fee* solicitor, because there is a three-year limit from the date of an accident for a claim to be started.
There’s an exception for industrial diseases, such as mesothelioma, which are distinct from other workplace injuries, such as those sustained in trips and falls or machinery incidents. It’s not possible to determine the exact date of onset, so the time limit is extended in such cases.
Find an accident legal expert in Tredegar now
You can get hold of an accident legal expert in Tredegar whenever you like, because Accident Advice Helpline has a hotline that is open 24/7 and fully staffed by professional, friendly advisors.
Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and you can speak to one of these advisors straight away – or text “claim365” to 88010 and one of them will call you back.
What happens next
If you are eligible to claim compensation, your advisor will take your details and pass them to one of our team of no win no fee* solicitors.
They will work on your behalf, with the aim of securing you a payment of compensation. You probably won’t have to go to court, either – most cases that we handle are settled out of court.
You will receive a payout if you win your case, and this payout will consist of an element for the accident and injury that you have suffered, plus an element for any expenses you have incurred.
To find out more about claiming, call Accident Advice Helpline now.