If you have suffered an injury in an accident that was not your fault in the workplace, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Back injuries are particularly common workplace injuries that are very painful and inconvenient – they can take many weeks or even months to heal.
Here is a basic guide to making a compensation claim for injuries sustained at work with an accident solicitor in Andover. The guide can also be used, however, if you have been injured a road traffic accident, or in a slip, trip or fall when you are out and about.
A step by step guide
Step 1 – choosing an accident solicitor in Andover wisely
You can find out about personal injury law firms through the internet. Many also advertise on local and national TV and radio. Some even have stalls at outdoor events and in markets. However, don’t be tricked into rushing in and choosing the first one that you find out about. Think about what you want from the law firm.
One company certainly can fulfil your expectations. We are Accident Advice Helpline. Many people choose us because we are backed by TV personality and consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen. Other people choose us because we have been established for over 15 years. It also helps that our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Step 2 – approaching an accident solicitor in Andover
Make first contact over the telephone by calling free on 0800 689 0500, or contact us online. Our friendly, professional advisors will use a unique 30-second test to work out which claims in Andover are likely to be upheld. Once you have this information, you can choose whether to go ahead and make claim with an accident solicitor in Andover. You can also contact us from a mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Step 3 – getting in touch with your accident solicitor in Andover
You will be allocated one of Accident Advice Helpline’s expert personal injury lawyers. They will have expertise and experience in compensation claims for workplace accidents including back injuries. They will coordinate the whole of the complex claims process and inform you of the information you need to provide. You do not have to pay any money up front for this, as our solicitors all work on what is called a no win no fee basis.
Step 4 – the accident claims process
Very few accident claims for workplace injuries actually appear in court — most cases like this are handled over the telephone. It is quite likely that you will need to attend one local appointment with a medical expert who will complete a medical assessment report.
Accident claims are highly variable, so no-one can guarantee how much compensation you will actually receive until the case is resolved. Solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline always work exceptionally hard to get as much compensation for their clients as they possibly can.
Date Published: 5th July 2013
Author: Sharon Parry