Many people who have suffered an accident at work are uncomfortable with the idea of pursuing a claim for compensation. This could be for a variety of reasons, including a fear of unfavourable consequences from their employer, and the worry that they cannot afford legal representation.
Contacting an accident solicitor in Rossendale
If you are a Rossendale resident and have concerns about contacting a solicitor to make a claim, let Accident Advice Helpline put your mind at ease with our top five facts about accident at work injury claims.
- There are many different types of accidents that can occur at work for which you can make a claim. Some of the most common documented accidents at work in the UK include:
- Falls, slips and trips on faulty flooring or misplaced wiring or boxes
- Machinery accidents due to lack of training or faulty or broken machinery
- Falling from a height
- Being struck by a vehicle
- Being struck by a falling object
- Your employer cannot sack you for making a claim
This is perhaps the thing employees fear the most when thinking about making a claim. An employer cannot use the fact that you are pursuing a compensation claim as grounds for dismissal and you can take legal action against any employer who attempts to do so.
- You don’t have to use a local solicitor
You may have approached an accident solicitor in Rossendale already, and found them to be lacking the experience you feel is necessary to make a successful claim. Or perhaps you have been unable to find an accident solicitor in Rossendale with whom you are comfortable. Just because you live and work in Rossendale, you are not tied to using a local solicitor. In fact, choosing a national firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, means that you can access a company with perhaps far more experience and personal injury knowledge than any local solicitor can provide. Accident Advice Helpline can help you pursue a claim wherever you live in the UK and, as most claims are processed over the telephone, you won’t even need to come into our office to discuss your claim.
- It need not be expensive to hire a competent solicitor
Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitors work on a no win no fee* basis. This means that if you aren’t awarded compensation, you won’t pay any solicitor fees. This could be extremely beneficial to those on a budget, or to anyone concerned that they can’t afford the best representation when making an accident at work claim.
- You don’t always have to go to court
In many cases, accident at work claims are settled before reaching court and you would therefore not need to attend any type of hearing. If the potential formalities of making a claim concerns you, speak to one of our friendly trained advisers, they will be able to talk you through the process and address all your worries, and won’t pressurise you into pursuing a compensation claim at the end of the call.
Find out more by calling our free 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 3rd November 2014
Author: David Brown