Have you had a work based accident in Watford?
If you have had an accident in Watford, which occurred whilst you were at work, then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation against your employer.
To find out whether or not you are entitled to make a claim you can contact Accident Advice Helpline today on our free phone helpline. One of our advisors will be available and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the legal process. They will also be able to give you free, no-obligation advice specifically about your accident in Watford and your right to make a claim.
How much could you claim?
Alternatively you can take our 30-second test which will not only confirm whether or not you meet the eligibility criteria for making a claim for compensation, but will give you an estimate of how much your accident in Watford might be worth to you in terms of financial compensation. The amount of compensation you receive as a result of your accident in Watford will vary depending on a number of actors. Firstly, the severity of your injury will be taken into account, including the length of time you are likely to need to recover. This will largely be determined by the report that is written by an independent medical expert who will assess you during your case. They will be able to determine how long you are likely to remain affected by your injury, for example, the impact it has on your ability to work or perform old hobbies.
You may find that you require specialist equipment or ongoing therapy or treatment as a result of your injuries. If this is the case, and it can be determined that such needs result from your accident in Watford, then your compensation will be higher than if you have fully recovered. Your solicitor will also be able to take into account any lost earnings that have been caused by your accident in Watford. For example, you may have had to take time away from work, or you may have lost out on jobs or commission as a result of time away.
You may also be entitled to additional payments if you have had to change your job description as a result of no longer being able to perform your original role. We have represented firefighters in the past who have been so severely injured they have had to take up permanent office jobs after having an accident. You can also claim for out of pocket expenses, such as travel to medical appointments, prescription charges and payment for professionals to provide care services if you are unable to perform these yourself. Your solicitor will do all they can to ensure that you get precisely what you are entitled to after your accident, so contact us today to find out more.
From a landline call us on 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile ring 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 16th June 2014
Author: Emma Matthews