If you are in the unfortunate position of having been injured in an accident at work, the team here at Accident Advice Helpline can offer you advice on hiring lawyers in the West Midlands and pursuing a claim for compensation.
When you are at work, you should be safe. Your employer will have a number of Health and Safety regulations that they should adhere to in order to ensure that you are happy healthy and safe. If they fail in their duties, then you may be able to claim compensation for any injuries you sustain.
Can I file a personal injury claim?
If you want to file a personal injury claim for an injury sustained in the workplace, you will need to ensure the following:
- Your accident was caused by the negligence of another party
- You were injured in the past 3 years’
- Your injuries were attended to by a medical professional
Usually, it is fairly simple to determine who was to blame for an accident, especially if there were witnesses to the incident and an official accident report was recorded in your employer’s Accident Book.
What kind of injuries can I claim for?
It is possible to claim for a wide range of workplace injuries. Some of the most common we deal with include:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Vibration White Finger
- Repetitive Strain Injury
- Slips, trips and falls
Who pays compensation?
Employers are legally required to have liability insurance, which is what is used to pay compensation should a member of staff have an accident. Therefore you do not need to fret about making a personal injury claim for an accident that was sustained in the workplace, as you have every right to do so. Infact, the money it brings may be very much needed by you and your family at this difficult time in your life.
Advice on hiring lawyers in the West Midlands
If you want to ensure that you get the maximum compensation you are entitled to with the least possible stress, it is a very good idea to call us and have one of our personal injury solicitors help you with your claim.
We work on a no win no fee basis, so you do not need to worry about money or legal fees until your case is finished and you have been awarded compensation.
For more advice on hiring a solicitor in the West Midlands, simply call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 from any landline. You can also call us on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Calls from mobiles will be charged.
Date Published: 3rd September 2015
Author: David Brown