Barnet personal injury claims for work-based accidents
Over more than 15 years, our injury lawyers have dealt with hundreds of Barnet personal injury claims arising from accidents in the workplace.
This article looks at the type of work-based injuries that you can claim for, and how we can help you get the compensation that you need following your accident.
You can claim for any injury following any work-based accident, providing that that accident was caused by someone else’s negligence. So for example, you can claim because:
- You have been injured, or made unwell as a result of your employer failing to comply with health and safety legislation – this could be anything from not providing a safe working environment to insufficient training in manual handling.
- Your employer has failed in his duty of care – i.e. you have complained of a problem and steps have not been taken to solve that problem, depending on the nature of said problem this could result in stress, repetitive strain injures, back pain etc.
- You have been injured by machinery
You have three years from the date on which your injury occurred to file your claim for personal injury compensation.
A real pain
Most Barnet personal injury claims are for long-term back pain; in many cases back injuries are caused by insufficient manual handling training, repetitive lifting and carrying, or carrying loads that are too heavy which can cause you to pull muscles in your back.
Back injuries have tens of thousands of us taking time off work every year, and they affect every aspect of our lives, leaving many unable to drive or partake in family activities. Which is why many back-pain sufferers end up paying through the nose for private medical care!
But the costs of personal injury treatment can be reimbursed as part of your compensation package, so if you run up bills with a physiotherapist, or a child-minder – or a taxi firm, don’t worry, you can claim those costs back.
If you would like an estimate of how much compensation you could receive, please use the 30-second compensation calculator tool on our website.
Getting your money
Claiming compensation for a work-based injury isn’t at all difficult, all you need to do is call our helpline and we will give you all the advice and support that you need – and please don’t be deterred from claiming because you are afraid of upsetting your employer; your compensation money will be paid to you by their insurance company. And, claiming no-win, no-fee compensation cannot get you dismissed from your post.
All of the lawyers here at the Accident Advice helpline work under no-win, no-fee contracts so you don’t need to worry about finding the money to pay your legal bill.
To talk to us about claiming your compensation please call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 26th August 2014
Author: David Brown