From road traffic accidents to slips and trips, there is no end to the different types of incidents that can lead people to requiring the services of accident lawyers. Nevertheless, one of the most common kinds of cases is a workplace accident compensation claim. From vibration white finger to construction accidents to industrial diseases, Accident Advice Helpline has the best lawyers in Nuneaton and Bedworth to effectively deal with your claim and get you the justice you deserve.
If you are thinking about using the services of specialist lawyers for a workplace claim, there are three different things you will need to be able to prove. To begin with, you need to show that your employer is at fault for your suffering. You need to prove that they acted negligently or made an error and that this has resulted in your injuries. Aside from this, it is vital that you have seen a doctor because the medical report they supply is going to be a necessity when it comes to making a claim. Last but not least, it is vital that the incident occurred within the last three years.
Time limits on your claim
A lot of people do not realise that there are time limits in place when it comes to making a personal injury claim. You will have three years from the date of the accident. This might seem like a long time, however, court proceedings must be issued within this time frame. There are some exceptions to the rule and this largely relates to workplace accidents. If you have sustained an injury that has developed over time, you will find it virtually impossible to pinpoint an accident date. Because of this, you will have three years from the date of your diagnosis instead. After all, when it comes to the likes of industrial deafness you can often find that you are claiming against an employer you worked for years and years ago.
The sooner you claim the better. This is not only because of the time limit, but it will also make it a lot easier to build a strong case. The details of the incident will be fresh in your mind and it will be easier to gather evidence too because you should be able to get your hands on witness statements and such like with ease.
Looking for the best lawyers in Nuneaton and Bedworth? Contact Accident Advice Helpline
Our helpline numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Lines are open 24/7, so you can call us any time.
You can try the 30 second test on our website. With just a few clicks, you can find out whether you’re eligible to claim. Alternatively, you can text ‘Claim365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 23rd May 2015
Author: David Brown