If you have had an accident at work in Cannock Chase, you are entitled to seek justice through a compensation claim. you may be wondering how the Cannock Chase accident at work claims process works.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that bringing a claim against your employer can be a daunting prospect, but we will walk you through each stage of the process and provide you with clear, honest legal advice every step of the way.
The Cannock Chase accident at work claims process
Let’s try to make it easy to understand how the Cannock Chase accident at work claims process works. Before we start your claim, we will need to ensure that your employer was responsible for your accident. The duty is upon us to prove that your employer was responsible for your accident and if we are unsuccessful in our efforts, we will not be able secure compensation from your employer.
Once we have determined that your employer definitely was at fault, we will follow the Personal Injury Protocol, a set of court rules that govern the way in which we must deal with your Cannock Chase accident at work claim. The Protocol facilitates fast and fair claims resolutions, and often eliminates the need for court action.
Steps in the claims’ process
Under the Protocol, we will send a Letter of Claim to your employer to provide them with a summary of your accident and the injuries and financial losses you have incurred.
Your employer will then have 21 days to acknowledge receipt of our correspondence and three months, starting from the date on which they acknowledge our Letter of Claim, to decide whether they accept responsibility for your accident.
If they admit to causing your accident, this will allow us to enter into negotiations towards the settlement of your claim. However, if they deny causing your accident, we will request a full written explanation and copies of any supporting documentation.
We will also write to any witnesses who may be able to assist with providing evidence in support of your case, and obtain reports from a health and safety specialists to help us to confirm the cause of your accident.
If your employer fails to accept responsibility, or if negotiations to settle your claim break down, the case my have to go through the court system. However, it is important to remember that the vast majority of the accident at work claims we deal with settle without the need for court action.
Contact us at Accident Advice Helpline now
To find out more about the claims’ process, or to commence your claim through us, please call our freephone number from a landline. This is 0800 689 0500. If you call us on a mobile, ring 0333 500 0993. leave a message if it is necessary, so that we can call you back.
If you want us to call you to discuss your potential claim, send the text message “claim365” to 88010.
Call or text us now for expert legal advice and help with your potential claim.
Date Published: 17th September 2014
Author: Jan Newell