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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Claiming after an accident at work in Colchester

    Claiming after an accident at work in Colchester can be a difficult and complicated process. It’s something many people are worried about doing, while others lack the information to what they are entitled to. If you’ve been injured at work and you’re not certain whether or not you have the right to claim, perhaps this guide can help.

    Claiming after an accident at work in Colchester

    Under the law your employer is obliged to take all reasonable steps to ensure your safety while in the workplace. They must ensure all equipment has been maintained to an adequate standard and that all hazards have been removed. In addition they may need to modify working practices or equipment to reduce the chances of ongoing conditions developing.

    These conditions include things such as asbestos poisoning. Some older offices have asbestos insulation lining the walls. These small fibres can get into the lungs and cause intense irritation and occasionally more serious issues. Other conditions include things such as repetitive strain injury and industrial deafness caused through continuous operation of noisy machinery.

    Assessing your claim

    Before you claim you need to know whether you should win. If you can prove that someone else was responsible for your accident and your injuries have had a significantly negative impact on your quality of life, there is a good chance you’ll be entitled to claim compensation. However, if you can’t prove that the courts may have to find against you.

    The majority of claims are settled out of court. If the other side does not think they can win a case it’s in their interests to make an offer in order to stop it from going that far. You will have to decide whether or not you think that offer is reasonable before deciding to accept or not.

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    Making a claim

    At Accident Advice Helpline we have a huge amount of experience in many types of personal injury claims including accidents in the workplace. This means we’re in an excellent position to provide all the help you need and work out a way to move forward with your claim.

    We use only the best lawyers and we match them with the right kind of personal injury claim. This ensures you have the best possible chance of a successful outcome and the best advice and information right the way through the process.

    This ethos has been critical in helping us to achieve the best possible results. However, we also offer the benefit of no win no fee into the bargain so you only pay legal fees if you win your case.

    So if you’re claiming after an accident at work in Colchester, give our team a call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 16th August 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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