Claiming after an accident at work in Northamptonshire
If you have been in a workplace accident, there are some important things to bear in mind if you’re considering claiming compensation.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we know that bringing forth a claim against your employer can seem like a stressful and unpleasant experience, which is why we’ve compiled some helpful information and tips to dispel any worries, and clear up any misconceptions.
Here are some of the most important things to remember when claiming after an accident at work in Northamptonshire:
It is your legal right
Your employer has a legal obligation to provide safety training, along with all relevant health and safety equipment (HSE), and they must also ensure the premises is safe for use at all times. If they have failed to comply with legislation and you have been injured as a result, they should be held accountable.
You have a right to seek compensation if you have been injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, so you are doing nothing wrong by seeking compensation following a workplace accident.
There is a time limit in place
If you are thinking about claiming after an accident at work in Northamptonshire, it’s worth noting that you have three years from the date of the accident in which to do so. In certain cases, such as those involving the onset of an industrial disease for example, this deadline may be extended. It’s important to have a consultation with a claims adviser as soon as you are thinking about compensation to determine if you are within the required timeframe.
You could receive a substantial sum
At Accident Advice Helpline, we award millions of pounds in personal injury compensation, with those hurt in workplace accidents often receiving a substantial sum. It is easy to get a quote thanks to our 30-second test, an easy-to-use tool on our website. This will provide you with an estimate right away, with no obligation to commit.
You can also call our helpline at any time for a more detailed discussion, and to learn more about how much you could receive.
There is no cost to get started
Being in a workplace accident often means you are unable to resume working, or you may have to cut down to reduced hours. This can impact your earnings, and if you are paying out of pocket for medical treatments, you could quickly find yourself starting to struggle.
With Accident Advice Helpline, nothing is payable upfront thanks to our no win, no fee* policy. With this in place, it is easy to afford the legal help you need.
To find out more, contact us today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 11th August 2015
Author: David Brown