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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."

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    Claiming after an accident at work in Northumberland


    Things to know about claiming after an accident at work in Northumberland

    Thinking about seeking compensation for a workplace accident?

    It’s only natural that you may have a number of questions. Even if you work in a high-risk work environment, you expect that those responsible for your safety will treat this responsibility with the utmost respect. If your employer has neglected his or her duty to abide by health and safety legislation, and you have been injured as a result, you could be owed a substantial sum in compensation.

    If you are thinking about claiming after an accident at work in Northumberland, read below to find out more about some of the most important things you should know:

    You cannot lose your job for making a claim

    Many people are naturally worried about the impact seeking compensation will have on their employment. It is important to remember that if your employer has failed you, they have displayed negligence and are therefore in the wrong. You cannot lose your job over seeking compensation, as this would be unfair dismissal. You can therefore proceed with a claim in confidence, knowing you are doing the right thing.

    Your employer does not pay out of pocket

    Employers have indemnity insurance in place, so they will not be liable for paying your compensation out of pocket anyway. This can provide more peace of mind that you are not going to be angering your employer by making a claim.

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    You have up to three years to make a claim

    Even if you have been injured some time ago, it’s not too late to seek compensation. In accordance with UK law, you have up to three years from the date of the accident in which to make a claim, so you can focus on your recovery first and then on obtaining the financial settlement you deserve.

    You don’t have to pay upfront to get started

    With Accident Advice Helpline, you do not have to worry about a deposit standing in the way of you receiving the compensation you deserve. That’s because we work on a no win, no fee basis, so nothing is payable upfront.

    We have a high success rate

    In business for nearly 15 years, we have a great deal of experience handling claims for workplace accidents and illness. We can put this experience to work, and fight hard to see you awarded the highest amount possible.

    To find out more about claiming after an accident at work in Northumberland, turn to the experts at Accident Advice Helpline. Call 0800 689 0500, and speak to a claims adviser today.

    Date Published: 24th 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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