If you have been injured in an accident at work, which was not your fault, within the last three years then you might be eligible to make a compensation claim in Virginia Water.
What makes a successful claim?
In order for your claim to be valid or successful it is imperative to establish the following three things:
- That an injury has indeed occurred – and is significant in terms of the affect it has had on you (and possibly your ability to continue working).
- That the accident (and therefore the injuries you sustained) were caused by someone else’s’ recklessness or negligence (in other words, the accident was not your fault, and could probably have been avoided if someone else had taken the necessary steps to ensure your safety).
- That the accident which caused the injuries occurred within the last three years.
If you can establish all three of the above points, then there is a very good chance that your compensation claim Virginia Water will be a successful and you will be awarded the financial compensation that you deserve.
In relation to point three it is important to note that this three year deadline for starting a compensation claim Virginia Water can be extended if you were unaware of a particular accident taking place (usually in the case of industrial disease as these take a long time to present and you will not be able to ascertain precisely when the incident which caused the illness occurred). In such cases you will have three years to make a compensation claim Virginia Water from the date you first became aware of the injury.
How to make a compensation claim in Virginia Water
If you want to make a compensation claim Virginia Water you can contact the Accident Advice Helpline today.
We will be able to provide you comprehensive advice specific to your circumstances and talk you through the best way to proceed.
We will then put you in touch with one of our specialist in house solicitors. Your solicitor will operate on a strict no win, no fee basis which means that you can rest assured that you will not be exposed to any form of financial risk by starting your claim.
Your solicitor will also explain to you, and reassure you, that your position at work cannot be jeopardised because you are seeking financial compensation from your employer. This is a fear that many employees have when taking legal action against the people or company that they work for.
The simple fact of the matter, and rule of law, states that employers have a duty of care to their employers to ensure their safety (within reason). Various risk assessments and safety procedures should be in place to safeguard you and your colleagues at all times. If it is found that your employer has been negligent in this duty of care then it is only right that you seek compensation, especially if it helps to ensure that the same mistakes are not made again.
Take our 30 second test today to find out how much your claim may be worth.