Who deals with compensation for injury at work?
Accident solicitors handle personal injury claims. Not every law firm deals with compensation for injury at work, as this is a highly complex and often time-consuming area of the law. You will need to look out for a specialist solicitor, ideally one who offers no win no fee legal services, as this means you won’t have to make an upfront payment for legal fees when you start your personal injury claim.
Where do you find a solicitor taking on compensation for injury at work?
If you are looking for a no win no fee solicitor to handle your personal injury claim, the quickest way to find one is to contact Accident Advice Helpline on their Freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993, if you are ringing from your mobile phone. Their expert advisor will tell you if the circumstances of your accident entitle you to make a claim and how much that claim might be worth in terms of compensation.
If you are happy to proceed, their advisor can allocate your claim to one of their solicitors handling compensation for injury at work on a no win no fee basis, as all Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitors offer this type of service. If you are a little shy about ringing round accident solicitors’ offices, you can simply visit the Accident Advice Helpline’s website and complete an easy-to-do test that takes just 30 seconds of your time. You’ll only be asked four simple questions:
- Did you cause your accident?
- Did your accident happen within the last 3 years?
- Did you seek medical treatment after your accident?
- Which part of your body was injured in the accident?
If your answers determine that you qualify, an online calculator will estimate how much compensation you stand to gain, if an accident solicitor settles your claim successfully.
What type of compensation for injury at work does an accident solicitor handle?
- slips, trips and falls
- medical negligence
- road traffic accidents
- accidents at work, including industrial illness or disease
- accidents on holiday
- construction site accidents, such as falling off scaffolding for example
Some solicitors specialise in certain types of injury claims, for example they handle mostly complex medical negligence such as brain or spinal injuries or they focus on metal-on-metal hip replacements or industrial disease, which are equally challenging cases as they often span a longer period of time than the stipulated 3 years and can involve many more accident victims all making a claim at the same time.
Taking on personal injury claims on a no win no fee basis is quite a risk and not every solicitor or law firm offers this service. If a claimant isn’t making upfront payments for legal fees that means a solicitor will have to work unpaid until such time as the claim is won and legal fees can be paid either out of the compensation amount or through insurance policies such as contents insurance or via union membership insurance.
Date Published: 30th August 2013