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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

    County Durham accident at work


    Your employer has a legal duty to ensure that your working environment does not put you at risk of an injury. Accordingly, if you suffer an injury during the course of your employment you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

    Are you eligible for receive County Durham accident at work compensation?

    To establish whether you are eligible to receive compensation, you should consult with a specialist law firm. At Accident Advice Helpline, we will be more than happy to offer you a free, no-obligation consultation so that you can determine whether you are likely to receive compensation.

    When you contact us, we will need you to provide us with the details of your claim, including the date it occurred, the reason it arose and the injuries you have sustained. Once we have all the necessary information, we will be able to assess your case and, where applicable, estimate the size of your compensation settlement.

    How much compensation will you receive?

    When you make a claim through us, we will ensure that your compensation settlement reflects the following:

    • The pain and suffering that your County Durham accident at work has caused you
    • Any earnings you have lost as a result of your inability to work
    • Any necessary medical expenses that you have incurred during your recovery period
    • Any out of pocket expenses, including prescription costs, travel costs and home care, you have had to pay out for

    We will aim to settle your case through negotiations with your employer’s insurance company. However, if we cannot agree on a suitable settlement, we may need to take your case through the courts.

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    Was your employer wholly or partly to blame?

    If you believe you may have contributed to your County Durham accident at work, you should not put off making a claim. Your behaviour may have contributed to the severity of your injuries, but this does not mean that you will not be eligible to receive compensation. If your conduct did contribute to your injuries, your employer will simply provide you with a reduced compensation settlement.

    Are you ready to make your claim?

    If you think you have a valid claim, we will be able to offer you advice and guidance, but it is vital that you contact us as soon as possible. The limitation period for starting a County Durham accident at work claim is three years from the date of your accident, so please call our Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone or use our 30-second test today.

    Date Published: 17th September 2014

    Author: Jan Newell

    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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