Do you live in Fort William and have you been injured while at work? If so the task of claiming compensation can often seem intimidating especially for someone who has no experience of making a claim. However, by understanding the claims’ procedure, you will be able to find an expert injury lawyer in Fort William with help from us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Know the territory
Every part of the injury law spectrum is different with its own sets of rules and guidelines. An accident at work is no different, but like any accident there are three distinct questions you need to ask.
1. When did it happen? Before you go any further you need to know when the injury occurred. Under law you can only claim compensation if the accident happened within the last three years.
2. Were you to blame? The question of blame is always a difficult one. If you managed to hurt yourself purely as a result of your own carelessness then naturally you will not be able to make a claim. However, if the accident was avoidable and not your fault then your employer may well have been able to take measures which could have prevented it.
3. How bad is the injury? Compensation is calculated on the basis of the severity of the injury. The worse it is and the more it affects your life then naturally the greater the injury sum will be.
If it helps you can log onto Accident Advice Helpline’s website and take our short 30 second test to see if you are eligible for compensation (and if so how much). This is not a definitive answer by any means but it does serve as a useful guideline and starting point.
Our website is also a good source of information and we have specific details relating to accidents at work.
Your employer should have taken out employee liability insurance which should cover you for any accidents that happen during the working day. However, if your accident occurred because of something your employer did – or more often did not do – then it all gets interesting. For example, he or she may not have followed health and safety procedures correctly. Read through this section carefully to give yourself a good view of the land.
But our service doesn’t stop there. Try giving our team a call. One of our advisers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and help you understand how to move ahead.
Find an expert injury lawyer in Fort William through us at Accident Advice Helpline
Call or text us at Accident Advice Helpline and we will put you in contact with an expert injury lawyer in Fort William and the rest of Scotland.
Call us from a landline on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500. To call us from a mobile, ring 0333 500 0993.
To have us call you to find out how we can help you with the claims’ process, send the text “claim365” to 88010.
Call or text us right now for the best claims’ advice.
Date Published: 17th November 2013
Author: David Brown