Most of us spend about a third of our day at work, earning money to pay the rent or mortgage and all those other bills that are necessary to maintain a living.
Sometimes, you have to take time off work. You might be sick, or have a family emergency. But other times, you might be forced to stop work because something has happened to you in your workplace.
The office or factory floor can be a dangerous place. It’s fortunate that there are laws to govern what health and safety measures employers must put in place to ensure the well-being of their employees.
If they fail to do so, and you get injured, you have the right to claim compensation.
When should I make a claim with a personal injury lawyer in Old Harlow?
As soon as possible! There is usually a three-year time limit for claims to be made.
For some work injuries, though, there is an extension. This applies in the case of industrial diseases. Examples include mesothelioma, vibration white finger, and industrial deafness.
What do I need to do?
Simply pick up the phone and dial 0800 689 0500. If you are on a mobile, call 0333 500 0993 or text “claim365” to 80100.
You can call anytime, too. Our helpline is manned with a team of friendly, professional advisors who will treat you with courtesy and sensitivity. Everything you say will be confidential.
Do I need evidence to pursue my claim?
Your personal injury lawyer in Old Harlow will be very pleased if you have as much evidence as possible. Photographs are especially useful, so get as many pictures of the scene of the accident as you can, and don’t forget to take plenty of photos of your injury.
Keep records of your medical treatments, too – and file away all your receipts! When you have had an injury, you will often be out of pocket. Costs such as childcare and travel can really mount up, so keep track of them. You will need them because the payment you receive will be made up, in part, of reimbursement for such expenses.
Can you tell me how much compensation I will get?
Unfortunately, we cannot. That’s because all claims are different. But you can have an estimate, and you can get this yourself by taking the 30 second test on our website. This is a free compensation calculator, which will also tell you whether you qualify to make a claim.
Call us now to start the process and find a personal injury lawyer in Old Harlow!
All our lawyers work on a no win no fee basis, so you will not have to find any money to start your claim, nor if you claim is lost.
Date Published: 28th February 2014
Author: David Brown