If you have been unfortunate enough to sustain an injury in a Fylde accident at work involving machinery, you may be able to bring a compensation claim against your employer. Under the Limitation Act, you must pursue your claim within a strict period of time – usually within 3 years’ of the date on which your accident occurred – and if you fail to make your claim within this time, you could lose your right to receive compensation.
Claim compensation for a Fylde accident at work
If you choose to instruct us to handle your claim, we will follow a process. Your claim will therefore proceed as follows:
We will send a letter to notify your employer that you are holding them responsible for the injuries and financial losses you have suffered as a result of your Fylde accident at work. Upon receipt of this letter, your employer, or their insurers, will have three months to investigate your claim and either accept or deny your allegations.
We may instruct an independent medical expert to examine you and produce a report dealing the injuries you have sustained as a result of your Fylde accident at work. If you have suffered several injuries, we may require you to visit more than one medical expert. We will also gather evidence of all the out of pocket expenses and financial losses that you have incurred, including your lost income and medical treatment charges. Once we have all the required information to hand, we will value your compensation settlement.
If your employer accepts your claim, we will propose a suitable settlement offer. They will then decide whether to agree to this offer. If they agree, they will send you your compensation settlement and we will close your case. If they do not agree, they will send us a counter offer and we must then decide whether to accept or reject their offer. If we reject their offer, we must proceed to the next stage in the claims process.
If your employer rejects your claim, or if we cannot reach a suitable settlement offer through negotiations, we will let a court judge decide on the amount of compensation you should receive for your accident at work.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
If you’ve suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault and you want to find out more about making a Fylde accident at work claim, get in touch with us today.
For more information on the claims process, contact our team of friendly claims advisers now. Simply call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and we’ll be on hand to help.