Getting help with an injury claim in North East Derbyshire when you are self-employed
As many people know, it is possible to make get help with an in injury claim in North East Derbyshire against your employer if you have been injured at work. However, what do you do if you are self-employed?
The simple fact of the matter is that if you have had an accident during work, and it was your fault, there is nothing you can do. If, like many self employed individuals you have life insurance with illness cover, then you may be able to make a claim to cover you during periods of non-working. This can help alleviate any financial concerns you have. Unfortunately though, claims can only be made against someone, and that someone cannot be you!
That said, just because you are self-employed and injured at work does not mean that the accident itself was your fault. There are a great many situations where you may be involved in an accident that was someone else’s fault whilst carrying out your duties. If you have been injured in such a situation, where you think someone else caused your accident, then Accident Advice Helpline and our team of in-house solicitors will do all we can to make sure that you get the compensation you are entitled to, giving you all the help with making an injury claim in North East Derbyshire you need.
Over the years, we have helped many individuals claim for accidents and injuries that have occurred whilst they were working. A lot of these claimants have been tradesmen, and they have been injured in a number of different scenarios.
For example, Bill was working as a window cleaner at the time of his accident. One of his regular clients owned a dog who, due to years of previous abuse was terrified of men. Usually the dog was locked away securely when Bill came to clean the windows, but on the day of the accident the dog managed to escape and attacked Bill.
Bill was severely injured in the attack and was unable to work for six months. Our solicitors were able to demonstrate that the owners of the dog had acted negligently in not ensuring that the dog was suitably secured away.
They were well aware of the dog’s history and the potential for risk. Equally they were aware of the date and time of Bill’s visit. In this instance we were able to secure Bill compensation for the injuries he sustained at the hands, or should we say mouth, of the dog. Our solicitors were also able to secure him compensation for the money he lost through inability to work.
To find out how much we might be able to secure for you, please take our 30 second test or call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 8th September 2014
Author: David Brown