If you have been injured at work in South Lakeland, or involved in any other type of accident for that matter, and you suffer injuries that need medical attention as a result, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim by using the helpful solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline.
For most victims it will be the first time they have made a claim, so a few explanations might be in order.
Compensation if you have been injured at work in South Lakeland is a legal right
British law is quite specific about personal injury claims. It says that:
- The accident must have been the fault of someone else;
- You must have unstained injuries severe enough to need medical attention; and
- The accident must have happened within the last three years.
There are a few exceptions to the time limits, but our advisors can explain those to you if the need arises.
Payment for your compensation for an accident at work
It is most unusual for the person who caused the accident to actually pay you the compensation out of their own funds. Compensation is either covered by some form of insurance or paid by the government, because government departments and agencies are exempt from the legal requirement to be insured.
The accidents covered by personal injury compensation claims
All accidents that were not your fault come within the scope of personal injury claims. A few examples include:
- Work-related accidents;
- Industrial illnesses and diseases;
- Holiday accidents;
- Medical negligence;
- Animal attacks;
- Slips, trips and falls;
- Accidents in schools;
- Defective product accidents;
- Laser eye surgery going wrong;
- Road traffic accidents; and
- Food poisoning.
Over 3 million accidents happen every year in the UK, which equates to many thousands each and every week. Many of those will have innocent victims who were injured in an accident that was not their fault.
The easy way to claim your compensation after an accident at work
The easiest way to make a personal injury compensation claim is to let Accident Advice Helpline do it for you. We have over 15 years experience of claiming compensation for the blameless victims of accidents, and have many thousands of grateful customers who have received the compensation they deserved.
Our solicitors are experts at dealing with the large organisations normally involved in personal injury compensation claims — they know how to present your claim to them and how to handle awkward situations with them, while keeping the hassle away from you.
Our website has a 30-second test, which will let you know if you qualify to make a claim. If you do, it will also give you an estimate of the amount you may be awarded.
Our freephone helpline is 0800 689 0500. Our operators are friendly and professional, and will guide you through the necessary processes to start you claim. We will not ask you to pay us any money to start your claim, either, as the no win no fee* agreement takes care of funding your personal injury claim.
Date Published: 18th May 2014