The term ‘personal injury’ encompasses a wide area of law and is associated with injuries which have occurred as a result of someone behaving irresponsibly. If an accident warrants medical treatment, time off work and causes an extensive amount of pain and suffering or emotional stress, the victim has a right to compensation. Being injured in the workplace in Bournemouth means that you may be considering a claim for compensation.
If this is the case, we may be able to help you make your claim on the basis of no win, no fee.
What is no win, no fee?
No win, no fee is a method of funding personal injury claims in the UK. It was initially introduced during the 1990s, and replaced the use of Legal Aid for personal injury claims. It helps innocent accident victims to seek redress through the courts by minimising their financial risks.
When using no win no fee, you can start a claim without the need to make any upfront payments of legal fees, which might have made it difficult to make a claim on financial grounds.
Accident Advice Helpline’s specialist solicitors
We have an in-house team of legal experts here at Accident Advice Helpline. All are fully qualified, but also have practical experience of making a variety of injury claims. Accidents at work can be particularly traumatic for some people, who may assume that their employer takes great care to ensure everyone’s health and safety.
Claims made against your employer are usually covered by a special type of insurance policy that all employers in the UK are legally obliged to take out on hiring their first employee. This is where your compensation will be paid from, rather than the business itself, so you don’t need to worry about placing your employer in financial difficulties.
Injured in the workplace in Bournemouth? Let us help
We can provide the professional support you need at this difficult time, and ensure that you produce all the evidence required to make a successful claim. This will include the medical report when you were injured, your written version of what happened plus that of any witnesses, as well as your employer’s accident book entry.
If you were injured in the workplace in Bournemouth as a result of someone not paying care and attention, you may be eligible to claim for compensation. However, it is important to act within three years from the date the accident occurred.
To find out more, call Accident Advice Helpline now for an informal chat based on your circumstances. Our numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 if using your mobile phone.
Date Published: 22nd March 2014
Author: David Brown