If you are reading this it is likely that you or someone you know has suffered an injury at work that was not their fault. Are you looking for some help with making an injury at work compensation claim? Thousands of people find themselves in your situation every year and need help with what can be a very confusing and distressing situation. The first thing to do is not panic! There is plenty of help out there; you just need to know how to access it. The following information may help.
Starting off the process of making an injury at work compensation claim
Make a first phone call to a personal injury law firm like Accident Advice Helpline. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people just like you to claim for injuries that they suffered at work for over 14 years. They are fully endorsed by consumer champion Esther Rantzen. Contact them at any time that is convenient for you; that’s 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can claim for injuries that you suffered up to three years ago so it doesn’t matter if you did not make a claim straight away.
How an injury at work compensation claim works
Accident Advice Helpline make use of a unique 30 second test (on-line or over the telephone) to work out whether your claim is likely to be successful. You will just need to provide some basic details. If you take the test over the telephone, the friendly, professional advisers will guide you through it. If you do not wish to continue with the claim you don’t have to. The test is without obligation.
If you do decide to go ahead with the claim you will be allocated one of their legal partners who will deal with all the legal aspects and communication for you.
There are no fee*s for you to pay at this stage. The legal partners work on no win, no fee** terms. Basically, this is the best system for you. It means that if your claim is not successful (i.e. if you lose the case) you do not have to pay anything. On the other hand, if you win, the fees can usually be recovered from the losing side.
Injury at work compensation claim – the practical bits
The exact amount of compensation that you will get cannot be guaranteed because every case and every injury is different and has to be carefully assessed individually. Also, some claims take much longer than others to sort out and no-one can know at the start how long this will be! Most claims are dealt with over the telephone and very few cases actually end up in court. You may need to attend one appointment with a local doctor for a medical assessment of your injuries and this will be arranged for you by your solicitor.
Date Published: 9th December 2012
Author: David Brown