If you have sustained injuries whilst working, then you should know that you may be entitled to claim injury at work compensation in Sheffield. If you had an accident which could have been avoided and which wasn’t your fault, you probably have a valid claim for compensation from your employer. We know that the process of claiming injury at work compensation in Sheffield can seem overwhelming, so here is a short Q&A to help. If you suffered an injury at work, want compensation, and Sheffield is where the accident happened, this post is for you.
Q. What if I know that a specific person caused the accident? Do I have to claim against them and not my employer?
A. No, you can still claim against your employer, and it’s usually best to do so. Employers have various legal duties which mean that they are liable to pay compensation for accidents which happen in the work place, whether caused by the employer or by one of its staff. Even if the accident was the fault of one particular individual at work, you can simply claim directly against your employer, meaning that you don’t have to worry about jeopardising your relationship with that person.
Q. I think that the accident was partly my fault, does this stop me being able to claim?
A. This does not bar you from claiming for injury at work compensation in Sheffield, but it might reduce the amount of money that you are awarded if your claim succeeds. The legal test is that you can claim if the accident would not have happened without the employer’s negligence. If that test is met, then your claim will succeed, and your compensation will simply be reduced by the amount that you were responsible for the accident.
Q. I don’t have very much money, isn’t claiming for injury at work compensation in Sheffield very expensive?
A. You do not need to worry about not having enough money to pay up-front fees, as we handle all of our cases on a no-win, no-fee* basis (some lawyers might refer to this as a CFA or Conditional Fee Arrangement). You can make an initial enquiry free of charge and without being committed to any further obligation, so you can seek out our advice at the first stage without having to worry about how much it costs.
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