The unitary authority area of Bracknell Forest in Berkshire was home to 119,400 people in 2016. The area is comprised of three towns (Sandhurst, Bracknell and Crowthorne) as well as a number of other areas. Bracknell Forest has a rich history, with 265 listed buildings in the borough. Today it’s also home to many technology and software development companies employing many local residents. If you have been injured in an accident at work – and it can happen to anyone – then it may be possible to make an injury claim in Bracknell Forest and be compensated for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. There’s a three-year time limit to claim, so it’s best to contact Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible after your accident.
Are you eligible to make an injury claim in Bracknell Forest?
There are certain eligibility criteria that you must meet in order to make a personal injury claim in Bracknell Forest, or anywhere in the UK for that matter. You must be able to say ‘yes’ to the following questions:
- Did your accident happen in the last three years?
- Did you seek medical attention for your injuries?
- Was somebody else to blame for your accident?
If you can answer positively to all three then there is a good chance we’ll be able to help you to make a claim, and our lawyers operate on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis.
How serious are your injuries?
Workplace accidents can result in minor or more serious injuries. For example, you could sprain your ankle if you trip on damaged flooring whilst working in a shop, or fall from scaffolding and suffer a serious head injury whilst working on a construction site. In both these cases, you could claim personal injury compensation if somebody else (usually your employer) is to blame. Employers have a duty of care towards their staff and if you feel that more could have been done to keep you safe at work then you could make a claim for compensation. For example, if faulty equipment or machinery caused your injuries, your employer could be held liable, as it’s their responsibility to ensure that machinery and equipment is maintained to a safe standard.
How much compensation could you get?
Without knowing the full circumstances of your accident it’s very difficult to say how much compensation you could get. You could always take the 30-second test on our website right now for an idea of what you could be entitled to claim – this is just a rough idea and could change. The more serious your injuries and the more severe their impact on your quality of life, the more compensation you are likely to receive. We can process most claims in full over the phone, so going to court is unlikely. Why not give Accident Advice Helpline’s advisors a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to find out more about making a claim and get answers to any questions that you have?
Date Published: 13th September 2017
Author: Rob Steen