Your employer is legally responsible for your health and safety while you are working on- or off-site. If they fail to remove or control the hazards that can put you at risk, and you sustain an injury in a Kingston upon Thames accident at work, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injury and any consequential financial losses.
Don’t miss out – seek advice straight away
If you wish to make a claim against your employer, you must do so within three years of the date of your accident or the court may refuse to allow you to proceed with your claim. The only exceptions to this three-year rule are:
- If you were under the age of 18 at the time of your accident. In this case, the three-year time frame will start to run from the date of your 18th birthday.
- If you were unaware of your injury at the time of your accident. In this case, the three-year period will start to run from the date on which you found out about your injury.
Regardless of the time limits that apply to your Kingston upon Thames accident at work claim, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible after your accident as it can often take us a while to prepare your case for trial.
Don’t delay – contact our Kingston upon Thames accident at work specialists today
If you miss the time limit for making a claim, it may be possible for us to ask the court for permission to proceed with your claim. When considering your position, the court will consider:
- The reason you have delayed making a claim
- Whether the delay has affected any evidence that you might use to support your claim
- The nature and severity of your injury
- The conduct of your employer
The court will only override the time limit in exceptional circumstances, so it is of paramount importance that you call our Freephone helpline or use our 30-second test as soon as you are able to. Our trained claims advisers will then discuss your claim with you and, if appropriate, instruct our experienced solicitors to start a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ Kingston upon Thames accident at work claim on your behalf.