Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our team of expert personal injury lawyers, are always on hand to help you if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault. One of the things we can help you with is obtaining compensation for a lifting injury in Charnwood.
Can I claim for a lifting injury in Charnwood?
There are a few requirements that anyone who wants to make a personal injury claim of any kind must meet. These are:
- Being injured by someone else
- Being injured no more than 3 years’ from the time they file a claim
- Having sought medical attention for their injuries
When it comes to lifting injuries, it is normally only possible to file a claim against your employer, so it will need to be your employer who was responsible for the injuries you sustained. For example your employer could have:
- Failed to provide you with training
- Flouted Health and Safety regulations
- Asked you to lift something that you should not have been asked to lift
- Failed to ensure equipment was up to standard
These are just a few examples of the circumstances in which an employer could be deemed liable for the injuries you sustained.
Who pays for lifting injury compensation?
Lifting injury compensation is usually paid for by your employer’s insurance company because all employers are legally required to have liability insurance. This is so that their employees are protected when an accident in the workplace occurs. Therefore, you do not need to worry about leaving your employer out of pocket by making a much needed personal injury claim.
What does compensation pay for?
Personal injury compensation can be used for a whole host of things from simply providing compensation for your pain, to making up for any loss of income, and in the most extreme cases, paying for the lifelong care required to live with your injuries.
Can I afford a personal injury lawyer?
Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee* basis, so you should have absolutely no problem engaging our services, no matter what your financial concerns may be. At Accident Advice Helpline, we believe that eligibility to claim compensation should not have a price tag attached to it. Therefore irrespective of your financial circumstances, you can begin your claim for compensation with confidence.
To find out more about obtaining compensation for a lifting injury in Charnwood, simply call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500. You can also reach us on 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile, but calls from mobiles will incur a charge.
Date Published: 14th November 2015
Author: David Brown