How to talk to your employer about making a ‘no win, no fee*’ accident claim
If you have had a serious accident at work that was obviously the fault of your employer, your employer may decide to offer you something in the way of compensation for your injuries. However, many companies will decide not to do this, and then it is up to you to decide whether or not you think you are owed compensation for what has happened to you, and then how to go about making a Milford Haven ‘no win, no fee*’ accident claim.
If you do decide that you want to make a claim, and you want to hold onto your job afterwards, it is worthwhile sitting down with your employer to let them know what you are going to be doing.
- Speak to them as soon as possible. Instead of letting your employer find out when they get a letter from your lawyer, you are far better off speaking to them as soon as you decide that you do want to make a claim against them, so that they are prepared and there is no element of you having kept this information from them.
- Explain why you need to make the claim. Your employer may be able to offer you financial or practical help of some description without you having to make a claim, so it is always worth speaking to them about what you are thinking of doing, so that they can decide what they want to do next.
- Avoid being confrontational. Your employer cannot fire you for making a valid compensation claim against them. However they can fire you for being confrontational or even rude when broaching the subject. Remember that whatever is happening with your claim, this is still your boss and you should treat them with respect.
- Let them know what is going to happen. If you already know when they will receive a letter or be expected to go to court, let your employer know everything you do. Full disclosure will help them to plan their next move, and hopefully look on you more favourably.
Making a Milford Haven ‘no win, no fee*’ accident claim
Once you have spoken to your employer about making a Milford Haven ‘no win, no fee*’ accident claim, it is time for you to move onto actually claiming the compensation that you deserve. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about the claims process, and find out from the team whether they feel that you have a good enough case for a successful Milford Haven ‘no win, no fee*’ accident claim.
You will then be passed over to a professional in-house injury solicitor, who will work with you on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and will also work on your behalf so that you don’t have to go to court.