Common questions about making a workplace negligence claim in Tamworth
How do I know if I have the basis for a case? In order to make a workplace negligence claim in Tamworth you need to be able to prove that your employer is at fault for your suffering. You need to show that they have made an error and/ or acted negligently and this has resulted in the injury you have sustained. Aside from this, you must have seen a doctor and the injury must have occurred within the past three years.
My injury has developed over time. How long have I got to claim? There are a lot of workplace accidents that develop later down the line or slowly creep up on people. If this applies to your situation you will have three years from the date of your diagnosis, as it is somewhat impossible to pinpoint an exact date of when the accident occurred.
Could I be fired if I make a claim against my employer? No. A lot of people fail to make a negligence claim in Tamworth because they feel they will lose their job if they do so. However, if your employer has caused your suffering they will anticipate that they will have to cover what has happened. They will have insurance in place that will help them out. Moreover, if they were to fire you they would only land themselves in further hot water.
Should I tell my employer I am making a claim against him or her? It is advisable to do so. After all, you definitely need to make sure you report the incident. Your employer needs to be aware of what happened so that he or she can record it in their accident book, which they are required to have by law. Your employer will also have to inform the Health and Safety Executive of what occurred.
Will I have to go to court? A lot of people fear a stressful trial if they make a negligence claim in Tamworth. However, only about two per cent of cases end up going to court!
How to get in touch with us to make a negligence claim in Tamworth
Call, text or complete the handy 30 second calculator on our website. The details you need are:
Helpline numbers: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
You can try the quick and easy 30 second test on our website.
Or why not text ‘Claim365’ to 88010?
Date Published: 1st December 2014
Author: David Brown