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    Negligence claims process


    Negligence claims process

    Steps involved in the negligence claims process

    If you have suffered an injury at your workplace as a result of the failure of your employer to institute adequate safety measures, you can pursue the negligence claims process against them. As long as you are not at fault, any work-related incident that affects your ability to engage in productive employment at the same performance level can lead to negligence claims.

    The negligence claim process means that a claim is not pursued in a court in the first instance, as the parties try to arrive at an out-of-court settlement. When such an approach fails, then you may need to find a lawyer to contest your case in court and win you adequate compensation.

    Steps to building negligence claims

    There are certain actions you must initiate to increase the chances of your claim being granted. Firstly, you need to report any work-related injury to your employer as soon as it occurs. Bringing the incident to the knowledge of your employer may motivate them to provide the help necessary to lessen the damage.

    As soon as you have decided to file negligence claims against your employer, you should collect all of your medical reports that contain a complete diagnosis of your injury along with the treatment administered, including surgery and medication.

    As a further measure, you also need to collect evidence by visiting the site where the accident occurred and taking photographs that illustrate the extent of inadequate safety measures taken by your employer. You also need to gather statements from eyewitnesses who saw the accident occurring if you can. Every little will help you.

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    Finding a good lawyer for negligence claims

    Once these steps have been taken, you now need to find a good lawyer to plead your case. This is easier said than done, but Accident Advice Helpline can help you to find the best lawyer to make sure that your negligence claims are a success. We have a large team of expert personal injury solicitors from among whom we will pair you up with the most competent and experienced lawyer for your case. This way, you are also saved of the trouble of hunting your own lawyer.

    Best of all, you will not even have to pay a penny to start your claim. This is known as the no-win, no-fee principle, making it a win-win situation for you all the time. This is basically meant to protect you from being intimidated into accepting an unfavourable compromise from your employer, since you may not afford the lawyer’s fee.

    What about the negligence claims process for road accidents?

    Negligence claims also arise in the event of road traffic accidents. To win a claim in such a scenario, you will have to prove that the driver was not taking a reasonable level of care when the accident occurred. We can help you through our claims management services in road traffic accidents too. Our professional advisers will analyse your case to advise you on the best possible future course of action. They will also help you to seek the advice of our most suitable lawyer to further pursue your case all the way to success.

    What to do if you want to make negligence claims

    Accident Advice Helpline can assist you if you need to make any negligence claims. Just call us free today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile (charges may apply) and one of our advisers will answer any questions you may have in relation to personal injury and accident claims caused by negligence.

    Date Published: 25th September 2013

    Author: proofreading

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