Can you make a no win no fee Wirral compensation claim if you’re self-employed?
When people are hurt at work they often want to make a no win no fee Wirral compensation claim against their employers to obtain compensation for the harm that they’ve suffered. However, if you’re self-employed, you may assume that you won’t be able to make a no-win, no-fee compensation claim at all. In fact, this isn’t always true. If you’re hurt at work, you may still be able to make a no-win, no-fee compensation claim. You will need to be able to proove that your injuries weren’t caused though any fault of your own and the accident must have happened within the last three years.
If, for example, you’re a self-employed builder and you’ve been hired to perform work on a commercial building, if your client attempts to involve themselves in your work, they could make it a dangerous place for you to perform your duties. If you suffered an injury because of them, you could make a no win no fee Wirral compensation claim. Alternatively, if you were working on a self-employed basis and you were hurt because machinery or tools malfunctioned, you may want to make a claim against the manufacturers. Similarly, if you were hired as a sub-contractor by a larger firm and you were hurt whilst working at their site, you could make a claim against them if they caused you to suffer harm.
Of course, if you are hurt by someone or something else in a non-working environment, you could also make a compensation claim, regardless of whether you are self-employed or not.
If your injuries are particularly serious or are likely to cause you on-going problems, it may be important for you to seek redress. Unless you have a private insurance plan, you may not receive any sick pay if you need to take time off work. However, if you obtain compensation by making a personal injury claim, you could also receive compensation for any loss of earnings you are likely to experience because of your injuries.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline for no-win, no-fee assistance
Don’t suffer in silence. If you have suffered harm that wasn’t your fault, contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out how we can help. We have over 15 years’ experience managing compensation cases so we’re well equipped to help claimants to obtain compensation after suffering an illness or injury.
To find out about how we could assist you with your compensation claim, just call our advice helpline. Ring us today, for free, from your landline on: 0800 689 0500. If you’re calling from a mobile dial: 0333 500 0993 or text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and one of our experienced advisors will ring you right back.
Date Published: 27th November 2014