When you are self-employed there are many things you have to worry about. As well as doing whatever it is that you do as a business, you also need to be an overnight expert in everything else, from social media to bookkeeping as well as marketing and time organisation. This is especially true if you are a sole trader or start-up.
It can often appear to be a lonely place, especially if you are working on your own either in your own home or in office space. Everything falls on your shoulders to deal with and take responsibility for. However, if you have an accident at work you may be able to make an Oxfordshire no win no fee claim for compensation. If this is the case then Accident Advice Helpline will be there to guide you through the process so for once, you will not be alone.
When it comes to making an Oxfordshire no win no fee claim, no matter where the accident has occurred, the important thing that needs to be taken into consideration is who is liable for the accident taking place.
Sometimes this is not always an easy thing to determine at the outset of an Oxfordshire no win no fee claim, and that is why Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitors are on hand to help you.
If we look at self-employed individuals as an example. If you are working in an office environment and you trip over a broken piece of laminate flooring, falling over in the process and injuring your knee and wrist then it may be possible to make an Oxfordshire no win no fee claim. What this hinges on is who is responsible for the flooring that you tripped over.
If you own the property in which the floor resides, then there is a very good chance that the maintenance of the entire property will reside with you. If that is the case then you will not be able to make an Oxfordshire no win no fee claim as you cannot claim compensation against yourself.
However, if you have rented the property or leased it in some description then the chances are that someone else is going to be responsible for the flooring, and every other aspect of the property, and therefore an Oxfordshire no win no fee claim can be made.
How our Oxfordshire no win no fee solicitors can help
What your solicitors would then do is establish where responsibility lies. They will check through your tenancy or rental agreement to ascertain that the responsibility was not yours. Then they will look at whether the property is managed by the people you have signed the agreement with, or if they outsource the management of it to an alternative company.
Why not take our 30-second test to see if we can help you start your Oxfordshire no win no fee claim today? Alternatively, pick up the phone and call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 15th November 2014
Author: David Brown