Frequently asked questions about workplace personal injury claims
If you have been hurt at work, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation, depending on the circumstances.
For many people, the term “workplace injury claims” is synonymous with high-risk fields of employment such as construction or factory work, but this isn’t necessarily the case. While a high percentage of claims do come from these sectors, those working in offices, retail establishments, and other places of employment often suffer injuries at work as well.
Here, we answer some of the most common questions pertaining to workplace personal injury claims, giving you the information you need without any misleading or confusing legal jargon.
When it comes to workplace injuries, what are my rights?
Employers in the UK are legally bound to provide a safe working environment at all times. This means adhering to all the legislation in place to protect workers, and immediately acting upon reports of any machinery or circumstances being unsafe. If there is evidence that your employer failed to take the right precautions, and you have been injured as a result, this could make you eligible to claim compensation.
Is there a time limit involved?
You have up to three years after the date of the accident in which to make a claim for the injuries you have sustained.
How do I go about connecting with a lawyer to handle personal injury claims in Oadby and Wigston?
Accident Advice Helpline is a full service personal injury law firm, with a team of over 190 solicitors working around the country. As such, we make it easy to connect with a local lawyer who can handle your case. Simply call our helpline, have your case assessed by a claims adviser, and get connected to your own designated personal injury specialist.
How much does it cost to make personal injury claims in Oadby and Wigston?
If you’ve been involved in an accident, you may be suffering financially as well as physically. It is not uncommon to have to take time away from work if you have been injured — something which can have an adverse effect on your household income. With this in mind, at Accident Advice Helpline we strive to make it as affordable as possible to make a claim with our no win no fee* agreement. Under this conditional fee policy, you don’t have to pay a penny upfront to begin a claim.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 14 years of experience handling workplace personal injury claims in Oadby and Wigston. We’re here for you, and can make your life a little bit easier after the suffering and humiliation you may have faced after your accident.
To find out more about pursuing a claim with one of our experts, contact us today on 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 3rd August 2014
Author: David Brown