Your employer is legally bound to provide you with a safe and secure place to work, safe equipment to work with, adequate training, instruction and supervision and competent co-workers. If your employer fails to fulfil any of these obligations and you suffer an injury in a Rother accident at work, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim through the team here at Accident Advice Helpline.
To figure out whether you have a valid claim, please call our Freephone helpline and let our friendly claims advisors look into your case. Alternatively, use our 30-second test and we will provide you with an instant claims appraisal.
What happens if I have a valid Rother accident at work claim?
If you have a valid claim, one of our 100% no win, no fee personal injury solicitors will write to your employer to inform them that you are making a claim against them. They, or their insurer, will then have 21 days in which to respond to this letter and up to three months from the date of their acknowledgement in which to accept or deny responsibility for your Rother accident at work.
While awaiting a response, your solicitor will arrange for you to attend a medical examination so that a doctor can report on your injuries and suggest a likely recovery time. The resulting report will help your solicitor to determine the amount of compensation you should receive for your injuries.
If your prognosis is certain and your condition is not expected to deteriorate, your solicitor may propose a settlement offer known as a Part 36 offer. If your employer rejects this offer and your solicitor cannot settle your claim through negotiations with them, you may need to take your case through the courts. If you agree to continue with your claim, your solicitor will prepare your court papers and send these to the court. The court will then set a date for a trial, where a judge will consider your evidence and rule on your case.
What happens if I win my claim?
If the judge rules in your favour, you will receive compensation for your Rother accident at work. The amount you receive will depend on the severity of your injury and the extent of your financial losses. Your solicitor will advise you on the types of losses you can claim for but you will usually be able to recoup your lost earnings, medical treatment charges, travel expenses and nursing care costs from your employer of their insurer.
Date Published: 27th September 2014
Author: Jan Newell