What exactly does an experienced claim solicitor do? You may be asking yourself this if you have just suffered an accident at work and are considering consulting a solicitor to make a compensation claim. This is probably just one of a number of burning questions that are bothering you right now. We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions about occupational accident claims for slips trips and falls in Dagenham. People who call Accident Advice Helpline because they have been injured in workplace accidents that were not their own fault usually ask these questions.
How to claim for trips slips and falls in Dagenham FAQs
How can I find a personal injury solicitor?
It is easy to find exactly the right personal injury solicitor for your case. Accident Advice Helpline will find a solicitor who specialises in slips trips and falls in Dagenham. They will carefully consider the details of your accident and set about proving liability. Your employer may be to blame for your accident because they did not provide a safe floor surface or because they failed to light the area correctly.
Is my employer definitely to blame?
This very much depends on the details of your accident. You will need to supply details of how the accident happened and if you have some contact details for people who saw the accident then this will be especially useful. They will be asked to provide witness statements. Photographs and sketches can also be a great help. If you caused the accident yourself then you cannot make a personal injury claim. You can use Accident Advice Helpline’s unique 30 second test to establish if your claim is likely to be successful or not.
How bad does my injury need to be?
You can claim for all sorts of injuries and some are more serious than others. Slips, trips and falls at work often result in fractured limbs and dislocations although very serious head and spinal injuries have also been recorded. If your injury was so mild that you did not need to seek medical attention then you cannot normally claim.
How much money will I get for a fall at work?
This is very variable and will be governed by two factors. Firstly, your final pay out will depend on the severity of your injury. If your injury is extremely severe then you will receive more money. Secondly, it will depend on the amount of money that you have lost because of your injury – these are called ‘out of pocket expenses’. Some people do not lose much money at all whilst others lose hundreds of pounds in lost wages, travel expenses and additional child care.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown