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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Solicitors in Wigton


    Accidents at work are a relatively rare occurrence, but when they do happen, they can have a devastating effect on your physical and emotional well-being.

    In addition to causing you considerable pain and discomfort, they can place a significant strain on your personal finances, potentially putting you at risk of severe financial hardship.

    Claiming compensation for an accident at work

    If you have been injured at work, you may be able to make a claim against your employer. In order to pursue compensation, you should:

    • Record the incident in your employer’s accident book
    • Take down the details of any witnesses
    • Obtain photographs of the accident scene
    • Make an appointment to see your GP or visit your local hospital’s A&E department, providing the doctor with the details of your accident
    • Ask your employer for support during your recovery, you may be able to receive medical treatment through an occupational health scheme
    • Ensure that your employer has informed the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), if necessary
    • Contact Accident Advice Helpline via our Freephone helpline or 30-second test, and take advantage of a free, no-obligation claims consultation with a friendly legal advisor

    If following your initial claims consultation, you decide to take legal action against your employer, we will assign your case to our team of solicitors in Wigton.

    They will write a ‘Letter of Claim’ to your employer, informing him or her of your intention to pursue compensation for your accident.

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    Our solicitors in Wigton cannot guarantee that your employer will treat you fairly following receiving your Letter of Claim, but in our experience, most employers are happy to do all that they can to ensure that their employees are able to recover and return to work.

    Your employer cannot discriminate against you for taking legal action, and if you find yourself out of work in the immediate aftermath of making a claim, you may have a claim for unfair dismissal.

    Receiving help from accident solicitors in Wigton

    If your employer admits to causing your accident, our accident solicitors in Wigton will attempt to resolve your claim through negotiations with your employer’s insurance company.

    However, if your employer refuses to admit to causing your accident, our solicitors may advise you to issue court proceedings.

    In most cases, the threat of court proceedings will force your employer to pay out for your claim.

    Call our team of expert advisers today on: 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: 16th June 2014

    Author: Jan Newell

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.