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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

    Sue for damages in Westmorland

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    Accidents at work can result from a range of hazards, including faulty equipment, unsuitable floor coverings and dangerous chemicals.

    Whatever the cause of your accident, you will need to ensure that your employer compensates you for the pain and distress you have suffered as a result of your injuries.

    If you believe your accident may have resulted from your employer’s failure to follow health and safety regulations, there is a chance that the personal injury team here at the Accident Advice Helpline will be able to sue for damages in Westmorland on your behalf.

    With our sympathetic and caring legal team on your side, you will be able to rest assured that you will receive the maximum possible compensation settlement for the injuries you have been unlucky enough to sustain.

    How long do I have to bring a claim against my employer?

    If you wish to sue for damages in Westmorland, you will need to file your claim within three years of the date on which your accident occurred. You should therefore contact us as soon as possible.

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    Will I lose my job if I sue for damages in Westmorland?

    Your employer has a legal responsibility to protect your health and safety while you are at work.

    If you lose your job as a result of your personal injury claim, an employment solicitor will be able to assist you in pursuing damages for unfair dismissal.

    Will I have to attend a medical examination?

    In most circumstances, your accident lawyer will require you to consent to a medical examination with an independent specialist. The resulting report will form an essential part of your claim.

    How much compensation will I receive?

    If your claim is successful, you will be entitled to receive two types of damages: general damages, for the pain and suffering caused by your injury, and special damages, for the financial losses and expenses that have arisen from your injury.

    If you have sustained a serious injury, your accident lawyer will also ensure that you receive compensation for all your future losses. In most cases, your employer will pass your claim over to his or her insurance company, who will meet the cost of your settlement.

    How will I afford the cost of legal representation?

    If we believe you have a reasonable chance of winning your claim, we will work for you on a 100% no win, no fee basis.

    How can you contact us?

    To speak to one of our helpful advisers, please call our Freephone helpline: 0800 180 4123. 

    Alternatively, complete our 30-second test and we will call you.

    Date Published: 2nd July 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.

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