There are many forms of industrial illness, all of which your employer should protect you from. If they fail in this legal duty you can make a Surrey ‘no win, no fee’ accident claim against them, even if you are no longer an employee of theirs.
Ex employees can make a Surrey ‘no win, no fee’ accident claim
It is not unusual for industrial illness Surrey ‘no win, no fee’ accident claims to be made against employers that the victim no longer works for. People move on in their jobs, or maybe retire, and there are many industrial illnesses that can take years to manifest themselves.
In fact, some of them related to asbestos exposure can take 40 years to show, but the victim is still entitled to make a no win no fee accident claim, even after all that time.
The rules for making a claim vary to allow for this situation. The illness or condition still has to be the fault of someone else and you will have still needed medical attention to be able to make a claim, but you have three years from the date of diagnosis to put the wheels in motion to get the compensation you are entitled to.
How employers afford to settle a Surrey ‘no win, no fee’ accident claim
One of the rules for employers, with a very few exceptions, is that they have employers liability insurance. It is this insurance that settles any claims made against them, so victims need have no concerns over how their claim could affect the jobs of their workmates, it won’t.
There are employers who actively encourage employees to make a no win no fee accident claim, as they have paid for this insurance for many years and never made any claims against it.
Victims should not be too worried if their employer acts in the opposite way and turns nasty when they make a claim. It is illegal for them to treat a victim or any witnesses badly, and they could find themselves facing an employment tribunal if they do.
The experts at Accident Advice Helpline are here to help with your personal injury claim
We have been dealing just in personal injury claims for over 14 years, and have become one of the leading specialist law firms in the UK. We always provide all our claimants with a top quality service and have a reputation second to none for complete customer satisfaction.
It is no wonder so many victims, we get over 25,000 new enquiries every month, turn to Accident Advice Helpline when they have been injured or become ill through no fault of their own. They know that we will make sure they get the access to justice they are legally entitled to, and will make sure they get the compensation they deserve. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 8th November 2014