If you have suffered an accident at work as a result of the carelessness of your employer, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. A claim can help you receive reimbursement for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and nursing care costs.
Common misconceptions about West Bromwich accident at work claims
Filing an accident at work claim is not as daunting as you may think. However, you must adhere to the strict set of rules imposed by the courts. The following are some of the most common misconceptions we hear about West Bromwich accident at work claims.
- Misconception #1: You have plenty of time to file your claim
You do not have unlimited time to file your claim for compensation. If you believe that your employer caused your West Bromwich accident at work, you must file a claim as soon as possible. Under the Statute of Limitations, you only have three years, starting from the date of your accident, in which to start your claim.
- Misconception #2: You can handle your claim without professional help
You are not required to hire a lawyer to fight your claim. However, expert legal assistance will benefit you greatly, especially if your employer and their insurance company enlist the help of a legal team.
- Misconception # 3: You cannot afford to hire expert assistance
At Accident Advice Helpline, our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis. This means that you can hire professional legal representation without worrying about the cost.
- Misconception #4: You can expect a lengthy court battle
Very few accident at work claims proceed to court as this leads to an increase in legal costs, which would be payable by your employer or their insurance company. If there is no dispute regarding who was at fault for your accident at work and no dispute about the level of injuries you have sustained, your employer will aim to settle your claim outside of court to avoid the expense of a lengthy court battle.
Get legal help from our accident at work lawyers today
If you are seeking to file a West Bromwich accident at work claim, please contact us as soon as you can. Our initial consultations are free of charge and without obligation, and if you have a valid claim, we will arrange to recover compensation on your behalf.
Date Published: 14th November 2014
Author: Jan Newell