In the UK, you are entitled to pursue an accident at work claim if you have sustained injuries due to your employer’s failure to protect you from harm. Even if you have a preexisting condition similar to the one suffered in your West Midlands accident at work, you may still be able to hire our help and make a 100% no win, no fee claim against your employer.
Reporting your West Midlands accident at work
Before contacting us about your claim, you must consider your health. If you have not already sought a full medical examination, you should visit a doctor right away. He or she will be able to provide you with the evidence you need to prove that you sustained verifiable physical or psychological injuries in your West Midlands accident at work.
Once you have sought medical attention, you should record your accident in your employer’s accident report book. Your entry will provide you with a written record of the way in which your injuries occurred.
Pursuing compensation from your employer
When you make a claim through Accident Advice Helpline, you will be assigned to a personal injury solicitor who will handle your case from start to finish. He or she will assign a financial value to your injuries based on their extent and severity and then adjust that figure to take into account your age, gender, occupation and state of health prior to your West Midlands accident at work.
In addition to compensation for your injuries, you may be eligible to receive compensation for any deterioration in your quality of life. This may apply to you if you can no longer enjoy your favourite sports or attend social events. You may also be able to recover compensation for the financial expenses associated with your accident, for example, the cost of seeking private medical treatment, hiring carers to assist you with your household chores, replacing your lost earnings and using public transport if your injury has left you unable to drive.
Negotiating with your employer’s insurer
Once your solicitor has assessed your entitlement to compensation, he or she will enter into negotiations with your employer’s insurance company in the hope of securing you a fair compensation settlement. Using the argument that an out-of-court settlement would be better for all involved, your solicitor will put pressure on the insurance company to resolve your West Midlands accident at work claim through negotiations.
Date Published: 14th November 2014
Author: Jan Newell