Poor health and safety can lead to illnesses and injuries, and significant costs for both yourself and your employer. Although compensation cannot help you to turn back time, it will help ease your financial hardship and improve your chances of getting the support you deserve.
At Accident Advice Helpline, our personal injury lawyers have all the expertise you need to get the maximum possible compensation settlement from your employer. If you were to make a 100% no win, no fee Woking accident at work claim through us, the first thing we would do is follow a procedure that encourages your employer to resolve your claim out of court.
The procedure, which is known as a Pre-Action Protocol, speeds up the process of making a Woking accident at work claim. It requires us to send your employer a Letter of Claim detailing the type of accident you were involved in, the date on which it occurred, and a simple explanation as to why you think your employer was to blame. It also enables us to request documents that your employer is likely to hold, for example, accident book entries, first aider reports, risk assessments and correspondence with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Following receiving our Letter of Claim, your employer will have 21 days to provide a letter of acknowledgement and a further three months in which to investigate your claim. If your employer does not respond in a timely manner, we will start court proceedings, but you must agree to provide us with a medical report and a list of the financial losses you have incurred.
If, following looking into your claim, your employer admits liability, we will enter into negotiations to agree on a suitable settlement. If your employer denies liability, we will instruct a court judge to look into your case and determine whether your employer should pay you compensation.
Contact us about your Woking accident at work claim
If you have had a Woking accident at work and you wish to make a claim, please contact us using our 30-second test, or call our freephone helpline and discuss your options with one of our trained claims advisors. If we think you have a claim, we will provide all of the guidance you need to proceed.
Date Published: 24th November 2014
Author: Jan Newell