When You Need a Work Accident Lawyer
You need a work accident lawyer if you want to make a claim for compensation following an injury sustained as a result of an accident at work. This could be a claim for an injury arising from a common accident type such as a slip, trip or fall, or a road traffic accident. It could also be as a result of a work-specific injury, such as an injury caused by:
- Hazardous chemicals, which can cause burns or breathing problems;
- Machinery, which can cause cuts or crush injuries; or
- Electrical equipment which can result in electric shocks.
A claim for compensation has to be made within three years of the date of your accident and your injury needs to be somebody else’s fault. You can find out whether you have a valid claim by taking the unique 30-second test on the Accident Advice Helpline website.
What Should I Look for in a Work Accident Lawyer?
There are many legal firms offering to help you to claim compensation following an accident, so it is important to make sure that the one you choose to help you present your claim is the best person for the job.
Your work accident lawyer should work on a no win no fee* basis. This means that if you lose your case, you will not be presented with a potentially expensive bill for legal fees. If you win your case, the fees will be claimed back from the other side.
You can find a work accident lawyer in a number of ways:
- Classified adverts;
- Directories such as the Yellow Pages; or
- Internet search engines such as Google.
If possible, you should get recommendations from people who have made work accident compensation claims in the past, because some lawyers are better than others. Alternatively, you can use a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline to make your claim.
About Accident Advice Helpline
Advice Helpline have been helping people to make compensation claims for over 15 years. Our patron is consumer champion Esther Rantzen and we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We uses a panel of over 200 solicitors who work on a no win no fee* basis. Your claim will be passed to the most suitable solicitor on the panel to deal with it.
Generally, your Accident Advice Helpline solicitor will be able to deal with your claim over the telephone, and you will not usually need to attend court, although you may need to attend one medical assessment to document the level of your injuries.
The amount of compensation that you receive will depend on the circumstances of your claim, but you can be sure that by using Accident Advice Helpline you will maximise your chances of receiving the full amount of compensation that you deserve.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to start your claim.
Date Published: 14th September 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident at work claim