A typical day in the life of an injury at work accident solicitor
Is there such a thing as a typical day in the life of an injury at work accident solicitor? Maybe although their lives are full of variety there are some routine events and things they do. They do the usual checking of email and the checking of messages and returning of calls.
A large part of their day is spent working with clients on accident claims. Although solicitors have wide experience in compensation and the law surrounding it, many will work on very specific areas that they have particular expertise in.
An injury at work accident solicitor will have a lot of knowledge based around health and safety in the workplace and the impact that a breach in that law has on their clients.
The cases that they may be working on can include:
- Employees who have fallen or tripped in the workplace
- Employees who have or are experiencing debilitating stress at work
- Employees who have had things fall on them and have received an injury as a result
- Warehouse employees who have had accidents with forklift trucks running into them and have broken limbs
- Employees who have had accidents involving chemicals and have received burns or have internal injuries due to long term exposure to chemicals
These are all the kind of cases an injury at work accident solicitor deals with on a daily basis.
The solicitor may of course be talking with teams from Accident Advice Helpline (AAH). They are an independent company who work with solicitors who are among their many partner firms, referring new clients who may have the right to start compensation claims.
Clients referred from Accident Advice Helpline will be put in contact with lawyers who have the specific skills and expertise to understand their case and pursue it further if the client so chooses.
Sometimes the solicitors will be working closely with barristers who are taking cases to court on behalf of clients. The solicitors may be preparing the case on behalf of the barrister who has been appointed.
A work accident solicitor can be working on several cases, all with different circumstances however there are common factors through the cases. Most will involve some kind of negligence on the part of the employer who has not done everything they can to provide a safe environment for their employees.
It is the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) who are responsible for enforcing Health and Safety legislation in the UK and often a work accident solicitor will be liaising with the HSE on behalf of the client to see where the law has been breached.
Once agreement is reached on which particular aspects of the law have been breached a sound case can be prepared and a compensation claim can start to be formulated.
A day in the life of an injury at work accident solicitor is busy and full of variety and always rewarding knowing they are helping people claim what is rightfully theirs.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 2nd December 2012
Author: David Brown