It doesn’t matter where you work, farm, factory, office, school, shop, or anywhere else, your employer has a duty of care to provide you with a safe working environment.
However, no matter how careful you and your employer may be, accidents can and do happen. The results can be thankfully minor but some accidents can have catastrophic and far reaching consequences. If you have been injured at work in an accident that was not your fault you may be entitled to work compensation.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have helped hundreds of clients just like you to claim work compensation which is rightly theirs.
Will making a work compensation claim cost me a lot of money?
The idea of taking legal action against your employer is worrying enough without the addition of finding extra money to finance the whole process. Our specialist legal teams work on a no-win, no-fee basis meaning there is nothing for you to pay up front, and no legal fees to pay at all if your case is not successful. When you contact Accident Advice Helpline, speak to one of our friendly team will take you through our quick 30-second test to determine if you have a case.
I’m not sure I can claim work compensation
There are some basic criteria that you need meet to be able to claim work compensation. The accident needs to have happened in the last three years and be the fault of someone else, possibly through negligence or forgetfulness. You will also need to have sought medical advice for your injuries.
Why should I make a claim?
When we’re hurt, it’s not just about the immediate effects, usually pain and discomfort. There are also all sorts of other things that can happen. You may have ongoing costs of medical care, prescription charges or you may need to specialist care such as physiotherapy or chiropractic services. You may have not been able to work for a period of time and possibly only work part time. In extreme cases, you may have to leave your job completely which means you would lose your income. Claiming work compensation for your injuries would mean that some (if not all) of the financial shortfall would be reclaimed, leaving you free to concentrate on getting well again.
Will I need to be assessed by a doctor?
In some case, you may need to undertake an independent medical assessment. However, many claims are processed over the telephone and with the least amount of inconvenience to the claimant. You will also be relieved to hear that most of our clients do not have to attend court.
What do I do now?
You’ve got nothing to lose by contacting us here at Accident Advice Helpline. We have a team of professional, knowledgeable and friendly advisors waiting to talk to you 7 days a week. There is no money to pay up front and our quick 30-second test will tell you in an instant if you have a claim.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 21st August 2012
Author: David Brown