An accident at work is a traumatic experience. Not only will you inevitably have time off which may affect your financial stability, but you may be left with physical and psychological injuries as a result of your accident. This may affect your ability to live your everyday life and some people find that it also affects their relationship with their employer.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we can help. Our expert team of claims advisors can help you to understand your rights with regards to employment after an accident and they can help you to recover your losses as a result of your accident. Call our 24/7 Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile 0333 500 0993 for expert advice today.
General damages and special damages
If you have had an accident at work in Tyne and Wear, then you may be eligible for general damages and special damages. General damages is the compensation awarded for your injuries, while special damages is the compensation awarded for financial loss.
UK law is very specific with regard to compensation – you are legally entitled to financial remuneration if you have had an accident that wasn’t your fault. Our claims advisors can help you to ascertain your eligibility for general damages and special damages for your workplace accident in Tyne and Wear and help you to take the next steps for compensation.
Workplace accident Tyne and Wear
With a combined population of roughly 1.2 million people, a workplace accident in Tyne and Wear is relatively common. Tyne-under-Wear has a rich manufacturing industry and a bustling retail industry, and this is where most accidents occur. Thankfully, most workplace accident in Tyne-under-Wear cases we have handled have been for lesser injuries – but there have been cases of severe and life changing injuries as a result of health and safety breaches by employers over the years.
Our in-house solicitors are highly experienced at handling these kinds of claim.
The claims process
When you make a claim for compensation, the first thing your solicitor will look for is who was at fault for the accident and how and why the accident happened. They will also look for health and safety breaches by your employer. Most of the time, the reason accidents at work happen is because of poor health and safety practice. In such cases, the claim for compensation is relatively straightforward. However regardless of how straightforward your claim appears to be, you can still expect the claims process to take 6 – 12 months.
Have you had a workplace accident in Tyne and Wear?
If you have had a workplace accident in Tyne and Wear, seek professional advice today. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.