Some people who live in Bury-St-Edmunds think that accidents at work are a feature only of the heavy industries – they happen to workers on building sites or in heavy manufacturing plants. It is a common, and false, perception that workplace accidents in Bury-St-Edmunds, or anywhere else in the UK, don’t happen to people who work in offices, shops, restaurants and schools but the truth is that accidents suffered in these work places can be very nasty indeed. They can lead to severe injuries and leave the victim having to hunt for a personal injury solicitor.
The hunt for a personal injury solicitor who handles claims for workplace accidents in Bury-St Edmunds can be made a lot easier and quicker by calling Accident Advice Helpline. Their top-rate legal service has won them the backing of consumer affairs guru Dame Esther Rantzen. Have a think about the following 5 things before you give them a call.
Top 5 things you should know about finding a solicitor after workplace accidents in Bury-St-Edmunds
- You are certainly not alone – statistics have recorded that nearly 200 people are killed every year in workplace accidents in the UK and many, many more are injured. Workplace accidents are not all complicated – some are simply a slip on a greasy floor!
- If you have been injured in a workplace accident that was not your fault you really need to contact a personal injury solicitor to get some legal help with your claim. You will be claiming from the person who caused the accident – probably your employer. They may have failed to provide you with a safe working environment or failed to risk assess your task properly.
- When you call Accident Advice Helpline you will be asked for two types of information and they will both be needed to negotiate your final compensation payment. The first type of information will be the details of your accident and the injuries that it caused. The second is information about the money that you have lost because of the injury – you will need evidence for this as well such as receipts and invoices.
- Most cases handled by a personal injury solicitor will not end up in court and will be handled over the telephone. You may be asked to go to one medical assessment appointment during which you may be asked to give details of your injury so keep a note of all your hospital and doctor’s appointments, operations, medication and so on.
- Your personal injury solicitor will not ask you to pay out huge sums of money to start the claims process because your claim will be handled on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis. This is a piece of good news for people already struggling financially after an injury.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, for no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 20th April 2014
Author: David Brown