If you have been injured in a workplace serious accident in Walsall, you may be unsure as to whether you can claim compensation from your employer. You may feel that your accident was not your employer’s fault; perhaps the actions of your work colleague caused your accident or you were working away from home when your accident occurred.
As an employee, you are entitled to work in a safe environment. This means that your employer should have identified and assessed the risks present in your workplace and taken steps to remove or minimise them. If he or she failed to do this, and you suffered an injury as a result, you will be entitled to claim compensation through the legal experts here at Accident Advice Helpline.
What will happen throughout the course of my accident claim?
If you choose to make your accident claim through our legal team, we will:
- Send a Letter of Claim to your employer’s insurance company and deal directly with all related correspondence on your behalf.
- Obtain evidence to support your claim.
- Negotiate the settlement of your claim.
- Start court proceedings, if necessary.
If you win your claim, your employer will have to pay compensation for both your physical and psychological injuries and your financial losses.
How long will a claim for a workplace serious accident in Walsall take?
When we send a Letter of Claim to your employer, your employer’s insurance company will have three months in which to investigate your claim. At the end of this period, they must either accept or deny your claim. If your case is straightforward, and your employer’s insurance company readily accepts your claim, we may be able to settle your claim in as little as a few months.
Is there a time limit on my claim?
As a general rule, you must make your accident at work claim within three years of the date of your accident. However, this time limit can vary, depending on your age at the time of your accident and the date on which you discovered that your injury was related to your accident.
If you are considering making an accident claim, you must not delay in seeking legal advice. If you fail to take timely action, you may find that we cannot pursue a claim against your employer.
To start your claim today, please call our freephone helpline (0800 689 0500) and let one of our trained claims advisors assist you.
Date Published: 11th July 2014
Author: Jan Newell