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Guide to process of making an accident at work claim

What is the process for making an accident at work claim?

If you have suffered injuries caused by an accident at work that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

However, bringing a claim against your employer can sometimes seem daunting and you may be unsure what exactly is involved in making a claim.

In this article, we take a look at the process for making an accident at work claim and how our specialist solicitors can help you.

Making an accident claim with Your Accident at Work Claims

If you have had an accident caused by health and safety failings in your workplace, our legal experts are there to help you.

Our dedicated solicitors can provide advice on any evidence you may need to support your claim. As with any personal injury claim, it is important to gather as much evidence as you possibly can to support your claim. This may include:-

  • Reporting and recording your accident in the work accident book;
  • Taking photographs of the scene of the accident where possible;
  • Taking photographs of any injuries, you have sustained
  • Taking witness statements from those who may have seen the accident;
  • Keeping a record of any hospital or doctor’s appointments;
  • Keeping a record of any out of pocket expenses your injury has caused.

Claiming the accident compensation you deserve

When bringing a claim, you may be concerned about claiming against your employer. It is obligated to insure itself against potential accident claims and in this regard, the matter is likely to be dealt with by the Insurer as opposed to your employer direct.

Here at Your Accident at Work Claims, our dedicated solicitors will be there to handle all the legal complexities of your case, allowing you to receive the compensation you deserve with the hassle.

What can you make a claim for?

When making a claim, you will receive compensation for both ‘general damages’ and ‘special damages’.

General damages refer to the compensation received for the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of the accident.

Special damages will include any quantifiable financial loss you have suffered. This could include travel costs, medical costs or the costs of making adaptations to your home.

Here at Your Accident at Work Claims, we will talk to you to understand the full impact your accident has had and help you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your claim.

What happens after the claim is brought?

Once your solicitor has issued the letter of claim your employer’s insures will investigate the claim. During this period, your solicitor can help you gather any other evidence that can be used to support the claim.

This could include an examination from an independent medical expert depending on the circumstances of your claim.

Will you need to go to court?

In the majority of cases, claims are settled before the need to issue court proceedings. A case may go to court if your employer’s insures deny liability for the accident or fail to agree a compensation amount.

If your case does go to court, our experienced team of solicitors will ensure that any necessary evidence is in place to support your claim.

Does it cost anything to make an accident at work claim?

All of our work accident claims are handled on a no win no fee basis. This means that you can bring a claim without the risk of being left out of pocket.

The only cost to you is the insurance premium which allows us to represent you on a no win no fee basis. You only have to pay this if your case is successful and the premium can simply be deducted from your final payout.

Talk to our accident at work specialists today

To talk to one of our specialist accident at work solicitors today, call us now on 01282 695 400.

Or, if you’d prefer to arrange a call back with a member of our team, you can complete our online contact form here.

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