Serious Work Accident Claims

Our serious work accident claims solicitors are here to guide and help you throughout the claims process. We are open 24 hours to give you free legal advice.

Everyone has the right to be safe in the workplace and most employers take their responsibilities to keep their staff safety very seriously. In some cases, however, employers don’t take safety measures. It could be through carelessness or through a desire to take shortcuts to do tasks more quickly. Bypassing safety measures can lead to serious accidents and injuries. If you have suffered a serious accident at work, it is important that you make compensation claims.

This compensation assists you in making a speedy recovery. It makes changes to your home and lifestyle to adapt to any lasting issues or impairments. It also serves a secondary function, of highlighting to your employer the ways in which their safety procedures do lack. This encourages them to take action to ensure that no-one else suffers the same type of accident that you did. Thus, making a serious work accident claim can allow you to get on with your life. And it also helps to keep your workmates and colleagues safer in the long term.

In general, the more serious the injury, the more important to have expert help when making a claim. Our team gives you honest, accurate advice and recommendations to help you to decide how to proceed with making your serious accident at work compensation claim. Call us on 0121 565 4317 or fill in our accident at work claims form to arrange a free, no-obligation call to discuss your case.

Why Choose Claim Justice For Serious Work Accident Claims?

At Claim Justice, we believe that every accident is unique, as is every client. Our compassionate team of expert personal injury solicitors takes the time to understand the details of your personal circumstances. This includes the understanding of every detail of the accident. It could be because of faulty machinery, missing or inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE) or insufficient training. This gives us the best chance of proving that your employer was to blame (this is known as proving liability). We also want to know the full extent of your injuries. We might ask about symptoms that you do not realize, for example mood swings after a head injury.

This allows us to put forward a claim for the full amount of compensation you are entitled to. Finally, we will also ask about the ways in which your accident and injury have impacted your life. This is because the amount of compensation also depends on any additional expenses you might incur in the future. For very serious work injuries, this can include loss of earnings, loss of future earning. If you can no longer do the job you, we also take this into account. Further any modifications to your home or transport. Such as buying a specially modified car to allow you to continue driving or moving house to one more accessible if necessary.

Our personal service not only allows you to feel safe and supported in your claim, but it also gives you the best possible chance of getting the maximum compensation that you deserve. Call us on 0121 565 4317 or fill in our online work claim form to arrange a free, no-obligation call to discuss your serious work accident.

No Win No Fee For Work Accident Claims

High legal fees shouldn’t restrict you from getting justice. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to the majority of clients. It means that you will not have to pay anything upfront. As you have signed the agreement, we act on your behalf. You only pay for our services once you receive the compensation you deserve. If we fail to get you justice, you won’t have to pay anything. Many clients also worry that legal fees might be higher than the amount of compensation. We will discuss our fees with you before starting any work. And we only take a percentage of the final payment you receive. This means that we never leave you out of pocket.

How To Start Serious Work Accident Claims?

Making a serious work accident claim is similar to making any other personal injury claim, although it can be made slightly easier by the statutory duty of care that your employer has for your safety. This means that your employer is legally required to look after your health and safety. Because they have this duty of care, it can be easier to prove that they were responsible (this is known as proving liability) than if the accident had taken place in a public place or some other circumstance.

Call us

  • The first step in making a no win no fee serious accident at work claim is to call us. Dial 0121 565 4317 or use our work claims form and we will call you back. We will then discuss the details of your case. Also, find out whether we are able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. If we are not able to offer this, we will discuss alternative funding methods. It is to ensure that you are still able to get the help you need in a way that is affordable.

We will contact the responsible

  • Once you have signed an agreement with us, we are able to act on your behalf. We will write to your employer informing them that you are making a serious accident at work claim. We will ask them to accept that they were at fault. Also, we’ll give them a deadline by which they will have to respond. It is worth remembering that all employers are required by law to have insurance to cover any accident at work injuries, so your employer will not be making your compensation paid out of their own pocket. This can make it easier to encourage them to admit liability.

Disputing liability

  • If your employer (or their insurance company) does not accept liability, we will set about gathering evidence that your serious accident at work was the fault of your employer. This could be through getting photos of any faulty equipment, obtaining witness statements or evidence from your colleagues and workmates that safety equipment was missing or insufficient and in some cases by seeking written reports from industry experts as to the accepted safety practices within your specific industry. In most cases, once they have been presented with the collected evidence, employers will accept their liability. If not, we may need to go to court to obtain the compensation you deserve, but this is unusual.

Negotiations

  • Once they accept liability, we will conduct negotiations on your behalf. Although we will deal with all of the correspondence and conversations, you are completely in control of this process. We will pass on all offers made by the other side, and give you an honest opinion based on our years of experience as to whether the offer is fair or not. Often, the insurance company will make a very low offer as their first offer, partly to see whether you will accept it and also to set your expectations lower than you might have been thinking. This is a low ball offer. It can be difficult to know how much compensation is fair and reasonable, but we will give you impartial advice throughout the negotiations. Although we are advising you, the final decision as to whether to accept an offer of compensation or not will always rest with you.

We may need to go to court!

  • If the other party does not accept liability or if it is not possible to agree on an amount of compensation, you may need to go to court to put forward your case. This is very rare, but if you are unlucky enough to find yourself in that position, we will be with your throughout, offering advice, support, and assistance.
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Will Making A Serious Work Accident Claim Lose Me My Job?

It is illegal for your employer to punish you for making a serious work accident claim. They cannot pass you over for promotion, demote you, or fire you as a result of your claim. They also cannot create a hostile work environment. We call it a constructive dismissal. If you experience any of these kinds of reactions to your claim, let us know immediately. Most employers would never consider such actions and, of those who do, a letter from your solicitor can do much to remind them of their obligations. If you are discriminated against or fired as a result of making a serious work accident claim, this would be grounds for a further claim against your employer. The courts take a very dim view of employers who behave in this way.

If you think that you might be able to make a serious work accident claim, call us today. Dial 0121 565 4317 or fill in our online claims form to find out how we can help.

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