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Accidents at Work
Have you been injured in an accident at work? If so, we can help. Here at Versus Law, our erudite solicitors in Manchester have successfully handled thousands of claims for clients who have been involved in an accident at work that wasn’t their fault.
Our expertise in helping clients to claim the compensation they are entitled to following an accident at work is unsurpassed. Working across a broad range of sectors, we deliver a conscientious and compassionate service, understanding your situation before efficiently managing the legalities of any claim.
Can I claim for an Accident at Work?
Employers are legally responsible for providing a safe working environment. Simple procedures, such as displaying clear signage, providing the requisite equipment and machinery to perform your role are imperative. Should they fail to perform their duty, you are legally entitled to claim compensation.
Employers are Responsible For:
- Making sure that employees receive sufficient training
- Providing employees with suitable work and personal protective equipment
- Undertaking risk assessments
- Managing professional activities to minimise risks to employee health
- Providing safe working processes
If you’ve been injured as a result of health and safety procedures not being followed, you may be able to make a claim against your employer. In some instances, you may even be able to make a claim if you caused the accident, for instance if any existing or sustained injuries or conditions were worsened due to a piece of faulty equipment.
What to Do If You’ve Had an Accident at Work
If you’ve had an accident at work, the first course of action is to file a report with your employers. You’ll need to ensure that the date, time and the exact nature of the accident is accurately recorded.
Ask any colleagues or witnesses if they’d be happy to corroborate the events of the accident and, if possible, take photographic evidence of the injury you have sustained, the environment, including any contributing factors.
Should you require medical attention, it’s important that you do so promptly. Be sure to record the date and time that you visited your GP, a medical facility or the hospital and take note of any medication you receive to treat the accident.
Moreover, it’s imperative that you seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity. Some injuries have a time limit to make a claim. Once this has elapsed, you will no longer be able to claim compensation.
How Do I Start an Accident at Work Claim?
The first stage to making an accident at our work claim is to contact Versus Law solicitors in Manchester. We will then organise a FREE consultation to discuss your case. Once we understand your circumstances, we will talk you through your options and provide you with expert legal advice.
All you need to do at this stage is to provide us with as much detail as you can about the accident. From the circumstances to the location and, of course, the injuries you’ve sustained and the effect that they have on your life.
Once we have a full understanding of your accident, we will then contact the party you believe to have been partially or fully responsible for the accident, informing them that you will be seeking compensation for the injuries and trauma sustained.
We oversee the entire claims process with dexterity and finesse. Using our extensive legal knowledge, we will work diligently on your behalf to achieve a favourable resolution.
How Much Compensation Am I Likely To Be Awarded?
There are several determining factors that influence the amount of compensation you’re likely to be afforded after an accident in the workplace. These include: the severity of the accident, any loss of earnings (including bonuses and overtime) as a result of the accident and if your accident at work has a direct impact on your immediate spouse.
Versus Law has extensive experience helping clients who have suffered an accident at work. As the premier accident at work solicitors in Manchester, we work with you to ascertain the circumstances surrounding your accident and help you to achieve a settlement that can help pay for any private medical care and cover a loss of earnings. The amount of compensation you may receive depends on the nature and impact of your injury.
When Can I Make an Accident at Work Claim?
The standard time limit to making an accident at work claim through solicitors in Manchester is within three years from the date of the accident. However, there are three exceptions to this:
Should your spouse, family member or friend not have the capacity to make a claim themselves, there is no time limit on making a claim.
Accidents in a Workplace Abroad
Depending on the geographic location that your accident occurred, the time limit for making a claim may be reduced. Even if your accident or illness occurred abroad, you can often claim for compensation in the UK – depending, of course, on your circumstances.
If you have any questions about a workplace accident that occurred abroad, contact Versus Law accident at work solicitors in Manchester.
Time limits for making a claim can be different in circumstances of defective equipment. If a manufacturing defect caused your accident, make sure to outline the circumstances to your solicitor.
No Win No Fee Accident at Work Claims
Here at Versus Law, we offer a no win no fee accident claims service. This means that you don’t pay anything upfront and you won’t be responsible for paying anything should you claim be unsuccessful.
In a successful claim, the person or party that you’ve taken the claim out against will be responsible for paying your legal fees, with any outstanding balance deducted from your compensation.
Why Choose Us?
Versus Law solicitors in Manchester has comprehensive experience successfully settling a wealth of accident at work claims. Our client-centric ethos is complemented by our proficiency and knowledge. We will help you to achieve the compensation you deserve in a timely and hassle-free manner.
We successfully settle thousands of accidents at work claims every year. Additionally, we will provide you with sound employment advice, ensuring that your employer does not punish you for making a claim against them.
We will also make sure that you receive all employment contract entitlements, including any benefits and owed sickness.
To receive your free consultation with one of our accident at work solicitors in Manchester, contact us today on 0845 555 0606 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer, you can complete our contact form here.
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