Accident at Work Solicitors in Colchester
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
Over the years, new rules and regulations have been put in place to reduce accidents at work; however, accidents still occur. Many of these accidents could have been avoided by employers implementing the correct measures and procedures to minimise the risk of an accident at work from taking place. If you have suffered an injury at work as a result of an accident that was not your fault, then you may be able to make a no win, no fee personal injury claim against your employer.
If it can be established that someone else was responsible for your injuries, such as your employer, a colleague, or a company performing work at your place of work, you may be able to make an accident compensation claim.
Accident at Work Solicitors in Colchester: Your Employers Responsibilities
Employers are obligated by law to provide safe work conditions and a healthy environment. Therefore, it is part of their duty to ensure that their employees are safe from any potential risks that can cause injuries.
Common Types Of Accidents At Work
Accidents in the workplace are, unfortunately, a common occurrence. Many different types of accidents can happen at work; however, not everybody knows the extent or the amount of different injuries you can sustain until they are involved in an accident themselves. The most common types of accidents at work include:
Defective Equipment Accidents
There is a three-year time limit for all personal injury claims. To find out more about making a claim for any accidents listed above, call our claims solicitors today to discuss your workplace injuries.
How Much Compensation For An Accident At Work Claim?
If you suffer an injury as the result of an accident at work that was not your fault, you may be able to make an employers negligence claim using our no win, no fee agreement. Compensation will be measured through general damages and special damages.
General Damages refers to compensation for your injury, including your pain, suffering and loss of amenity. This will be calculated based on recent case law and guidelines set out by the Judicial College.
Special Damages refer to the additional financial losses incurred as the result of your injury. Your additional losses can include the following:
- Loss of earnings if you required time off due to the accident.
- Travel costs – for travel to and from medical appointments
- Parking costs at medical appointments
- Costs of any care received
- Medical treatment costs
You should ensure that you keep all receipts and invoices for your additional losses, as these will be required to prove your loss.
No Win No Fee Accident at Work Solicitors Colchester
We provide our services on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. A no win, no fee agreement is also known as a ‘Conditional Fee Agreement'(CFA). This means that you are unlikely to be required to pay fees if your case is unsuccessful.
Accident at Work Solicitors, in Colchester: Making a Claim
If you have been injured due to an accident at work, you should get in touch with specialist personal injury lawyers who can assist you in making a claim. The process for making a claim against your employer will involve:
- A free initial phone call: Your Solicitor will need to obtain your employers details, the circumstances, time and date of the accident, the nature of your injuries, and details on whether the accident was reported, or if there were any witnesses present. We will also discuss the claims process and details of legal fees during this call.
- Paperwork: When you have provided your agreement to continue with the claim on a no win, no fee basis, we will give you some paperwork to fill in regarding your claim.
- Claim initiation: As soon as you have provided your signed paperwork, we will assess your case thoroughly and contact your employer to advise them of your claim.
Why Choose Beacon Law, Accident at Work Solicitors in Colchester?
Beacon Law is a trusted law firm and has many years in dealing with personal injury claims, including accidents at work. We provide a team of highly experienced accident and injury Solicitors and legal professionals and provide high-quality legal services. Our personal injury lawyers offer high-level legal advice and work hard to ensure our clients receive the highest compensation award for their accidents at work claims. Our personal injury solicitors specialise in all types of cases, from medical negligence/clinical negligence, road traffic accidents claims for compensation to criminal injuries compensation claims. Beacon Law is part of the law society and authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) in England and Wales. To find out how we store your personal data throughout your claims process, take a look at our FAQ’s. Then, visit our website to enjoy a browsing experience of what else Beacon Law has to offer.