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How Does An Accident At Work Lawyer Help Me Make A Claim?

After an accident at work, a lawyer can be one of the first people you need to talk to. This is especially true if the accident was not your fault. In this event, an experienced lawyer might be able to help you make a claim for the injury you suffered.

Because thousands of people every year make successful workplace accident claims and receive thousands of pounds in compensation as a result.

But doing this requires some legal expertise. This is where accident at work lawyers step in:

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Can I Make A Work Accident Claim?

The factor that usually decides whether you can make a work accident claim and expect to be successful is whether your employer bears any responsibility for your accident.

This is because your employer has what is known as a “duty of care” towards you. This has been the case since the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

This act (and some important follow-up legislation) means your employer has to do things like follow Health and Safety rules, ensure you are properly trained, and do everything required to make your workplace as safe as possible.

This is as true if you work in industries that are theoretically much more dangerous, such as construction, or somewhere comparatively safer, such as an office.

If you believe your employer should or could have taken steps to avoid the situation that led to your accident (remembering that this can include not giving you or your colleagues proper safety training or not conducting proper risk assessments), it is worth investigating making a work accident claim.

How Does An Accident At Work Lawyer Help Me Make A Claim?

A specialist lawyer will help you through every step of the process of making a claim:

1) Discuss Your Claim With An Expert First For FREE

Most accident at work lawyers will be happy to talk through the claims process with you without any commitment or fee. You don’t need to have decided to definitely go ahead with making a claim just yet.

For example, at Grieves Solicitors, we pride ourselves on giving simple, straightforward advice about the strength of your claim with zero cost or obligation on your part.

This will give you a good indication as to whether it is worth pursuing a claim.

2) Answer Your Questions And Give You The Information You Need

Contacting specialist lawyers for accidents at work also gives you more information so you know where you stand with your employer as well as the law.

We understand that it can feel like a big step to make a claim against your employer. We never rush our clients to make a decision. We also regularly help clear up any questions you might have, such as confirming that:

• It is illegal for your employer to punish or fire you for making a claim
• If they do, it can be the basis of a further constructed dismissal claim
• Your employer’s insurance company will pay any compensation, not your employer

3) Help You Gather Evidence

The success of your claim will depend on the evidence you can gather to back it. A carefully chosen solicitor who specialises in claims of this type can help you collect this.

The evidence that can support your case might include:

• Your employer’s accident book (making it vital that your incident is entered there)
• Testimonies and statements from any colleagues or other witnesses
• Photographs of the accident site or CCTV footage if available
• An independent medical report of your injuries
• A diary of your experience of your injury and the impact it has had – both physical and financial

4) Submit Your Claim

As soon as we have gathered the evidence, the next step is to notify your employer’s insurer that you are going to be making a claim. We make sure this is done correctly.

5) Negotiate A Settlement Or Begin Court Proceedings

Most work accident claims are settled out of court. This is because the body of evidence usually makes the outcome of any court hearing clear.

Both sides (you and your employer) will be represented by specialist work accident lawyers. They will have gone to court many times and know what the evidence means for their client’s chance of success.

This means that when the evidence is clear, your employer will usually accept liability and your solicitor will negotiate the best possible settlement figure with your employer’s solicitor.

Only in the comparatively rare cases when an employer does not accept liability and your solicitor’s expert advice is that your case is strong enough for court will proceedings be the next step. This rarely happens though.

Choose A Work Accident Lawyer With A Proven Record

Reach out to us today to tell us your story in your own time. Call us on 0800 0747 644 or enter your details into our online form and we will get right back to you.

We have already achieved millions in compensation for deserving clients. Let’s see if we can help you get the compensation that you deserve.

Here at Grieves Solicitors, Personal Injury Specialists, we offer a no win, no fee solution to funding your claim (a conditional fee agreement) which means that you do not have to worry about legal costs and expenses.  You can read about our no win, no fee agreement here.

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