Contacting Work Accident Solicitors To Discover If You Are Entitled To Compensation.
If you have experienced a personal injury of any kind at work – especially if that injury has required medical care – it is worth contacting specialist work accident solicitors to see where you stand.
Sometimes it can be obvious whether you may be entitled to some compensation for your pain or suffering. But on many occasions, you may need an expert with extensive experience in this field of law to guide you.
With a combined 76 years of legal expertise behind us and hundreds of successful claims each year, at Grieves Solicitors we understand this all too well.
Here is everything you need to know about whether it is worth reaching out about a potential claim:
How Long Do I Have To Make A Work Accident Claim?
There are set rules in place governing how long you have to make a claim after a work accident. These change depending on the type of injury you suffered.
As a general rule of thumb, it often needs to be less than three years after the date of your injury or the end of your employment.
However, this is subject to change based on a range of other factors. It is always best to ask for an expert opinion. This is particularly true if you can get a free legal consultation with no cost or commitment.
“I would like to thank you all for the work you did on my case “ you were excellent from start to finish.”
How Do I Know If I Have A Claim?
To have a claim that means you may be due some compensation, you need to prove:
- Someone in your workplace was negligent (in a legal sense)
- Their negligence was to blame for your injuries or medical condition
- That negligence adds up to legal responsibility for the harm you suffered
If you are unsure in any way, the simplest thing to do is quickly reach out and ask one of our niche work accident specialists for their advice.
What To Look For In Your Work Accident Solicitors
If you’re thinking about making a claim, it is useful to know the sort of professionals who can help you do so successfully. Try to look for a law firm that offers:
1) A Free, No-Obligation Legal Assessment
If you are not sure where you stand with a potential claim, you will probably want to find out more without having to make any sort of commitment.
That is why it is always a good idea to find a solicitor who specialises in work accidents and will sit down with you to talk things through.
At Grieves Solicitors, for example, we pride ourselves on giving all of our prospective clients simple, straightforward advice about their claim before they need to decide whether to proceed any further.
2) Complete Support And Care
Making a claim against your current employer can feel stressful or risky. This makes it important that the legal expert you choose understands this and advises you with it in mind.
For instance, our legal team provides friendly, personal service focused on your aims and supports you from the first step in your claim onwards.
3) Direct Dealing
Some law firms work with you at one or more removes. Other firms may assign your case to someone who isn’t a fully qualified solicitor with direct experience of workplace accidents.
To get the best results, choose solicitors who work with you directly instead of through:
- A claims management company
- Claims agents
- Paralegals or other claims handlers who aren’t fully qualified
4) No Win, No Fee
Most people want to keep their initial investment in making a personal injury claim of any kind as small as possible. The ideal way to do this is to work with a no win, no fee solicitor.
Some law firms rely on interest-accruing loan agreements and other complex instruments to fund their clients’ claims.
No win, no fee is simpler, easier, and means there are no upfront charges for you to pay.
5) A Proven Record Of Successful Work Accident Claims
Ideally, look for solicitors who specialise in work accident claims and who have a history of getting their claimants the result they are looking for.
One way to check this would be reviews and testimonials. For instance, at Grieves Solicitors, we’re immensely proud of the fact that 98% of our clients would recommend us to a family member.
“Thank you for your hard work and persistence in sorting this compensation award out for me. Apart from the fact that I feel it was justified, the money came when my life including finances was at a very low ebb and so the money will help greatly.”
Take Your First Step To Work Accident Compensation
If someone else’s negligence may have caused you to suffer an injury at work, get in touch with our friendly, supportive team today.
With a proven record of successful claims against some of the UK’s largest companies, we have won millions of pounds for claimants in almost every industry.
Book a FREE, no-obligation assessment with one of our highly experienced work accident solicitors today on 0800 0747 644. Or fill in the contact form to tell us your story.
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.