Have you ever realized that we spend one-third of our adult lives at work?
According to our solicitors’ workflow statistics, workplace accidents are widespread around the country not only due to the high number of workers performing their duties on manufacturing and construction sites but also due to unfortunate accidents in the offices, warehouses, schools, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and so on.
For example, a warehouse environment is full of hazards and it is common for people to sustain an injury by heavy lifting or incidents involving falling objects, forklift trucks.
Typical claim types relate to health and safety issues, inappropriate procedures and conduct, faults with warehouse equipment such as roll cages and ladders.
Over 30% of accidents at work happened inside warehouses last year. If it has happened that you ‘ve been involved in an accident at work, it can be difficult to find out whether it is worth to make a claim.
Making a claim for a personal injury caused either at a workplace, on the way, or in a public space can be challenging but it doesn’t necessarily have to be this way as our solicitors will find the best solution to recover the compensation you deserve.
How much can I get?
If your claim is successful you will be awarded compensation for the physical and psychological symptoms you have suffered.
The compensation amount is of two parts; General damages and Special damages.
General damages are based upon medical evidence obtained from your GP and Hospitals attended, as well as medical expert’s report on the injuries suffered.
The amount of compensation paid out for the general aspect of the claim i.e. physical and psychological harm differs between cases because every injury is distinct due to the seriousness of injuries, and length of the rehabilitation process. The compensation award should embrace how the injuries affect you now and in the future.
Special damages refer to all material losses arising out of the accident, such as
– Loss of your wages.
– Future loss of earnings.
– Medical expenses incurred.
– Damaged clothing or other items.
– Travel costs, including hire of another car.
– Assistance received from the family or friends.
– Additional equipment you had to buy due to your injuries.
If in the last three years you’ve been physically harmed, due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to make a claim.
Who the claim is against?
Normally, a Personal Injury claim is made against the insurance company of the person or establishment who caused the accident – whether that be the negligence of an employer, a hospital or a driver on the road.
By law, every employer is required to have valid insurance in place to cover any claims made by employees following an accident at work.
Many people reluctant to make a claim against their employer due to fear of losing their job however this shouldn’t adversely affect your professional relationship with your boss because the claim doesn’t go directly against an employer isn’t paid out their pocket.
The claim goes against the insurance company of your employer and therefore compensation paid out by insurance company your employer has a policy with so you shouldn’t feel uncomfortable as you have every right to make a claim and seek compensation.
Our solicitors will take the hassle of filing a Personal Injury claim and will update you on every step of the progress in plain language without complex legal terminology so you could concentrate on your recovery.
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