Work Compensation Claims are a specific type of Personal Injury claim arising from injuries, illnesses and diseases arising out of negligence in the workplace.
Work compensation claims cover a wide range of injury – from psychological illness caused by stress at work, through to injuries caused by road traffic accidents. If you have suffered an injury, physical or psychological, through no fault of your own, then you may be entitled to make a Work Claim. You may have had to make changes to your life, and seen your health and finances suffer. We can offer advice, support and assistance. We enable you to make a claim explaining the process in clear and simple terms. At Attwood Solicitors we understand that every case is unique. Most importantly, we are legal experts in the field of Work Claims, not a Claims Management Company, and as such you can be certain that you receive the very best legal advice and trust that we will protect your best interests to achieve a positive outcome.
Work Compensation claims require specialist handling. Employers should do all they can to protect us from illness and injury. The causes of this type of claim are hugely varied: from a lack of training, to exposure to hazardous chemicals, to the provision of faulty equipment. Fundamentally though, if the injury, disease or illness is as a result of work conditions, you may be able to claim compensation.
You may be able to make a Work Compensation claim even if you are a casual worker, or consider yourself self-employed. You may well be considered an employee under UK law, giving you the same rights as other workers.
Employers have a specific set of responsibilities:
- To protect employees, contractors and visitors, from avoidable accidents and injury
- To provide employees with the necessary machinery and tools to complete their jobs, and also to maintain the machinery and tools to a safe condition.
- To ensure that the workplace is kept in a safe and tidy condition e.g. providing suitable chairs and workstations
- To provide training to all employees that are required to lift heavy objects
- To provide employees with necessary safety equipment e.g. ear defenders, dust masks, or High-Visibility clothing
- What are work claims?
- Do I Have to Pay?
- What Compensation Will I receive?
- Why Choose Attwood Solicitors?
- How to Claim
- What Type of Things Are Covered?
Work Compensation claims are a type of Personal Injury claim brought against your employer for an injury, illness or disease caused by negligence within the workplace. The common element is that you have suffered through no fault of your own. Your injury may have affected your health and your finances, and the aim of making a Work Claim is to compensate you for this.
You can Contact Attwood Solicitors for a no obligation, free, consultation to discuss any of the above and to find out whether you have suffered a Work Claim. We have a team of approachable, sympathetic people who you can trust.
We believe you have suffered already and therefore have chosen to make all Work Claims, through us ‘No Win No Fee’. This is called a Conditional Fee Agreement and ensures that you will not pay a penny unless we win your work compensation claim. No Win No Fee is an agreement between us and you stating that you cannot be charged if your compensation claim is unsuccessful. This is particularly important with Work Claims as your employment and ability to work may have been affected.
Contact Attwood Solicitors to begin your No Win, No Fee claim today.
You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Your pain and suffering: both physical and psychological
- The cost of past and ongoing corrective treatment
- Any past or future financial losses resulting from your injury, such as loss of earnings
- Needing to recover costs if the consequences of the Work Claim have left you unable to undertake tasks you previously completed yourself, and now need someone else to undertake these
The amount of compensation you receive if your claim is successful will depend on a combination of all the above factors.
It is also important to consider time constraints on making a Work Compensation claim, so don’t delay on seeking advice. Most commonly, Personal Injury claims are negligence claims and in these circumstances you normally need to make a claim within 3 years of the date of your injury. It is also often better to begin the process as soon as possible in order to have the greatest success in investigating when all parties involved will have better memory of the events and circumstances.
Contact Attwood Solicitors to discuss your personal situation and for advise on how we can help. The amount of compensation you may receive varies from case to case, and we can help you determine whether or not you have suffered financial loss.
Our experienced team of Solicitors are here to help and assist you throughout the process – they are specialists in Work Compensation Claims. You can rely on us to fight your corner to achieve the most positive outcome. At Attwood Solicitors we extend this to ensure we not only carry out your claim but strive to achieve the best possible remuneration settlement for you.
We guide you, expertly, through the process to make the claim as stress free as possible. We are friendly, approachable and plain-speaking, explaining the process to you at every step of the way. We combine this approach with our expert legal knowledge and vast experience of Work Claims. Our experts are aware of all the tactics insurance companies, and the other side, can use to contest claims. We enable you to claim the compensation that you deserve.
Additionally, we understand that it can be difficult considering a claim against your current employer for fear of your job. We are able to advise you on your rights arising from Employment Law and explain how an employer cannot dismiss you for making a legitimate claim. We also have experience of working on behalf of both individuals and Trade Unions, and can ensure your Employer takes your Work Claim seriously without putting you in an unduly difficult position.
Our team are here for you, to make the process stress-free. Contact Us to discuss how we can process your claim.
Your first step is to contact us in the way you are most comfortable with. We understand you have been caused distress and we care that communicating about what has happened can be difficult. YOU choose the method of contact. We will respond to YOUR needs. You can contact us through the following channels:
What Type of Things are Covered
Every Work Compensation Claim is unique. You can Contact Us to discuss your personal case to see if you have grounds for a claim. Alternatively, please explore the links below to find out more. Please note this is not a definitive list and if you don’t see something similar to your situation here, please Contact Us to discuss it.
Accidents at Work, including back injury and falling objectsNoise Induced Hearing Loss, Tinnitus,Burns, Scars & LacerationsConstruction AccidentsLack of, or defective Work Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)Falls from Height including Ladders and Scaffolding,Farm Injuries
Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
No Win, No Fee
Conditional Fee Agreement
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