All employers have legal duty of care for their employees. This also extents to contractors and visitors. Employers must provide their employees with all necessary equipment to perform their role, including personal protective equipment to minimise injury and illness as best as possible. If you have suffered an injury at work or you have developed an illness at work, then you may be eligible for compensation.
Workplace accident lawyers will look into your claim for you, and ascertain whether or not you have a strong case. If it is found that your employer failed in their legal duty to protect you from injury or illness, then you will have a strong claim. However even if your employer took all reasonable steps to ensure your health and safety, it may still be possible to bring a claim forward. In either case, your claim will be processed by your employer’s insurer.
Making a claim with workplace accident lawyers
There are time limits in place for bringing your claim forward. When you make contact with workplace accident lawyers, your lawyer will ascertain your Date of Limitation as a matter of urgency to determine your eligibility. The time limit in place for bringing a claim forward is three years from the date your accident happened or three years from the date your injuries became clear. After three years, your case will be statute barred under UK law, preventing you or a lawyer from bringing it forward, even at court.
How is compensation value determined?
Compensation is calculated based on the extent of your injuries and how your injuries have and will affect your life. However you can also claim ‘special damages’, which is compensation for your loss of earnings and any out of pocket expenses related to your accident and injuries. These compensation types will be combined into a single settlement demand. Most claims, no matter how minor they may be, have a value no less than £1,000.
How long will my workplace claim take to process?
An investigation process needs to be followed to build you a compelling case for compensation, and the other side also has to investigate your claim. Our workplace accident lawyers however can win compensation within just 6-8 weeks. The length of time it takes to process your claim depends on the complexity of your case for the most part.
Make your claim today
At UK Claim Lawyers we operate a free and no obligation accident claims helpline, where you can get answers to all your claims-related questions and discuss your case with an experienced claims advisor. Give us a call today on 0800 157 1438 to discuss your claim.