Here at Sills & Betteridge Solicitors we understand that an accident at work can affect your life in many ways. That’s why we are here to help you claim for the compensation you may be entitled to.
1. What types of claim can be made?
Accidents at work occur in many different situations. The following are the most common types of accident:-
- Workplace accident
- Machinery or equipment accident
- Working at height accident
- Construction site accidents
- Industrial illness or deafness
2. What do I need to do following an accident?
- You should report your accident to your supervisor or somebody in authority.
- You should ensure that an Accident Report Form is completed or that your accident is entered in your employer’s Accident Book.
- You should obtain contact details of any witnesses to the accident.
- If your employer does not have an Accident Book or refuses to record the accident, you should make your own record and ask your witnesses to do the same.
3. How do I know if my claim will succeed?
For a claim to succeed, it needs to be proved that your employer was at fault. There are many Health & Safety Regulations which can assist in proving this. For example, if you fall whilst working at height, then the Work at Height Regulations 2005 will establish if your employer took all appropriate precautions for the work that you were doing. We will take full details from you and advise you which Regulations can assist with your claim.
4. What injury can I claim for?
You can claim for any injury however small. Many injuries suffered in the workplace involve fractures or even more serious injuries than this.
5. How much compensation will I receive?
The compensation for your injury depends upon the severity of the injury itself. There are published guidelines which give a range of compensation for different injuries. When your claim is ready for settlement, we will carry out detailed research and advise you on the appropriate compensation you should receive.
We remain most grateful for all your help and support in bringing this matter to a satisfactory conclusion. No one could have done more, and we think the outcome is not only a credit to your skills in this area of law, but also to the care and attention that you have taken on our behalf
Thank you so much again for all your hard work through this, it’s been great to work with you! If ever somebody’s in that situation I know where to send them.
“Thank you very much for everything you’ve done for me. That is a great news for me, I don’t know how to thank you Mr Wilson
I just wanted to send you a message of thanks for your work over these past 4 and a half years. It has certainly been a tough time period in my life, but your support has made things so much easier. Knowing that there were people who understand me, my needs and most importantly believed in me means everything to me, i really can’t thank you enough. The case was certainly not a straight forward one, but you fought my corner at every step. Thank you.
I would also like to thank Alison as well for making me feel relaxed on the day should i have had to go into court. I would have gone in with 100% confidence and that could have made all the difference on the day. In the end it wasn’t necessary and we got the result. For me it was never about the money, it was about the effect it was going to have on my future life and career, so the result is a good one.
I would not hesitate for a second in recommending Sills & Betteridge
Thank you for all your help with this matter and the efficient manner in which my case has been handled. As I am sure you will appreciate, it was quite distressing and stressful to have had a second accident in such a short time frame but the way in which you handled the case and provided me with advice and kept me updated throughout has been very reassuring and I have nothing but praise and recommendation for both you and your company.
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