When you work for an employer, they have a duty to ensure that you are safe and that they are complying with all relevant Health & Safety laws. If they fail in this duty, leading to you being injured at work, you may be able to claim compensation.
Your employer must follow the law and the legislation created to help try and protect you. If an employer breaches their duties under these laws, for example the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, then Devonalds will be able to help you.
Here at Devonalds, we have over 30 years’ experience in claims against Employers who have flaunted their own rules and the law. We understand the frustration of being injured whilst doing your job and the knock on effect that this may have for future employment. It is sometimes overlooked the devastating impact that a minor injury can have on your working and personal life.
We understand that it can be a difficult decision to bring a case for personal injury against your employer, as you may have built up a long standing working relationship. We are here to guide you through the claims process and reassure you that you are doing the right thing for you.
With our expert knowledge in this area, we are able to break down the legal jargon and help explain what we need to do to bring a successful claim on your behalf. We can also keep the process of making a claim as non-confrontational as possible, helping you to preserve a positive relationship with your employer.
To start a compensation claim against your employer or former employer, speak to our accidents at work solicitors today by contacting your local Devonalds office.
How to make a personal injury claim for an accident at work
If you have been injured as the result of an accident at work, we can advise you and guide you through every step of the process for making a compensation claim.
When you contact us, we will discuss the details of your case with you and give a realistic assessment of the strength of your claim. We will then talk you through the exact process for making a claim so you will be completely clear on what to expect.
Every case is unique and we will provide a service tailored to your situation and needs. However, there are certain key questions that we know many people have when thinking about starting a compensation claim. The answers to some of the most frequently asked questions can be found below.
How much compensation can I claim for a work accident?
The exact amount you can claim will depend on the nature of your injuries, the extent of your employer’s liability and a number of other factors. You may also be able to claim for certain other costs incurred as a direct result of your injury.
We will discuss these details with you when you first contact us and help to give you a more precise idea of how much you may be able to claim for your particular injury.
How long do I have to make a claim for an accident at work?
In most cases you have 3 years to start a personal injury claim from the time the accident occurred OR the date on which you realised you had been injured as the result of an accident.
However, if you were under 18 at the time the accident occurred, this 3-year time limit only begins once you turn 18, giving you until your 21st birthday to make a claim.
How long do accident at work claims take?
Exactly how long it will take to make a successful accident at work claim depends on a number of factors, including whether your employer accepts liability. We will aim to make the process as fast as possible, but this is something that is not always easy to predict at the outset. However, we will keep you informed of the progress of your case at all times, so you have a clear understanding of any impact on the timeframe.
How do you prove responsibility for an accident at work?
Proving that an accident at work was your employer’s fault (assuming they do not admit liability) will usually require a variety of evidence. This is likely to include things such as a medical report, your workplace’s HSE Accident Book, evidence of your employer’s Health & Safety practices and witness testimony.
Will I have to go to court to claim compensation for a workplace accident?
In most cases accident at work claims can be settled without the need for court action. This can save you time, money and a lot of stress. However, if going to court is the best or only way to achieve a fair outcome, we have the experience and expertise to offer you the best possible representation for your claim.
How no win, no fee accidents at works claims work
When we take clients on under a no win, no fee agreement, this means you pay nothing upfront towards the cost of making a claim and we will only get paid if we win compensation for you. Our fee will usually be charged as a percentage of any compensation we win for you.
Operating on a no win, no fee basis means anyone can bring an accident at work claim without worrying about how to fund their case. It also means you can be sure we think you have a realistic chance of winning compensation as there is no benefit to us in taking on cases where there is little prospect of success.
Why Devonalds no win, no fee accidents at work solicitors are the right choice for you
At Devonalds we offer a friendly, approachable legal service for people in the Rhondda Cynon Taf area and throughout South Wales. Our aim is to provide a passionate local service backed by the highest levels of legal expertise and training. Many of our team were born and bred in the local area, giving us a strong connection to our local communities.
Our no win, no fee accident at work solicitors are accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury Law and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. This means we operate to the highest legal and professional standards, so you know that your claim is in safe hands.
We have a very strong track record of success in representing clients for workplace accident claims, so we know just what is needed to give you the strongest possible representation to help you achieve a positive outcome.
Start an accident at work claim with Devonalds today
To make an accident at work claim anywhere in the Rhondda Cynon Taf area or throughout South Wales, please contact your local Devonalds office now.