Accident at work solicitor guide to all the steps you should take to claim compensation for a work place injury
Accident at work solicitor sets out all the steps you should take to claim compensation following injury at work. This guide provides links to all our articles setting out each specific step in the claims process – from what you should do immediately following a work accident to contacting a workplace accident solicitor to make your claim.
How is our accident at work guide set out?
Articles are set out under a heading – the heading describes where you are in the claims process.
At the end of each article – we provide a link to the next page we recommend.
You can make use of our unique specialist solicitor free legal help facility at any time – offering a wide variety of online and telephone help options.
What order should you follow when reading this page?
If you have just had an injury – we recommend you follow each heading in order to be taken through everything you need to know to make an accident at work claim. Our step by step guide starts with what you must do immediately following your accident. Later articles explain how to prove your employer is at fault, how your solicitor calculates the amount your claim is worth and no win no fee agreements allowing the majority of your legal fees to be included in your claim against your employer.
If you are already involved in a work injury compensation claim – we suggest you read through each heading below. Click on the link that is of most interest and you will be taken to an article that will answer all your questions concluding with you what you should do next.
Immediate Steps Following Your Accident At Work
What you should do immediately following a workplace accident to ensure an accident book entry is properly made, you have as much evidence as possible to support your compensation claim and you receive the correct medical treatment for your injuries.
Find out the records your employer must keep following an accident in the workplace and which records you can access to show how your accident happened.
Showing Your Employer Is Responsible In The Eyes Of The Law
Discover a simple guide to the laws in the United Kingdom used to determine your employer’s legal responsibility for your accident at work claim for compensation.
How to make a claim for an injury at work despite your accident happening following your own carelessness.
Starting Your Claim For Compensation
Find out the process your solicitor should follow before taking your claim to court – for low value work accident compensation claims.
Find out what a what a work injury claim for compensation is, how to start a claim against your employer and why the law only allows you three years to start your claim before it is too late.
Discover a helpful guide to the worker compensation insurance available to meet your compensation claim.
How Much Compensation You Can Claim
The main types of losses and expenses you can claim as part of your workplace injury compensation.
The amounts of compensation you can claim for typical workplace injuries.
Types Of Work Accident Claim
The common accidents you might have on a building site and how to claim compensation.
How to claim compensation if you have been injured at work on a construction site or as a member of the public on a construction site.
Discover the duties the law imposes on your employer to ensure your safety when using work machinery and how to make a claim should you suffer injury.
How to claim compensation for injury due to defective work equipment and the amount of compensation you can claim.
The types of claim which you can make following injury from a forklift truck at work.
Discover the law which protects you if you are working on a ladder at work together with the safety duties your employer should employ.
Lifting, pulling, pushing and carrying objects at work can cause injury. Discover the laws that protect employees; how your solicitor proves employer fault; the duty on employees to take care; special rules for nurses and other healthcare workers; calculating compensation amounts for typical manual handling injuries.
The Work At Height Regulations 2005 set out specific duties on your employer to ensure your safety when working on a platform above ground and to avoid objects falling from the platform. Find out how to use the law to make a claim if you suffer an injury at work.
Choosing A Specialist Accident At Work Lawyer
Find out what the legal cost of claiming compensation for a work accident are and how to ensure your employer meets this expense.
Discover what a specialist accident at work lawyer is and how to check with the Law Society as to whether your solicitor has sufficient experience to make your compensation claim.
Funding your solicitor
Discover how to fund your claim using a no win no fee, conditional fee agreement, and how such an agreement can allow you to make a claim without paying your solicitors fees.
Overview of the accident at work claims process
You will find a brief overview of the accidents at work claims process with a link to frequently asked questions and answers.
Workplace Injury Compensation Summary
In this article we have guided you through the complete process of making a worker injury compensation claim – from the initial steps you should take immediately following your accident to choosing the best work injury lawyer and having your employer pay your legal fees.
See our workplace accident compensation claim article to discover what you should do before making an accident at work claim in the UK.
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