Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading firms of personal injury solicitors – and can advise on how to make a no win no fee claim for accident and injury at work compensation.
In the case of fatal injuries in work accidents, the dependants of an employee fatally injured in a work accident can make a claim for compensation, if the employer is liable.
Dependants of workers who have died from work-related disease such as asbestosis or mesothelioma can also claim compensation, even if industrial disease is diagnosed post-mortem.
Claims for accidents and injury at work compensation fall under the area of law known as personal injury.
Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for accident and injury at work compensation.
Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however.
Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you are injured in an accident at work.
Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been injured at work and is still recovering in hospital.
Compensation for Accidents & Injury at Work includes:
Employers have a legal duty to ensure safe working practices – and should carry out regular health and safety checks to make sure work premises or sites are properly managed and maintained, equipment is fit for purpose – and staff are properly trained and supervised.
Employees must also follow good working practices and report any lapses in health and safety to employers or line managers.
However, when accidents happen in the work place, the Health and Safety Executive – and sometimes the police and Local Authority – will investigate and an employer may be prosecuted for breaching health and safety legislation if found negligent in its legal duty to employees.
However, it is your employer’s insurer who will settle any claim for accident at work or work injury compensation.
Many work injury claims are settled out-of-court by insurers, so you do not have to worry that making a claim for accident at work compensation will cause problems for you when you return to work.
Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.
Most claims for Accidents & Injury at Work compensation are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.
But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in personal injury cases, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.
Accidents happen – but Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in accident and injury at work claims and will make sure you win the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries.
Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making an accident and injury at work compensation claim by calling 020 7923 4020.