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Firefighters Injured At Work

Firefighters injured at work

 

Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors for Firefighters injured at Work

 

No Win No Fee Claims for Firefighters’ injured at Work

 

Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading firms of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors – and can advise on how to make a no win no fee compensation claim for firefighters’ injuries at work.

 

What sort of work injuries can firefighters claim for?

 

Firefighters and Fire Brigades Union (FBU) members can make personal injury claims for accidents and injuries sustained if another party was liable.

 

The risks associated with the duties of firefighters have to be assessed and managed so that firefighters do not sustain injury unnecessarily.

 

Injuries to firefighters can occur as a result of inadequate training or drill accidents, failures in personal protective equipment (PPE) – or incidents like road traffic accidents (RTAs). Falls from height are another common cause of serious injury among firefighters.

 

Work injuries firefighters can claim for include:

 

  • Claims for minor injuries at work (eg strains, sprains, scalds, burns)
  • Claims for chronic injuries at work (eg repetitive strain injury (RSI), back, neck and spine injuries, whiplash injuries)
  • Claims for serious injuries at work (eg crush injuries, fractures, scarring, lacerations, hearing or sight impairment)
  • Claims for industrial disease or work-related illness (eg asbestosis, mesothelioma)
  • Claims for life changing or catastrophic injuries at work (eg head injury, brain injury, amputation, paraplegia/tetraplegia)
  • Claims for psychological injuries at work (eg stress, mental health conditions, PTSD)
  • Claims for assaults (assaults on firefighters at work or off duty).

 

Making a claim for fatal injuries in the workplace

 

In the case of fatal injuries sustained by firefighters, the dependants of an employee fatally injured in a work accident can make a claim for compensation if the employer or another party 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.

 

How long do Firefighters injured at Work have to claim?

 

Claims for firefighters injured at work 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 a firefighter injured in a work accident.

 

Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one who is a firefighter has been injured at work and is still recovering in hospital, or has been fatally injured, or diagnosed with an industrial disease.

 

How much compensation can firefighters injured at work claim?

 

Compensation for Firefighters injured at Work includes:

 

  • General Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
    The exact amount will be assessed according to the extent of injury, estimated recovery time and rehabilitation needed – and whether further medical treatment or even lifelong care is needed.
  • Special Damages to cover medical fees and out-of-pocket expenses
    Expenses might include physiotherapy, loss of earnings, travel expenses to hospital or damage to personal items. In more serious cases, ongoing care, loss of future salary and pension or adaptations to your home would be included.

 

Who settles compensation claims for firefighters injured at work?

 

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, it is an employer’s insurer who will settle any claim for accident at work or work injury compensation.

 

Claims for assault on firefighters are settled by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme – and low-value road traffic accident claims between £1,000 and £10,000 are fast-tracked via the RTA Claims Portal.

 

No win no fee claims can also be made for compensation for injuries sustained in RTAs and assaults.

 

Will I have to go to court to claim compensation?

 

Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.

 

Many claims involving compensation for firefighters injured at work 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 claims – including accident and injury at work claims – to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.

 

Why Duncan Lewis is the best solicitor for Firefighters injured at Work Claims

 

  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors understand just how traumatic accidents and injury as a firefighter can be – we believe in putting you and your family first to obtain the best results for you
  • Duncan Lewis is one of the leading firms of Personal Injury and Legal Aid solicitors in the UK
  • Our initial advice on making a claim for accident and injury as a firefighter or FBU member is free
  • Duncan Lewis accepts accident and injury at work claims on a no win no fee basis, so you will not have to worry about legal fees
  • We will visit you at home if you are recovering from injuries sustained in an accident at work as a firefighter – and can arrange expert medical opinions to help back up your claim
  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors will make sure you understand every stage of your firefighter’s injury at work claim
  • We will handle negotiations for you, so you do not have to worry while you are recovering from your injuries.

 

Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in accident and injury at work claims, including claims for firefighters’ work injuries.

 

Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making compensation claims for firefighters injured a work by calling 020 7923 4020.


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