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Accidents at Work

Every employer has a duty to look after the health and welfare of their employees whilst they are at work.

Unfortunately, even in the best run businesses, accidents happen which could have been avoided. If you have suffered an accident at work that was either your employer’s or a co-worker’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation.

Making a claim against your employer can be a worrying process – you may be concerned that you will lose your job. You don’t have to worry.

All employers are required by law to maintain insurance to cover them for accidents at work and it is against the law to treat an employee unfairly following an accident at work.

We will ensure that we establish a good working relationship with your employer and their insurers to ensure that your claim is dealt with as little fuss as possible.

Part of what we do, is to help get our clients back to full health as soon as possible following an accident. Nobody wants to be injured – and anything that can be done to aid and improve recovery, can only be for the best. That is why we arrange for all our clients to be immediately assessed and where appropriate, provide physiotherapy or other treatment to help get you back to full health. We will recover the cost of any treatment from the insurance company responsible for your claim, so there is no cost to you.

Accidents at work can result in a wide variety of injuries, which can be painful and distressing and whilst most will recover fully in time, only early medical assessment and treatment can provide the information needed to enable us to accurately value the compensation you are entitled to and arrange any treatment you might need.

Following an accident, we will arrange for you to see a specialist doctor to assess your injuries and provide a clear diagnosis and prognosis. No settlement of your claim should be made until the medical evidence is finalised – otherwise you could find yourself with continuing problems that you have not been properly compensated for.

When you have an accident at work it is not only compensation for your injuries that you are entitled to.

You can also claim any losses that you have suffered and any future losses that you might incur. These are called ‘Special Damages’.

We will ask you to keep a list of all of your out of pocket expenses and receipts or other proof of loss:

  • Travel expenses
  • Prescription costs
  • Loss of earnings if you have time off work
  • Any other out of pocket expenses.

The hardest thing to cope with after an accident is the loss of independence and the fact that sometimes, injuries take a long time to heal. The recovery process can be long and painful but we will do everything possible to speed the process up and make it as painless as possible.

Getting physiotherapy or other treatment quickly after an accident can have a huge impact on the speed of recovery – and even on the extent of recovery. Untreated injuries can sometimes turn into chronic, long lasting problems.

We arrange for all of our clients to be assessed as soon as possible after an accident, to establish what type of treatment would help recovery and we then arrange for - and arrange payment for – any treatment required. We can recover the cost of treatment, including operations undertaken privately, from the other party’s insurers, so there is no need for you to worry about expensive hospital bills.

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