Can I claim for more than Statutory Sick Pay? Yes. Statutory Sick Pay is the most common form of payment following a workplace accident – and there’s a high chance you’ll qualify to receive it. Some employers may even have a scheme in place that offers a more generous form of sick pay. If your employer has no such policy, […]
How do I know if an accident was someone else’s fault? It’s thankfully very rare that someone would intentionally cause an injury to someone else – but accidents caused by negligence are far more common. Whether you’ve been shunted from behind in a car, injured by a malfunctioning appliance or fallen badly on a trip hazard, your rights to compensation […]
What type of accident can I claim compensation for? As with any claim, the strength of your case will depend on the nature of the accident. If you’re a window-cleaner who’s fallen off your ladder on a house-call, for example, there would be little to build a case around. This changes if you’re a subcontractor working on a site operated […]
Claiming for loss of earnings Injuries come in various forms – as do valid claims. It might be that an accident has stopped you from working for a few days or weeks. Alternatively, your situation might be serious enough to prevent you from doing your job for months, years, or even indefinitely. Whatever your circumstances, and whatever type of injury […]
I’ve had an accident at work. What now? By law, UK employers have a duty of care to their employees. This means that while you’re at work, your employer is required to: provide you with regular training to carry out your job (this includes training you in the safe use of necessary equipment) take reasonable steps to keep you free […]
0 How to claim injury compensation if you have not been to hospital or seen your GP due to coronavirus
How to document your injuries When someone has sustained an injury, they seek medical attention to ensure appropriate treatment and that, if relevant, good pain relief medication can be obtained. In terms of claims for personal injury compensation, when a claimant has attended their GP, or visited an A&E Department of a Hospital for treatment of their injuries, important medical […]
I was injured at work, what are my rights? You have the same legal rights whether you have been injured in an accident at work, are suffering from a work-related illness, or a condition such as carpal tunnel syndrome, for example. It is important for you to understand your rights so that you can confidently manage your recovery and working […]
Slipping accidents can obviously take place anywhere, but to claim compensation you need to prove that responsibility for the accident lies with a third party rather than yourself. Shops, restaurants, libraries and business establishments, for example, all have a responsibility to ensure people’s safety. If they fail to do so and accidents occur as a result, they can be found to have been negligent and liable to compensate the injured party.
What is an accident book? An accident book provides an employer, business or venue an official means of recording incidents and injuries. Anyone who has suffered a personal injury on their premises has the right to request that the details of their accident and injuries are reported and recorded. The details recorded in an accident book can prove to be […]
The outcome of making a claim for personal injury compensation often depends on whether or not you can help your solicitor present a strong claim. To give you the best possible chance of succeeding, your claim needs to be supported by the right kind of evidence that will enable you and your solicitor to prove liability and therefore obtain a […]
When someone is injured in an accident at work, employers have certain responsibilities that they are obliged to follow. One of these requirements is to ensure that details of any incident, no matter how minor, are recorded within an accident book or accident recording system. In cases of serious injuries, the employer also has a responsibility to report the accident […]
251 When an accident aggravates a pre-existing injury or health issue, how does it affect your claim for compensation?
In most cases, when someone has an accident that leads to them suffering a personal injury, it is a new injury, a new health problem and a new issue for the injured person to cope with. For others, a pre-existing health condition is affected. Whether it’s an injury that had been suffered in the claimant’s past or an ongoing health […]
Temporary or agency employed persons often ask us whether they have the same rights as full-time or contracted staff members if they are injured at work. In simple terms, the answer is yes, they do, and can pursue a no win no fee claim for compensation just like their full-time, contracted colleagues. It also does not matter whether you still […]
Every company that employs staff is responsible for their health and safety whilst they are working. Whether this in the workplace or out on site, your employer should take the necessary steps to ensure that you are working in a safe environment. Health and safety laws are there to be followed to avoid accidents or injuries. If an employer does […]
In most compensation claims following an accident at work, a solicitor knows who to address the claim to as the company will still be in business and operating at the same place. However, if a claim is delayed it can lead to problems. If you left a company after an accident at work and didn’t pursue your claim for months, the company […]
For the majority of personal injury compensation claims, it is usually easy enough to see who is liable. In cases such as car accidents where one car crashes in to the rear of another stationary vehicle, it is easy to apportion blame and therefore workout who will be the liable party when it comes to making a claim for compensation. In […]
367 Why claimants have a legal requirement to contribute 25% of any compensation settlement towards their costs should they win their claim
Prior to the 31st March 2013, claimants pursuing claims for personal injury compensation on a no win no fee basis retained 100% of any settlement awarded to them with no deductions, and paid nothing if they lost their claim. At that time, the system obliged 3rd party insurers to fully cover their legal costs and insurance costs as well as […]
Whilst some accidents can not be foreseen or prevented, the majority of accident at work compensation claims tend to involve scenarios that could and should have been avoided. Accidents at work happen when corners are cut, when staff members are not suitably trained and equipped and when there is no culture of personal responsibility and collective ownership. Claiming compensation after an accident […]
We are regularly asked this question about sick pay and statutory sick pay (SSP) by people who have had an accident at work, and are unable to work for a while due to their injuries. In such circumstances, most employers will stop paying the injured worker their usual salary and instead place them on to SSP. The difference between the average […]
In the vast majority of personal injury compensation claims, claimants report high levels of satisfaction with the service they receive from their claims management company or the specialist solicitor they have instructed to run their claim. We work hard to ensure that our solicitors are able to settle the majority of claims for personal injury compensation quickly and in our […]
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