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20 Can I claim compensation for a work injury if I’m self-employed?

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 […]

47 Can I claim for loss of earnings after an injury?

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 […]

52 Can I be sacked after an accident at work?

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 […]

1,478 Your rights after an injury at work and how to claim compensation

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 […]

767 How do I know if I have a valid slipping accident claim?

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.

284 Claiming personal injury compensation when there is no record in an accident book

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 […]

220 My employer won’t let me use or see the accident book, what should I do?

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 […]

69 Can agency or temporary workers claim compensation after an accident at work?

A question that often arises when a temporary or agency employed person makes an enquiry regarding personal injury compensation, is whether or not they have the same rights as a full-time or contracted staff member if they are injured in an accident at work. In simple terms, the answer is yes, an agency or temporary worker does have the same […]

230 Employer responsibilities regarding injuries at work

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 […]

262 Compensation claims where liability is in dispute

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 […]

68 How employers should handle safety, accidents at work and claims for compensation

Employers have responsibilities when one of their staff members is injured in an accident at work. Regardless of the accident specifics or severity of injury, all employers should have a pre-planned policy that is published, known of by key staff members and put in to place whenever the worst happens and a staff member has an accident in the workplace. […]

286 Switching solicitors during a claim – can you do it?

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 […]

51 Using your medical records in support of your claim

Some people are not convinced that they would be able to get compensation for the injuries that they sustained as a result of somebody else’s negligence. However, if they spoke to a specialist solicitor, they would say there is a chance of winning their case provided there is enough evidence to prove that the accident was somebody else’s fault. In […]

12 Having the right evidence to support your claim for personal injury compensation

When you first speak to a Direct2Compensation solicitor about your personal injury claim, you need to be completely honest about what has happened and how you have sustained your injuries. While we expect this from our claimants, we don’t expect them to know what to do to ensure that the correct evidence is in place, so part of our service involves helping you […]

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