Accident At Work Claim Belfast
Accident At Work Claim Belfast – Expert Accident Claims Solicitors
If you have been injured while at work because your employer has failed to provide a safe working environment or someone has been negligent, you are entitled to bring a claim for compensation.
Your employer has a duty of care towards you, which includes ensuring that health and safety rules are followed and that equipment and machinery is safe to use. Where your welfare has not been properly looked after and you have suffered injuries as a result, you should receive a damages award.
At McGee Solicitors, we represent clients who have been injured at work in a wide range of jobs and who have suffered all types of injury, from minor strains through to serious and life-changing injuries. Our experts are known for achieving exceptionally good results as well as for our friendly approach to our clients and the care and consideration we provide. We also guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation payment.
We know that bringing a claim against your employer is stressful. Our experts will make sure that you have the support you need while your case is being dealt with. Your employer is required to have insurance in place to cover accidents and injuries, so the claim will generally be made against an insurance company and handled by the insurer’s legal team.
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For a free initial consultation, call us on 028 71 229 343 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form and you will be able to speak to one of our expert accident at work claim solicitors in Belfast. We can go through the details of your accident with you and answer your questions, including issues such as the amount of compensation you might be entitled to receive and how long a claim might take.
Our Accident At Work Claim Belfast Solicitors Services
We deal with a full range of accident and work personal injury claims in Belfast across Northern Ireland. Our services include making claims for:
- Industrial injuries
- Construction site accidents
- Factory accidents
- Agricultural accidents
- Breaches of health and safety rules
- Negligence on the part of your employer or fellow workers
- Injuries caused by defective equipment
- Failure to provide proper training that results in an accident
- Slips, trips and falls at work
- Manual handling injuries while moving heavy items
- Strain injuries
- Crush injuries
- Military accidents and injuries while working
- Needlestick injuries
Your employer’s duty of care towards you includes time spent working for them while you are not at their premises. For example, if you have been sent somewhere else to pick up materials or if you are working at a client’s property.
Accident At Work Claims FAQs
If you have been injured during the course of your employment and you are thinking of making a claim for compensation, we know that you probably have many questions about the process. Below are answers to some of the questions we are often asked, but if you would like to know anything else or just have a chat with a friendly solicitor about your circumstances, please just ring us and we will be happy to talk to you.
How Do I Know If I Have An Accident At Work Claim?
If your accident was caused by someone’s negligence or your employer breached their duty of care to you and you have been injured as a result, you can consider bringing a claim for compensation.
Examples of negligence or breach of the duty of care include:
- Not providing adequate safety equipment
- Failing to maintain equipment
- Not carrying out risk assessments
- Not having adequate safety procedures in place
- Not enforcing safety procedures
- Not training you and others in matters of health and safety
- Having premises that are unsafe, to include because of temporary obstructions or spillages
You will generally have three years in which to start your claim from the date of the accident or from the date on which you realise that you have suffered an injury, if you were unaware at the time.
How Much Compensation Is Paid For An Accident At Work Claim Belfast?
The amount of damages you receive will depend on how bad your injuries are and what long-term effect they could have on your life. You are entitled to be compensated for the pain and suffering you are experiencing as well as the loss of the ability to carry out certain tasks and actions. You can also expect compensation for your financial losses, to include loss of earnings, travel expenses to medical appointments and payment for any special equipment that you have to buy.
Our team have experience with many types of personal injuries, from quite minor to very serious, and will be able to give you some guidance as to what you might expect to be paid. If you would like to discuss compensation, please ring and talk to us about what has happened and we will let you have our opinion.
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How Long Does An Accident At Work Claim Take?
If your injuries are not particularly serious and your employer’s insurance company admits liability for the accident, it may be possible to settle your claim within a matter of months. If you have been badly injured, it may be advisable to wait and see how your recovery goes before you agree on a sum of compensation.
If there are likely to be long-term implications, then you should be fully compensated for these. By waiting, we can ensure that you receive the best possible amount. Where necessary, we can ask for an interim payment to be made to you so that you have financial help while your case is ongoing.
Will I Have To Go To Court For An Accident At Work Claim?
If the other side admits liability, we will negotiate with them to try and agree on the amount to be paid to you by way of compensation. If an agreement can be reached, then it will not be necessary to go to court.
Where liability for the accident is not admitted or an adequate sum in compensation is not offered, then we will support you through a court case. We are however usually able to settle matters without the need to go to court.
How Will I Pay For An Accident At Work Claim?
Where an accident claim is successful, the other side’s solicitor will generally pay all of your legal fees and other costs. This includes when claims are settled out of court.
We are also able to provide you with full protection from legal costs, including applying for Legal Aid on your behalf if you are eligible or arranging legal expenses insurance.
We know that legal costs are likely to be of concern to you and if you have any questions, please call to speak to us and we will go through your options with you.
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Contact Accident At Work Claims Belfast Solicitors
Our team achieve excellent compensation payments for our clients who make accident at work claims after being injured while working. If this has happened to you, please ring to speak to us and we will be happy to discuss your situation with you and answer your questions.
If you ask us to represent you, we guarantee that you will keep 100% of the amount you are awarded.
For a free initial consultation, call us on 028 71 229 343 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form and you will be able to speak to one of our expert accident at work claim solicitors in Belfast.
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