Accident At Work Law Belfast
Expert Solicitors – Accident at Work Law Belfast
Have you been in an Accident? Are you in pain?
An accident can be very upsetting and cause serious injury. It can cause pain, anxiety and leave you traumatised.
We are Expert Accident at Work Law Solicitors Belfast & Derry and we can help you claim Compensation at no cost to you.
We will remove any stress after an Accident and help you obtain the highest amount of compensation available.
Why Choose Us?
Have you been injured in a work accident? If so, call our Work Accident Solicitors Belfast without delay.
We offer the highest standards of client care and legal expertise and are known for the excellent payments we obtain for our clients. We can take on all of the burden of work of your claim, making the process as stress-free as possible for you.
We also guarantee you will keep 100% of your compensation.
“You will be treated with the utmost care and respect and have a great result. I would highly recommend McGee Solicitors.” Client Review
Why Choose Us For Accident At Work Claim Law Belfast?
At McGee Solicitors, our reputation goes beyond the outstanding legal work we do and we are considered by our clients to offer an exceptional level of care and support.
We understand how difficult it can be to deal with an accident at work and to make a claim for compensation. You will find all of our personal injury solicitors to be friendly and approachable.
If you ask us to represent you, we will make sure that we look after you throughout your time with us. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim and always make the time to talk to you to discuss any concerns and answer your questions.
Clients choose us because we offer:
- Genuine legal expertise
- A proven track record of success in work injury compensation claims
- A guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation
- Full legal costs protection, so that you can bring your case with no financial risk to yourself
- A FREE initial consultation
- Friendly, helpful and supportive lawyers
“I have honestly never spoken to nicer people. They also went above and beyond and won my case and got the best outcome that I never even imagined! If you go to McGee Solicitors you will not regret it – they have been amazing!!”
What Is The Law For An Accident At Work?
Your employer has a duty of care towards you. If you are injured while at work because they have not met this duty or because of someone’s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation for your injuries.
Your employer’s duties include:
- Providing adequate training to you and other employees
- Providing safety equipment as necessary
- Complying with health and safety legislation
- Providing a safe working environment and safe equipment
- Maintaining equipment
- Carrying out risk assessments
They are required to take reasonable steps to avoid you sustaining foreseeable harm. This includes psychological harm as well as physical harm.
To establish your case, we will need to prove the following:
- That your employer owed you a duty of care
- That this duty of care was not met
- That you were injured as a result of this failure
What Should I Do After An Accident At Work?
If you are injured at work, you should make sure that you get the medical help that you need straightaway. This will also ensure that there are records of your injuries. You must also advise your employer and make sure that the incident is entered into the accident book.
You can make notes of what happened, take photos and ask others who were present for their contact details so that they can be approached for a statement if necessary.
It is important to go to all recommended medical appointments, not only to ensure that you receive the care that you need, but as these will form part of your case in due course.
You should speak to a work accident claims solicitor as soon as you can. If you ask us to represent you, we will start putting together evidence straightaway. We will also notify your employer and their insurance company that you will be bringing a claim for work accident compensation.
Making A Work Accident Compensation Claim
We will arrange for your injuries to be examined by a medical expert and a report to be prepared in support of your claim. We will ask your employer’s insurance company whether liability is admitted. If it is, the next stage is to negotiate the amount of compensation you will receive.
How Much Compensation Is Paid For Work Accidents In Belfast?
If you are entitled to compensation, this will be split into two awards:
- General damages; and
- Special damages
General damages is compensation for the pain and suffering resulting from your accident. It is also compensation for loss of amenity, or any inability to do things you could previously do, such as hobbies or sports or simple things such as walking and gardening.
Special damages is compensation for the financial losses you have occurred and any expenses resulting from the accident. Examples include travel costs to medical appointments, prescription charges, the cost of special equipment, home help and therapy not provided by the NHS. The main item of special damages is usually loss of earnings, to include future loss of earnings.
We will put together figures setting out how much compensation we believe you deserve and use these as the basis for negotiating a settlement.
Do I Have To Go To Court For A Work Accident Claim?
We are usually able to negotiate an out of court settlement for work accident injury claims. In the event that the amount of compensation offered is not sufficient or the insurer denies liability, we can prepare a strong case for court.
We understand that this may seem daunting, and we will ensure that you are fully supported throughout. You will be represented by an expert personal injury advocate and we will stay by your side to make sure you have the help and guidance that you need.
How Long Does It Take To Settle A Work Accident Claim?
The length of time taken to settle a work compensation claim depends on how complex the case is. If you were badly injured, you may be advised not to settle straightaway so that we can see what long-term effects there may be.
If this is the case, we can apply for interim payments on your behalf so that you have money in the meantime to cover living and medical expenses.
If your injuries are relatively minor, it may be possible to settle your case within a year if your employer’s insurer admits liability.
How Do I Start An Accident At Work Claim?
You are strongly advised to contact McGee Solicitors as soon as possible after an accident at work. There are time limits within which your claim should be started. It is also best to collect evidence while the incident is still fresh in everyone’s minds.
If you ask us to represent you, we will guide you through the steps to take so that the process is as easy as possible for you.
“They take care of everything – hassle free, very friendly and super helpful with any question you may have, and always keep you updated on what’s happening.”
Contact Us – Accident at Work Law Belfast
Our Belfast work accident solicitors have a high level of experience in making successful compensation claims and a proven track record of achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.
You can make a claim for compensation with no financial risk to yourself and we guarantee you will keep 100% of your compensation.
To take up our offer of a free initial consultation, call us on 028 9039 4131 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form and one of our expert accident at work solicitors in Belfast will be happy to help you.
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