How Long Does It Take To Make An Injury At Work Claim?

How Long Does It Take To Make An Injury At Work Claim?If you have been injured at work and it was not your fault, you may be entitled to bring a claim for compensation for your injuries. One of your first questions is likely to be how long does it take to make an injury at work claim?

At McGee Solicitors, our personal injury team understand the importance of dealing quickly and efficiently with claims. We always work proactively to ensure there are no avoidable delays in securing compensation for our clients.

The length of time an individual case will take will depend on a number of issues, in particular, how severe your injuries are. In some cases, you may be advised not to settle too quickly but to wait to see how your injuries heal and to what extent you are likely to be affected by them in the future.

As well as asking for compensation for your pain and suffering and financial losses, you are also entitled to a payment for future problems, to include your continuing injuries, psychological difficulties, loss of earnings, being unable to do things you used to do and adapting your home.

Our personal injury solicitors know how important it will be to you to finalise a claim and we can advise you of the likely time it will take. To discuss your situation with one of our experts, ring us on 028 90 394 131 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form. We offer a free initial consultation so that you can tell us what happened and ask us any questions you may have.

“Cannot recommend McGee Solicitors highly enough, did a great job for me in helping with an accident claim, I was thrilled with the settlement they achieved for me, Thanks guys.”

Why Choose McGee Solicitors For Your Work Accident Compensation Claim

We have in-depth experience of bringing successful work accident compensation claims for a wide range of injuries, including the following:

  • Falls, slipping and tripping
  • Strains
  • Crush injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Construction site accidents
  • Industrial injuries
  • Needlestick injuries
  • Accidents caused by defective equipment or lack of equipment
  • Accidents as a result of inadequate training

We understand how difficult it can be to bring a legal claim for an accident that happened at work and we will always deal sensitively and sympathetically with your case. We know that you will want to settle the matter without delay and we will do all we can to ensure that you are compensated for what has happened as soon as possible.

We have always believed that compensation paid to accident victims should be theirs to keep and for this reason, we guarantee that you will keep 100% of the sum awarded to you.

If your claim is successful, the paying party will usually pay your legal costs, meaning that you will not be liable for these. At the outset, we will discuss funding with you to make sure that you have the right option for your circumstances. You may be entitled to Legal Aid, or alternatively we offer legal expenses insurance, to ensure that you can take on your case without financial risk.

The Accident At Work Claims Process

How Long Does It Take To Make An Injury At Work Claim?You are advised to contact a solicitor as soon as possible after the accident. If you ask us to represent you, we will start gathering evidence straight away, to include details of what happened and your medical records.

We will advise your employer’s insurer that you are bringing a claim and ask our medical experts to examine you and prepare reports on your injuries.

The insurer may admit liability, in which case we will negotiate with them to try and agree on an amount to be paid to you by way of damages.

If liability is not admitted, we will need to provide evidence of what happened and set out why you are entitled to compensation. This could include obtaining records from your workplace such as risk assessments, accident reports, training records and information about the maintenance of your workplace and equipment. We may also need to obtain witness statements from your co-workers.

Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may need to have several medical reports prepared over a period of time and by experts in different areas. If your claim is likely to be lengthy, we can request interim payments so that you do not suffer hardship while matters are resolved.

We will also put together evidence of your financial losses. These could include loss of earnings, the cost of special equipment or adapting your home, travel to medical appointments and treatment that is not provided on the NHS.

We may be able to agree on a sum for compensation with your employer’s insurer. If not, or if they continue to deny liability, we will prepare a strong case for court on your behalf. We know that this can seem daunting and we will ensure that you have full support throughout the process. We will prepare you thoroughly for the hearing and provide a workplace injury specialist to represent you.

If your case does go to court, this will mean that it will take longer to finalise than it would if a payment can be agreed on out of court. However, it is generally the case that where liability is admitted, the insurer will work to try and settle the claim without the need for a hearing.

“Used McGee Solicitors recently and I would highly recommend them for their service. They were friendly, approachable and very professional. They put me at ease from the start and made everything straight forward. They were always available when I needed their advice throughout. Thank you for all your help.”

Contact Our Injury At Work Compensation Solicitors In Northern Ireland

If you have suffered an injury at work, give us a ring to discuss what happens next. We can advise you of the process as well as your likely level of compensation and how long your claim may take.

We specialise in personal injury compensation claims and generally obtain excellent damages payments for our clients. In addition, we guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation.

For a free initial consultation, call us on 028 90 394 131 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form and you will be able to speak to one of our expert accident at work lawyers.

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    55-59 Adelaide Street
    Belfast
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    028 90 394 131

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    Derry / Londonderry
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      "Couldn’t recommend McGee Solicitors enough, they are very friendly & informative. You’ll get 100% honesty and your case will be dealt with efficiently no matter day or night they are easily contacted and couldn’t do enough to help. Excellent service wouldn’t go anywhere else." Friendly Solicitors

      August 17, 2018

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