What Is My Accident At Work Claim Worth?
At McGee Solicitors We Guarantee You Will Keep 100% Of Your Accident Compensation.
We can help you get compensation after an accident at work at no cost to you.
What Is My Accident At Work Claim Worth? We are specialist Work Accident Solicitors in Belfast so you can be assured that you are getting the best advice and assistance available after a work related accident.
What Is My Accident At Work Claim Worth?
If you are injured in an accident while working for your employer, you could be entitled to compensation. If they have breached their duty of care to you or they or another employee have been negligent and this has contributed to the incident which caused your injuries, you can make a claim.
The accident could have been caused in any number of ways, some of the most common being slipping, falling, being injured by machinery, being hurt while lifting something or being hit by a vehicle.
Causes could be lack of training or supervision, defective or poorly maintained equipment or human error on the part of a fellow employee.
We recommend you seek legal advice as soon after your accident as possible to ensure that everything is properly documented and that you have the best chance of receiving full compensation.
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How Much Compensation Will I Receive For My Work Accident?
The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on the severity of your injuries, the payment for a fairly minor injury could be made quite quickly, but in a more serious case you will need to wait and see how well you recover and whether you may have some lingering pain and discomfort or other problems which should be taken into account when agreeing the sum to be paid to you.
There are two types of compensation that will be paid to you:
General damages are to compensate you for pain, suffering and being unable to carry out activities or having a lesser quality of life, both now and in the future. It can also include compensation for mental problems, such as depression, anxiety, insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder.
General damages may seem hard to quantify, but we have extensive experience in work-related personal injury claims and we can assess your situation and let you know the approximate amount you could expect to receive.
We also work with experienced barristers and medical experts who will work with us to quantify your claim if necessary.
Special damages are the financial losses you have suffered following the incident, such as loss of earnings, both to date and in the future, loss of promotion or bonuses, the cost of medical treatment and attending medical appointments and the cost of any help or care you need because of your injuries.
Payment of the special damages portion of your claim should put you in the financial position you would have been in, but for the accident.
For a guide to the amount that you can expect to be paid for your injury, fill out our Accident Compensation Calculator.
How Much Of My Compensation Will I Keep?
At McGee Solicitors we guarantee you will keep 100% of your compensation. Other firms may charge a fee or take a percentage of your payment, but we believe that your compensation should be yours to keep in its entirety.
If your claim is successful, your legal fees will usually be paid by your employer’s insurance company as part of the settlement.
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How Do I Claim Compensation For My Work Accident?
You should keep detailed notes of the incident as soon as it has happened, to include photos and a record of times, dates and who was present.
It is advisable to instruct a solicitor as quickly as you can after the accident so that they can start to put a case together and so that no details are forgotten.
If you instruct us to act for you, we will let you know what information we need and we will ensure that you have a medical assessment without delay.
You may feel reluctant to sue your employer for compensation, but they are legally bound to have insurance in place to cover this type of event and it is their insurance company who will pay your compensation.
Instructing A Solicitor To Deal With Your Work Accident Claim
If you choose to use McGee Solicitors we will do everything we can to make the process as free of stress as possible. We are a friendly and approachable team and we are always available to speak to you on the phone.
We will work proactively and keep you updated as to progress. We will take the time to explain the procedure to you and to answer any questions you may have. We will stay by your side throughout and work tirelessly on your behalf to obtain the compensation you deserve.
We have extensive experience of claiming compensation for accidents at work and we are familiar with the tactics of big insurance companies and their solicitors in dealing with a claim.
Often, an offer to settle a claim is made before the case reaches court. We will advise you as to whether we consider the offer to be fair and, if we believe you are entitled to more, we will negotiate robustly to secure an improved offer for you.
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As expert personal injury solicitors with in-depth understanding of claims following accidents at work, we have the knowledge and experience to obtain the best possible compensation on your behalf. We are friendly and approachable and will stay by your side throughout the transaction to ensure you are kept fully informed and supported.
Why Choose Us?
- - Specialist Accident Solicitors
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- - No Cost To You