Work Accident Belfast
Expert Work Accident Belfast Solicitors
Have you been injured at work? Are you suffering pain or psychological issues following the incident? Do you believe that the accident was not your fault, or not wholly your fault? Our experienced work accident claims solicitors in Belfast can secure compensation for you.
Call our friendly and helpful lawyers today and we will answer your questions and give you advice on the amount of compensation you could be entitled to. Our personal injury solicitors are experts in dealing with work accident claims and have a proven track record of securing substantial damages payments for our clients.
Why Choose Us For Your Work Accident Claim Belfast?
The main reasons our clients choose us to represent them in a work accident compensation claim include:
- Our legal expertise and experience in handling work accident claims
- Our guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation payment
- The high level of service our friendly and approachable lawyers provide
- Full legal costs protection, so there is no financial risk to you
- A free initial consultation
- Our successful record in securing damages for our clients
- Excellent reviews
“From the very first phone call I felt at ease and was kept up to date with everything. Amazing help at every step, very friendly and reliable service. Also settled and sorted quickly with no hassles. Polite and professional.”
How Do I Know If I Have A Valid Work Accident Claim?
If you have been in an accident because of your employer’s negligence or because they have not looked after you in the way that they should have done, you may be entitled to bring a claim for compensation.
Your employer has a duty of care towards you, which includes:
- Providing a safe working environment
- Ensuring you have adequate safety equipment
- Properly maintaining equipment
- Complying with health and safety rules
- Providing health and safety training
- Carrying out risk assessments
- Keeping the workplace free of hazards
Their duty of care extends to work you carry out for them away from your regular workplace.
What Do I Do After An Accident At Work?
You should seek medical help straightaway, or as soon as you can after the event. You need to make sure that you receive any treatment you require and this will also ensure that medical records are created in respect of your injuries. You should go to any further appointments that are recommended, including physiotherapy.
Your employer should be notified of the incident and enter it into their accident book. Again, this will ensure that there is a formal record of what happened.
You can also make your own notes and take photos of the scene to record the position of any hazards or machinery involved. If there were witnesses to the accident, you should make sure that you have their contact details as they may be asked to provide a statement.
You are advised to speak to an expert accident claims solicitor as soon as possible.
Speak To A Solicitor About Your Work Accident
At McGee Solicitors, our work accident lawyers are very friendly and easy to talk to. We will give you the advice you need after an accident and take on all of the work so that your claim is as stress-free as possible.
We understand that you may find it hard to bring a legal case and we will help you throughout so that you have full support.
We will start by going through what happened with you. We can ask our medical examiners to prepare a report on your injuries and we will also notify your employer and their insurance company that you intend to claim compensation.
Do I Have To Go To Court For A Work Accident Claim?
We are usually able to obtain compensation without the need for a court hearing. If your employer’s insurer admits that your employer was liable or partly liable for your accident, we will negotiate with them to try and agree on how much they will pay you.
Only if they deny liability or they do not offer sufficient compensation will it be necessary to go to court. If a hearing is needed, we will make sure that you are represented by an experienced work accident claims advocate.
How Much Compensation Is Paid For Work Accidents?
The amount of compensation will depend on how severe your injuries are and how long the effects will last. Two types of compensation will be payable:
- General damages; and
- Special damages
General damages is compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the accident and for loss of amenity. This is any inability to do things, such as walking or playing sport, that you were able to do before the accident.
Special damages is compensation for financial losses caused by the accident. The largest part of this section of damages is usually compensation for loss of earnings and any future loss of earnings. Other items of compensation could include prescription charges, special equipment, home help, travel costs to medical appointments and treatment that is not covered by the NHS.
We can discuss with you the amount of compensation you might expect to receive for the injuries you have sustained. Alternatively, you can use our work accident compensation calculator.
How Long Does A Work Accident Compensation Claim Take?
If your injuries are relatively minor and your employer’s insurance company is prepared to settle matters out of court, it may be possible to deal with your case within a year.
Where your injuries are more severe, it will take longer. This is because it is very important to make sure that you are adequately compensated for any ongoing issues you may experience. By taking the time to see how matters settle down and what symptoms could be with you for the long term, we can ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for the future.
We can request interim payments from your employer’s insurance company where necessary. These are financial instalments paid while your case is ongoing so that you do not have to worry financially during the time that your case takes to complete.
“I could not praise this company enough with how they handled my case. From day one they were professional and understanding, they always kept me informed of what was happening with my case. I could not recommend them enough.”
Contact Our Solicitors For Work Accidents Belfast
If you have been in a work accident, our Belfast accident claims solicitors will do all they can to ensure you have the best possible payment for what has happened.
We provide a free initial consultation so that you can talk to us about your situation and ask us any questions you may have. We provide full costs security and will be happy to go through this with you as we know that costs are often of concern.
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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