Work Accident Lawyers Belfast
Expert Work Accident Lawyers Belfast
Had An Accident At Work Belfast? Have You Been Injured?
An accident at work can cause serious injury and be very upsetting. It can cause you pain, anxiety and leave you traumatised.
We are Expert Accident at Work Solicitors in Belfast and we can help you claim Compensation at no cost to you.
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Why Choose Us?
If you have been injured in an accident at work, you need representation by an expert. At McGee Solicitors, you will find our work accident team easy to talk to. We understand that bringing a legal case is daunting and we will provide you with all of the support and help you need.
The benefits of choosing us for your work accident compensation claim include:
- Many Years of Experience
- Outstanding personal service and support
- Meticulous attention to detail and case preparation
- A free initial consultation
- Full costs protection
- Our guarantee that you will keep 100% of your compensation
“Professional and friendly, always kept me up to date with proceedings, and my claim was swift and smooth. Everyone I spoke to was helpful, and I always got a quick response to any query. Highly recommend McGee Solicitors for personal injury claims.”
Work Accident Lawyers Belfast
- Industrial injuries
- Back injuries
- Manual handling injuries
- Crush injuries
- Slips, trips and falls
- Accidents from the use of defective machinery
- Accidents caused by insufficient training
- Accidents arising because of a breach of health and safety rules
- Negligence that led to injury
- Construction site accidents
- Agricultural accidents
- Factory accidents
- Warehouse accidents
- Military accidents
Can I Claim For An Accident At Work?
If you were hurt while working for your employer because of someone else’s negligence or because your employer did not take the care they should have, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
You are entitled to be safe while at work and this means that your employer must take certain steps to ensure your well-being. This includes:
- Making sure you have safety equipment
- Maintaining all equipment
- Training workers in the use of equipment
- Complying with health and safety rules
- Carrying out risk assessments
- Keeping the workplace free of hazards
- Preventing negligence
If you believe your employer has failed in their duty of care towards you and you have been injured as a result, you are strongly advised to speak to a solicitor.
We can represent you to establish whether you have a valid claim and put together a strong case on your behalf. To claim compensation for a work accident, we will show that:
- You were owed a duty of care
- That duty of care was breached
- You suffered harm as a result of the breach
These are the points that need to be proved in a claim and once we have demonstrated that these criteria are met, we are often able to negotiate a settlement without the need to go to court.
How Much Compensation Is Paid For An Accident At Work?
The size of your compensation payment will depend on how severe and long-lasting your injuries are. If you have been badly injured and you need time off of work, this will be taken into account when calculating how much you will be paid.
You are entitled to receive general damages and special damages. General damages is a payment for the pain and suffering you have sustained as well as for any inability to do things you used to be able to do.
Special damages is a payment for your financial losses. This could include loss of earnings, future loss of earnings, the cost of any special equipment you may need, travel expenses to medical appointments and prescription charges.
Our work accident solicitors have a good understanding of the sums courts are likely to award for various injuries. If you would like to ring to speak to us, one of our lawyers will be able to go through your injuries with you and give you an estimate of the compensation you might expect to receive.
Alternatively, you can use our work injury compensation calculator.
However much you receive, we guarantee that you will keep 100% of the payment.
Use our Accident At Work Compensation Calculator to discover the possible level of compensation you could be entitled to.
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How Can I Fund A Work Accident Compensation Claim?
We know that the cost of bringing a claim is likely to be of concern. If you win your case, your legal fees will be paid by the losing party.
You might be eligible for Legal Aid and we can explore this option and, if you do qualify, apply on your behalf.
If you want to avoid any risk regarding payment, we offer an insurance policy which will cover your costs, should you not win your case. If you do win, the modest premium is paid from your compensation.
Can My Work Accident Claim Settle Out Of Court?
Once we have notified your employer and their insurer that you are making a claim, we will have you examined by medical experts and put together a strong case for compensation for your injuries. We will provide evidence to the insurance company and ask them to admit liability for what has happened.
If they do admit liability, we will calculate how much we believe you should be paid for your injuries and enter into negotiations with them to try and agree on a settlement figure. We are usually able to reach an agreement in this way, meaning that a court hearing will not be necessary.
If your case does go to court because liability is not admitted or the payment offered is insufficient, we will arrange for you to be represented by an advocate with expertise in personal injuries and work accidents. We know that you may find the process daunting and you can rest assured that we will support you every step of the way.
Is there a time limit for a work accident compensation claim?
You will generally have three years from the date that your injury occurred in which to start your claim. However, if you were not aware of the injury at the time, for example, in the case of industrial disease, then the three-year period runs from the date on which you could reasonably have been expected to know of your injury.
If you have been hurt at work, you are strongly advised to speak to a work accident claims solicitor as soon as you can. If you approach us, we will start work straightaway and gather evidence while it is still available and while the incident is still fresh in everyone’s minds.
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Contact Our Accident At Work Lawyers Belfast
We have experience across a wide range of work accident compensation claims and are known for looking after our clients well, with a friendly and approachable attitude.
If you have been injured and you would like to explore making a claim, please give us a call.
To take up our offer of a free initial consultation, ring us on 028 9039 4131 or fill in our no-obligation Free Enquiry Form and one of our expert work accident lawyers in Belfast will be happy to help you.
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