People who have been injured at work will often be worried about making a claim due to the impact it may have on their relationship with their employer and job status. However, this should not be a concern, as employers are required by law to hold liability insurance which covers them financially in the event of a worker getting injured, and the vast majority of claims are settled amicably. Furthermore, if a worker’s relationship with their employer does deteriorate for whatever reason, they are protected from unfair dismissal and undue harassment by UK employment laws.
It is completely understandable that a person will seek to be compensated for the pain and suffering they have endured following an accident at work, as well as financial losses resulting from getting injured, including loss of earnings and the cost of medical treatment. Sometimes an injury may limit a worker's ability to carry out their job as efficiently as before for an extended period, or even permanently. In addition, claims can serve to improve health and safety standards in the workplace, making future work accidents less likely, and employers will often view them in this light.
Our main areas of expertise are work related back injuries, manual handling accidents, hernias, slips, trips and falls in the workplace, burns, repetitive strain injuries (RSI) and occupational hearing loss. We have experience of representing injured workers across a range of industries, including construction, factory and warehouse workers, engineers, nurses and carers, retail staff, restaurant workers and delivery drivers.
Bartletts Solicitors handle accident at work claims on a no win no fee basis, meaning that you will not have to pay any legal fees until you win your claim and receive your compensation, and will not have to pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful. Since a change in the law in April 2013, all law firms now charge a success fee payable upon conclusion of successful work accident claims, calculated as a percentage of the damages awarded. Our work accident claim service is offered nationwide. Contact our specialist team today for free and confidential legal advice.
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