Have you had an accident at work? Accidents in the workplace can and do happen as a result of your employers or co-worker’s negligence. This can result in workers suffering from serious injuries or illnesses that can result in unexpected medical bills and loss of earnings. Injuries that they may not fully recover from, be life-changing or even lead to loss of life. That’s why it’s important to have a specialist, local personal injury law firm on your side to help you secure the compensation you deserve.
Stonehewer Moss Solicitors, based in Northwich, is one of Cheshire’s leading personal injury claims solicitors, accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, with vast experience and an extensive record of compensation claims success for accidents at work.
We handle the majority of cases on a No Win No Fee basis. Watch this short video to learn more.
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Here are examples of the types of accidents at work claims Stonehewer Moss can help you with:
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in the workplace that wasn’t your fault, including as a result of a co-worker’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us online to see if you have a claim for compensation.
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If you’re injured because of an accident at work, there are a few important things you should do before contacting us:
We offer a Free No Obligation Case Review so that we can understand more about the accident circumstances and to advise you on whether or not you have a claim.
We will guide and support you throughout the personal injury claims process, dealing directly with your employers and their insurance company on your behalf to secure compensation for your injuries quickly and amicably.
The value of every accident at work compensation claim depends on the seriousness of the injury as well as the chances of you making a full recovery.
In handling your claim, we will also look at other financial aspects such as medical expenses, travel costs and loss of earnings you may have had as a result of the accident. We will also factor into the value of your claim any long term medical expenses that you may incur for life-changing injuries that require ongoing medical treatment.
We will also seek to obtain interim payments where possible to help you to avoid financial hardship caused by an accident at work that wasn’t your fault.
Whatever the nature of your injury, our aim is to get you the highest amount of compensation as quickly and stress-free as possible so that you can get your life back on track.
For the majority of cases, any claim for an accident at work compensation must be made within three years of the date of the accident. There are, however, some exemptions to this rule in instances whereby you may be able to make a claim for an accident dating back further. As specialist personal injury lawyers, we will be able to advise you on your rights.
No. Seeking compensation for an accident at work that was not your fault is not grounds for dismissal. Your employer will have insurance to cover your accident claim. For the most part, your solicitor will be dealing with the insurance company. Watch this short video to learn more.
No. Your compensation is usually net of tax. Any claim for loss of earnings will be paid less any tax and National Insurance you would have paid. If you are claiming benefits related to your accident, your award might be reduced to repay these benefits. If you are claiming benefits not related to the accident, your lump sum award may affect your entitlement to benefits. We can help you with this by creating a personal injury trust.
The responsibility for an accident at work is very often it is the employer, even though they may try to blame you or even discipline you for the accident. However, sometimes the accident might be the responsibility of a third party, for example, a building site main contractor. It might be due to the fault of a work colleague acting in a manner not related to the job. It might even be your own fault in whole or in part. If you are unsure, get in touch with our personal injury lawyer for a free initial case review in complete confidence.
An interim payment in a personal injury claim is an amount of money paid by the insurance company for the Defendant to the Claimant prior to settlement of the claim. For example, in some cases, people often cannot get back to work immediately and consequently have a much-reduced income. In such cases, we can often make an application for an interim payment for you to alleviate any short-term financial difficulties.
In larger cases where someone has been very seriously injured, we may ask for an interim payment to enable works to be undertaken on the injured persons’ house to make it more accessible, for example, a walk-in shower or to lower the kitchen work surfaces for a wheelchair user.
There are certain limitation periods for making a personal injury claim and some exemptions too.
The Limitation Act stipulates the date by which you can make a claim after you have had an accident. In most cases, this is three years from the day the accident occurred. After this time, you cannot easily make a claim unless there is some special reason why you should be allowed to do so. For example, if you were unable to deal with your own affairs for a period of time.
There are exceptions, for example, the limitation date for children who have an accident when they are under 18th. is their 21st birthday. That is three years from when they became an adult.
If your injury was not caused by a one-off event, for example, a repetitive strain injury, then the three-year timeline only starts to run on the day you became aware you had an injury as a result of the negligence of a third party. This might be the day you are diagnosed with a condition by your doctor.
There are a lot of exceptions to the three-year limitation date rule (you might only have one year to make a claim if your accident was in Spain or two years if it was on a boat) so the best advice is to give us a call and we will tell you where you stand.
We are specialists in personal injury law with a proven track record in securing compensation.
We offer a no-win no-fee claims service to ease the financial pressure on you.
You can arrange a free no-obligation case review to help you decide if we’re the injury lawyers for you.
We are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), demonstrating our experience specialist expertise in personal injury law.
We will support you throughout the claims process, providing a personal, friendly and compassionate service, with local home and hospital visits if required.
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