Accidents at Work Claims in London

Experiencing an injury in the workplace can have a significant impact on your life, affecting your ability to work, and potentially, your mental and physical health. Our accident at work claims solicitors in London can guide you through the claim process, helping you to secure the compensation you rightfully deserve.

We understand that while compensation for an accident at work can’t reverse the impact of your sufferings, it can help you move forward with your life, allowing you to take time away from work and focus on your recovery. Compensation can cover loss of income, travel costs and rehabilitation treatment if necessary.

At Huggins Lewis Foskitt, we recognise the distress and emotional impact an accident at work can have on your life. We strive to provide a fully supportive and comprehensive service that takes your needs into consideration in every action our team takes, and we always aim to secure the maximum amount of compensation possible.

When you work with our team, rest assured that you will receive clear, straightforward advice in plain English, without unnecessary and confusing legal jargon. We tailor our approach to suit your needs and requirements, ensuring you receive an entirely bespoke service.

If you would like to talk to our London solicitors about an accident at work, ring us on 0208 989 3000. Or use our simple contact form to request a call back and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Why choose Huggins Lewis Foskett for your accident at work claim?

When you work with our accidents at work compensation claims solicitors in London, you can be confident of receiving tailored advice from friendly and approachable solicitors dedicated to streamlining the process and keeping stress levels to a minimum.

Our solicitors are acknowledged specialists with a wealth of collective expertise, skill and knowledge, having supported clients from all backgrounds through emotionally charged and life-changing situations.

We have guided clients through all manner of scenarios with our effective advice, from slips, trips and falls to machinery injuries. No matter the details of your accident at work case, we are on hand to provide sound advice, whilst always keeping your best interests in mind.

Our team includes several specialists with decades of experience handling accident at work claims and are Practitioner Members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Our aim is to provide a painless claims service, ensuring you receive the maximum compensation for your suffering. To discuss your accident at work claim and how our specialist team can support you in obtaining the compensation you deserve, please contact a member of our team today.

How our accident at work compensation claims service works

Deciding whether you have a claim for injury at work compensation

At Huggins Lewis Foskett, our solicitors will provide assistance with assessing your case and determining if you meet the grounds for accident at work compensation.

To meet the eligibility criteria for an injury at work claim, it needs to be established that:

  • You have suffered an injury that has impacted your life, both financially and non-financially
  • You suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s actions, whether that be negligently or through a deliberate action

To ensure our solicitors can identify the likelihood of your claim, we will carefully consider your situation and the surrounding circumstances of it, along with the impact it has inflicted on your life.

Placing a value on your accident at work claim

When placing a value on your claim, there are particular factors that are taken into consideration. These are sometimes referred to as ‘assessing quantum’ and consider both financial and non-financial damages the claimant suffered in response to their accident at work situation.

Resolving your personal injury compensation claim

Out-of-court settlements – Many claims can be settled through strategic alternative dispute resolution methods, including negotiation between our proficient solicitors and the defendant’s respective solicitors. Seeking methods of ADR can reduce stress levels, cost and often acquire a quicker outcome and maximum compensation.

Taking your personal injury claim to court – While alternative dispute resolution is often a successful route, it’s not always the most appropriate method, particularly in more complex claims. In such circumstances, our solicitors will navigate you through the litigation process, where we will carefully prepare a sound case and supporting evidence, along with providing expert representation throughout your hearing, ensuring you have the best chance of success.

Everything you need to know about accidents at work claims

What happens if you have an accident at work?

If you have an accident at work, it’s important that you have a clear record of the incident, as well as a medical report from where you have sought out medical attention. During the claims process, for the best chance of success, acquiring and presenting as much evidence as possible is crucial. Examples of evidence that are essential to keep a record of after suffering an accident at work include:

  • Workplace record of the incident
  • A medical record of the visit, including details of the injuries sustained and the treatment required
  • Photos and video evidence of the injuries
  • A record of financial loss and other ways the accident has impacted you

What are you entitled to if you are injured at work?

When accident at work compensation is calculated, there are a number of factors that will be taken into consideration when negotiating the final settlement. Examples of the factors which are taken into consideration include the following:

  • Cost of medical attention and rehabilitation treatment
  • Loss of income and loss of unforeseeable income in the future
  • Pain, suffering and loss of amenities (where you are no longer able to enjoy the things you once did)
  • Travels cost to and from medical appointments, including hospital and doctor appointment

How long do you get to claim for an accident at work?

If you have experienced a workplace accident, the general timeframe for making a compensation claim against your employer or the individual responsible lasts for a period of three years from the date of knowledge (when you became aware of your accident).

There are, however, some instances where the claims process can be prolonged or unlimited. For example, where the accident was suffered by an individual under the age of 18 years old, they have three years to make a claim from their 18th birthday, expiring on their 21st birthday.

Circumstances where the claims period may be unlimited include cases where the injured individual has lost mental capacity.

How long does it take to get compensation from injury at work?

How long a claim takes to finalise often depends on the nature of it and the method of resolution. Where a claim is more straightforward and can be resolved through an out-of-court approach, the length of time is likely to be shorter than a claim which has had to proceed to court for a final decision to be made. In simple terms, a claim can take anywhere from 9 months through to 18 months to reach a final settlement, but this isn’t always guaranteed.

Funding your accident at work claim

For the majority of our accident at work claims, our solicitors at Huggins Lewis Foskett are able to offer our legal assistance on a no win, no fee basis.

What this means is that you will only be responsible for paying our legal fees if we win your case. If we are unsuccessful, you will not owe us anything, removing the financial risk of proceeding with a claim and reducing the stress levels that often accompany when acquiring legal advice.

Even in circumstances where your case is successful, it is often down to the opposition party to cover your legal fees.

Depending on your legal matter and the circumstances surrounding it, we may be able to offer a selection of funding options, including legal expenses insurance, trade union funding and legal aid.

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