INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT SOLICITORS - INJURY COMPENSATION CLAIM
LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 352 100
Have you been injured in an accident within the last three years?
Unsure whether you can claim personal injury compensation?
Are you looking for an industrial accident solicitor?
Our industrial accident solicitors use the no win no fee scheme and compensation is paid in full with no deductions. If you would like information on industrial accident compensation claims settlements at no cost with no further obligation from a specialist personal injury solicitor just use the helpline or complete and send the contact form.
Events which give rise to industrial accident compensation claim settlements include :-
- falls from height (buildings, scaffolds, ladders and machines)
- struck by falling object
- slides and cave-ins (earth, rocks, stones, snow)
- collapse (buildings, walls, scaffolds, ladders, piles of goods)
- struck by falling objects during handling
- stepping on objects
- striking against stationary or moving objects
- struck by moving or falling objects
- caught in or between objects
- overexertion in lifting, pushing, pulling or handling objects
- exposure to extreme temperatures
- exposure to hot or cold substances or objects
- contact with electric current, harmful substances or radiations
- inhalation, ingestion or absorption of toxic substances
If you have been injured at work you should notify your supervisor immediately. Medical assistance should be sought promptly. Industrial accident solicitors will be able to advise you of your legal right to a compensation claim settlement. Your industrial accident solicitor will investigate liability and quantum. This means that they will assess the evidence with a view to determining the strength of your case and the amount of compensation you may be awarded. They will identify the factual issues and the evidence you will need. They will also evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the opponent's case.
How much compensation you will receive will depend upon the severity of your injuries and the extent of your loss. Compensation can include payments for pain and suffering, medical costs, loss of wages, domestic care and all other losses and reasonably incurred expenses. Your industrial accident solicitor may need to obtain your hospital records and reports from treating doctors to be in a position to assess compensation. The sort of information that may be needed includes :-
- the extent of your injuries
- the treatment (including hospitalisation) given for those injuries or any consequential disabilities
- any disabilities consequential upon the injuries or treatment
- details of any particularly painful procedures or consequences of the injury prognosis
- your present condition
- any permanent disfiguring scars or other injuries
- any permanent disabilities likely to result from the injuries received including percentage loss of function
- any permanent or temporary loss of earning capacity
If you suffer from loss of earnings because your doctor says you cannot carry out your usual duties or if you are hospitalised for treatment of your injuries, then you will be entitled to compensation for loss of income. If you do not recover completely from your injuries, and you are permanently disabled and unable to return to work, then you will be entitled to compensation for loss of future earnings.
Compensation for an industrial injury will cover any medical costs necessary for your recovery or relief and will also cover the cost of the services of a physiotherapist, chiropractor or osteopath or any other similar medical treatment.
It is difficult to say how long it will take before your opponent makes a reasonable offer to settle your industrial accident claim. Some insurers make early offers, especially where liability is not in doubt and the amount of compensation sought is not especially large. Many insurers however, wait until legal proceedings have been commenced or a hearing date has been allocated. Being faced with the possibility of a trial and the substantial legal costs that may be involved for your opponent, they will often make a reasonable offer close to the hearing date.
Straightforward personal injury cases may take up to a year to resolve. More complex cases may take several years. Where a case has gone to trial, you must also factor in the time taken for a judge to deliver their written judgement. In complicated cases, this may take several months.
Your employer is required by law to :-
- provide you with a safe work environment
- ensure that the equipment that you use is safe and well-maintained
- ensure that the premises are safe
- ensure that you and your colleagues are supervised, competent, well-trained and safety conscious
This means that if your employer fails to look after your interests at work and you are subsequently injured, they will have to pay you compensation. Even if you are partly to blame for the accident you can still apply for an industrial accident claim settlement. For example, if you are undertaking a work task incorrectly that exposes you to risk of injury and your employer knows that this is so, but does nothing about it or has failed to give you adequate training or instruction, then they would still be liable to pay you compensation.
Industrial Accident Solicitors
LAWYER HELPLINE: ☎ 1800 352 100
Our industrial accident solicitors will provide you with legal advice on your rights and entitlements to compensation with no further obligation.
Our solicitors are specialists with extensive experience in negotiating, settling and litigating accident compensation claims.
If you decide to instruct any of our specialists to obtain compensation for you, they will act on a no win no fee basis. Compensation is paid in full and win or lose there is no charge.