I’m Worried About Making a Personal Injury Claim Against My Employer

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If you’ve suffered an accident at work and sustained an injury as a result, it is likely that you may need some time off from work to recover. This may have an impact on your earnings and lead to financial stress on top of the concerns about your physical wellbeing. You might start to question how this accident could have been avoided and whether either you or your employer could have taken steps to prevent your injury. Once you have sought the necessary medical attention, it is important that you seek legal advice to ensure that you know where you stand.

Accidents at work happen, but that doesn’t mean that you should be expected to just get on with it if your employer could have prevented the incident. At Belmont Solicitors, we believe that you should not need to fear any kind of repercussions from your employer when you seek independent advice about an accident at work, as your workplace has a duty of care to all employees which includes a responsibility for health and safety. When an accident is reported, however minor, your employer should be assessing risks in the workplace. If they fail to do this, they put themselves at risk of further compensation claims, and you at risk of further injury.

If you are involved in an accident at work, we recommend that you report this in detail to your employer or health and safety department as soon as possible. Note down any evidence you can, such as taking pictures of the scene of the incident and writing down what happened to you. The more evidence you can collate to support your claim, the higher your chances of success in a claim.

Please be assured that your employer cannot dismiss or otherwise victimise you for making a claim. They are obliged to have suitable insurance cover in relation to workplace accidents to protect both you as the employee and the company if an accident should occur.

In Scotland, you have up to three years after an accident to make a claim. We do always recommend that you seek advice as soon as possible, however, in order to strengthen your claim. If the full extent of your injuries do not become clear right away, however, you can rest easy in the knowledge that you do have time to initiate your claim.

Belmont Solicitors can help you to make sense of the incident and can offer advice as to your next steps. Even if you didn’t report the accident immediately, or feel that you may have been able to partially prevent or mitigate your injury, we can help.

Give our personal injury advisors a call today at 0141 729 8848 and tell us about what happened – we are here to support you! Alternatively, leave us a message via our online contact form and one of our team will be in contact with you to discuss your case in more detail.

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    • The team at Belmont has been great. They went through the information with me as often as I needed to understand all the legal bits and feel comfortable proceeding. I was given an update as soon as it was available, which meant I didn’t have to constantly call - which in my experience is not always the case with solicitors. Overall very happy with the service received.

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    • Well thanks to Belmont, i’ve manage to get my injury claim in rather quickly is feels like. They are a great team and keep you updated throughout each process they do with with you, as well as making sure well informed. would very highly recommend. will also mention they give very clear instructions throughout the process and they are very helpful!

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    • Good service. Kept me informed about my personal injury claim - which took about a year to settle, which was due to the other party in the accident's insurer going into liquidation, but they kept at it and eventually succeded in getting the payment. Would definately recommend.

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