Accident at Work Solicitors
Had An Accident at Work?
An injury caused by a Work Accident can have a huge impact on you and your family and can cause long-term problems as well as financial difficulties. It is vital that you speak to the specialist Accident at Work Solicitors at McGee O’Kane now.
We provide a Free Consultation with an Expert Solicitor so do not worry about Legal Fees! Our priority is to provide an exceptional service and to obtain Maximum Compensation for every client.
If you have been injured in an Accident at Work then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. We are experienced and skilled at dealing with Work Accident Claims which often be complicated and difficult cases.
Accident at Work Solicitors Derry
Accidents at Work can involve complicated work practices and specialist machines which require expert investigation. Also, the injuries sustained in a Work Accident can be very serious and complicated and require specialist medical reports for the injuries, such as, nerve damage, psychiatric trauma or scarring.
After the accident you may not be able to return to work in your chosen profession, leading to loss of income / earnings and loss of wages that you would have earned if you were not injured in the accident. We understand the financial implications an injury may have on our clients. If the symptoms cause you to miss any period of work, we will pursue a ‘Loss of Earnings’ Claim on your behalf to recover any wages that you have lost due to the accident.
We provide an exceptional service and are always available to help with any issue or problem that you have after a work accident.
Can I Make a Claim?
It is the responsibility of employers to ensure that employees can do their jobs safely and without risk of injury. The workplace and any equipment must be well maintained and safe, and adequate training must be given along with necessary safety equipment and supervision. Our Expert Accident at Work Solicitors can help with all types of injuries including:-
- Accidents due to Inadequate Training
- Injuries caused by Dangerous / Faulty Equipment
- Factory Accidents
- Slip/Trip Injuries
- Injuries due to Lifting Objects
- Forklift Truck Accidents
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Vibration White Finger
- Asbestos Related Disease
- Industrial Deafness
- Repetitive Strain Injuries
All employers have a “duty of care” to their employees and must comply with strict Health and Safety Legislation to ensure that their employees are not put at risk of being injured and that the work environment is safe. Despite this, many work accidents still occur.
If you have been involved in an accident at work in an office environment, on a building site, restaurant, shop, warehouse, factory or a farm call our Expert Accident at Work Solicitors today to discuss your case.
Our Personal Injury Free Consultation
What Does Our Free Consultation Mean? We provide a Free, Confidential, No Obligations, Consultation for anyone with an Accident or Injury Claim. We understand that when you need to speak to a Solicitor it can be stressful and you may be worried about how much it will cost you. You could be worried that as soon as you speak to a Solicitor you will have to pay Legal Fees and you could get a bill. Our Free Consultation means that you can come and talk to us about your case and you will not be charged. We can assess your case and provide initial advice to you. We can also assess whether you qualify for Legal Aid funding for the legal costs of your case.We are friendly and approachable Solicitors and we make it as easy as possible to speak to a Solicitor. We are happy to hear from you and will assist you in any way we can without any cost to you.
Can I get Legal Aid for my Personal Injury Claim?
The Legal Services Agency Northern Ireland can provide funding to help people who qualify to get legal advice and representation.
If you are unsure as to whether or not you qualify for Legal Aid, call us today on 028 71 229 343 and we will be able to advise you of your eligibility.
Legal Aid for a Personal Injury Claim / Accident Claim is called “Civil Legal Aid.” The granting of Civil Legal Aid is determined by the Legal Services Agency. They will assess your financial eligibility and the merits of your case and decide whether or not you meet the criteria for Legal Aid funding.
The vast majority of Personal Injury Claims are settled without the need for Court Proceedings and do not require Legal Aid funding.
Will my Case go to Court?
Most personal injury cases are settled without the need for Court Proceedings. In most cases responsibility (or liability) for the accident is accepted by the other party and we are able to negotiate the maximum compensation settlement for our client. There is therefore no need to take the case to Court.
However, if the other party refuse to admit fault (or accept liability) for the accident or do not make a sufficient compensation proposal then will we consider issuing Court Proceedings on your behalf.
How Much Does It Cost? – Accident at Work Solicitors
We provide a Free Consultation with an expert to discuss your case. This is a no obligations consultation with our team, in person or over the phone, to discuss your case. This means it costs nothing to talk to the Personal Injury Solicitors Derry at McGee O’Kane.
We begin by sending the Insurance Company or “at fault” party a Letter of Claim advising that you have sustained injury due to their negligence. The accident will then be investigated and they will decide whether the Insurance Company or “at fault” party are willing to take responsibility for the accident that caused your injuries.
If they are prepared to take responsibility for the accident we will obtain medical reports to show the extent of your injuries and then begin negotiations to obtain the maximum compensation amount for you. In this case our legal fees are paid entirely by the Insurance Company so that making a claim costs you nothing.
If they are not prepared to accept responsibility then the next step is to issue proceedings and bring the case to Court. There may be costs involved in bringing the case to Court, such as Court Fees and Barristers Fees. We can apply for Legal Aid on your behalf to cover these costs.
However, the vast majority of cases are settled prior to Court and there are no legal costs due. In those cases it will cost you nothing to claim and you will keep 100% of your Compensation.
Will I Have to Give Evidence in Court?
In some cases people can be scared of going to Court as they are worried that they will have to speak in Court. This happens in a very small percentage of cases. Most cases are settled without having to go to Court at all. If your case does go to Court a huge number of Personal Injury Claims will settle before the Hearing, as the Insurance Company could make an improved compensation proposal or accept liability.
In short, issuing Court Proceedings does not mean that the case will end up in front of a Judge as cases often settle right up to the morning of the Hearing.
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Why Choose Us?
- FREE Consultation Available
- Approachable & Friendly Solicitors
- Legal Aid Available