INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT CLAIMS
Industrial Accidents - Injury Compensation Claims
The causes of industrial accidents are many and various and can include defective equipment, defective premises, co-workers negligence, explosions, falls, electrocution and numerous other incidents. Personal injury potentially sustained by a victim of an industrial accident can range from mild to severe (including fatalities) and from temporary to long term. Injuries that are sustained can differ widely in terms of physical and psychological severity and it is the extent and duration of injury that determines the amount of damages that will be paid for pain and suffering in an industrial accident compensation claim. In addition to pain and suffering a victim can also claim for all reasonably incurred losses including loss of wages and any necessary care for the future in cases of catastrophic injury.
Employer's Liability Insurance – Industrial Accident Claims
All employers are required to take out Employer's Liability Insurance, in order to cover themselves and their workers in the case of work-related industrial accidents. In effect any compensation paid out to a claimant in an industrial accident claim will be paid by the insurers and not out of the firms pocket however there may be a knock on effect on the firms finances in due course in relation to increased insurance premiums in following years particularly if that firm has a history of claims due to a lack of satisfactory health and safety procedures.
No Win No Fee Accident Compensation Claims
If you have been injured in an industrial accident at work, within the last three years, that wasn’t wholly your fault then you may have a claim against your employer. In order to protect your legal right to compensation you should obtain legal advice from a qualified solicitor at the first opportunity. You should act as quickly as there are time limits and a potential claim can become statute barred meaning that the opportunity to claim compensation can be lost forever.
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