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Being injured as a result of someone else’s negligence is a serious matter. It can have huge implications for you and your family. Our legal experts have a wealth of experience in handling personal injury cases.
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Accidents can happen in any parts of your life, but when they occur in the workplace, they often bring many added complications.
The team at Browell Smith & Co Solicitors has many years of experience specialising in seeking compensation for employed people injured at work. It is often difficult for an employee to pursue his/her employer for compensation. Nevertheless the experienced Browell Smith & Co team can guide you, successfully, through this process.
If you, or anyone else you know, has been involved in an accident at work and suffered injury, or illness as a result, please do not hesitate to contact the team at Browell Smith & Co Solicitors for clear advice.
Contact our expert team today to arrange a free initial consultation at any of our offices, in Newcastle, Cramlington, Ashington and Sunderland, or alternatively at your home, to discuss your particular requirements.
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Employers are subject to the Common Law and enshrined in many laws enacted by Parliament over the years, as well as following Directives of the EU. Consequently, employers have a duty to do all they reasonably can to prevent employees from suffering injuries or illness caused by negligence or breach of statutory duty within the workplace.
When an employer fails to do this, resulting in an injury that was not the employee’s fault, then the employee is entitled to bring a claim for damages against the employer and its insurer.
Such accidents can arise for a number of reasons including (but not exclusively):
It is important to obtain expert legal advice in relation to any type of accident at work to ensure that the appropriate duties and obligations on both the employer’s and employee’s sides are fully considered and the appropriate level of compensation is recovered where possible.
At Browell Smith & Co we know that each accident affects the individual in a unique way and for this reason each compensation case is very different. Some are settled within a matter of months, others can take years. The important factor is that we achieve the compensation deserved and put you back in the position you were in before your accident.
As with all claims for personal injury compensation there are strict time limits within which a claim must be lodged with the Court. For accident claims, court proceedings must be started within three years from the date of your accident.
For occupational disease cases court proceedings must be started within three years from the date when you first had reasonable grounds to believe that you may be suffering from a condition which has been caused by a third party. This may be your employer or it could be another organisation with whom you worked, as a contractor, or who operated in premises close by.
In the event that court proceedings are not started within three years from the relevant date, the negligent party may be able to escape paying compensation on the basis that your claim is out of time.
The law surrounding the time limits for industrial disease compensation is extremely complex and issues will differ from case to case, particularly when seeking compensation on behalf of a former family member. It is not always necessary to have a firm diagnosis from a medical practitioner for the time limit to commence. In these circumstances you must seek legal advice from a specialist as soon as possible, delay will damage your claim.
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