At Barrister-Direct, we appreciate that your workplace is supposed to be a safe place. As individuals who increasingly spend more time at work than at home, you have the right to be protected by a range of health and safety laws and regulations, in addition to a duty, owed by your employer. If your employer failed to follow those laws and regulations or breached their duty towards you and you suffered an injury or a disease, you could be entitled to compensation.
Our expert team have years of experience in helping people, who have suffered accidents at work, be it lifting, manual handling, machinery incidents, a lack of personal protective equipment, slips, trips or falls. Our team also regularly deal with claims involving vibrating machinery, and, Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. We understand that you can feel conflicted about making a claim against your employer and can support you and assist you in the best way to handle your claim.
Book your free, no obligation telephone consultation or complete our contact form to start your claim.
What we offer:
- No Win, No Fee
- Specialist Personal Injury Barristers
- Over 25 Years Experience
- Client Focussed
- Nationwide Service
- Help to access rehabilitation and support
Frequently Asked Questions
If you had an accident, as a result of your employer’s breaches of law, regulation or their duty and you suffered an injury as a result of that accident then yes you can make a claim. Barrister-Direct has helped a range of clients from warehouse operatives to caring home assistants to recover compensation that they deserved, after their employer let them down.
No. There are strong laws in place to protect people that are making an accident claim against their employer from discrimination by their employer. Also, we remind clients that you are making a claim against the employer’s insurance, it is not always the employer that deals with your claim, instead, it will be their insurance company.
The question of whether or not you are an employee can be a complex legal one. However, Barrister-Direct could help you if you are an employee, contractor, visitor to a worksite, casual worker or even an agency worker and have had an accident, through no fault of your own.
As an adult, you have three years from the date of your accident to make a claim. The sooner that you get in touch, however, the easier your claim will be. This is because it is easier to gather evidence such as the photographs of your accident location, documentation completed by your Health and Safety Officer or people, who may have witnessed your accident. We, at Barrister-Direct understand though that, after an accident, people are focussed on getting better. Therefore, as long as you contact us within three years, we will do our very best for you and your claim.
Yes, of course. If you had an accident and suffered an injury, you can still make a claim whether or not you’ve now recovered.
Making a Personal Injury claim can be a daunting prospect. That’s why, at Barrister-Direct, we focus on our clients to keep you updated at every stage of your claim. This includes, what we believe your claim is worth. If you’ve had an accident, you can make a claim not just for the injury, but, for any loss of earnings you suffered if you had to take time off work, any medication that you might have paid for, any taxis you had to take as you weren’t able to walk, drive or use public transport and money for any time that your family and friends have had to give up, to help you do tasks such as washing, dressing, cooking or cleaning. At Barrister-Direct, we ensure our clients get the best possible result, taking into account not just their injury but the affects and inconvenience on their lives.
There is no single answer for how long an accident at work claim can take. Sometimes, the Defendant will admit that they breached their duty towards you, other times, they will not, or, if your symptoms are on-going, you will need further medical evidence or tests. On average, our clients experience conclusion of their claims between 12-18 months. During this time, we ensure that you are regularly updated about your claim, with letters, emails, telephone calls or home visits. We will also do everything we can to speed up your claim, whilst ensuring that you are getting the best possible result.
Yes, at Barrister-Direct, we work under a Conditional Fee Agreement, more commonly known as a ‘No Win No Fee Agreement.’ If you win, you will pay us a maximum of a 25% success fee, if you lose, you don’t pay us anything. It’s our promise.
When we first speak to you, we will get the details of your accident and the effects of it on your life. This will then be put forward to the Defendant in your claim. We will then contact them and see whether or not they will accept liability for your accident. Once we have the Defendant’s decision on liability, we will gather medical evidence relating to your injuries. We will appoint a Medical Expert, that is specifically qualified in your injury, to advise on exactly what injuries you have sustained, how long it will take you to recover and whether or not there will be any long-lasting effects on your life. With this information, our expert team will then proceed to settle your claim.
We will always try and negotiate your claim outside of court, to try and ensure that your claim is resolved as quickly as possible. However, if the Defendant doesn’t accept liability or doesn’t agree with our valuation of your injuries, we will start court proceedings. Only 5% of cases actually go to court, though, and we will keep you advised at all times in relation to this, and provide any support that you may need, should your claim proceed to a trial.