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A guide to claiming for accidents at or away from work

If you or a family member have been injured in an accident at or away from work, Unite Legal Service can help you to make a compensation claim.

Whether you have had an accident at work, on the road or elsewhere, our specialist legal service has a dedicated team of expert lawyers who can offer legal advice on making a claim and support your case for compensation.

To find out how to make a claim for an accident at or away from work, read below for more information on Unite Legal Services and how they can help you.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MAKING A CLAIM FOR ACCIDENT AT OR AWAY FROM WORK

How can I make a claim for an accident at or away from work?

If you have been involved in an accident at or away from work and it wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Contact Unite Legal Services on 0800 709 007 for free expert advice and to discuss your case.

How can Unite Legal Services help?

Unite Legal Service can help Unite members make a claim for an accident at or away from work. Our personal injury specialists understand the physical and emotional impact an accident can have on you and your family. They will outline what you can expect at every stage of making a claim and can even signpost you to charities and support groups to aid your recovery.

Why turn to Unite Legal Services?

Every year Unite Legal Services secure millions of pounds for Unite members, and they can do the same for you too.

Unite Legal Services has a team of specialist lawyers who can support you to make a claim. Unite Legal Services regularly audits its specialist lawyers to ensure the highest standards of service are maintained.

Can I make a claim for an accident that happened away from work?

Yes. Unite members who have been injured in an accident that happened away from work, such as on the road or a trip on a street, can make a claim for compensation if it wasn’t their fault. Unite Legal Services supports members who have been injured in and outside of the workplace. We help them to recover damages for the impact the accident has had on their lives. This includes securing compensation to cover any losses from being unable to work and any medical expenses incurred.

As a Unite member, how much will it cost me to make a claim for an accident at or away from work?

It is free to make a claim for an accident at or away from work. As a Unite member, you are entitled to free legal advice and representation in all personal injury claims*. This means there are no hidden costs or fees when making a claim. Members’ families are also covered for personal and serious injuries if they are not employed.

How much compensation can I get from an accident at or away from work?

The amount of compensation you can expect to receive depends on the specifics of your case. However, you can rest assured that Unite Legal Services will fight hard to get you the maximum damages you deserve to compensate you for your personal injury. Our dedicated lawyers will consider the severity of your injuries, as well as any loss of earnings incurred and any medical, rehabilitation or other costs.

Will there be any deductions from my compensation?

No. Unlike other non-specialist law firms, you’ll also get to keep 100 per cent of the compensation Unite Legal Services secures on your behalf.

How long do I have to make a claim for an accident at or away from work?

You have three years from the date of your accident at or away from work to make a claim for compensation. However, it’s best to contact Unite Legal Services as soon as possible for legal advice if you wish to make a claim.

Should I be concerned if I make a claim against my employers for an accident at work?

Unite Legal Services understands that you may feel reluctant to make a claim for an accident that happened at work. However, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation if you have been injured because your employer did not adhere to health and safety regulations. The claim will be directed to your employer’s insurance company. By pursuing an accident at work claim, Unite Legal Services can make your employer aware of the safety issues and potentially prevent colleagues from having the same accident in the future.

 

*Subject to Conditions of Eligibility