Get the Evidence You Need for Injury Compensation


Posted by admin on March 1, 2012 at 10:09 am. Filed under: Compensation Claims

Slips, trips and falls occur all the time as a result of other people’s negligence, but it can be sometimes hard to prove that it wasn’t your fault. With more compensation claims than ever before as people realise that they are entitled to justice when they suffer because of something that wasn’t their fault, then more evidence is required to prove that you have a valid case. A consultation with one of our expert team will soon determine whether you have right to claim or not.

Personal injury compensation may be awarded in the case of a slip, trip or fall if you have slipped on a wet floor that wasn’t correctly signposted or tripped on an uneven pavement, for example. If this has been the case, then you need to make sure you register as much evidence as possible, as soon as possible. This could include photographs (thank goodness for the camera phone!), reporting the incident to the relevant authorities so that it is officially logged, and seeking medical attention for injuries incurred.

Injury compensation can help you to recoup medical costs that you have had to pay as a result of the accident, as well as money that you have lost through being unable to work, whether that’s for a long period of time or just the odd day that you have had to miss to attend medical appointments or because you don’t feel up to it that day. You’ll receive 100% of your compensation award if you are successful too!

 

Workplace Compensation is Not Just About Accidents


Posted by admin on February 29, 2012 at 11:13 am. Filed under: Accident at Work

When people think of civil claims, they think about the disputes that arise after an injury in the workplace, or maybe after a car or bike accident that caused serious harm above and beyond that which would be covered by an ordinary insurance policy.

However, some of the biggest and most significant compensation claims in history have been about illnesses rather than injuries, and while it may be tempting to think that working conditions in the UK are now good enough that long-term illnesses are no longer a result of employment in a particular place or in a particular position, this is sadly not always the case.

Over the last few years the courts have shown that a small number of workers have been exposed directly to asbestos, which can cause the most terrible fatal cancers, through the unsafe practices of certain contractors. A few have been exposed to legionella infection due to poor maintenance and cleaning of machinery, and there are plenty of other examples. Unfortunately, there have been dozens of cases where employees have contracted dangerous or debilitating illnesses in the course of their working day, or were exposed to an unacceptable level of risk of the same.

Contracting an illness can be just as serious as an injury at work, and depending on the circumstances, sufferers may be just as eligible to make a claim against their employer (or former employer). If you think you might fall into that category, don’t hesitate to make an enquiry and find out if you could be due for compensation.

 

Access The Expert Information On Car Accident Compensation


Posted by admin on January 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm. Filed under: Road Accident Claims

You may have noticed that compensation claims are always being advertised on television, on billboards and on the radio. It seems almost impossible not to notice it somewhere at some point. The fact is that you only really realise why when you need to utilise this service for yourself. Then it can dawn on you why there are so many of these adverts.

When it comes to car accident claims, one of the greatest concerns after receiving all of the medical treatment you may require, is how you are going to remain financially stable. If a car accident wasn’t your fault, then calling our solicitors to discuss car accident compensation could be one of your best moves. Car accidents can be debilitating and the recovery times can be excessively long and include a lot of ongoing medical treatment as well as therapy and rehabilitation. This is not to mention your vehicle, the damage done to any passengers or earnings you may lose through being away from work. Car accident compensation can then seem like a vital service that should be well advertised because it is providing an outlet for many people who really don’t know where to turn.

By contacting Fosters Solicitors, you can access the expert line on road traffic accidents. Even if you are not confident you can make a claim, we will listen to your situation and give you our opinion on whether it is a viable course of action for you and whether you are likely to succeed.

 

Assert Your Rights After Workplace Accidents


Posted by admin on December 29, 2011 at 10:59 am. Filed under: Accident at Work

Working for a living is something many people have to do for most of their lives. Whether you love or hate your position, or simply feel indifferent towards it, you can expect certain things. For example, you no doubt feel sure that you will be paid for your services, according to the terms of your contract. Meanwhile, an even more fundamental priority may concern your safety. After all, no price can be put on your health and wellbeing and so it is vital you are not placed in unacceptable danger by your employer.

In the UK, there are a number of legal stipulations that firms have to adhere to concerning worker safety and if these are not followed and an accident occurs as a result, companies can and should face serious consequences.

After all, they are making money on the basis on the endeavours of their staff members, so the least they can do is keep personnel out of harm’s way.

So, if you have suffered an injury at work, you may well be entitled to seek compensation. Of course, to be successful in your case, you must be able to establish that the problem occurred as a result of the negligence of another party.

However, by coming here to Fosters Solicitors you can pursue compensation claims without any fear of failure. Because we operate on a no win, no fee basis your finances will not be placed in jeopardy as a result of your attempt to seek justice.

To find out more about how to pursue work accident compensation, just take a look around our website or get in touch.

 

Covering Medical Costs After a Workplace Accident


Posted by admin on December 8, 2011 at 10:45 am. Filed under: Compensation Claims

Suffering an injury at work can be devastating. Accidents can affect your wellbeing, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, and they can also be highly traumatic. Furthermore, they can impact on your ability to work and you might find your finances are strained even more by any medical costs you encounter.

This may make the process of seeking compensation even more important. Of course, part of your interest in making those responsible pay will concern your desire to achieve a just outcome and to draw attention to the inadequacies of the practices that led to the problem.

However, another major factor may be simply helping you make ends meet.

Here at Fosters Solicitors, we are experts in compensation claims and are perfectly placed to take your case forward. As long as the accident occurred within the last three years and was the fault of another party, you might well be successful in your bid.

The money we secure for you can help you pay for the medical bills you received because of treatment regarding the injuries you sustained.

Also, you can utilise the money for other purposes. Indeed, what you do with the cash is up to you.

We operate on a no win, no fee basis, meaning you do not have to place your finances at risk by taking your case forward. Furthemore, any work accident compensation you are awarded will go to you. Nothing will be deducted from the amount by us. So, to find out more, just have a look around the rest of our website or get in touch.

 

Accident at Work Figures Serve as a Warning


Posted by admin on November 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm. Filed under: Accident at Work

When individuals in the UK and many other countries around the world set off to start their working days or nights, they generally expect that their wellbeing will be protected. After all, it is now the legal responsibility of firms to ensure that their staff members are not placed at unnecessary risk. However, the sad fact is, people do still suffer injury at work.

Figures provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) highlight this fact. It notes that over the course of 2009-10, 233,000 reportable injuries were suffered in Britain. Meanwhile, 1.3 million of those who worked during the 12-month period were suffering from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by their current or past work.

Worst still, over the course of the year, 147 individuals lost their lives while conducting their duties.

If you are among those to have been involved in accidents in the workplace, it may be time for you to come forward and make compensation claims. After all, you should receive money for the suffering you endured as a result of the negligence of others.

Also, by taking a stand and seeking accident at work compensation, you are among those sending out a message that such lapses in safety standards are not acceptable.

To find out whether or not our expert team here at Fosters Solicitors may be able to help you in your quest for justice, simply take a look around the rest of our website or get in touch via telephone or email.

 

Workplace Slips and Trips can have Devastating Consequences


Posted by admin on November 1, 2011 at 2:41 pm. Filed under: Compensation Claims

Slips and trips have long been the fodder of slapstick comedy. However, there is a darker, more sinister side to such accidents. If you have suffered incidents like this in the workplace, you may well know how damaging they can be.

For example, if you slipped over on a wet floor because no signs were up to inform people of the problem, you might have suffered serious damage to the legs, arms and even head, depending on how you fell. Meanwhile, tripping over an item left on the ground, such as a box or piece of equipment, can have similarly devastating consequences.

From sprained limbs to damaged hips, broken bones, fractured skulls and much more, there are a range of medical repercussions that can occur.

The fact is, it is the responsibility of employers to ensure their personnel are able to operate in safe conditions and if they breach their duties in this way, they may be subject to compensation claims.

Here at Fosters Solicitors we specialise in seeking justice for individuals who have been through difficult circumstances like this.

So, if you have sustained an injury at work that was not your fault, you might be entitled to take legal action. To find out more about how to make a personal injury compensation claim, simply take a look around the rest of our website or get in touch with our friendly and professional team.

While slips and trips may sometimes be perceived as funny by those who witness them, to victims they are often no laughing matter.

 

Free Expert Legal Advice Following an Accident


Posted by admin on October 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm. Filed under: Compensation Claims

Slips, trips and falls occur every day in every location. Some are caused by not looking where you are going or other acts of your own carelessness or bad luck, but others are the result of someone else’s negligence and can potentially lead to a successful personal injury compensation claim. Knowing whether you have a substantial claim and establishing who is to blame can sometimes be difficult, and so we provide free legal consultations to advise you on whether to proceed with your claim or not. Because some injuries as well as the slip or trip itself can be sometimes hard to prove, many people have pursued compensation claims where they did not have any right to do so. This has led to some changes in legislation and guidelines in order to protect councils and businesses from bogus claims. As expert personal injury lawyers, we can advise you on the best course of action for your claim.

Where we think your claim has a chance of succeeding, we will make the process as simple and uncomplicated for you as possible. Where you need medical treatment as a result of your injury, we will organise this for you and reclaim any costs from the business or relevant body responsible. Our fees are also claimed from their insurers, and so everything you win as compensation will all go straight to you because we believe that anyone who suffers injuries as a result of an accident was not their fault should get the justice they deserve.