If you were injured while working abroad, you may be worried about not understanding foreign legal systems, or language barriers making it hard to claim. We’ve got all the experience needed to overcome these barriers and we'll do everything we can to make your claim process as simple and straightforward as possible, so you can focus on coping with your injuries.
Stage One: Investigation
Our lawyers, or our partners abroad, will investigate your accident, including determining the circumstances under which it happened, speaking to any witnesses, and finding out any other relevant details such as whether a known fault with machinery caused your accident.
At this stage, our aim is to find out who is responsible for your accident. You'll have a medical examination to determine the extent of your injuries, and what kind of support or rehabilitation you will need.
Stage Two: Rehabilitation
We'll arrange any care or support that you are entitled to, helping you access rehabilitation and specialist advice where necessary.
Stage Three: Compensation
We usually calculate the amount of compensation you'll get based on several things:
- The severity of your injuries
- Any medical expenses you've had to pay already, or may need to in future
- Your occupation, and whether your injuries have prevented you from returning to work now or in the future
- Any past and future care and rehabilitation to which you are entitled
- Your pain and suffering
- Any consideration of local law
Once these have been established, we'll put the case to whoever is responsible for your injuries, and their insurers.
They may accept blame early on, in which case we'll help you get your compensation as soon as possible. If they contest the claim, the case could go to court – where we'll continue to represent and support you and your family – but it’s important to remember that the majority of cases are settled out of court.
Stage Four: Conclusion
You will be awarded compensation if your claim is successful, and if your claim is pursued in England and Wales under a No Win No Fee agreement our fees will mostly be paid by your opponent. A portion of your compensation settlement will cover the rest of our fee. Under such an agreement, you’ll pay nothing if your claim is unsuccessful.
If you have any questions about the claims process, get in touch with us today on 0800 121 6558.