Our aim is to make the claims process as simple as possible for our clients, and we handle every aspect of your case so you can focus on getting through a difficult time.
To get a claim started, all you need to do is contact us online, or call us on 0800 056 4110 for a free consultation. We'll discuss your condition, and the working environments that you think may have caused it, and we'll advise on whether we think you can make a claim for compensation.
There's no obligation to carry on with us after that consultation, but if you do you can be sure of compassionate advice that puts you and your family first, in plain English and without any legal jargon.
Once your claim is underway, it will usually follow these four stages:
Stage One: Information Gathering
You'll have a medical examination with a specialist in your illness.
We could also investigate HMRC employment records, talk to co-workers, or request access to accident reports from your workplace. Previous judgements or case precedents linking conditions to working environments may already exist, which can also be helpful – find out more about the common causes of workplace injuries that we could be able to help you claim for.
If your former employer has gone out of business, we have a proven track record of finding their insurers, who will still be liable for your compensation.
Stage Two: Rehabilitation
If you have any medical care or support needs as a result of your illness, we'll identify exactly what these are and help you access them conveniently, from a provider close to your home.
Although an industrial disease may be incurable, there are often medications and physical therapies that can help make symptoms more manageable, and we can help you access these.
Stage Three: Compensation
We'll calculate how much compensation you deserve based on a few factors, including:
- The severity of your condition
- Medical expenses you’ve had to pay, or will have in the future
- Your occupation, and the impact your condition will have on your ability to work
- Your pain and suffering
We'll then put the case to your employer (or former employer). They may accept blame early on, or could challenge the findings, which would result in the claim being settled in court. Most claims settle out of court – but if you do have to go to court we will be there to support you.
Stage Four: Conclusion
When your case concludes, you'll be awarded compensation if you're successful. Our fees will mostly be paid by your opponent, with a portion of your compensation settlement covering the rest.
If we agreed to handle your claim under a No Win No Fee* arrangement, then you won't have to pay anything if you were unsuccessful.
If you have any questions about the claims process, or any aspect of our services, please contact us today on 0800 056 4110.