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1 Accidents at Work INJURY & NEGLIGENCE SPECIALISTS

2 Injury & Negligence My Solicitors provided a very helpful and first class service Quote about Pannone part of Slater & Gordon, from Mr C A (Peterborough)

3 WELCOME TO PANNONE PART OF SLATER & GORDON When choosing a law firm, what do you look for? Quality service? Great reputation? Specialist solicitors at the top of their profession? Or simply friendly and approachable people? We offer all of these things. We focus on providing the highest standard of service with a personal touch that makes the difference. Our clients describe us as honest, professional and committed and in the words of the Legal 500 independent legal guide, we are excellent in every way, and never falter in support and availability. Our lawyers are easy to talk to and will keep you fully updated with no legal jargon. Whether you are entitled to no win, no fee or legal expenses insurance, we ll find a way to fund your claim and fight for you. This booklet explains how to make an accident at work claim. Call us on to set up a free consultation. Richard Scorer National Manager of Serious Injury 03

4 Injury & Negligence HAVE I GOT A CLAIM? Your employer has a legal obligation to maintain certain health and safety standards to minimise the risk of workplace accidents. If your accident was caused because your employer failed to maintain these standards, you may have a claim. WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT AT WORK? Report the accident to your employer and make sure it goes in the accident book Report the accident to the Health and Safety Representative, if you have one Get the names and addresses of any witnesses Seek medical advice for your injuries WHAT WILL MY SOLICITOR DO? We will initially take a detailed account of your accident and your injuries. If we think you have grounds to make a claim, we will then obtain medical evidence on your behalf to proceed with your claim. Where the employer admits fault, it may be possible to get you an interim payment to help with the cost of treatment.

5 WHAT CAN I RECOVER IF MY CLAIM IS SUCCESSFUL? Compensation is awarded for pain and suffering. The award will reflect the nature and severity of the condition and its effects on your everyday life and activities. We are also able to claim other expenses which you may have incurred, such as:- Loss of income caused by your accident Private treatment costs Loss of pension caused by your accident Cost of medication and/or aids and equipment incurred as a result of your accident Nursing care costs Travelling expenses incurred as a result of your accident WHAT IF I THINK I M PARTLY TO BLAME FOR MY ACCIDENT? You can claim compensation even if you think that you may have been partly to blame. It is important to know where you stand so please call us to put your mind at ease. I have much appreciation for my solicitors continued guidance and persistence in obtaining such a wonderful result. I cannot thank them enough. Quote about Pannone part of Slater & Gordon, from Allan (Keswick) 05

6 Injury & Negligence MAKING A CLAIM Natasha Ross, one of our injury lawyers, explains the process with making an accident at work claim. Having helped many clients over the years, we appreciate how developing an illness can change your life and affect your family. We are here to support you throughout your case and our specialist lawyers will fight to get you the best result possible. Free Consultation Call us so that we can talk about what has happened and whether you may have a claim. Funding Don t be too concerned about the cost, as if you do have a claim there are a number of options available including no win, no fee.

7 I really enjoy seeing my clients benefit from getting a good result Natasha Ross, Associate, Personal Injury Investigation For your case to succeed, we have to prove that your accident was the fault of another person. We will work with you to gather the evidence to support your claim. Supporting your case In certain cases we can apply for an interim payment of compensation while the investigation into the overall value of your claim continues. Interim payments can help with rehabilitation and pay for adapted accommodation, equipment, professional care and in some cases pay for private medical treatment or counselling. Time Limits You must make your claim within 3 years of the date of the accident, if it occurred in the UK. If you leave it longer than this, you may lose the right to make a claim. Different time limits may apply if it happened abroad. 07

8 Injury & Negligence WHAT WILL IT COST? We understand that the cost of legal advice can be a worry, but if you do have a claim there are a number of options available to fund your case, including no win, no fee. You may have legal expense insurance under an existing insurance policy which will entitle you to free representation. We will check this for you. If you do not have legal expense insurance under an existing policy, we will represent you under a No Win, No Fee Agreement. This means if your case fails, you do not have to pay anything. For further information on funding, please refer to our funding booklet. STATE BENEFITS As well as making a compensation claim you may be able to claim state benefits. We have a specialist Disability Rights Advisor who can advise you on what you are entitled to. Don t worry that any compensation you receive will affect your means tested benefits. Our dedicated Trusts Department can provide you with specialist advice to ensure that any compensation you receive does not affect your benefits income.

9 They were very empathetic but at the same time professional. Client interviewed for Chambers (Independent Legal Guide) 09

10 Injury & Negligence I would certainly recommend them to anyone in the future Quote about Pannone part of Slater & Gordon, from Mr J. S (Birmingham)

11 CONTACT US Highest quality advice (ranked in top tier by leading independent legal guides Chambers and Legal 500) Free no obligation consultation Experienced specialist solicitors and principal lawyers who are Leaders in their field Range of funding options including no win, no fee National UK coverage and home visits Please contact us for an initial free, no obligation, Pannone part of Slater & Gordon have offices nationwide. To find our local office visit For further information, please go to:

12 For more information, or to discuss your claim, please contact us on or Slater & Gordon (UK) LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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