Thanks to technological advancements, along with reduced costs, the number of people who now work from home, whether full or part-time, has increased considerably.
As a result, an employer has a responsibility to ensure, as far as is reasonably possible, that all of his or her employees are safe, wherever they are. It’s just as important to prevent working from home accidents as those at the employer’s premises.
Hugh James is one of the leading personal injury law firms in the UK, and the largest in Wales. Our dedicated working from home accidents solicitors have many years of experience in dealing with cases of workplace accidents and injuries across Swansea, Cardiff and South Wales.
Our knowledge, experience and background in workplace accident compensation claims allow us to offer the best possible advice whilst acting on your behalf. Unlike some firms, we don’t sell your claim to the highest bidder, meaning if you instruct Hugh James, you are instructing us directly.
If you suspect your employer is at fault for your working from home accident, contact our working from home accidents solicitors today for free, no-obligation advice and guidance.
How do I make a claim?
During your free, no obligation consultation our specialist solicitors will discuss whether you are entitled to make a claim. If negligence is established, we will discuss the various options with you, including the no win, no fee element of your personal injury claim. You will be provided with a step-by-step breakdown of how we will proceed with your accident at work compensation claim without obligation to proceed.
How much will making a claim cost?
In the vast majority of cases, our fatal accident claims are funded on a no win, no fe’ basis, which are known as Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs).
This means that if your case is unsuccessful you will not have to pay anything. We will only take on your case if, after assessing your claim, we decide that there is a reasonable chance of success. Our initial consultation is free, so you won’t pay a penny if we don’t accept your case.
Will I have to go to court?
Only a small percentage of personal injury claims brought will actually proceed to trial though we do prepare every case in depth to make sure we are ready should it go to court.
The personal injury procedural system is geared towards encouraging parties to be open with each other so that any claims for compensation can be settled without the need for going to court, which can save both time and cost.
A lot of people are naturally nervous and uncomfortable about going to court. We understand this and will advise you every step of the way, should your case reach a trial.
What are the time limits in respect of bringing a personal injury claim?
There are strict time limits in personal injury claims. The usual rule is that a potential claimant has three years from the date of an accident within which to bring a claim for compensation.
The court does have the discretion to override the three year period, but it is not regularly exercised.
The three year time limit is slightly different in cases in involving repetitive injuries and diseases.
Although there is a three year period within which to bring court proceedings, it is important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible should you believe you might have a claim.