FAQs

 

  1. Will it cost me anything?
  2. Can I make a claim?
  3. No win, no fee?
  4. How much compensation will I receive?
  5. Will I have to go to Court?
  6. Will I have to pay?
  7. Who are WE solicitors?
  8. Can I lose my job?
  9. Can my employers stop my pay?
  10. Who will pay me?
  11. Am I entitled to sick pay?
  12. Do I need a doctors note?
  13. Do I need to complete an accident form?
  14. When should I make a claim?
  15. What should I do if I have had an accident at work?
  16. What can WE do for me?
  17. How long will the claim take?
  18. What can I claim for?
  1. Will it cost me anything?

    You will not be asked to pay anything up front.  If you win your claim the majority of your legal costs are paid by the Defendant.  Any of the legal costs not paid by the Defendant will be deducted from any compensation awarded to you.  You will not pay anything until your claim has settled and anything you do pay will come out of the compensation you receive.

  2. Can I make a claim?

    If you have been injured or are usffering from a disease or illness caused by work yu maybe entitlesd to make a personal injury claim.

  3. No win, no fee?

    A ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreement, also known as a conditional fee agreement, enables you to make a claim without paying any legal fees up front.

    If your claim is successful then the majority of our costs will be paid by the Defendant.  Any legal costs not paid by the Defendant will be deducted from the compensation you are awarded.

    If the claim is unsuccessful we will not be paid.

  4. How much compensation will I receive?

    The amount of compensation you receive will depend your injury or illness and injuries. It will also depend on other loses such as loss of earnings.

    Once you have been medically examined we will value your injuries based on how courts approach the assessment of compensation, and based on previous Court awards made in similar circumstances.

    Please see our compensation calculator to see the different rackets of how much your injury or illness may be worth.

  5. Will I have to go to Court?

    The majority of cases to not proceed to Court as these increases the legal costs which would be payable by the Defendant.

    In cases where the Defendant has admitted responsibility for your injury or illness most cases would not proceed to Court.

    However, we cannot guarantee that it would not be necessary to go to Court. In these rare cases you may have to attend Court; however, your Solicitor will advise you accordingly.

  6. Will I have to pay?

    We solicitors work on a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement.

    If your claim is successful then the majority of your legal costs will be paid by the Defendant.  Any of the legal costs not paid by the Defendant will be deducted from the compensation awarded to you.

    If the claim is unsuccessful we will not be paid.

  7. Who are WE solicitors?

    WE solicitors are a Manchester based law firm dedicated to providing clients with straightforward and effective legal advice. The firm is focused on the needs of the individual and the needs of clients via its specialist lawyers.

  8. Can I lose my job?

    No, it is against the law to sack an employee because they have made a compensation claim. You should not worry about losing you job through making a claim.

    All employers are under a duty to have indemnity insurance to cover them against claims therefore the insurer will pay the compensation and not your employer.

    If you do lose your job as you have made a claim you may also have an unfair or wrongful dismissal claim depending how long you have worked for your employer.
    Our solicitors can advise you on this if necessary.

  9. Can my employers stop my pay?

    Some employers can a company sick pay scheme you will have to refer to your contract of employment to see if you are entitled to sick pay.

    If you are not entitled to company sick pay you will still be entitle to statutory sick pay (SSP). However, SSP not payable for the first 3 working days. These are known as ‘waiting days’.

  10. Who will pay me?

    Whether you are entitled to company sick pay or are only entitled to statutory sick pay this will be paid by your employer.

  11. Am I entitled to sick pay?

    Everyone is entitled to sick pay. Even if you have only just started working for oyur employer and are not entitled to the company sick scheme (if one exists) you are still entitled to statutory sick pay

    However, SSP not payable for the first 3 working days. These are known as ‘waiting days’.

  12. Do I need a doctors note?

    If you require more that 5 dayas of work you will need a doctors note (med 3) in order to claim either compny sick pay or if this is not available stautory sick pay.

  13. Do I need to complete an accident form?

    Any injury at work no matter how minor should be recorded in the accident book

    All employers (except for very small companies) must keep an accident book. This is a useful record of what happened in case you need time off work or need to claim compensation later on and the accident book will form part of the Defendant’s disclosable documents so it is imprtant that the accident book accurately reflects what happened and what caused the injury.

  14. When should I make a claim?

    There are time limits in personal injury claims in which you must have started court proceedings in respect of your claim.

    The time limit is 3 years from the date of accident or incident.

    However, there are some exceptions to the rule.

    It is crucial to make a claim as soon as possible. Please contact our solicitors on 0800 294 3065 to speak to a solicitor now.

  15. What should I do if I have had an accident at work?

    If you have been harmed during the course of your employement you should do the following:

    1. Report your accident to you supervisor/boss.
    2. Ensure the accident has been recorded in the Accident book, ensuring you have read the contents and are happy with the accident circumstances.
    3. If you have been off work for over 3 days due to an accident related accident/illness your employer should complete a RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Report) report should be completed and sent to the HSE.
  16. What can WE do for me?

    The lawyers at WE solicitors have years of extensive experience in representing the victims of negligence in the workplace and ensure that you get the maximum compensation you are entitled to.

    If you have suffered from a soft tissue injury at work, WE solicitors can help to claim the compensation you need and deserve.

    If necessary we solicitors will report employers to the Health and Safety Executive in order for them to investigate the matter and if necessary prosecute employers.

  17. How long will the claim take?

    It is impossible to say at this early stage how long your case will take. This will largely depend on many factors including what stance the other side will take once we have made contact with them.

  18. What can I claim for?

    You can claim compensation for your injuries, which are, know as general damages. In addition to these you are entitled to claim your losses arising of a result of your accident known as special damages such as lost earnings, medical expenses, cost of care for things you are no longer able to do to list a few.

    Our solicitors will advise you further once you further as necessary.