Personal Injury

Personal Injury | Accidents & Work-Related Illness

Practical legal advice for victims of accidents and work-related illness from a team of expert personal injury lawyers.

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Kerry Wigg

Partner and Head of Litigation
Tel.: +44 (0)1799 526 849
Mobile: +44 (0)7454 866 133
Email: kerry.wigg@fmc-solicitors.com

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Mrs. S

Accidents can happen at any time, and the consequences can be life-changing and difficult to cope with.

Whether you are worried about the financial impact your accident will have on your ability to work and your income, you are unable to find the best treatment for your injuries, or you are simply seeking compensation for your injuries and out-of-pocket expenses, we understand that these issues can be overwhelming at one of the most difficult and stressful times of your life.

Although it is natural after an accident to focus on your medical treatment and recovery from your injuries, if someone else was to blame for your accident or injury, it is also crucial that you seek legal guidance as quickly as possible. There are strict time limits for pursuing a personal injury claim and taking early legal advice and practical steps in terms of gathering evidence about your accident can make a real difference to your prospects of success.

We realise that you may be in pain or have mobility problems due to your injuries. Consequently, we are happy to see you at home or at our offices, wherever you feel most comfortable, to discuss your needs and advise you on your options. Our specialist personal injury lawyers can provide you with expert advice on the merits of any compensation claim, and advise you how to achieve the solutions you seek at the earliest opportunity.

At FM&C Solicitors, you’ll receive a truly personal service tailored to your specific needs from a team of professional and experienced lawyers, who are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Our specialist Personal Injury Team can advise on all types of injury claims including:

  • Accidents at Work
  • Accidents in public places including Trips, slips and falls.
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Work related illness including Repetitive Strain Injury, Noise Induced Hearing Loss, Hand Arm Vibration Claims

What about cost?

It is natural to be concerned about legal costs and the risks of these spiralling out of control, particularly at a time when you may be unable to work due to your injuries. At FM&C Solicitors, we want you to feel confident from the outset that you fully understand any costs and risks associated with your claim. Therefore, without any obligation by you, we will discuss all the funding options for your personal injury claim with you, so you can make an informed decision about whether you want to proceed with your claim and the funding options which will suit your circumstances.

In addition to our free initial consultation to discuss your accident and advise you on the initial prospects of any claim, we offer a free risk assessment to establish whether a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), which is often referred to as a “No Win, No Fee” Agreement, is the right funding option for you. If your claim has sufficient prospects of success, we are usually able to offer you a CFA.

Work-Related Illness

Your Employer has a legal duty to provide you with a safe working environment, to ensure that you have adequate personal protective equipment and to safeguard that the risks to your health and safety in the workplace are minimised.

If you have acquired an illness at work, the effects on your well being and daily life can be devastating and, if your illness was acquired due to your employers negligence and/or breach of their statutory duties, you may be able to claim compensation from your employer for your personal injury and the expenses you are having to incur as a result. All Employers should have insurances in place to cover such a situation in any event.

Unlike an accident where injuries are usually apparent immediately or shortly after the event, work related illness can some times take some time to come to light and it is not always obvious that your work conditions are to blame. Consequently, these types of claims can be more complex as they require more specialist legal insight and expertise. Proving that your symptoms are caused by your work environment can also be difficult & will require specialist medical evidence.

If you are suffering from a work related illness, you should seek medical medical advice immediately. There are strict time limits to pursue a claim from the date when you knew or ought reasonably to have know you had suffered an injury and so acting quickly will help to ensure that you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Whilst work-related illness claims are by their nature more complex, the prospects of pursuing a successful claim are strengthened by having a specialist personal injury lawyer with the requisite expertise of work-related illness litigation to advance your claim.

Our experienced and specialist personal injury solicitors have such knowledge, experience and resources to assist in work related illness claims including:

  • Occupational Asthma
  • Asbestosis
  • Occupational Dermatitis
  • Chemical Poisoning
  • Vibration White Finger
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Respiratory Disease ie Farmers Lung
  • Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Need urgent assistance?

If you need to speak with a lawyer urgently, we offer a no fee 30-minute initial Personal Injury brief to establish how we can be of assistance.

For more information, please telephone +44 (0)1799 526 849

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