How much is my carer injury claim worth?
Carers can receive injuries at work that could be worth several thousands of pounds in compensation. Find out more with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to claim for my carer injury compensation?
We believe in justice for all. That's why we offer No Win No Fee compensation claims for around 98% of our customers. So you won't have to pay any money up front, because we only get a fee when we win compensation for you. This is widely seen as the safest way for carers to claim compensation, as it guarantees you will never be out of pocket due to legal fees.
Will I have to have a medical for my carer injury claim?
Yes. Most workplace injuries to carers are caused by heavy lifting or something similar. So it's important for you to see a doctor who can work out exactly how bad your injury is and how long it might take you to recover from. This helps us to claim the right amount of compensation for you, based on solid medical evidence.
Will I have to go to court for a carer injury claim?
It's fairly rare for cases like these to go to court, as where you have suffered a lifting injury, for example, the fault and the medical evidence are usually clear. It can happen in some cases though. But in most cases you don't even have to come to a lawyer's office to make your claim if you don't want to; and many of our customers find it easier to deal with us by phone and the post.
Who's to blame for my carer injury?
Your employer has a Duty of Care to do everything possible to keep you safe from harm when you're at work. Where they have failed to do so, and you have suffered an injury as a result, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Some of the ways that an employer can be at fault include:
- If you weren't trained to lift or move people safely
- If equipment was defective or badly maintained
- If there weren't enough carers on your shift
- If you were left alone with a dangerous patient
- If you didn't have the proper protective equipment
- If you had a slip, trip or fall due to an unsafe floor
So if you have been hurt while working as a carer and you think that it was your employer or the owner of the care home's fault, we care about claiming the compensation you deserve. Talk to one of our friendly advisors today.
What can I claim for?
If you have been injured while working as a carer, you may well be worried about loss of earnings, especially when statutory sick pay is less than you usually earn. That's why you may be able to claim for all of these things:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Future loss of earnings
- Hospital visits
- Medical expenses
So if you're a carer who has been hurt in the course of your job in the last three years, you have a right to expect us to care about getting justice for you. Speak to one of our friendly advisors about claiming the compensation you deserve today by calling 0800 175 7900.