How much is my injury claim worth?
You have a right to be kept safe in the workplace, even if you are self-employed or freelance. If you have been injured at work in the last three years, find out how much your injury could be worth with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to claim injury compensation?
We offer No Win No Fee injury compensation claims to 98% of our customers. So you will never have to pay Claims Direct any money up front, and we will only get a fee when we win you the compensation you deserve. No Win No Fee means you will never be left out of pocket.
Will I have to go to court for my injury compensation claim?
Most injury compensation claims are settled between your lawyers and the other side's lawyers or insurance company. So it's fairly unlikely that you would have to go to court, though it can happen. You might not even have to come to a lawyer's office if you don't want to. That's because even though we have offices all over the country, you can start your claim by telephone or post if you prefer.
What can I claim for?
If you have been hurt in the workplace and it wasn't your fault, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries, as well as a wide range of other losses and expenses. That's why the things you may be able to claim for, even as a self-employed worker include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income
- Loss of future income
- Medical expenses
- Travel expenses
Self-employed people are especially vulnerable to accidents in the workplace, because the chances are that you won't be entitled to sick pay or paid time off to recover from your injuries. So loss of income is just as important to claim for as is pain and suffering.
What sort of accident can I claim for?
These days, more and more people are self-employed or freelance in industries ranging from construction to IT. This means you may often be working somewhere unfamiliar, and not be aware of all the hazards. So there are many different types of injury that can happen to the self-employed in a workplace, including:
This is only a short list of the injuries that are possible though. If you have been hurt in any way in a workplace where you are self-employed, talk to us today to see if you may be able to claim compensation.
Who's to blame for my accident?
Self-employed people may not receive benefits such as holiday pay and sick pay, but the law says you must be kept just as safe in the workplace as any other employee. Unfortunately, many employers fail to protect self-employed, contract and freelance staff, especially when it comes to things like:
- Providing the right equipment for the job at hand
- Providing adequate training for dangerous tasks
- Providing all the safety equipment needed for the work
- Maintaining equipment you will use in the workplace
Where this has happened and you have been hurt, the employer may be at fault and responsible for paying compensation, even if you are technically self-employed. Talk to us about starting a No Win No Fee compensation claim today. 0800 175 7900.