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    can any one recommend a good solicitor , 2 and a half years ago i fell down an un-covered hole on a building site where i was work ing, i had a grade 3 ankle injury (worse one ,still slightly swollen , damaged all the deltoid ligaments, loads of soft tissue damage , not perfect still after hospital physio , and countless podiatrist appointments to have insole made for my shoes , way i was walking post accident damaged my knee as well, any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks

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    Original Poster

    thanks

    Supermod

    What area of the country are you?

    Go on injurylawyers for you, I'm using them at the moment and they're pretty good. I've been very impressed with how swift they are to get in touch, and their general attitude.

    Supermod

    nickw90;6695690

    Go on injurylawyers for you, I'm using them at the moment and they're … Go on injurylawyers for you, I'm using them at the moment and they're pretty good. I've been very impressed with how swift they are to get in touch, and their general attitude.



    One solicitor per 1,000 call centre workers? Not what I would want. Each to their own.

    Original Poster

    i live in leicester

    magicjay1986;6695732

    One solicitor per 1,000 call centre workers? Not what I would want. Each … One solicitor per 1,000 call centre workers? Not what I would want. Each to their own.



    I ended up with a local solicitor through them. I entered my info into their site, and they passed it on to a small independent solicitor a few miles away..........

    Original Poster

    i think ill go down that path ,thanks

    Supermod

    magicjay1986;6695732

    One solicitor per 1,000 call centre workers? Not what I would want. Each … One solicitor per 1,000 call centre workers? Not what I would want. Each to their own.



    nickw90;6695812

    I ended up with a local solicitor through them. I entered my info into … I ended up with a local solicitor through them. I entered my info into their site, and they passed it on to a small independent solicitor a few miles away..........



    Use Yell.com and find a local one yourself. That way they dont have to pay a referral fee.

    Supermod

    nickleicester;6695854

    i think ill go down that path ,thanks



    nelsonslaw.co.uk/sit…tml

    If you have a house insurance policy go have a look at it. It quite probably also includes cover to make exactly the type of claim you are making. Ours did when we sued our council after an accident through dodgy pavements. The advantage of doing it this way instead of the no win no fee route, is you will keep ALL the court awards you if you win and your costs are covered by the other side. If you lose your solicitors costs are covered by your insurance. With no win no fee you have to take out an insurance which covers your solicitors costs if you are unsuccessful.

    if your serious about claiming you better pull your finger out because the Statute of Limitation states that for personal injury claims to be brought they must be issued within 3 years from the date of the incident otherwise the claim will be statute barred

    Did you fill in the site accident book and also your employers accident book?

    If the answer is no, then i'm afraid you wont have a leg to stand on(so to speak)

    transit;6696160

    Did you fill in the site accident book and also your employers accident … Did you fill in the site accident book and also your employers accident book?If the answer is no, then i'm afraid you wont have a leg to stand on(so to speak)



    That is immaterial - if he went and got medical attention as a result of the incident, especially if it was witnessed.

    Sounds like the OP has a case, although there is always more than one side to a story and with threads like this on here, we rarely get that.

    moob;6696268

    That is immaterial - if he went and got medical attention as a result of … That is immaterial - if he went and got medical attention as a result of the incident, especially if it was witnessed.Sounds like the OP has a case, although there is always more than one side to a story and with threads like this on here, we rarely get that.



    Rubbish, the accident books are there to log accident times and dates, how can anyody remember a slip from over 2 years ago

    transit;6696318

    Rubbish, the accident books are there to log accident times and dates, … Rubbish, the accident books are there to log accident times and dates, how can anyody remember a slip from over 2 years ago



    Indeed they are - but they are rarely, if ever, used as a burden of proof in a case of civil law.

    If the accident was witnessed and corroborated by another employee, for example, they could be brought forward as a witness for the case.

    I investigate accidents in relation to H&S Law - they are duty bound to note and (dependant on the nature of the injury sustained and treatment required) report the accident to the enforcing authority. However, this does not preclude the injured party from seeking a civil penalty.

    moob;6696349

    Indeed they are - but they are rarely, if ever, used as a burden of proof … Indeed they are - but they are rarely, if ever, used as a burden of proof in a case of civil law.If the accident was witnessed and corroborated by another employee, for example, they could be brought forward as a witness for the case.I investigate accidents in relation to H&S Law - they are duty bound to note and (dependant on the nature of the injury sustained and treatment required) report the accident to the enforcing authority. However, this does not preclude the injured party from seeking a civil penalty.



    Well upon the said victims site induction he will have been told to report all accidents in the site accident book and should have no reason not to do so.
    The main contractor and site manager will fight his claim all the way and rightly so if there is no record.

    If there is a record the compensation is his 100%, if not hes in for a long battle:thumbsup:

    transit;6696403

    Well upon the said victims site induction he will have been told to … Well upon the said victims site induction he will have been told to report all accidents in the site accident book and should have no reason not to do so.The main contractor and site manager will fight his claim all the way and rightly so if there is no record.If there is a record the compensation is his 100%, if not hes in for a long battle:thumbsup:



    You're kinda missing the point here, sorry.

    The onus of reporting the recording accidents is primarily on the person in control of the site, not the employee. Sure, an employee can fill it in - but it should be someone in a higher authority and singed off by the accident victim.

    Who should report an incident?The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and … Who should report an incident?The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR), place a legal duty on: * employers; * self-employed people; * people in control of premises;to report work-related deaths[1], major injuries[2] or over-three-day injuries[3], work related diseases[4], and dangerous occurrences (near miss accidents)[5]. The easiest way to do this is by calling the Incident Contact Centre (ICC) on 0845 300 99 23 (local rate). You will be sent a copy of the information recorded and you will be able to correct any errors or omissions. If you are an employee that has been injured at work, seen a dangerous occurrence, or your doctor has certified that you have a work related reportable disease, you must inform your employer or the person in control of the premises as it is their responsibility to report the incident.



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    All not recording the accident in the accident book does is breach the RIDDOR regs

    The determination as to whether the employer was negligent in terms of the welfare of the employee is not based entirely on whether or not the accident was/wasn't reported - it is based on gathered evidence - such as witness statements etc.

    I've heard of cases where I investigated a reported accident (in the book etc) and where there was no real evidence to suggest neglect, and the employee was awarded compensation. You will find that most employers are likely to settle out of court, rather than risk the bad publicity.

    I don't agree with it, but that's life.

    moob;6697044

    You're kinda missing the point here, sorry.The onus of reporting the … You're kinda missing the point here, sorry.The onus of reporting the recording accidents is primarily on the person in control of the site, not the employee. Sure, an employee can fill it in - but it should be someone in a higher authority and singed off by the accident victim.]http://www.hse.gov.uk/riddor/riddor.htm#whoAll not recording the accident in the accident book does is breach the RIDDOR regsThe determination as to whether the employer was negligent in terms of the welfare of the employee is not based entirely on whether or not the accident was/wasn't reported - it is based on gathered evidence - such as witness statements etc.I've heard of cases where I investigated a reported accident (in the book etc) and where there was no real evidence to suggest neglect, and the employee was awarded compensation. You will find that most employers are likely to settle out of court, rather than risk the bad publicity.I don't agree with it, but that's life.



    This is all well and good assuming the employee actually reported his fall to anyone at all, and taking into account hes waited over 2 years to consider compensation its all very debatable:thumbsup:

    my dad went to claimsdirect after falling through scaffolding and shattering his kneecap. took 3 years but got a good payout

    transit;6698857

    This is all well and good assuming the employee actually reported his … This is all well and good assuming the employee actually reported his fall to anyone at all, and taking into account hes waited over 2 years to consider compensation its all very debatable:thumbsup:



    I can see that I'm wasting me time here...:lol:

    Banned

    are claims time-barred?

    Supermod

    dimebars;6702052

    are claims time-barred?



    If I understand your question correctly, yes. You have 3 years to bring about a claim.

    Banned

    magicjay1986;6704370

    If I understand your question correctly, yes. You have 3 years to bring … If I understand your question correctly, yes. You have 3 years to bring about a claim.



    OP better get cracking then...........

    moob;6701779

    I can see that I'm wasting me time here...:lol:



    :thumbsup::w00t:
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