If you have sustained an injury in the course of your employment, including stress, and think you may have an employer’s liability case the first step is to tell us about it. Equally if you are suffering from a long term disease that may have been caused by working conditions or practices contact us. JMK Solicitors can offer you an initial free consultation which will give us a good idea if you have a potential case.
How much will it cost to take an Employers Liability or Industrial Disease case and who will have to pay these costs?
Our initial consultation is free!
We may also be able to offer you the benefit of our ‘After The Event’ insurance policy. This policy is provided to you on a complimentary basis, as long as you fully comply with its terms.
Providing that we believe that your case is likely to be successful, the ‘After The Event’ policy will cover your legal costs, even if you are unsuccessful.
If you are successful and your employer or previous employer agrees, or is ordered to pay compensation, then they will have to pay all costs as well.
If we think that your case is unlikely to succeed, we will tell you and the insurance provider immediately. It will then be your decision whether to withdraw your claim, or to continue without insurance cover.
Will I have to go to Court?
We at JMK Solicitors will work to get the best possible outcome for your case. At times it can be best to settle your case with your employer/previous employer or their insurers which would not require you to go to court. However, there are times especially in the most serious injury cases when it’s in the best interest of you the client to proceed to court in order to get the best possible compensation award. We will advise you on the best course of action at the time.
How long will it take to resolve my Employer Liability or Industrial Disease case?
The time taken to conclude your case will depend on the type and severity of your injury along with other circumstances in the case. We can guarantee that we will attempt to complete your case within the minimum time possible; we would estimate that on average this type of case will take 1-2 years but this is entirely dependent on the circumstances.