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Slater and Gordon Lawyers offer a free consultation for British subjects injured in an accident working abroad. If you were injured in a work accident outside of the UK, call freephone 0800 916 9046 or 0161 830 4446 or contact us online. Our contact centre is open 24 hours 365 days a year.
Many of us now spend some time working abroad at some point in our working lives, whether it is a gap year during studies, a voluntary project overseas or a business trip. As a result we are unfortunately seeing a rise in accidents that occur abroad.
If you suffered a personal injury in a work accident abroad (outside the UK) it’s vital to contact our Solicitors immediately so we can expedite an overseas work accident investigation.
The investigation has to be completed before we can arrange any required medical treatments, rehabilitation support or interim payments; if these are appropriate in your case.
Your compensation claim will be evaluated after all the medical reports, rehabilitation costs, loss of earnings, out of pocket and travel expenses have been calculated; and all the case details have been reviewed by your Slater and Gordon Lawyer. At this point we can tell you how successful your overseas work accident claim is likely to be, and if your claim can be dealt with on a No Win, No Fee basis (see details below).
As a multinational law firm with staff in the UK & Australia, we specialise in securing compensation and rehabilitation support for British people injured in work accidents abroad; and we have the global resources to bring compensations claims against any employer in any jurisdiction.
Depending on which Country you were working in when you were injured, and the circumstances of the accident, Slater and Gordon Lawyers may be able to deal with your compensation claim on a No Win, No Fee basis. When we have reviewed the details of your case we can advise you if your claim can be funded by a No Win, No Fee agreement.
Overseas work accident claims fall into one of two categories:
If you were injured working overseas for an employer that has a registered office or place of business in England, Wales or Scotland, then depending on the circumstances, you may be able to claim compensation from your employer because:
Employers owe a duty of care to their employees, and in cases where it can be proven that an employer (based in England, Wales or Scotland) failed in their duty of care to an employee, then the claim for compensation can be brought before the Courts of England and Wales or before the Court in Scotland. This means your compensation claim would be dealt with by a Slater and Gordon Lawyer in England, Wales or in Scotland.
If you were injured working abroad not for an employer based in England, Wales or Scotland then the overseas employer is likely to owe a duty of care to take reasonable steps to protect employees from work accidents.
However, the laws vary depending on which Country you were injured working abroad in. For example, if you were injured in an accident working in the USA, both Federal Law and State Law may apply and these laws vary from state to state.
If you were injured working abroad for an EU employer, again Slater and Gordon Lawyers should be your first port of call because we have Solicitors who are members of the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) who assist with EU work accident compensation claims.
In some circumstances it may still be possible to bring any court proceedings arising out of the accident in the Courts of England, Wales and Scotland.
We’ll be happy to provide free expert legal advice when we know which Country you were injured working in, and we have reviewed the specific details of your case.
The amounts of compensation paid in overseas work accident claims vary considerably depending on the law that applies.
Time limits also apply for bringing claims, in some Countries work accident claims must be brought within a very short time of the accident date. It is therefore very important that you consult a specialist Lawyer urgently.
Regardless of which Country you were injured working abroad in, Slater and Gordon Lawyers can help you.
For free consultation call freephone 0800 916 9046 or 0161 830 4446 or claim online and we'll call you.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers is one of the UK's largest and well known personal injury law firms with offices in London, Manchester, Watford, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston and Wrexham. Slater and Gordon Lawyers have 70 locations in Australia.
Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers UK are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) & the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL).