Accidents while working abroad
If you or a member of your family has suffered injury or illness working abroad, legal issues might not be the first thing on your mind. It is likely that your first thoughts will turn to practical worries such as securing and paying for medical care, dealing with your insurance company and arranging your journey home.
If you have suffered injury whilst working abroad, however, you may need specialist legal advice to explore your rights and particularly whether you are able to make a claim for compensation to help you after your injury.
Our specialist support for people injured while working abroad
Depending on the circumstances of your accident abroad, you may be able to pursue a claim against the company who employed you at the time of your accident. This may involve a claim against either a UK based company, a foreign subsidiary of a UK based company, or a foreign company. If you intend to claim, you will need specialist advice from a lawyer who is not only competent to understand and deal with legal claims involving foreign countries, but also one who understands and has experience in dealing with issues which arise in workplace accident claims.
Our specialist service for clients who have suffered injury in accidents abroad, combined with our long established reputation in helping clients who have suffered accidents at work, will ensure that you will receive excellent legal advice and representation.
Talk to an experienced expert
Claims involving accidents at work in other countries are rarely straight-forward. It may be possible to pursue a claim for compensation in the UK, particularly if your accident took place whilst working for a UK based company or a foreign subsidiary of a UK based company. Even if you had an accident whilst working abroad for a foreign company, it may still be possible for you to bring your claim in the UK, particularly if your accident happened in the European Union. Sometimes you may have a choice. We will advise you as to the available options and their pros and cons and will ensure that your claim is pursued in the best place for you.
It is important to note that there are time limits within which your claim must be brought and that these vary throughout the world. It is therefore vital that you contact us as soon as possible for advice.
Why choose us for your accident at work abroad claim?
We have an excellent record of winning claims for our clients. We will investigate your case and act for you throughout the claims process. We have a team of lawyers that have represented clients in successfully pursuing claims in many different countries across the world and have built up significant experience in international personal injury claims as a result.
As well as having experienced lawyers in the UK to help you, we can also work with overseas Agents. We realise that making a claim against your previous or current employer following an accident at work abroad can be a difficult and daunting prospect. That is why we have a team of specialist lawyers who can guide you throughout the claims process and help you to recover compensation.
Contact us for advice on making a claim following an accident while working abroad
If you have been involved in an accident whilst working abroad and would like free advice or information about how we can help, contact us today by completing our contact form or call 0800 313 4748 for a free no obligation consultation.