The threat of accidents at work come as part of the territory when you work in a factory. Health and Safety Executive statistics show that of all the work-related injuries reported over the course of the year, workers in factories account for 16%. Even more worryingly, factories are the site for around a quarter of workplace fatalities.
However, just because they are a regular occurrence doesn’t mean that you should take being injured at work in a factory as par for the course. You may well be due some accidents at work compensation. Here’s a quick guide to what to do next.
Step one: Ask yourself, ‘was the accident my fault’
Assessing fault and establishing blame is a key part of the claims process. If your accident was the fault of someone else, either through direct cause or negligence, then you have a case for compensation. Consider the following points:
– Did I have all the right protective equipment?
– Was I properly trained and the task thoroughly explained?
– Was I given the right tools for the job?
– If it was an industrial spillage at work, was the area clearly signed and cordoned off?
If the answer to any of the above is no, then your work accident claim has a strong chance of being successful.
Step two: Get advice from the experts regarding accidents at work
Claiming for compensation following accidents at work can often be a daunting prospect. Also, the last thing you want is to be shortchanged so it’s therefore best to seek confirmation on the merits of your case from those in the know.
Accident Advice Helpline offer a freephone service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering you the chance to talk your case through with an expert who can offer advice and support surrounding your claim. As a law firm with over 10 years experience, they know exactly what it takes to make your work accident claim successful.
Step three: Make your claim
Following your initial consultation, you are under no obligation from Accident Advice Helpline to continue with your work injury claim. However, if you choose to pursue, they can help the whole way through the process on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
Most claims can be processed simply over the phone with no need for court appearances. Recommended by renowned consumer champion, Esther Rantzen, you know that you, and your case, are in safe, professional hands with Accident Advice Helpline.