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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Top 5 things to avoid when going for a job interview

    Everyone knows that interviews can make the calmest of people a nervous wreck. That being said, it is generally thought that avoiding accidents at work before you even start the job is the best way to begin.

    Accidents at work: Interview issues

    Rather than becoming tongue-tied in your interview and experiencing other feared work-related incidents, prepare well for the appointment in question and avoid a few occupational clangers.

    Here’s our top 5 things to steer well clear of when going for a job interview:

    1. Over preparing: while it is good to be prepare, over preparing and panicking can be the knife in the chest of the interview process. Take time out the night before and relax – far more beneficial.
    2. Dressing to kill: forget life-threatening heels and head-turning outfits. Dress in something that you are comfortable and confident in, and that isn’t likely to cause you an injury in public.
    3. Relying on the roads: don’t risk a road traffic accident, or indeed assume the roads will be clear no matter your time of travel. Set off early and get to your interview in good time.
    4. Exploring the building: while it may be tempting to have a nosey around your prospective workplace, avoid accidents in the building by sticking to the areas you have been guided to.
    5. Acting cocky: there is no problem with confidence, it is good to be positive about your skills and what you are able to achieve, however demonstrating arrogance during an interview is one sure way to make sure you’ll never walk through those doors again.

    What to do if you become injured during your interview process

    Although you are not an employee of the company, as yet – stay positive – you have still been invited onto the premises as a member of the general public. In a case such as this, the company has a legal responsibility to look after your well-being during your visit.

    Should you suffer an injury from a public accident, due to an issue that was not your fault, the company could be liable for the harm you have suffered.

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    Accident Advice Helpline

    Rather than dealing with the stresses and strains of the legal process yourself, the law firm, Accident Advice Helpline, is there to take the weight off your shoulders following your accident in public. Working on a no win no fee* basis, there is no need to fear unaffordable bills. You don’t pay a penny unless Accident Advice Helpline helps you retrieve the compensation you deserve.

    Date Published: February 13, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.