Many people who are injured by an accident at work suffer in silence, worried that their job will be at risk, not to mention their relationship with their employer. Many want to claim compensation for the accident at work they suffered but most do not want their employer to get into trouble. These issues considered, claiming against your employer can be difficult.
Claiming against your employer
If you have suffered due to the actions of someone else then you are entitled to make a claim for the compensation you are entitled to. Here’s what you should consider:
- When was your accident?
Usually, in order to make a claim, the accident has to have happened within three years. However, this deadline can be extended in the case of industrial diseases, for example. So if you think you might be able to make a claim for compensation after a workplace accident; don’t leave it too long.
- Who was responsible?
If your employer is found to have created the conditions then you could be entitled to claim, even if you contributed in some way. You may have been the victim of dangerous work practices, badly-maintained equipment, toxic substances or even a slip, trip or fall. All of which mean you should be able to claim for compensation.
- Did you receive medical attention?
If you did not receive the correct medical attention at the time of your accident at work, this may have an impact on your claim. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure you are treated correctly following an accident that has led to a personal injury.
- Do you have all the details to hand?
In the case of an accident in the workplace you should collect as many details as you can. Things like, where the accident happened, when it took place, who was supervising and what action was taken. This information can be vital should you proceed with a personal injury claim.
Have you been injured in an accident at work?
Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience of dealing with personal injury and work accident claims, and could help you with your claim too. We offer a free initial consultation via our Freephone advice line that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
They will compile all the evidence they need from you and let you know if they think you have a strong case. Accident Advice Helpline will do all the work for you and usually there is no need to attend court as most of the information is gathered over the phone.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information and to start the claims process.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice