Injuries at a place of work are usually associated with jobs of a physical nature; however, it is true that an accident can happen in any type of workplace, even in a bank, which is why we offer bank injury advice. If you have suffered an injury while in a bank because of an accident such as a fall, then you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. A personal injury claim can be made against the bank where the incident occurred and successful claims will result in a cash payment being made.
Health and safety regulations are in place and all relevant measures must be taken to make sure that a building is totally safe for business. The most common reason for a personal injury claim is a slip, trip, or fall. Bank floors can require mopping in order to clean them and, in the event of a wet floor, the area should be clearly marked as a hazardous area using a sign or barriers. Any boxes, trolleys or items of storage that are left on the floor should be moved well away from any thoroughfare in order to make the area as safe as possible.
There are various steps that you can take in order to strengthen the case for a compensation claim.
Immediately following the accident medical assistance should be sought, and you as the injured party should try not to move until help has arrived in the form of a doctor, ambulance, or other medical professional. If you are with someone who can help, that person should make a quick but thorough check of the area where you are to ensure that you are in no further danger. It should be mentioned here that a friend or witness should not put himself or herself in undue danger while helping you. Accident Advice Helpline can provide advice and guidance to anybody who has suffered an injury as a result of an accident in a bank. For further enquiries our 24/7 Freephone helpline number can help to provide the answers you need.
Photographic evidence of the injuries received, along with pictures of the area where the accident happened, will provide valuable evidence for our expert lawyers to use in the compensation claims process. The bank is also required to file an entry in an accident logbook in the event of an accidental injury to staff or a customer. Logbook entry is a legal requirement and should detail the date, time and location of the accident, the nature and severity of the injury, and the steps taken immediately following the accident. Any witnesses to the incident should be asked if they are willing to support the case for a compensation claim and if they are willing to do so their names and contact details should be collected.
Accident Advice Helpline can assist with all the above matters and offer a no win, no fee* policy for all personal injury claims.
Date Published: October 19, 2014
Author: David Brown