Accident Advice Helpline are here to answer any questions you may have about making a personal injury claim, including “Can I claim for an accident at a crematorium?” Call us now for all the information you will need.
The law states that if you have been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of others, you are entitled to compensation for the financial losses it may have caused you.
If you are attending a crematorium for the funeral of a friend or relative, it is already a sad time for you; suffering an injury while there makes this time even harder. The most likely injury at a crematorium will be a fall, possibly resulting in broken bones or even a serious head injury. If the fall was caused by a hazard at the crematorium such as uneven flooring or loose carpet, then they may be considered negligent.
Death is something that most of us try not to think about, but if you work at a crematorium then funerals become a part of your daily life. As an employee, you suffer the same risks as visitors in that you could suffer a trip or fall. If you are involved in the carrying of coffins, you also risk back strain. Your employer should make sure that anyone involved in handling the coffins is aware of how to lift them safely, and there should always be sufficient people to carry out this task with the dignity it deserves.
If you are injured at a crematorium, you should consult a doctor. With the correct treatment, you will hopefully soon recover. If you need to make a personal injury claim, medical records of your injury will be needed to prove the impact it has had on you.
Record as much information as you can about the accident and get the names and contact details of any witnesses as your lawyer may need to speak to them. If possible, take a photograph of the hazard that caused your accident or ask someone else to do so.
Start your claim
Claims must be started within three years of your accident, so call Accident Advice Helpline today. You will find our sympathetic staff easy to talk to. They understand that the aftermath of an accident is a difficult time, and if you are dealing with a bereavement as well it will be doubly hard. The helpline is free to call and available 24 hours a day.
Our advisors will confirm if you are eligible for compensation, and if you decide to proceed with a crematorium accident claim your details will be passed on to one of our expert solicitors. Keep receipts and records of all the costs caused by your accident. These can range from small amounts like a prescription charge to large amounts like loss of wages if you are unable to work. These will be needed to calculate your compensation package.
To find out almost instantly how much compensation you may be able to claim for an accident at a crematorium, try our 30-second compensation calculator. Then, let Accident Advice Helpline help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 to get started. Lines are open 24/7.
Date Published: January 22, 2015
Author: David Brown