The first thing that our expert lawyers will want to know when you ring Accident Advice Helpline because you have been hurt at work is; whose fault was it? It is important to be scrupulously honest when describing the incident because often although it may not be clearly someone else’s fault the accident may have nevertheless been caused by negligence by your employer or by a colleague who was not present or even currently employed in the same business. Employers have a duty of care towards their employees but the same thing applies to other people working in the business and how they must behave towards each other.
A colleague’s inattention caused me to be hurt at work
It is not always the case that injuries at work are caused by someone being deliberately negligent. Sometimes just a very short moment of inattention can have very serious consequences and if this is so in your case you needn’t worry that you have no case for personal injury compensation. Whilst it is true that no one is perfect and accidents do happen, it is also true that you should not lose out because someone took their eye off the job for a moment. Being hurt at work can be life changing and at the very least you may end up having to be employed in a lesser capacity. If you are not sure whether you are eligible for compensation, try our 30-second test which will give you a rough guide as to whether you are eligible and also what the potential compensation may amount to. It is very important that anyone using the website understands that no compensation calculation is definite until the case is complete. Anyone not sure of what a personal injury claim might entail should ring our Freephone helpline to speak to one of our expert lawyers.
Time is of the essence
If you have been hurt at work you have three years in which to make your claim. This may sound as though there is no real rush but the quicker you begin the process the more likely it is that you will succeed. When witnesses’ memories are fresh about the incident the case is easier to mount. Accident Advice Helpline lawyers work on a no win, no fee* basis, but it still makes sense to claim in a timely manner to make success and a reasonable compensation payment more likely.
Date Published: September 23, 2013
Author: David Brown