“I was injured on a business trip, can I claim?” The answer to this question will of course depend on the individual circumstances that will need to be thoroughly examined by a professional legal adviser. Accident Advice Helpline has such professionals on its staff and can quickly determine whether a claim is worth pursuing.
Despite all companies having health and safety procedures in place, accidents in the workplace do occur and sometimes they involve a visitor that is on the premises for business reasons. The health and safety precautions are now legal requirements for any business, and the regulations should keep employees safe throughout their day-to-day working lives. This also applies to visitors to the premises. It is important to have regular risk assessments carried out and safety procedures should be clearly understood by all staff to avoid accidents.
A business trip will have been organised by your company, and you may be travelling around the UK or even abroad. You may be travelling with others or alone, but whatever the case, you should have been given an itinerary and any safety briefings needed before leaving or starting any work.
If you are injured in an accident when on a business trip it is best to contact us as soon as possible after the incident if you consider that a third party was responsible. We will ask you for all the details that you have about the incident in order to get a full understanding of what happened.
Whether or not you are eligible to claim compensation for an injury during a business trip will depend on who was responsible for causing the accident. If you feel that the accident was not your own fault then contact us and we will be able to advise you on the strength of your claim and the options you have for pursuing it.
What should I do?
If you are injured on a business trip, then your first priority should be your health, so contact the emergency services if you need medical attention. Medical documents serve as useful evidence of the extent of your injuries, which Accident Advice Helpline can then use as part of your compensation claim. You should try to take photographs of the area and any hazards relevant to your accident. It is also important to get names and contact details of any witnesses. All of this evidence can also be used to help build a strong case for you.
Some good news is that at Accident Advice Helpline we operate on a no win, no fee basis. This means there is very little financial risk to you, which is great for your peace of mind. There is no need to worry about starting a claim as we deal with everything efficiently and professionally, so that you can continue with your life with less to worry about. We know that accidents can be very difficult times, especially if you have to take time off work or require follow-up appointments at the hospital. This may incur extra financial losses, and when you pursue a claim we can factor in these costs.
Contact us at a time that suits you by using our free 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 or use our website to enquire about making a business trip claim.