Accident Advice Helpline is the team of experts for you if you need to make an intern accident claim. Call us now to find out how to proceed.
Accident Advice Helpline is a legal firm specialising in personal injury claims. Since 2000, we have been helping people like you claim the compensation they deserve. We know that recovering from an accident can be a worrying time and that coping with a complicated legal process and the costs involved may the last thing you feel like.
Our expert solicitors work exclusively on a no win, no fee basis so we will not be adding to your financial concerns.
Being an intern should be an exciting opportunity. It is your chance to gain new experiences and impress prospective employers. While completing your internship, you have the right to work in safe conditions. If your workplace does not meet health and safety standards, your employer may be considered negligent in the event of an accident.
Health and safety standards will include having the proper training and equipment for the work, having any necessary safety equipment and that the workplace should be well maintained and free of unnecessary hazards.
After an accident
Internships vary and so there are many different accidents that could take place. They can range from a fall in an office to a chemical burn in a laboratory. Whatever your accident, it is important that you seek prompt medical attention. Hopefully you will soon be on the mend, but if you need to make a personal injury claim, the medical records of your injuries will be needed as evidence.
Record as much information as you can about the accident including the names and contact details of any witnesses. If you can, take a photograph of the hazard that caused your accident or ask someone else if they can do this.
Record all the expenses caused by your accident including prescription charges and any equipment you have had to purchase. While you are unlikely to be earning much as an intern, record any income you do lose from this or any other work.
Calling Accident Advice Helpline is the first step you need to take to make an intern accident claim. Our trained advisers will be happy to answer all your questions about the claims process and will confirm if you are eligible for compensation.
To proceed, your details will be passed to one of our expert solicitors who specialise in your injury type and who will be highly experienced in successfully completing personal injury claims.
We understand that making an intern accident claim can seem daunting. It may seem particularly hard to take action against your employer, particularly if you are hoping to start your career with them. Please do not worry.
Compensation can be paid by your employer’s indemnity insurance, and not necessarily your employer themselves. Hopefully your actions will encourage them to review their health and safety procedures so that future interns do not suffer as you have.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 and take the first step in claiming the compensation you are entitled to.
Date Published: July 7, 2015
Author: David Brown