Accident Advice Helpline is here for you if you need intern injury advice. Call us today to find out how you can make a personal injury claim.
An amazing opportunity
Internships are becoming increasingly popular with students and recent graduates who are all eager to break into their chosen field of work. Internships provide opportunities to gain experience; impress prospective employers and kick start your career. What you do not expect from an internship is a serious injury. If you are in an accident and it was caused by the negligence of a third party, Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim compensation.
Internships are offered across a wide variety of professions and could cause an equally wide variety of accidents. Your employers have a responsibility to minimise the risk of accidents.
The workplace should be a safe environment. It should be well maintained and free of hazards that are likely to cause an injury. If the work requires the handling of any unsafe materials, it is important that they are correctly labelled and stored and only handled by those who are trained to do so. The correct protective gear should be provided and all employees should understand when to wear it.
All employees should have the necessary training and supervision to carry out their work safely. This is particularly relevant to interns who will be new to the work and may require additional training and supervision.
If your employer does not follow these safety guidelines they may be considered negligent if any accident occurs.
What to do in the event of an accident
If you are injured in an intern accident, you should seek medical advice. With the correct treatment, you will hopefully soon be able to complete your internship. If you do need to make a personal injury claim, medical records documenting your injuries will be needed as evidence.
Record as much detail as you can about the accident while it is fresh in your mind and try to obtain the names and contact details of any witnesses. Your lawyer may need to ask them for a witness statement.
Now that most mobile phones have cameras. it is becoming easy to get photographic evidence to back a personal injury claim. If possible, take a photograph of the hazard that caused your injury or ask someone else to do this.
Start a claim
To start a personal injury claim, look no further than Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert legal team are highly experienced in successfully completing claims from a variety of injury types. Our free helpline is available 24 hours a day and can be reached on 0800 689 0500. To start the process, you will first speak to one of our trained advisors. They will listen sympathetically to the details of your accident and are always happy to give you free intern injury advice with no obligation on you to proceed.
Claims must be made within three years of your accident, so as soon as you feel ready, we will pass your details on to one of our expert solicitors. Every effort will be made to make the process as easy as possible. We understand how hard the aftermath of an accident can be. Call us now and find out how we can help you.
Date Published: June 3, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident at work claim