If you have had a knife injury and find that you are eligible to make a knife accident claim, it is helpful to know how to go about applying for personal injury compensation as quickly and easily as possible.
You will be able to submit a claim if your knife or blade accident happened in the last three years, was severe enough to need medical attention and was caused by negligence or carelessness on the part of your employer or other third party.
The consequences of knife accidents can be far-reaching. People most often damage their fingers or hands by laceration or even amputation. Getting back to normal after such an injury, if even possible, can involve a great deal of work and expense.
If your accident was ultimately your employer’s fault, the law requires your employer to contribute to the costs of your recovery if you put forward a successful claim for compensation. In fact, the law requires employers to take out insurance that will cover these costs. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have made this legal process as straightforward as possible for the victims of accidents in the workplace.
- 100% no win, no fee.
- No money required to begin a claim.
- Expert solicitors with in-depth experience of personal injury law.
- Free 24-hour helpline.
If you decide to move forward with a knife accident claim, there are some important steps you can take to maximize the award you will receive. Here is a list of things you can do to ensure that you apply for the full award you could receive towards the costs involved in your injury:
- Take pictures of the area where the accident happened.
- Get photographs of the knife or blade, particularly if the tool was faulty, badly maintained or inappropriate for the task you were asked to complete.
- Obtain the contact details of any witnesses to the accident so that your solicitor can contact them.
- Keep the receipts for costs associated with medical treatment, such as transportation expenses.
- File evidence for any loss of earnings due to temporary or long-term damage.
For an estimate of the award you might receive for your injury, try Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second compensation calculator. Remember this is just an estimate of what you could receive, based on essential facts of the case.
The actual amount will depend on the details of your case: this is why it is so important to have an experienced solicitor used to dealing with your kind of knife injury. At Accident Advice Helpline we can provide you with an AAH solicitor who has experience in exactly your kind of knife accident claim and will be happy to discuss the details with you. They will be able to process a claim on your behalf quickly and efficiently, without asking you to fill in forms or pay for advice. Call our helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 to speak to one of our friendly advisers.
Date Published: October 18, 2014
Author: David Brown