If you have suffered an injury while using machinery, you should seek machinery operations accident advice. While advice and assistance is available from the medical profession to treat your injuries, you also need to know your legal rights following your accident, especially in regard to making a claim for compensation. It is in your own best interests to obtain advice from legal experts such as Accident Advice Helpline.
What we can do for you
Accident Advice Helpline is a legal firm that has been providing personal injury advice to the victims of accidents since the year 2000. Our experienced solicitors have the expertise to give first class advice to clients, including advice regarding machinery operations accidents.
Why you should seek advice
The very nature of your accident means that you could have suffered serious injuries, including damage to eyes and limbs. Aside from personal pain and suffering, it could have cost you your ability to work in the short, medium or long term, leading to loss of earnings. There could also have been additional costs, such as for prescriptions, travel to and from treatment, and personal care if your injuries are severe. By contacting us for advice, you will learn if you have grounds for a claim. Any claim would seek compensation for pain and suffering, as well as the recovery of earnings lost and additional costs related to your injury.
What is the advice you can give me about making a claim?
To make a claim you must not be responsible for the accident yourself, such as through negligence or foolhardiness.
Your employer has an obligation for your safety; you should have been trained to operate the machinery, all necessary guards should have been fitted, and you should have been equipped with the correct safety wear. If your employer was remiss with any of these, a claim could well be made against them.
In order for you to make your claim, it has to be shown you did not bring the misfortune on yourself. It also has to be shown who is liable – such as your employer. Our advice is to get as much information as possible about the accident, which you can then pass on to our legal team at Accident Advice Helpline. This will include giving us your own recollections of how the accident happened. We will also need statements from those who witnessed the incident, so try to get the names and contact details of those who saw the accident. The details of the accident should have been put in the accident book, and those details could play a key part in the evidence if we find you do have grounds for a claim.
We also advise that if you have not already made an appointment to see your doctor, you do so without delay. This is because the details of your injuries outlined in the report will play a key part if it is found you can make a claim.
Advice is all but essential during any crisis in life, and that is why you should contact us as soon as possible for machinery accident advice.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown