There can be nothing more frustrating than to suffer a preventable injury at work. When you go into work each day, you expect to be able to work in a safe environment and not to suffer any kind of injury. If this doesn’t happen, and you are involved in an accident that could easily have been avoided, it is understandable that you would feel annoyed and frustrated about it.
The severity of any injury you may potentially suffer in this way can vary a lot. In some cases, people have suffered minor injuries that have easily resolved themselves within a few hours, or a day or two. In other cases, there have been situations where people have been seriously hurt – perhaps even receiving life-threatening injuries as a result.
What can you do after suffering such an injury?
Sometimes it’s immediately clear that your injuries were entirely preventable. However, even if you harbour some uncertainty regarding this issue, you should still seek expert legal advice. Someone with experience and a track record of fighting cases in this area will be better-placed to determine whether you do have a strong case to argue for compensation.
Initially, you should report the accident to your employer. It should be entered into the accident book in as much detail as possible. This will help to support any claim you might be able to make at a later stage. Of course, medical attention will also likely be required. Make sure you don’t assume you are well when this may not be the case.
Accident Advice Helpline could assist you with your case
Could you fight a no win, no fee* claim, to seek compensation for whatever has happened to you? If you have suffered a preventable injury at work, calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 is a very good move to make. We may be in a position to help you through the claims process, if we believe there is ample evidence to back up such a claim.
In order to find out more, you can either call us on the free enquiry line number given above, or you can go online and try the 30-second test provided on our website. This is easy and quick to complete – and it could reveal the most important answers within mere moments. You owe it to yourself to know more.
Date Published: March 5, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident at work claim