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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    The secret of making successful work injury claims


    Work accidents can and will happen wherever you may be employed, whether this is an office, supermarket, factory or construction site. If you have been injured at work and the accident was not your fault, you may be able to make work injury claims for compensation. Here are a few simple steps that you should take to ensure your work injury claims will succeed.

    Making Work Injury Claims

    Regardless of how minor an injury may seem to be to begin with, it is essential to:

    • Ensure the accident at work is recorded within your employer’s accident record book
    • Seek immediate medical assistance

    Accident record book – Employers are required to report workplace accidents to Health & Safety authorities and to their insurance companies. In addition, this entry may serve as evidence in workplace injury claim procedures. Entries in the accident record book should include:

    • Date, time and specific location of the work accident
    • Your name and contact details
    • Names and contact details of witnesses
    • Details of the incident and contributing factors
    • Injuries sustained
    • Immediate treatments administered by first aid staff
    • Whether professional medical assistance was required/ obtained

    In case a serious injury prevents you from doing this yourself, another person may have to deal with this. It is also recommended to take note of these factors and your own account of events for your personal records as soon as you are able to do so.

    Medical assistance – This is necessary to:

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    • Prevent potentially serious injuries from being overlooked
    • Ensure your injuries are dealt with/ treated in the correct manner
    • Provide evidence with regards to the type and extent of your work injuries within medical records and assessment notes

    You should also keep documentation of potential additional expenses like loss of earning potential, required ongoing care/ treatments, assistance with daily tasks in your home or potentially necessary childcare. Such documentation may include:

    • Bills
    • Receipts
    • Bank statements
    • Credit card statements

    How to claim for work accident compensation

    Work injury claims are legal matters and you will need help in successfully navigating the legal processes involved. Your next step should subsequently be to get expert legal advice and support.

    Accident Advice Helpline solicitors offer services based on years of experience in the field of industrial compensation claims. You can secure their support by calling the helpline, a free-phone number that is available 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.

    A confidential chat with a friendly adviser will serve to assess your eligibility to make an injury compensation claim. Following this, a member of the company’s legal team will take over your claim and deal with all necessary details at no cost to you until your claim is completed successfully.

    Date Published: November 4, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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