When you have experienced any slips, trips and falls that were not your fault, there may be an opportunity to claim.
With several incidents in the office or workplace and you could be entitled to work accident compensation. Find out below just some of the tips to help you with a personal injury claim.
Record everything relating to slips, trips and falls
Providing written records is considered to be one of the most important aspects when making a compensation claim as a result of a workplace accident. Having information will support your case whilst providing an important source of documentation. It is important to obtain the details of anyone who was at the scene of the incident as well as writing down names and contact details of any witnesses. If you have been injured as a result of a work-related accident then you should also keep a diary. This includes any medication, GP appointments and symptoms that have been diagnosed which may help in your work accident compensation claim.
Again this is especially important when making a slip, trip or fall claim. As long as you have all the necessary documentation in either a folder or notebook, it will alleviate any unnecessary worries when it comes to making a work accident claim.
Find out who is responsible
If you have any slips, trips and falls in the workplace or outside you will need to determine who is at fault. For example if it occurred on the road or you have tripped over a pothole or uneven pavement, then local authorities may be liable. Meanwhile if something occurred at your place of work then more often than not you will be making a compensation claim against the insurance company acting on behalf of your employer.
In order to help your personal injury claim, it is imperative that you back up loss of earnings with documents, receipts and bank records. This is essential if you want to make a claim and will back up the fact that you have been unable to work or even drive a car.
Talk to the experts
If you need expert advice on personal injury claim then Accident Advice Helpline can assist. We are considered to be one of the leading personal injury law firms in the country and have been established for more than 10 years. Our reputation is second to none and our lawyers work on a no win, no fee* basis to establish what you may be entitled to.
Date Published: September 26, 2013
Author: David Brown