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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

    Work accident claims – who to contact

    Your working environment should be a safe and healthy place where you don’t need to worry about injury. In the UK there are laws to ensure this but, nevertheless, accidents sometimes happen and work accident claims can follow. If you’ve had an accident at work that you didn’t cause yourself, you may be entitled to compensation.

    Our expert team specialises in helping people who have had workplace accidents to claim what they’re entitled to.  Using our simple compensation calculator, you can work out if it’s possible for you to claim and how much it might be worth.  You have three years after the date of your accident in which to make a claim and we’re ready to help you as soon as you feel ready to begin.

    Recording your accident

    When you suffer a workplace accident, the first thing you need to do is make sure it’s properly recorded in the company accident book, complete with time, date and any important details.  Every company is obliged by law to keep such a book.  If somebody else offers to record the accident for you, make sure you check it as soon as possible.

    If you suffer a serious injury which means that you are unable to work for seven days or more, you or your boss should also report the accident to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).  You can do this online through their website.

    If you’ve only suffered a minor injury you might not feel that you need to see a doctor, but getting a doctor to confirm the problem can be helpful in pursuing your claim.  It’s also a good idea to take photographs of your injuries so that you have lasting evidence.

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    How we can help

    You can telephone us at any time to discuss your situation.  Our trained advisors will take just moments to work out if you have a valid claim and can then discuss how to proceed.  If you choose to pursue a claim, we’ll be with you every step of the way, so you won’t need to deal with a complex process unaided.  You’ll be free to concentrate on recovery and get on with living your life.

    Why pursue work accident claims?

    Many people worry that making a claim against the company they work for will make their work life difficult in future.  In fact it’s illegal to sack someone because they made a claim of this sort and few people find that they have ongoing problems.  If your accident was caused by routine safety failings, your colleagues will probably be relieved that you got them sorted out.  Even if you are awarded a large amount of compensation, the company you work for is likely to have insurance cover for such an event, so you won’t be putting anybody’s job at risk.

    By complaining you can draw attention to problems of which the management in your company may have been unaware.  This is particularly important if you work for a big company where upper management personnel rarely visit the workplace.  Your complaint could help your company to do better in future.

    Date Published: August 17, 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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