Many people have accidents whilst working that aren’t their fault and which lead to injuries, and don’t know where to turn. If you have suffered from an accident and personal injury at work advice for you is available from Accident Advice Helpline, and is just a mouse click or a phone call away.
Just visit our website to take our 30 Second Test, or call our freephone number 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile phone) to see how much compensation you might be entitled to, with no further obligation. In the meantime, we have set out some initial accident and personal injury at work advice to help people who are thinking of making a claim.
Think Back to How the Accident Happened
The most important part of any claim is working out what caused the accident, so it’s very useful to think back over what happened on the day of the accident and make a note of any important details. If you slipped on a wet floor, for example, it might be very useful to know what time of day that happened, as it could be relevant to cleaning rotas, or similar.
It might be that it seems as if your employers were not to blame for the accident, but this does not stop you being able to claim for compensation; if somebody else caused the accident (perhaps the owners of the office building in which you work), you will be entitled to claim against them instead. It is also important at this stage to be honest if you think you may have been partly at fault. It will not necessarily stop you being able to claim for compensation, and it’s better for you if your lawyers know about this as early as possible, and helps them give better credence with their injury at work advice to you.
Communicate and Keep a Record Safe
Many places of work have a procedure in place for when people suffer injuries in the work place. If your employer has a procedure like this, it is best to follow it, and to keep a record of any communication you have with your employer on the matter. This could be very helpful for resolving your claim outside a court, which is the best outcome for you – you do not have to go through the inconvenience of attending a court, and the legal costs of the claim will likely be lower. This is something that we excel at, as we manage to get many of our clients the full compensation they deserve without them ever having to set foot in a court.
Find Good Lawyers For Injury At Work Advice
It is obviously important to make sure that you have a high quality legal team working on your claim for you, and we think you could not do any better than Accident Advice Helpline. We have a large number of expert lawyers who handle claims like this every day, as well as a number of highly experienced specialists who can deal with anything particularly unusual or difficult in your claim. Our friendly and professional injury at work advice staff, dedication to getting the best for our clients, and having over a decade of experience are all reasons why we’re the only law firm to be endorsed by consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
Date Published: 18th August 2013