A successful accident at work claim can be made by any employee who has suffered an injury in the workplace, regardless of the industry or sector they work in. Claims can be made against a past or present employer – as long as the accident occurred within the last three years, the employer was at fault, and the resulting injury required medical attention.
If you have suffered an industrial disease then you have three years from the date of your diagnosis in which to claim compensation.
As with any personal injury type, a successful accident at work claim can vary considerably, resulting in different amounts of compensation. Injuries may include:
- Industrial deafness.
- Asbestos-related illness.
- Construction site accidents.
- Slips, trips and falls.
- Work-induced stress.
- Vibration white finger.
- Repetitive strain injury.
- Machinery and fork lift truck accidents.
- Falls from height.
An injury will affect areas of the body with differing severity depending on the circumstances of the accident. It is this that gives an indication of how much you may be entitled to claim. By using a calculator such as Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test, you can quickly get an idea of the compensation figures your case may be dealing with.
How will my successful accident at work claim be processed?
If you use Accident Advice Helpline, your successful accident at work claim will be processed with minimum fuss and inconvenience to you as the claimant. You have already been through a stressful experience by incurring a personal injury – the claims process at Accident Advice Helpline is designed to ensure this stress is not added to in any way.
If you have had an accident at work, it is useful to gather all the information you can in relation to your accident. If you don’t have everything, don’t worry, just give us a call and we will talk you though the process and how we can help. Information that you might have to hand may include:
- A copy of your entry in the workplace accident log book.
- Medical records or a doctor’s report, with details relating to your injury and prognosis.
- A diary of events following your accident, which you can use to jog your memory for any forgotten details.
- Contact details of your employer and any witnesses that may have seen the accident.
- Any relevant photographs.
Once you have gathered the information you have, you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 whenever is convenient to you.
Starting your claim is as simple as making a call or filling out our short online claim form. One of our highly trained advisers will be in touch to handle your case in a friendly and transparent way. If you wish to proceed with a claim, your case will be passed to one of specialist solicitors who will work for you on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Date Published: 17th November 2015
Author: Sharon Parry