Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we can provide assistance for those who may have been involved in an accident at work in Johnstone. On this page, we are going to take a little look at how we determine whether you have a valid compensation claim or not.
Step one: determining when the incident occurred
British law is remarkably strict when it comes to time limitations on your compensation claim. Generally speaking, you will only be able to claim compensation within three years of the incident occurring. However, there is a small exception to this rule, for example, if you are suffering from an industrial disease. If you wish to find out whether your case falls within the rules of limitation or not, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Step two: determining your injuries
You can only claim compensation if you were injured in the accident at work in Johnstone. However, it is worth noting that the type of injury that you suffered does not matter all that much as long as it was bad enough to be treated by a doctor. However, if you wish to make a claim through Accident Advice Helpline, we will need a medical report.
We can obtain this from your doctor or hospital as soon as possible after you get in touch with us. It is rare that we will ask you to obtain another medical report after this point, however, it has been known for the opposing party’s insurance company to request one.
We can provide representation for all manner of injuries here at Accident Advice Helpline. This means both psychological and physical injuries.
Step three: determining who was at fault for the incident
You can only claim compensation for the injury that you suffered in the workplace if you can prove, on the balance of probabilities, that the injury occurred due to the negligence of another person. You will not be able to claim compensation if you were at fault for the incident. Situations in the workplace where you may be entitled to claim compensation include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Injuries related to the use of machinery.
- Injuries related to trips, slips or falls in the workplace. This could, perhaps, means tripping over equipment or material which was left in an inappropriate location.
- Injuries related to issues with incorrect safety equipment.
- Injuries suffered due to poor safety training.
- Falls from height, particularly when you have been issued with the wrong type of safety equipment.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline if you have been involved in an accident at work in Johnstone
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 17th May 2014
Author: David Brown