What should you do if you are going to make a workplace injury claim in Newcastle upon Tyne?
Get medical attention
There is only one place to begin and this is with the fact that you need to see a doctor. It is vital to get the proper treatment. The true extent of an injury may not be evident straight away. Not only this, but if you do not receive professional medical attention you will find it impossible to make a workplace injury claim in Newcastle upon Tyne.
The medical report is the most important piece of evidence we can use when looking to claim compensation on your behalf. It revels the true extent of your injuries and allows for the compensation amount to be calculated. How are you going to prove your injuries if you have not even been to see a doctor?
Inform your employer of the incident
It is vital to inform your employer and your safety executive of the incident that has occurred. All employers are required to have an accident book by law. This is something that is made obligatory in RIDDOR, i.e. the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995. By reporting the incident you will ensure everything runs smoothly later down the line.
Once you have done this you can then start to gather evidence. Did anyone witness the accident? If so, you should get their contact details. Witness statements can prove to be pivotal when making an accident claim. Aside from this, take the time to sit and make a note of everything that has occurred. You do not want to forget something later down the line.
Get legal advice
Call Accident Advice Helpline for assistance regarding how best to proceed. When you call our free legal helpline you will speak to one of our friendly and experienced advisers. They will talk you through the entire claim process and they will give you a realistic picture regarding the strength of your case. If they think you have a good chance of getting compensation they will put you in touch with one of our no win no fee* solicitors who will take it from there.Open Claim Calculator
Contact Accident Advice Helpline to begin your workplace injury claim in Newcastle upon Tyne today
Our helpline numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We’re open 24/7, so you can call us any time.
You can try the 30 second test on our website, and with just a few clicks, you can find out whether you’re eligible to claim.
Or you can text ‘Claim365’ to 88010 and we’ll call you back.