If you have had an accident at work which you feel was the fault of your employer, and thus entitles you to make an accident injury claim in Pontypool against your workplace, then you should look into making a claim through an injury lawyer.
However, before you make a start on any compensation claim, you might want to think carefully about what the consequences of making a claim will be, and work out a way to ease the situation between yourself and your employer as the claim progresses.
Here are some ways to decide whether or not you want to claim against your employer.
Was your accident the fault of your employer?
The most obvious question to ask yourself is whether or not your accident was actually the fault of your employer. If your employer was definitely at fault, and has behaved negligently in order to cause the injuries that you have sustained, then you do have a case for compensation. There is no point trying to make a claim for compensation unless you can prove that your employer was at fault for the accident.
Is this an ongoing problem?
You should definitely make a compensation claim against any employer who has been consistently negligent and put yours and your co-workers’ health at risk during the time that you have been working there.
In these cases, making a claim for compensation against the company may be the only way to force your employer to make changes that will keep everyone safe in the future.
Can you stay at your job?
Your employer cannot legally fire you for being ill or injured, and can also not fire you for making a compensation claim. However, you clearly cannot return to work if you are too badly injured to do your job, and in this case you should think about claiming compensation to make up for the earnings you are going to lose as a result of not being able to work.
How to make an accident injury claim in Pontypool
Once you have decided that you do want to make an accident injury claim in Pontypool, call Accident Advice Helpline to get started on your claim. We have over 15 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, and will be able to provide you with an experienced and dedicated injury lawyer, who will work with you on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis to get you the compensation that you deserve.
You will be kept updated as your claim progresses, and in some cases may not even have to go to court, if your lawyer is able to reach a settlement quickly and easily. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or you can text “claim365” to 88010 to get started on your accident injury claim in Pontypool.
Date Published: 27th April 2015
Author: David Brown