When you have been involved in an accident at work which you feel was the result of your employer’s negligence, you may want to make accident and injury claims in Derbyshire to help you to stay afloat financially whilst you are recovering.
It is simple to make a compensation claim against your employer as long as you work with an experienced injury lawyer and know what steps you need to take in order to make your claim more successfully. Here are some of the ways that you can proceed with your claim once you have decided that you are entitled to compensation.
Make your claim in a timely fashion
If you do want to make a claim, you have to make sure that your accident was less than three years ago or you will struggle to find an injury lawyer to represent you. After three years it is too difficult to put together a claim which has a good chance of success, as all of the evidence is so old. Try to make your claim as soon as your accident happens, for a better chance of success.
Gather as much evidence as you can
Take a few photographs of the accident scene and anything else which backs up your claim (if a piece of equipment is faulty, for example, take a photograph of the fault). You should keep a copy of the accident report form and anything else which you consider a good form of evidence.
Keep a record of your losses
This will include wages lost due to being too ill or injured to work, money spent on prescriptions and treatment, and even taxi receipts if you are unable to drive. Your lawyer will be able to claim these losses back for you.
How to make accident and injury claims in Derbyshire through Accident Advice Helpline
Many people are turning to Accident Advice Helpline when it comes to making compensation claims, as we offer a great service which is much easier for you to follow, and make the process so quick and simple that you don’t need to worry about the stress of making a claim affecting your recovery time.
If you have decided that you do want to make accident and injury claims in Derbyshire against an employer, you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or text “claim365” to 88010 to make a start on your claim. The team will offer you advice and support throughout your claim, and you are under no obligation to proceed with a claim after your initial conversation.
Date Published: 15th June 2015
Author: David Brown