You’ve had an accident at work. What should you do?
One of the things you should consider doing is calling Accident Advice Helpline and making a claim against your employer. If you do so, you could be awarded a payout, which will help you with any losses or expenses that you have incurred as a result of your injuries.
But before you make a claim, there are other things to consider. Many of these will be standard practice – and it’s essential that you do everything required. Once you’ve done all this, you can call an accident lawyer in Walsall to take care of your claim.
Contacting an accident lawyer in Walsall
We will deal with the procedures to follow after a workplace accident shortly, but first, we want to tell you a little bit about how to contact an accident lawyer in Walsall.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a 24/7 hotline. This makes it easy for people to call us and start their claim whenever they like. Here are our numbers:
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
If you don’t get a reply when you call, please leave a message, and we will make sure that someone gets in touch with you.
Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will contact you as soon as possible.
Your compensation claim
If you’re eligible to claim, a ‘no win, no fee*’ accident lawyer in Walsall will be given your details, which an advisor will take when you call. The claim can then go ahead. The lawyer will do as much as possible on your behalf – there’s usually no need to go to court. But you will need to attend an additional medical assessment.
A successful settlement means a payout will reach you. Comprising an element for the accident and an element for expenses you’ve incurred, this payout will help you a great deal.
If you have an accident at work
Here’s what you should do if you have a workplace accident:
1) Tell your manager. They will need to know about it straight away.
2) Also tell your first aid representative, or health and safety representative.
3) Are you in a union? Tell your rep about your accident, too.
4) Your accident details will be entered into the workplace accident book. This will probably be written up by your manager, but you will need to sign it, so make sure you’re happy with the accuracy of the description before you do so.
5) Fill in a workplace accident questionnaire. Your boss will give you this form, and you should provide as much detail as you can.
6) An investigation will be carried out by your manager. Make sure you provide assistance to them.
7) Seek medical attention. If you’ve not been taken to hospital in an ambulance, you might still have something wrong with you. It’s always advisable to have a doctor check you over, anyway – so make sure this happens.