Have you been injured at work? You could be eligible to claim compensation through an accident lawyer in Rugby, provided the accident has happened within the last three years.
Accident Advice Helpline has a whole team of personal injury lawyers who are always ready to take on new cases on a no win no fee basis, and every year, we deal with plenty of claims for accidents that have arisen in the workplace.
What will an accident lawyer in Rugby do?
If you proceed with a claim, your lawyer will do as much as they can on your behalf, dealing with agencies such as insurance companies and working on other aspects of the claim, so that you will be spared as much stress as possible. Most cases don’t end up in court, which is always a good thing – it can be quite trying, for even a very resilient person.
A successful claim means that you will receive a payout for your injuries. This payout will cover your expenses, too, so it’s a good idea to keep hold of all your receipts for payments to home helps, taxi drivers, and so on.
What to do if you have an accident at work
If you get injured at work, you should definitely seek medical attention as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the injury, this could mean that an ambulance is required, although if it’s not a serious injury, you might be OK to attend your GP’s surgery the following day. But you really do need to get checked out.
Other steps to consider are as follows:
1) Report the accident. Your line manager or supervisor needs to know, but don’t stop there – tell your health and safety or first aid representative, because it will be of professional interest to them. If you’re a union member, tell your union rep, too.
2) Record your accident in the accident book, however minor you think it may be. This may be done as part of reporting it to your manager or the first aid representative, anyway.
3) You should be provided with a questionnaire to fill in. Make sure you complete this to the best of your knowledge. It could be of use to your boss in preventing a similar accident happening in future. Your manager will also need to conduct an investigation into how it happened, so make sure you provide assistance.
4) Do you need time off work because of the accident? Make sure you tell your manager, because if you’re off sick for three days or more, they will need to report it to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
You can get in touch with us whenever you like, because our lines are open 24/7 – so if you need an accident lawyer in Rugby, don’t delay. Call or text us:
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will call you back
Date Published: 25th November 2014
Author: David Brown