It’s a sad fact that accidents can happen anywhere. They can strike without warning and can leave you with painful physical and emotional injuries. When the accident happened as the result of someone else’s actions or negligence, it’s only natural to feel hurt, angry or frightened.
If your injuries were caused at work, you may have the right to make a claim for compensation through our Broxburn accident at work solicitors. This is because the law states that your employer must, as part of their health and safety requirements, take all reasonable steps to ensure your safety. Should they fail to do so, the same laws give you the right to make a claim for compensation.
In the aftermath of an accident, it can be extremely difficult to concentrate, but going through the following steps can not only help you personally and physically, but can also ensure that any claim you make can be made more efficiently:
1. Seek medical attention
It’s always best to seek medical attention, even if you do not consider your injuries to be severe. Not only could you be far more hurt than you suspect at first, but you could be suffering from psychological damage, such as shock, which could be extremely harmful if not treated. In addition, should you decide in the future to make a claim for compensation then our Broxburn accident at work practitioners will need a medical diagnosis on which to base your claim.
2. Report your accident
A record of the accident not only follows the health and safety protocol but also ensures that you have a record of the situation and circumstances in place should they be needed later by our Broxburn accident at work solicitors.
3. Make notes
If you do intend to make a claim for compensation, the more notes you take as they’re fresh in your mind, the more detailed that claim can be. You may consider whether there were any witnesses to your accident who could also make notes and whether that particular part of your workplace has CCTV that may have captured it.
4. Seek legal advice from our Broxburn accident at work solicitors
Making a claim for compensation needn’t be difficult or drawn-out. For the past 15 years, Accident Advice Helpline have been supporting people as we pursue compensation and with Esther Rantzen acting as our patron, our reputation is second to none.
Date Published: 16th December 2014
Author: Jan Newell