What to do after an accident at work
Having an accident at work can be an unexpected, frightening turn of events.
Your employer has a responsibility both legally and morally to provide a safe work environment and reduce the risk of injury; when they neglect this responsibility, innocent employees can find themselves facing a number of injuries. If you have been involved in an accident at work, you could be considering making an accident at work claim in Coventry if you were not to blame.
However, if you fail to take certain steps after the accident, you could find that making a claim is more difficult, and that the chances of a successful settlement are less likely. It is important after every accident to carry out the following to give you the best chances of a settlement should you wish to make a claim:
- Report the accident – you should always report an accident at work, no matter how minor. A log should be kept of all the details surrounding the accident, and in the event it is serious, your employer may in turn be required to submit this report to RIDDOR for evaluation.
- Seek medical attention – seek prompt medical attention, and remember to retain all documentation provided by your doctor or surgeon, as this can be important in the event you make an accident at work claim in Coventry.
- Gather evidence – along with the accident report and medical notes, you should be able to provide additional information such as witness statements or photographs to support your case, and demonstrate that you were in no way at fault for the accident.
Accident Advice Helpline can help with your accident at work claim in Coventry
We have been specialising in personal injury claims for over fourteen years.
In that time, we have helped many people that have been injured at work receive the compensation to which they are entitled. We help award a total of over £30 million a year, and work hard to ensure every claim we undertake has a successful outcome. We thoroughly assess each case to determine the likelihood of a positive outcome before agreeing to take it on, so you can have faith that if we represent your case, we are doing so because we believe wholeheartedly that you have been wronged.
We will strive to get you the best payout in the last amount of time possible, aiming for an out of court settlement to expedite the process. We also undertake all cases using a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement. With this in place, there is absolutely nothing payable upfront, making it easier for you to afford the legal help you need.
If you have been hurt at work, you could potentially make an accident at work claim in Coventry. To find out more, contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 6th October 2014
Author: David Brown