Advice on claiming in North East Derbyshire
If you have had an accident a result of moving, lifting, pulling or pushing an object then you could be able to make an accident claim. In order to do this with the most support possible, make sure you seek expert advice on claiming in North East Derbyshire.
When it comes to making an accident claim after seeking advice on claiming in North East Derbyshire in relation to a manual handling incident it is important to establish that the accident in question was not your fault.
Your solicitor will be able to help you with this as they go over the details of your case. In order for you to make a claim against someone, they need to have been liable for the accident. This means that you must not be liable for the accident.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we believe it is the role of our expert accident and injury solicitors to help provide the necessary evidence to support your claim as to who is liable for your case.
For example, if you are injured as a result of a manual handling accident at work we will start to ask whether or not you have received any training to perform the particular task you were asked to do. If you were not then your solicitor will be able to demonstrate clearly that your employer has failed in their duty of care to ensure that you were able to perform this particular task safely.
Of course, it may well be that you have received training to do this particular task; however, due to the weights involved in moving the particular object you were put at risk. If this is the case then your employer may still be regarded as being liable, and your accident claim will still be awarded compensation.
Proving an injury
As well as providing evidence was to who is liable for your accident and why, it is important that you are able to demonstrate that an injury has occurred. Not only this, but you will also need to show that the injury in question has had a significant impact on you either physically, mentally or financially.
For example, your injury must have been serious enough that it stopped you from doing something – this may be that you had to take some time off from work, or you had to temporarily give up a hobby. For a period of time, you may have had to seek medical treatment, or pay for someone to perform various household chores for you.
Whatever the situation your expert solicitor will help provide the necessary evidence to show that your accident and resulting injuries have had a negative impact on your day to day life. This will then demonstrate that you should be entitled to compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 15th September 2014
Author: David Brown