When safety precautions are not put in place, the workplace can become a dangerous environment. If you have felt the effects of this first hand, you may be able to claim compensation to help you maintain your quality of life and mitigate your financial losses.
Avoid common Blaenau Gwent accident at work claim mistakes
While claiming compensation should be an easy thing to do, but if you do not have a legal background, you may make mistakes that could potentially affect the success of your Blaenau Gwent accident at work claim. In our experience, some of the most common mistakes people make include:
- Failing to report the accident
You must tell your employer about your accident as soon as possible. If your accident was serious, your employer must inform the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Only ‘responsible persons’ including employers and people in charge of work premises should submit reports to the HSE. However, if you are concerned that your employer will not report your Blaenau Gwent accident at work, contact the HSE yourself.
- Talking too much to insurance companies
Your employer’s insurance company may contact you in order to obtain a written or recorded statement regarding your accident. However, it is important to realise that the insurance company will not have your best interests at heart. Avoid entering into in depth conversations with their staff – you may end up saying things you later regret.
- Not contacting a personal injury solicitor
Accident at work claims can be extremely complicated and it is for this very reason that it is important to have an experienced personal injury solicitor on your side. The specialist legal team at the Accident Advice Helpline are thoroughly experienced when it comes to claiming compensation for accidents at work and they will be happy to provide you with a free, no-obligation initial consultation to discuss your prospects of making a successful Blaenau Gwent accident at work claim.
To get in touch with us, please call our Freephone helpline from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or you can reach us on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone; or use our 30-second test. If you choose to hire our help, we will represent you on a 100% ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis, which means that we will look out for your best interests and push for the highest possible compensation payout for your injuries.
We know that being injured and be a difficult and stressful time. When you claim with us you’ll be in the best hands, and we’ll do whatever it takes to help you get the justice you deserve.
Date Published: 30th November 2014
Author: Jan Newell