There are rules and regulations made by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that all employers must follow, with no exception. Not every employer realises just how serious their duty of care to their employees is. All employees are entitled to feel safe when they are in the workplace, and it is the employer’s duty to provide this safe environment.
If they fail in this duty in any way, and an employee has an accident as a result of their negligence, then that employee may be able to make a Blaenavon accident at work claim for compensation.
If the accident is not your fault, then the person who is at fault, whether an individual or the company, is open to having a Blaenavon accident at work claim for compensation made against them.
If you think you may be eligible to make a claim, then there are several different things that are either essential, or can help to strengthen your case.
- Making the claim as soon as possible after the accident helps, as all the information and details are fresher in everyone’s minds.
- All major accidents (a general guide is any accident that makes you absent from work for more than one week) must be reported to the HSE. The HSE will investigate the accident and apportion blame accordingly. This investigation can obviously make the claim a lot easier.
- If there are any witnesses present at the time of the accident, this can also help. Some witnesses may be afraid to speak up against an employer, but it is illegal for an employer to treat you or any other employee any differently because of a claim, if they do then they may find themselves in front of an employment tribunal.
- Record every detail you can think of to do with the claim, and keep all paperwork and receipts that relate to it in any way. Also get a copy of the medical records that relate to any treatment that was a result of the accident.
Completing the above tips will help maximise the chances of your Blaenavon accident at work claim not only being successful, but also you receiving the best possible amount of compensation.
What else should I do about my Blaenavon accident at work claim?
A large part of the claim process is very complicated, and you will need a lawyer to complete it for you. The professional and experienced team at Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people to win justice for their Blaenavon accident at work claim for over 16 years.
We have specialists in all areas, and are dedicated to providing you with the best possible service. We will endeavour to keep as much of the stress and hassle off your shoulders as possible, and only get in touch when it is absolutely necessary.
Why not speak to one of our friendly advisors on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to start your claim today.
Date Published: 22nd September 2014