Claiming after an accident at work in North West Leicestershire
If you have had an accident at work, you could be feeling overwhelmed, in pain, and angry.
Your employer has an obligation to ensure your safety while you are at work, and if they have failed in this obligation, you could be left feeling incredibly frustrated. After all, a workplace accident can mean so much more than just dealing with injuries – it can mean having to take time off work, which can result in a loss of income, all while several unexpected medical bills are mounting.
It can make your whole life difficult, but this shouldn’t be the case if you weren’t at fault. If you have had an accident at work that has impacted you in this way, you could be eligible to seek compensation.
There are some key things to bear in mind if you are debating making a claim:
You must not have been at fault
You should have been in no way responsible for the accident occurring, and ideally there should be evidence that points to the negligence of another party, such as CCTV footage, photographs, or information contained within an official accident report.
There is a time limit
If you are thinking about claiming after an accident at work in North West Leicestershire, it’s important to note that your accident should have taken place within the past three years in order for you to be eligible.
You must have received medical attention
Your injuries must have warranted medical attention, either at the scene of the accident, or shortly afterwards. Make sure you obtain notes from your GP, as these will be of vital importance when it comes to putting together a claim for compensation.
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Have questions about any of the above?
Get in touch with us directly to discuss your case. Our lines are open 24/7, and our advisers are experts in the area of personal injury. We have dealt with many cases involving workplace accidents and illness over the past 14 years, and we know what it takes to arrive at a successful settlement for our clients. In many cases, employers prefer to settle over the phone, which can mean you may not have to go to court to receive the full amount in compensation.
When you need results, you need Accident Advice Helpline. Call us on 0800 689 0500, and learn more about claiming after an accident at work in North West Leicestershire with help from our legal team.
Date Published: 10th August 2015
Author: David Brown