Tips for claiming after an accident at work in North Yorkshire
If you have suffered an accident at work, your thoughts may turn to seeking financial compensation for your pain and discomfort.
However, for many people, bringing a claim against an employer can be a cause of immense frustration and even fear. At Accident Advice Helpline, we are here to make the claims process easier, and to remove any doubt or nerves surrounding the process. After all, if your employer has neglected his or her duty of care to provide a safe working environment, they are in the wrong, not you.
When it comes to claiming after an accident at work in North Yorkshire, there are some things you can do to make the process that little bit easier:
Always report the accident
Even if it was a minor accident, or one that you didn’t think resulted in any injuries, you should report the accident all the same. Details of the incident should be logged in the official accident report book, and if it is a serious accident, your workplace may be obligated to report it to RIDDOR as well. This documentation will be required if you decide to move forward with a claim, and if it is clearly noted that your employer is at fault, they may choose to settle out of court. This can expedite the process substantially.
Seek medical care
Even if you do not appear to be hurt, it’s important to note that shock can cause this to seem like the case, and you may in fact be suffering with injuries. Get medical treatment either at the scene, or shortly afterwards, and make sure you retain any documentation that outlines your injury type, severity, and treatment. You can submit this to your solicitor, who will use it when collating case evidence.
If you have had an accident and your injuries allow, make sure to jot down as much as you can about the circumstances. In addition to making notes, you can get the details of witnesses, and even take pictures with a smartphone. These can all be useful pieces of evidence when it comes to claiming after an accident at work in North Yorkshire.
As a leading personal injury law firm in the UK, Accident Advice Helpline has several years of experience handling claims related to workplace accidents and illness. If you need help from qualified solicitors that will handle your case on a no win, no fee* basis, we are only a phone call away.
To find out more about claiming compensation for a workplace injury, call us now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 10th August 2015
Author: David Brown