Steps for claiming after an accident at work in Shepway
If you have had an accident in the workplace, you could be left feeling nervous and unsure about whether you should seek compensation.
For many people, the fear of going up against their employer means they don’t take any action, which means they miss out on what could be thousands of pounds in compensation. At Accident Advice Helpline, we are committed to ensuring this doesn’t happen. Here, we separate the fact from the fiction about claiming after an accident at work in Shepway:
You are within your rights to make a claim
If the negligence of your employer has caused you an accident and subsequent injury, they should be held accountable for the damage they have done. You are not doing anything wrong by making a claim, and your employer legally cannot terminate your employment if you do so.
You have up to three years to make a claim
Even if your accident occurred some time ago, it’s not too late to make a claim. According to the law, you have up to three years to do so, which means you can still take action for any injustice you have endured.
You must have evidence from a medical professional
In order to make a claim, you must be able to prove you did indeed suffer injuries that required medical attention. For this reason – and of course for the benefit of your health – it’s important to seek prompt medical attention.
You should have supporting evidence
Any accident should be reported and entered into the official accident logbook at work. Depending on the circumstances and severity of the accident, your employer may then have to report it to RIDDOR. Documenting things like the date and time of the accident, along with any witnesses, will be incredibly important to your claim.
You don’t have to pay upfront
With Accident Advice Helpline’s no win, no fee guarantee, there’s no need to worry about a deposit to start your claim.
Find out more
If you want to know more about claiming after an accident at work in Shepway, help is only a phone call away.
Accident Advice Helpline is among the leading personal injury law firms in the UK, and we have dealt with countless cases involving accidents at work over our 15 years in business. If you want to know more about seeking compensation with our help, simply dial 0800 689 0500 from your landline to speak to a representative. Alternatively, call from your mobile on 0333 500 0992 or text “claim365” to 88010 to have us get back in touch with you.
Date Published: 7th September 2015
Author: David Brown