You may live in North Acton and be considering making a compensation claim North Acton-based. You may have had an accident which was not your fault, and suffered injuries in it; you might have been diagnosed with a work-related illness or an occupational disease, or you may have been ill because of another person’s negligence – perhaps because of the bacterial infection MRSA which you got while in hospital.
Making a Compensation Claim in North Acton
A compensation claim in North Acton, for example has to be made within three years of the date of an accident and within the same time period from when you were first informed that you had an illness connected to your work, or working environment. A compensation claim in North Acton is just the same as a personal injury compensation claim filed anywhere else in the UK and subject to the same basic rules.
Accidents at work
If you have an accident at work there are several steps to follow. These are laid out in the Health and Safety regulations which are supervised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
If you have an accident at work you should:-
- have the details of your accident logged in the accident book with the date and time and contact details of any witnesses.
- seek immediate medical treatment for your injuries even if they seem minor. Failure to do this could make your compensation claim in North Acton or elsewhere a lot weaker. Some injuries will get worse if not treated quickly.
It could be that your employer had not carried out a risk assessment before assigning a new job to you, or perhaps you had not received the correct training for the job you were asked to do. It is also possible that you were not issued with the appropriate protective gear to do the job safely.
You and your accident solicitor will have to build a case to claim personal injury compensation from your employer and you will have to prove negligence on his or her part. Employers have public liability insurance which would usually cover them for payments to employees who have had accidents at work.
Accident Advice Helpline
We at Accident Advice Helpline have been helping people with the various types of personal injury compensation claim for more than ten years. Our patron is Esther Rantzen and it is possible that you will remember the ad she made for us (you can refresh your memory and view this on YouTube or on our Accident Advice Helpline website).
You can visit our website (type Accident Advice Helpline into your search box) and take the thirty second test you will discover on our landing page to see how much compensation you could get if your claim were successful. However the figure you see is only an estimate as it is impossible to predict exactly how much you would get for a successful claim.
Then you can call us free of charge on one of our freephone numbers – 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now, as the lines are always open?
Date Published: 12th August 2013