If you live and work in Pembroke Dock and are thinking about making a compensation claim in Pembroke Dock, then there are a few things you probably need to know about making a compensation claim in Pembroke Dock, or one based wherever you live in Britain. The procedure is the same, and I am using Pembroke Dock as an example only.
Accidents involving heavy machinery such as cherry pickers on construction sites can happen anywhere including at Pembroke Dock. Some are investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) so that prosecutions can be made if needed and lessons can be learned. It is the HSE which oversees the Health and Safety at Work regulations in the UK. All accidents at work should be reported to this body after being logged in the accident book. All absences from work which are caused by illness or injuries should also be reported to the HSE.
Accident at work – compensation claim in Pembroke Dock
If you have an accident at work for which you were not to blame, then you are entitled to make a compensation claim in Pembroke Dock or elsewhere. The accident should be reported and detailed in the accident book along with the names and contact details of any witnesses. You should seek immediate medical treatment even for a seemingly minor injury, as sometimes injuries become aggravated and your condition worsens over a period of time. In terms of making a personal injury compensation claim, any delay in seeking medical treatment could weaken your claim.
Limitation period for claims
You have three years from the date of your accident, or an accident which befell a spouse or child which led to their death, to make a personal injury compensation claim. The accident must not have been the fault of the claimant. The sooner you make a claim, the better, as some cases take years to reach a settlement and you could face financial difficulties if there is a long delay.
Personal injury compensation claims can be made for work-related illnesses, occupational diseases and illnesses caused by another person’s negligence (food poisoning for example), as well as for injuries sustained in accidents that were not your fault.
Accident Advice Helpline can help
If you think that you have grounds for making a personal injury compensation claim, but are uncertain of how to go about it, you can call us at Accident Advice Helpline. We have been helping people with claims for more than a decade. Check us out on our Accident Advice Helpline website and then give us a call on one of our numbers, at any time (lines are never closed, even on Bank Holidays). The number to ring from a mobile is 0333 500 0993 and from a landline, call us free on 0800 689 0500. For expert legal advice about a personal injury compensation claim, why not call us now?
Date Published: 19th August 2013