Making a claim against an employer
If you have been injured at work you may be concerned about whether or not you can make a claim for compensation. The simple fact of the matter is that legally you are entitled to make a claim if you have been injured through the actions or negligence of another person. This relates to accidents that have happened in public or even in the work place.
However, making a claim against an employer can seem like a daunting task for many workers as they worry about the repercussions of doing so. Some worry that their bosses will treat them differently, or will find a way to punish them. If you have any concerns of this nature you can speak to our experienced compensation solicitor in Heston today to find out more about the legalities of making a claim.
How to show you had an accident
There are many ways that a compensation solicitor in Heston can help prove that you have had an accident at work, and these all help to legitimise your claim against your employer.
Legally there are various records that your employer is required to keep when it comes to safety and accidents that have occurred within the work place.
- Accident book – Whenever an accident occurs (regardless of the severity) it should be logged in the onsite accident book. If you have been injured then it is important that you read the details relating to the accident thoroughly and are happy that the information presented is correct before you sign the page.
- First Aid report – There should be a number of individuals who are first aiders in your workplace (the number trained will depend on the size of the organisation you work for). If you are injured they should be informed of your injuries and provide initial first aid treatment. They will then be required to write a report detailing what has happened for the company records.
- Accidents investigation report – Once a member of staff has been injured employers are required to complete and investigation into what happened, to help ensure that the same does not happen to another employer.
Your solicitor in Heston will be able to gain access to all of this information and it will help strengthen your case against your employer.
How your compensation solicitor in Heston can help
Your compensation solicitor in Heston will also need to have access to your medical records, which you can grant by completing a form we will send you in the post. This will provide further evidence of the injuries you have sustained.
Your solicitor in Heston will then arrange for you to see an independent medical expert who will assess the injuries and determine the ongoing impact these are likely to have on you. The expert will then write a report which will provide recommendations for the amount of compensation you are likely to be due.
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Date Published: 4th April 2014
Author: David Brown