The Health and Safety at Work Act by sets out legal duties for your employer to follow. These duties are not complicated, but if your employer fails to follow any of them, and you are involved in an Eastleigh accident at work as a result, you should strongly consider taking legal action against your employer. To make the process of receiving compensation as simple and as stress free as possible, follow these top tips:
1. Seek immediate medical attention
It is imperative that you seek medical attention and document all the treatment that you receive. The more detailed your medical records, the stronger your case will be.
2. Collect evidence
The one thing that will strengthen your case is evidence and the more you can obtain, the easy it will be for you to prove that your employer was at fault. You should therefore retain the contact details of any witnesses to your accident and make a list of all the out of pocket expenses you pay out for.
3. Keep employment records
If you take any time off work as a result of your injury, you should keep records of any pay slips or P60s that you receive after your accident. You will then be able to use these to retrieve any lost take home pay.
4. Speak to a solicitor as soon as you can
While the best person to speak to in the immediate aftermath of your accident is your doctor, do not forget to call Accident Advice Helpline and seek guidance from one of our 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ solicitors. We will take down the details of your Eastleigh accident at work and provide you with free, no-obligation advice on your legal rights.Open Claim Calculator
5. Be cautious when discussing your Eastleigh accident at work
Your employer may be keen to discuss your accident with you, and you have a duty to cooperate with any investigations into your accident. However, you should enter into discussions regarding your accident with caution, as your employer may share the details of your conversations with their insurer.
6. Do not accept an offer from your employer’s insurer
Your employer’s insurer may contact you with an early settlement offer, but it is important not to accept their offer in haste. The offer may seem tempting, but you should call our Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and consult one of our solicitors before you agree to a deal. If you accept the offer before you make a full recovery, you will not be able to go back to the insurance company and request additional financial support.