Your employer has a legal duty to provide you with a safe place of work and to take steps to minimise the risks of an accident in the workplace. They are also responsible for providing you with safe equipment, suitable personal protective equipment, and adequate training and supervision.
If your employer fails to comply with the law, and you sustain an injury in an Epping Forest accident at work, you may be entitled to claim compensation through the experienced personal injury solicitors here at Accident Advice Helpline.
Document your Epping Forest accident at work
The first thing you should do after your accident at work is document the details of your accident in your employer’s accident book. If your employer does not have an accident book, simply make a note of all the relevant information, including the date, time, location and cause of your accident and send it to your employer. If there were any eyewitnesses to your accident, write down their contact details and retain them for future use.
The next step is to see a doctor about the injury you have sustained. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may need to visit the hospital or book an appointment to see your GP. At your consultation, you must inform the doctor about the cause of your accident and ensure that he or she documents your injury in your medical notes.
Take action against your employer
Once you have taken steps to gather evidence and receive treatment for your injury, you will need to consider making an Epping Forest accident at work claim for compensation. Claiming against your employer may seem like a daunting prospect, but if you are certain that they were liable for your injuries, you should not feel reluctant to fight for your legal rights.
If you decide to pursue claim for your accident, you must contact us as soon as you can. We specialise in Epping Forest accident at work claims and we will help you to claim the compensation you deserve. We understand that the injury you have suffered may have had a significant impact on your ability to live your life to the full and we will ensure that your employer fully compensates you for the pain and suffering you have gone through.
To contact us about your claim, please do not hesitate to call our Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim or use our 30-second test.
Date Published: 17th September 2014
Author: Jan Newell