Getting into an accident at work can lead to considerable frustration. After all, we always like to do the best job we can, and behave in a professional manner.
Having an accident may put us in the position of feeling some embarrassment. Slipping on a floor, then falling, and having to be helped up by a colleague, is hardly something to which anyone would look forward.
But then, discovering that you have broken your ankle after the fall is even worse.
Amid all the commotion, having to go to the A&E department, and dealing with all the forms that you have to fill in at work after an accident, the last thing on your mind will be claiming compensation through expert legal help in Winchester.
You could make a claim
Even though, at Accident Advice Helpline, we would advise you to seek medical advice before doing anything else, we want to make you aware that you should at least keep the thought of finding the best legal help in Winchester somewhere in the recesses of your mind.
You may wish to reach for the phone and call us soon after your accident. Once the worst of the pain is over, things may go reasonably well for a while. You’re off work, recuperating, and your family has learned to cope with the changes in your daily routine.
But not long after that, the cracks begin to show. You have to hire a home help, so you’re paying out a bit above your normal household outgoings. There may be other costs, too – prescription charges, or perhaps taxi fares. If you have kids, you might have hired a childminder.
Then your income drops, as your company sick pay halves or runs out. You’re in a spot of bother, there’s no doubt about it.
Expert Legal Help in Winchester can help
Since you had your accident at work and it led to injury, you could claim against your employer – and if you win your case, you will receive a payout.
The reason a claim could be made is that employers are obliged to provide their employees with a safe working environment. If you’ve slipped and fallen, and broken your ankle, then your workplace obviously wasn’t safe.
Don’t worry about claiming, either. Your boss will have an employers’ liability insurance policy, the purpose of which is to cover the costs of payouts to employees who make claims. Today, many employers expect their workers to claim for injuries – and even if they don’t, by law, they wouldn’t be able to sack or mistreat you because you did claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
For a ‘no win, no fee’ accident lawyer to provide expert legal help in Winchester, call our hotline and speak to an adviser. Our contact details are as follows:
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010
We look forward to hearing from you. If you call out of hours, just leave a message and someone will call you back.
Date Published: 5th December 2014
Author: David Brown