If you have had a serious workplace injury in Glenrothes, you may think you have an automatic entitlement to compensation. However, to succeed with an accident at work claim, you must be able to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the accident was the fault of your employer.
How to fulfill the evidence requirements for an accident at work claim
First, you will need to establish that your employer had a duty to protect you. This should be easy, as your employer is legally obliged to ensure your health, safety and welfare while you are at work.
Second, you will need to show that your employer breached their duty towards you and that this breach caused or contributed to your accident at work. For instance, if you hurt your back while lifting a heavy object, you must be able to prove that your employer failed to carry out risk assessments and/or provide you with adequate manual handling training.
The documents required to pursue an accident at work claim will vary depending on the circumstances of your case. However, it is likely that you will require:
• Photographs of the accident location
• Photographs of your injuries
• Copies of accident book entries and incident reports
• Statements from eyewitnesses
These documents will help you to prove your claim if your employer denies responsibility for your accident.
How to claim for your serious workplace injury in Glenrothes
At the outset of your claim, you may wish to enlist the help of a solicitor who will provide you with a list of all the documents you need to back up your claim. When you have a solicitor by your side, you will not have to worry about receiving a compensation settlement that is less than you deserve.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we can provide you with access to a specialist solicitor who will take responsibility for guiding you through your claim. We will ensure that your appointed legal expert has particular knowledge and experience of your type of accident at work claim and will be able to answer any questions you may have about the claims process.
If you are ready to progress with your claim, we are here to help you. Simply call our freephone helpline, or send us your details via our 30-second test, and we will provide you with free, no-obligation advice. Call us on 0800 689 0500 today!