Was health and safety ignored at work in Dorset leaving you injured
Workplace environments are incredibly varied and, because of this, the types of accidents that could occur within them are incredibly varied also. One thing that these workplace accidents all have in common, though, is that if they weren’t your fault, you could have a valid claim to compensation. If you’re looking to find out if you’re eligible, and also some general personal injury advice, we at Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you. Was health and safety ignored at work in Dorset, leaving you injured through no fault of your own, call us now.
Accidents in the workplace personal injury advice
Accidents in the workplace have the potential to make your working environment unpleasant. There’s every possibility that you might be too injured to return to work without a long recovery period, but if you do return to work and you’re planning on making a claim for compensation, you can feel bad for making a claim against your employer. There’s one thing you need to remember, however. You are not claiming compensation directly from your employer. They will have an insurance policy taken out for accidents just like yours in order to cover any claims made against the company.Your compensation will come from the insurance, not from your employer.
So, what to do to make a claim:
- Ensure your accident was not your fault. There are many different types of workplace accidents that can occur, so just double check you had limited influence on the events that transpired.
- Secondly, did your accident occur within the last three years? If not, and you’re not claiming for a case of industrial disease as a result of your workplace, you probably won’t be eligible to make a claim.
- Did you go to the doctor or hospital in relation to your injury? It’s important that you did this so there’s a record of your injuries to refer back to from your GP.
- Finally, did you report the accident? The accident needs to be recorded either in the accident book at your workplace, or in a letter detailing the accident written to your employer.
Find out if you are eligible now
If these things all apply to you, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. Give us a call for more personal injury advice and to find out more. Our numbers are 0800 689 0500 from a landline, and 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. If you’re just looking to see if you’re eligible to make a claim, and would like an estimate of what your claim could be worth, you can take the 30 second test on the homepage of our website, which will give you this information.
Date Published: 26th July 2015
Author: David Brown