If you’ve been hurt at work in Basingstoke and someone else was to blame (either another employee, or perhaps even your employer) you may be justified in launching a personal injury claim seeking financial compensation.
Your right to avoid being hurt at work in Basingstoke
Everyone who goes out to work has the right to expect that their workplace is kept free from hazards and that all members of staff have been correctly trained in how to behave and work safely. It is the employer’s duty of care to make sure that this is so. If your employer has failed in this duty and you have been injured as a result, you may have the right to sue them for compensation. But in order to qualify for this right, there are two other important points to consider.
The first of these two points is the fact that your injury was or is serious enough to warrant compensation. The rule of thumb that governs this is that you need to have been given medical treatment.
The second point is that the accident or incident needs to have happened in last 3-years. There are some “injuries” where this 3-year rule does not apply; for example if your injury is in fact an illness or disease, caused by your working environment. In many instances (as with asbestos associated illnesses), the symptoms often take longer than 3-years to manifest themselves. In these instances, a qualified medical opinion will be needed.
Of course claiming compensation isn’t just about the money. There is also the fact that making an official complaint and claim often triggers remedial action, thereby preventing someone else being injured in a similar way in the future.
Accident Advice Helpline will negotiate with your employer’s insurers
By law, all employers must have liability insurance in place covering any injuries that may happen to staff, visitors, or members of the general public. The point about bringing this up is so that you don’t think your employers will have to pay your compensation themselves. That is precisely why this liability insurance must be in place according to law. When it comes to negotiating the amount of compensation, Accident Advice Helpline deals directly with the insurers.
If you have any queries on concerns about claiming compensation if you’ve been hurt at work at Basingstoke (or anywhere else here in the UK come to that) you can take them up with our customer support team. As well as answering any questions, a member of our team can also walk you through our 30-second test, a short device designed to indicate approximately how much compensation you might be given for your injury.
You can reach our customer service team via our national helpline service. Call 0800 689 0500 from any UK-based landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
The other thing worth bearing in mind is that if you register your claim through Accident Advice Helpline, it will be covered by our no win no fee* guarantee. So, why not get in touch with us today and start the ball rolling?