Carmarthen is an important town for work in West Wales, with a number of businesses located in the area. It is also a popular place for commuters to Llanelli and Swansea to live, as well as being a popular university location. With so many people working in the town, it is possible that accidents at work in Carmarthen may occur.
To help you understand what you need to do if you suffer an accident, as well as provide you with advice on where to seek help, we offer some useful advice below.
What to do if you are hurt at work in Carmarthen?
If you are unfortunate enough to be hurt at work in Carmarthen because of an accident in your workplace that wasn’t your fault, please follow the steps below to make sure it is reported correctly and to seek the appropriate help and support where needed.
- Make sure that the accident is recorded
This is an important point and should be the first stage in the process (besides seeking treatment). All employers should have an accident book and should provide you with a record of everything you need in order to make a claim later on, as well as address any changes which need to be made in the workplace.
- Address the accident with your employer
If your accident occurred a result of your employer’s failure to adhere to health and safety regulations, they will be liable for your injuries. It’s important that they understand what went wrong and what they need to do to prevent further accidents. If you need additional time off to recover from your injuries, your employer should give this to you. If your employer doesn’t pay you sick pay, you may be entitled to statutory sick pay.
- Consult a solicitor
You may be entitled to compensation as a result of your accident at work in Carmarthen. A UK-based law firm like the Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you with your claim. If your accident occurred within the last three years, you can quickly and easily find out if you’re eligible, and then proceed with your case.
With the Accident Advice Helpline, there is nothing to pay if you are unsuccessful with your claim thanks to our 100% no win, no fee policy. We can be reached online or via our 24/7 advice line, and offer a wealth of information regarding personal injury claims on our website.
If you have suffered an accident at work in Carmarthen, why not get in touch and see if you could be eligible for compensation?
Date Published: 23rd December 2014
Author: David Brown