Often, many people who start industrial accident claims in Tameside think about the financial aspects of a claim, in particular, recovering lost wages.
Some workplace accident victims assume that they can only make work accident compensation claims if they have lost wages due to time off work as a result of a workplace accident.
This is not the case. Claims can still be made even if the injuries were not very serious and you were able to continue working and continued receiving full wages.
Seek medical attention after a workplace accident
If you have sustained injury in an accident at work it is vital that you receive proper medical treatment. Even if your injuries are not so severe that you need time off to recover, it is highly recommended that you make an appointment to see your GP to get your injury looked at after you’ve had an accident at work.
Remember to give your GP all the details surrounding the accident and your injury, as your medical report will be an important piece of evidence that our personal injury solicitors will use to support your accident at work claim.
In more severe workplace accidents, it may be necessary to rush the victim to the hospital for emergency treatment.
If the injury has visible signs, such as swelling or bruising, for example, try to take some photos. These will go a long way in strengthening your case, should you decide to pursue industrial accident claims in Tameside.
Report all workplace accidents
Accident Advice Helpline advises that you report all accidents and injuries sustained while performing your work duties, no matter how minor they may seem to be.
Notify your supervisor as soon as you can following the accident. In the workplace accident book, describe the accident in as much detail as possible. You will also very likely write a detailed account of the incident in an accident report, and give a copy to your supervisor.
Having a record of what happened will be of great use to you if you wish to claim compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline will help you make accident at work claims in Tameside
You can rely on Accident Advice Helpline to provide you with professional legal services for claims. We have more than a decade of experience in our field, and our solicitors work on personal injury claims on a no win no fee* basis.
Call our offices today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and talk to one of our team of advisors.
Date Published: 19th May 2015
Author: David Brown