Injury at work claim advice can be difficult to find, but now help is at hand. We have compiled some of our top tips for people having suffered an injury at work; claim advice is also available from our friendly and professional advisors on our freephone number 0800 689 0500 (or, if you are using your mobile phone to call us, on 0333 500 0993), or through our website, but everyone should follow these steps as soon as they can. It can be intimidating to contemplate suing someone – especially when they’re your employer – so it’s best to arm yourself with this knowledge first.
Record Your Memory of How the Accident Happened
What actually caused the accident is almost always going to be the single most important point when considering whether or not your claim will succeed. If your accident happened at work, there are a few specific steps you will need to take that might not otherwise be applicable. It’s important to think who else was working that day in the area where the accident occurred, who might have seen the accident happening, and whether anybody at work had been warned about the dangerous situation which caused the accident.
It would also be very helpful to think about whether preventing the cause of the accident was the responsibility of anybody specific at work. If this is the case, it doesn’t mean that you will be claiming against that person, but it will make it easier to claim against the company itself. It is also important to make a note of every detail that might be important, even if you think it might make it more difficult for you to claim compensation. It might not actually be a source of difficulty for your claim, but it will be easier for your lawyers to deal with the issue if they have an accurate note of it early on.
Get a Medical Note of Your Injuries
The exact nature of your injuries is the single biggest issue in determining how much compensation you will ultimately be able to recover. To that end, it’s very important to get an accurate record of what your injuries are as soon as possible after the time of the accident. You should visit your doctor, and make sure that they make a thorough examination of the extent of your injuries and what it might mean for your ability to work in the future. If your work involves any physical element, mention this to the doctor so that their medical note will more accurately state the impact of them on you. The last thing you want to do is lose out on compensation because you didn’t take this vital step in making your claim.
Get a High Quality Team of Lawyers For Injury At Work Claim Advice
Good representation is essential to getting the full amount of compensation you deserve, and this is always our focus. We fight all of our cases on a no-win, no-fee basis, and don’t ask for up-front payments. Instead, after an injury at work, all the claim advice you need can be found on our website, where you can take our 30 Second Test.
Date Published: 18th August 2013