If you suffer an injury at work, and someone else was to blame, you could be owed personal injury compensation, and we here at Accident Advice Helpline can show you how to claim for an injury at work to help you to secure the money you could be entitled to. However, first, to understand how you could sustain an injury at work that would win you compensation, consider the following.
3 important prerequisites any injury at work must have
Was someone else to blame for the accident? This is essential if your claim is to be accepted. If the fault was yours and yours alone, you will not have a case. Don’t forget however, that it is your employer’s responsibility to prevent an injury at work and this includes ensuring that all workers are properly and appropriately trained for the work they are expected to do. If this training as not been carried out satisfactorily, your employer will be liable.
Was your injury at work serious enough to warrant medical attention? If it wasn’t then your potential claim will be jeopardised. How can you prove it actually happened? As well as being given medical attention, either by an on-site nurse, at a local hospital, or from your GP, the accident should be entered in to the company’s accident book. Both of these things will provide the necessary proof.
When did the accident happen? According to personal injury law, any claim must be registered within 3 years of the incident taking place. This is called the 3-year statute of limitations. If you go outside of this window before you try and register a claim, the window will be closed. There are instances where the 3-year statute may be extended. If the injury victim is under the age of 18, or if the injury is in fact a work-related illness that has a longer than 3-year gestation period.
Get an estimate for your claim from Accident Advice Helpline
You can get an estimate of how much you could be awarded for all types of accidents which can result in an injury at work by completing the 30-second test here on the Accident Advice Helpline website. The test asks you about your injury and its circumstances, based on the 3 points discussed above.Open Claim Calculator
If you do decide to go you may wonder what the cost of making an injury a work claim will be. If you use Accident Advice Helpline, you will be protected by our no win, no fee* guarantee. You will also be able to get support from our customer support team, reputedly the best in the industry. To contact them call:
0800 689 0500 if you are calling from a UK-based landline
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With Dame Esther Rantzen recommending our services so highly, you know your claim will be in safe hands, so why not pick up your phone and call us today?