What to do after an injury at work that wasn’t your fault
If you have been involved in an accident at work and injured as a result, then you may be trying speak to an injury expert in Omagh today. You should certainly find out if you could make a claim for financial compensation. Accidents at work can be exceptionally common. They can happen unexpectedly.
Not all accidents that occur within the work place can be fully anticipated. When you think of a work-based accident, you may tend to imagine dangerous situations. For example, you might assume that only people who work with potentially dangerous machinery might be injured at work. You may automatically picture law enforcement personnel who are dealing with a wide range of potentially dangerous members of the public.
Of course, these people are at risk. If they are injured in the course of their line of work they can still speak to an injury expert in Omagh about making a claim for personal injury. However, it is not just these people and other specific professionals that can be affected.
If you work in a library, a shop, an office (whether customer facing or back of house), restaurant, bar, pub, car park, hospital, doctor’s surgery, education facility, anywhere, you can make a claim for personal injuries is you have been involved in an accident.
Do you want to speak to an injury expert in Omagh today?
If you have been involved in an accident at work, an injury expert in Omagh will ask for the following information from you initially:
- What was the accident? Your solicitor will need to know all the relevant information regarding your accident. What led up to the accident? What actually occurred? What happened afterwards? The answers to these questions help establish where responsibility (and therefore liability) lies. For example, you might be at work behind the bar in a public house and be assaulted by a customer. While this in itself may not have been foreseen, if it transpires that this customer has been abusive, and potentially threatened staff previously, and the management did nothing to ban him or remove him from the property, your injury expert in Omagh could argue that they are responsible for the assault. They would have failed at performing their duty of care to you and other members of staff.
- How were you injured – this is important information. It is necessary for an injury to occur in order to have a reason to make a claim. Of course, injuries are not always physical. You can also make a claim for conditions such as PTSD and emotional distress (depending on the circumstances). Your solicitor will need access to your medical records as proof of injury. You will need to see a medical expert for an independent assessment of your injury and condition.
Your injury expert in Omagh will also need to know when the accident occurred. Namely, they will want to make sure that it was within the last three years. This is because there are strict deadlines on making a compensation claim for personal injury cases.
To find out more about whether you can make a claim, take our 30-second test. For more information about the claims process, see our website. It will give you an idea of why you don’t actually need an injury expert in Omagh to progress a personal injury claim. It will explain more about how our national personal injury law firm, Accident Advice Helpline, is always there to help you.
You could also give one of our friendly advisers a call to find out more. They are available on 0800 689 0500 via a landline. You can also use your mobile to call 0333 500 0993 if you’d prefer.
Date Published: 16th December 2013
Author: David Brown