Accidents in the Work Place
It may sound a little melodramatic, but no matter where you work there is the potential for you to experience a work place accident, and to be injured as a result. An experienced injury lawyer in Crouch End will know this is the case, even though some work environments are regarded as being fundamentally more “dangerous” than others.
Regardless of where you work your injury lawyer in Crouch End will know that it is the responsibility of your employer to ensure you safety. Admittedly this is not always possible, as some accidents are precisely that, unforeseen events that could not have been prevented. For example, if you fall over in the hallway because your shoe laces are undone, your injury lawyer in Crouch End will not be able to make a claim against your employer. This is because it is not your employers fault that your shoe laces were undone. Your employer is not liable for your accident just because the accident occurred on work premises.
However, if your employer has failed in their duty of care, for example, by failing to maintain the carpeting in the hallway, and it was this that caused you to trip instead, then they would be regarded as being liable, and it is on this basis that your injury lawyer in Crouch End would be able to make a personal injury claim against them.
What an injury lawyer in Crouch End needs to establish
In order to pursue a claim against your employer your injury lawyer in Crouch End will need to establish, as we have said, that they are liable in some way for the accident.
Your injury lawyer in Crouch End will also need to, with your help, provide evidence that the accident occurred within the last three years and that you have indeed been injured as a result.
One of the easiest ways to do this is for you to complete a report in your work place’s accident book. This will record the date and time of the accident, what happened and any immediate symptoms or injuries which are presenting themselves. It is advisable for you to request a photocopy of your page of the accident book for your own records, which you can then forward to your injury lawyer in Crouch End.
As well as seeking advice from your place of work’s first aid representative, you should seek additional medical attention as quickly as possible. This might be your local GP or regular doctor, local walk in centre or in more serious cases, the Accident and Emergency department at your local hospital. Not only will this ensure that you are properly cared for and receive any immediate treatment necessary, but your visit will be documented on your medical records, thus providing further evidence of the date and nature of your injuries.
Take the Test
To find out for certain whether you are eligible to make a claim against your employer you can take our 30 second test, which you will find on our website.
Date Published: 10th November 2013
Author: David Brown