If you have been injured at work or during the course of performing your day to day work based duties then there are some first steps that you are going to want to take.
Firstly, you should seek medical attention immediately if the injury you have sustained warrants it. Not only will this make sure that you are suitably looked after and will reduce the risk of complications or possible infection as a result of your injury, but this will also be noted on your medical records which will form part of the documentary evidence put together as part of your compensation claim.
Next, you need to ensure that the accident or incident, and your injuries, have been reported to the necessary people within the workplace. This might be your immediate supervisor, or manager, or Health & Safety representative or First Aider.
Whoever you report the incident to will probably ask you to fill out a section of the accident report book that is kept on site, which is an onsite record, but you can also request a copy of your entry as further documentary evidence for your compensation claim.
Make a complaint
In many cases, employers will do everything they can to ensure the safety of their staff. There is a legal obligation, known as a duty of care, where employers are meant to do this; however, for many this is simple sense and, of course, they want to keep their staff safe. It may be that the incident which caused your injuries was a pure accident, and once it is brought to the attention of the necessary people they will ensure it does not happen again.
If you feel you might be entitled to some form of financial compensation it may be worth discussing this directly with your employer before commencing legal action, as sometimes they will try to avoid any unnecessary administration.
Injury lawyer in West Wycombe
However, if your employer is refusing to acknowledge liability or discuss the matter with you then you might want to seek legal advice from an injury lawyer in West Wycombe about starting an injury claim for compensation.
What to do if you want to make a compensation claim If you have decided that you want to pursue a claim then you should speak to the professionals to discuss your options?
At Accident Advice Helpline we have over 15 years’ experience in dealing with a wide variety of personal injury claims including occupational accidents and industrial diseases. Our in-house solicitors only work on these sorts of cases and are therefore industry experts, who are in a position to offer you the very best legal advice throughout the compensation injury claim.
This is why Dame Esther Rantzen, consumer champion and TV personality, has chosen to be our patron – she knows that Accident Advice Helpline will look after your needs and be with you every step of the way, providing you with an expert injury lawyer in West Wycombe.
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