The evidence you will need for non fault injury lawyers in Ringwood to make a work related personal injury claim on your behalf
If you want to make a personal injury claim of any sort, whether it is for a work related injury or an injury from some other sort of accident, you need to gather as much evidence as possible against the guilty party. Some suggestions are:
- Quite often in a work related accident, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are called to investigate the accident. A copy of any report they prepare could be vital, as they sometimes apportion the blame,
- Photos of the accident scene if possible. Even photos taken on a mobile phone can prove to be ideal.
- A quick sketch of how you remember the scene to be and how the accident happened. You will remember much more straight after the accident than nearly 3 years later.
- A medical report explaining the extent of your injury and the outlook for the future of them. Sometimes victims are asked to attend an independent medical assessment.
- Anything else, no matter how trivial it may seem, that could help with your claim.
All of these things could strengthen your case when injury lawyers in Ringwood make your personal injury claim.
If your accident was work related, non fault injury lawyers in Ringwood will need to prove your employer’s negligence
The onus is on you and non fault injury lawyers in Ringwood to prove that your employer was negligent when you want to make a personal injury claim against them. Some of the items that could be considered are:
- Did they have a health and safety policy which all employees knew, and did they make sure it was implemented?
- Was all plant and equipment was in proper working order, with safety guards fitted where necessary?
- Was the staff adequately trained in the use of the plant and equipment?
- Did they, without charging the staff, provide any protective clothing that was needed?
- Were regular fire drills carried out?
- Did they keep a record of all accidents, no matter how minor they may have been?
- Were serious accidents reported to HSE?
- Were there procedures in place in case of an emergency situation?
- Did they make sure there were no trailing wires?
- Did they keep all walkways free of obstructions and spillages?
- How often did they carry out risk assessments, and did they act on their findings?
These are just a sample of the precautions employers should take, and are the types of things HSE would be looking at when investigating an accident. Employers have no excuse, a much fuller version of the health and safety guidelines is available on the HSE website, along with trade specific guidelines.
Making a work related injury claim
If the injuries you sustained were severe enough to need medical attention, and the accident happened within the last three years, you may well be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim, whether the accident was work related or not.
Accident Advice Helpline have been making claims for over 13 years and have helped many thousands of victims get the compensation they deserved. Now let us help you.
Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500, or complete our 30 second test online for an estimate of how much you might receive.
Date Published: 29th December 2013
Author: David Brown