Making a claim for accidents at work
If you’ve had an accident at work and it wasn’t your fault, you may be liable to claim some compensation. Before you start the process, here are some things that you should remember about personal injury claims for accidents in the workplace.
- Don’t be afraid of making a claim
Many people are afraid of making a claim against their workplace because of what their employer will think, what other colleagues might think, or how it will affect their job. It’s against the law for you to be sacked and lose your job for filing a complaint against your employer, so this is something that you should not be worried about.
- You need to prove negligence
In any case where you’re trying to claim compensation for a personal injury, you need to be able to prove that somebody was negligent. This is probably the most difficult part, and this is why it’s important to get a good injury solicitor in Coleraine who can help you to gather all the evidence and prove that somebody was negligent at work.
- There are many things which are caused by negligence
You might not realise it, but a person can be negligent quite easily in the workplace. Because of this, many people don’t realise that their employer is actually at fault and is to blame for your accident. For example, if you haven’t been told to wear a safety mask or a helmet and something happens to you, then the employer will be liable. When you have any accident, it’s worth researching and contacting experts who can tell you whether you would be eligible to try and claim some compensation for the injury.
How to actually make your claim
If you feel like you actually have a cause to make a claim, then the first thing you need to do is find an injury solicitor in Coleraine who can help you. When you search for a firm, you’ll probably find a few that can help, but you must make sure that you do your research so the company you choose is the right one for you.
The great thing about choosing an injury solicitor in Coleraine through Accident Advice Helpline is that we can then deal with your claim for you as well. After we have taken your initial details, we should be able to take care of most of it for you so that you don’t have to worry about having to spend hours on making sure your claim is successful. You will sometimes need to attend an appointment for an independent doctor, but that is all – most of the time you won’t even have to attend court!
Accident Advice Helpline are waiting to take your call and will happily guide you through our injury claim process, so why not give us a call today on 0800 689 0500?