A Kent accident at work claim can be the saving grace of the financial situation many innocent victims of accidents find themselves in. Accidents are usually sudden and unexpected, and so are the extra expenses that often accompany them.
These are just another factor in making your Kent accident at work claim, it is not just for the pain and suffering you have been caused.
The items that might be included in your Kent accident at work claim
Your claim can be made up of several different areas, including:
- Anxiety and stress
- Pain and suffering
- Impact on your life
- Recovery prospects
- Loss of earning, possibly for the future as well
- Medical expenses
- Travel costs
- Child care
- Care costs
- Help around the home
- Funeral and probate costs
Not all of these expenses will apply to every Kent accident at work claim, but for the ones that apply to you, you must keep proof that you have had to pay them, and you will also need proof of your lost income from your job. Medical reports will be needed to prove the severity of your injuries, and some claimants are asked to attend a medical with a specialist in their particular injuries.
The particular injuries you could sustain in an accident at work
There is no end to the injuries you could sustain in an accident at work. From a few minor abrasions, to life changing brain injuries, they happen to victims every day, and most of them are not at fault for the accident they were injured in.
Many of the work related injuries are the fault of employers who do not comply with the health and safety legislation, and if you break an arm, lose a few fingers, get a whiplash injury, are scalded or sustain any other injury sort because of this, you would be entitled to make a compensation claim against them.
All employers have a legal duty to safeguard your well being while you are at work, and you have every right to feel safe in the working environment. If you do come across any hazards you think your boss might not be aware of, you should tell them as soon as possible.
If there are hazards they are aware of and doing nothing about, you do not have to work with the dangers. Refusing to work in a dangerous situation is not a sackable offence by law, but at the very least you should report your employer to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
The reason behind reporting your employer
If you know of a danger that has not been dealt with even though you know your boss has been told about it, just think how bad you would feel if one of your workmates is seriously injured because of it, or how seriously injured you could be.
HSE will take the matter out of your hands and deal with your employer, without letting them know who they have received the complaint from. If you are the one that was unlucky enough to be injured, you should also be reporting your employer to Accident Advice Helpline, so that we can start your work-related compensation claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.