If you have an accident at work and believe that your employer was at fault, you should be able to make a claim for compensation against them for your injuries. Compensation can help you to pay for medical expenses and other forms of care and expenses related to your injury, making the healing process easier on you. Not only this, but making a claim for compensation can help you to get closure about what has happened to you, allowing you to recover mentally as well as physically. In order to make your claim you will need to find an experienced lawyer in Liphook to handle your claim, and give them the information that they need to process it. In order to make a successful claim you will need to:
Prove that you were an employee
You won’t be able to make a claim against your employer unless you can prove that you were an employee at the time that you were injured, and were supposed to be both on-site and doing the job that you were doing at the time that you were injured. SImply providing your contract of employment should work as proof of this.
Prove that your employer was negligent
Write down exactly what happened in your accident and why this should not have happened, provide a copy of the accident report form if you filled one out, and find the place in your contract which states how your employer is supposed to avoid situations such as this if you can find it. All of these things will help to prove that your employer was going against their duty of care to you when your accident occurred.
Prove that this negligence caused your injury
Not only should you prove that your employer was negligent, but also that this negligence was what caused your injury and not anything else. CCTV and witness statements are ideal pieces of evidence to prove this claim.
Finding a lawyer in Liphook
Should you decide that making a claim for compensation is the right thing for you to do, finding a lawyer in Liphook will help you to complete your claim more easily, and take a lot of the pressure off of you. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or you can text “claim365” to 88010 to speak to the team about your accident and make a start on your claim. You should be able to ask questions to help you to decide whether or not you do want to make your claim and, if you do, will be passed over to an experienced injury lawyer who can make your claim on your behalf;
Date Published: 26th July 2015
Author: David Brown