A lot of accidents happen at work and they can result in people becoming hurt while they are on the job. Some of these accidents even result in MoD personnel accident at work claims. If you have been injured in an MoD accident and you want to make a claim, below are some of the things that you should do in order to give yourself a better chance of having a successful claim.
Immediately report accidents to help MoD personnel accident at work claims
It’s essential that you report any accidents at work as soon as they happen. The reason for this is because, if you wait to tell someone that you are injured, you are going to have a hard time proving that you really were injured.
With so many scams that are happening around the world, employers have to be careful and ensure that people really are as injured as they claim they are. So it’s best to report the accident right when it happens. Otherwise, it might look like you’re trying to scam your employer out of money.
Go to the doctor to help your MoD personnel accident at work claims
Another thing that is very important when you’ve been injured on the job is to go to the doctor and be checked out. Employers usually will insist on it, since their employees are their responsibility when they are on the job. This is also another way to weed out any scammers, since people who aren’t really injured won’t want to go to the doctor.
If you’ve been injured, going to the doctor is going to show that you’re not faking and that you really have been hurt. If you wait too long, it might look like you really weren’t hurt at work and that you are simply trying to get money for an injury that didn’t happen.
Find a solicitor to help your MoD personnel accident at work claims
If it’s at all possible, you should find a solicitor to help your case, who is familiar with cases where people have been injured at work. In fact, it’s best if you find someone who makes it their specialty. They are going to know what to do and the steps to take to help you with getting a good settlement. Other personal injury solicitors will do that too, but finding one who handles only work-related injuries is your best bet to find the right person for the job.
These are the things that you should do when you have been injured and you want to make MoD personnel accident at work claims. The steps that you take after being injured can make a huge difference as to whether or not you are going to be awarded any compensation.
If you want some help finding the right solicitor, give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline. For free initial advice about your claim, dial 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 13th August 2013