There are several stages victims need to work through if they are considering making a Nelson accident at work claim for compensation, the first one being to check they comply with the rules for making a claim:
- The accident must have been the fault of someone else, and if it is an accident at work, that is very likely your employer
- The injuries sustained in the accident must have been severe enough for you to seek medical attention
- There are time limits that apply to making a claim and in most cases it is three years
If this is the situation you are in, you could be entitled to compensation by making a Nelson accident at work claim.
The next stage of your Nelson accident at work claim
Unless your employer admits they were to blame, the next stage is to gather the evidence you need to prove they were at fault. This could be photos of the accident scene, statements from witnesses and if the HSE are involved a copy of their accident report.
Witnesses are sometimes reluctant to help because they fear for the jobs, but it is illegal for an employer to behave any differently towards an employee or their witnesses, just because a Nelson accident at work claim has been made against them.
Proving your injuries
Whoever treated your injuries will be asked for a medical report on them, and for their opinion of your recovery prospects. This is enough for most claims, but some victims are asked to attend a medical with a specialist in their particular injury.
Now listen to Esther
Esther Rantzen recommends the services of Accident Advice Helpline for your personal injury claim and she will tell you not to hold back because of concerns about money. Nothing will be needed at the start, and nothing will be needed if the claim is not successful.
Esther knows that as a specialist law firm, we look after our claimants, always putting their needs first and providing them with the highest quality service when they make their personal injury claim.
Our freephone helpline number is manned by friendly and helpful advisors who will provide you with all the information you need to decide if you want to continue with your claim, but you will be under no obligation, or pressure, to do so.
Our website is full of information about making every type of claim you can imagine, and also there you will find our 30-second test. Completion of this lets you know if you qualify for compensation, and gives you an estimate of how much it could be.
Over the last 14 years we have helped many thousands of innocent victims get the compensation they were entitled to after being injured in an accident that was not their own fault, and every month we still receive over 25, 000 new enquiries. Our high success rates and enviable reputation for complete customer satisfaction mean that we will continue to help many more thousands of innocent victims get what they are entitled to.
Date Published: 1st October 2014