If you have been involved in a North Devon accident at work and wish to make a claim for a personal injury, it is essential for you to avoid the mistakes that may reduce the value of your subsequent compensation settlement.
Mistakes to avoid after a North Devon accident at work
To receive the maximum possible compensation settlement for your injury and financial losses, you must:
- Seek immediate medical attention
If you delay seeking treatment, you could significantly affect the value of your claim. You should therefore consent to an ambulance or visit your local A&E department in the immediate aftermath of your North Devon accident at work. Without proper medical care and attention, you will have trouble proving that you sustained an injury severe enough to cause you pain, suffering and financial losses.
- Be cautious of taking calls from your employer’s insurer
Your employer’s insurance company may call you to obtain certain information from you following your North Devon accident at work. However, you should be wary of talking to them as their staff may ask you misleading questions with the aim of decreasing the value of your claim. If your employer’s insurance company wants to obtain a statement from you regarding your accident, you must call Accident Advice Helpline and seek immediate advice from our personal injury specialists.
- Retain evidence
To win your claim, you will be required to prove that your employer was at fault for the accident that led to your injury. Therefore, you must retain evidence in the form of witness statements, accident book entries, medical records and photographs of your injuries and the accident scene.
Call the Accident Advice Helpline
While we understand that it may be difficult for you to talk to us about your North Devon accident at work, our sympathetic claims advisor’s will be able to provide you with expert advice on your legal rights. When you call our Freephone helpline to inform us about your accident, you will need to provide us a full account of your accident and the injuries you have sustained so that we can assess the validity of your personal injury claim. If we feel you have a strong case for compensation, we will pass your claim over to our 100% no win, no fee solicitors, who will provide you with immediate legal representation.
Date Published: 26th September 2014
Author: Jan Newell