If you are considering making an Oakdale accident at work claim for compensation, then the first stage is to establish whether you are eligible to make a claim. Looking at the rules below will help you establish if you are entitled to make an accident at work claim:
- Did your accident happen in the last three years? There are exceptions to this, but this is true in the vast majority of cases.
- Did your injuries need medical attention? Any medical history relating to the injuries will be important when making your claim.
- Was the accident your fault? In order to make an accident at work claim, the accident must have been through no fault of your own.
If your accident complies with all of these regulations, then you can contact Accident Advice Helpline to start your claim now.
What happens next when making an Oakdale accident at work claim?
After establishing that you’re eligible to make an Oakdale accident at work claim for compensation, you must then establish blame. If it was your employer who was at fault, then photos, medical records, and witness statements could all help to prove this. If it was serious enough to require more than seven days off work, then the HSE should also have been notified, and their accident report can also be used.
Other employees can sometimes be reluctant to help, mainly because of fearing for their own livelihood, but according to UK law it is illegal for an employer to treat an employee, or any witnesses, any differently because of a claim. If they do victimise anyone then they can also find themselves in front of an employment tribunal. The truth is that the majority of victims end up returning to the same place of employment with no problems.
Why should I trust Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline have nearly 15 years’ experience in dealing with claims for people from all walks of life, and for all types of injuries. This makes our solicitors amongst the most experienced in the field of personal injury.
The consumer champion Esther Rantzen, who endorses our services, also trusts us. She knows we are on your side, and our main priority is justice for our clients. Esther wants to see the statistics change, the fact that only 3 out of every 10 people injured through no fault of their own make a claim.
You can use our free 30-second test on our website to help establish whether you’re eligible to claim, and to give you an approximate idea of how much you may be entitled to.
If you’d rather speak to a real person, then our friendly advisors are available on our freephone number, and will always help in any way they can, including starting your claim if you decide to proceed. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 3rd October 2014