Painful work related injuries can be claimed for
Victims of painful work related injuries are protected by the law which says that employers must ensure that the workplace is a safe and secure place to carry out work-related tasks. It is your boss’s job to make sure you are safe while you are on the job, and it should not be your responsibility to point this out.
Every place of work should have an accident report book in a place where all employees have access. All work-related injuries should be recorded in the book, which will be used as part of the evidence when a claim is brought against an employer for negligence which has led to work-related injuries. Take our really quick 30-second test to see whether or not you are able to make a claim for your work-related injuries.
Taking the pain out of painful work related injuries
If you have been injured during the course of carrying out your duties at work and the injury was not your fault, you could and should make a claim for compensation.
The first steps you need to take, as with any claim for compensation, are in getting your evidence together. Take photographs at the scene; most people have a camera on their phone these days, and this will be a very useful tool in ensuring you get your side of the incident across. For example, if you fall over on a step which has not been maintained properly, and then you find out that later on after news of your accident has reached your employer they made necessary repairs, you may miss your opportunity to show how the step was when you fell. Take the picture as soon as possible and preserve the scene for your claim for work-related injuries.
It is also very important to get hold of witness statements. If someone saw you fall, it is really important for you to get their contact details and ask them to make an account of what they observed. It is also important that you see a medical professional and you get fully checked out. It will aid your compensation claim if you are able to show that you have had medical treatment as a result of your injuries.
There are other forms of injuries which happen in the workplace for which you can make a claim for painful work related injuries compensation. For example, if you are effected by injuries to your long-term health which have come about due to something such a chemical which you shouldn’t be exposed to and has a negative effect on your health, you can make a claim.
If you have any questions, contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out how to move forward with making a claim for compensation. We are very experienced in a wide variety of compensation claims and can take you through all the due process that you need to take to complete a claim successfully. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.