Personal injury compensation claims in Brighton and Hove often arise in the work place. We may not be as safe in work as we like to think we are! If you have had an accident at work that you think was your employer’s fault you may be thinking about starting a personal injury claim yourself. Here we tell you about some of the details that relate to a workplace accident claim.
Personal injury compensation claims in Brighton and Hove – workplace accident claims
Most workplace accidents are the result of a failure of health and safety. An employer has a duty of care towards their employees and in an ideal world workplace accidents would never happen.
Sadly, we don’t live in an ideal world! We live in the real world where employers forget or ignore that duty and employees become the innocent victims. If this sounds familiar – we here at Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you start a personal injury claim.
Personal injury compensation claims Brighton and Hove do not have to be spectacular. We can certainly deal with major accident claims – such as a fall from a four storey building on a construction site. However, we can also deal with the more common accidents at work such as a trip over trailing cables. As long as we can prove that another person was to blame for the accident (usually an employer) we may be able to start a claim for you.
You will need some evidence to support your claim and this is usually provided by witness statements and photographs. Some paperwork (such as risk assessments, cleaning and maintenance records etc.) may also be referred to as part of your claim.
You will also need to provide evidence that you were injured so it is important that you visit a doctor soon after your injury so that there are medical notes to back up your claim.
Don’t delay your claim
Sadly, you do not have all the time in the world to start your claim. An adult workplace accident claim must be started within three years of the accident and this comes around quicker than you think. We find that the most successful claims are started sooner rather than later so it is never a good idea to delay.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
Take the first step yourself by picking up the phone and calling us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Take steps to win your workplace accident claim today!
Date Published: 28th June 2015
Author: David Brown