In the hustle and bustle of modern working life, it’s hardly surprising that accidents happen from time to time. But sometimes these accidents shouldn’t happen at all, and if you’ve been the victim of one such accident and suffered serious injuries through work then you might well have a valid legal claim to compensation for your injuries and loss. Making a claim like this can be intimidating – especially if it may involve your employer – and that’s why we’ve compiled this list of advice for anyone who has suffered an injury through work.
Go and See Your Doctor
You don’t want to lose out on compensation which you have a right to because of an accident that wasn’t your fault. That’s why it’s important to go to a doctor as soon as possible after the accident to establish the exact nature of your injuries through work. This is one of the most important factors in deciding the extent of the financial award you can recover, so it’s a vital step in making any claim. Make sure you get a note from the doctor detailing the category and extent of your injuries through work, and consider making enquiries about what the injury might mean for your ability to work.
Make a Careful Note of What Happened in Your Serious Injuries Through Work
This is obviously the most important factor for whether or not your claim succeeds. As far as you can, make a note of times and dates of anything which seems relevant. For example, if you slipped on a wet floor, make a note of when the floor is usually cleaned and of when it was that you fell. Try as hard as you can to remember who was there when the accident happened, and who knew about the problem which caused the accident. Above all, be honest. Even if something seems bad for your claim, record it accurately so that your lawyers can know about it and deal with it accordingly.
Keep Any Relevant Documents Safe
It is often the case that there will be written documents which help to prove that an accident wasn’t your fault. Sometimes, it might be something as simple as a timesheet proving that you were at work on the day of the accident, or it might be an email to a superior discussing a concern related to the injury you suffered. Making sure that all of this information is readily available and neatly ordered will be very helpful to your lawyers, and will speed up the process of making your claim for injuries through work.
Seek Out a High Quality Personal Injury Firm to Represent You
However strong your claim, you need quality representation to ensure that you get all of the compensation you deserve, and we believe that you could do no better than Accident Advice Helpline. Suffering injuries through work is never a pleasant experience, but our professional and friendly staff will smooth the process of making a claim as much as possible. Just visit our website to take our 30 Second Test or call us on our freephone number 0800 689 0500 (or, if you are using your mobile phone to call us, on 0333 500 0993).
Date Published: 18th August 2013