There are several things that you should be looking at before making a serious injury at work specialist compensation claim and at Accident Advice Helpline we have made a little checklist for you to work through.
Gather as much as information as you can including:
- Dates of the accident
- Prior information that may be relevant
- Key witnesses that saw the accident or the events leading to the accident
- How you reported the injury
- Details of any conversation you had with the Health and Safety officer
- A copy of your contract or training manual etc..
Get as much information together as possible to aid your case and help speed up your serious injury at work specialist compensation claim.
Research about types of injury at work claims and get a good understanding of:
- What is involved
- How it all works
- Different types of injury at work claim fees
- What you can expect
3) Call for advice
Our helpline has professional legal advice free of charge. Give our Freephone helpline a call to ensure you have no questions that need answering and that you have all the information you need to make your decision about whether to start your injury at work claim. Our friendly advisors will answer any query you have about the process, fees, compensation process or just generally about making a claim.
4) Make your claim via telephone
The sooner you make the injury at work claim, the sooner you can expect a pay out if successful. You do have up to 3 years as a rule to make a claim but most claimants do prefer to claim early as many need the financial compensation due to loss of earnings, increased medical bills or the financial need for medical assistance due to the injury. Call us on our injury helpline and we can take all the information over the phone and get your claim set up instantly for you. The more information you can give us initially the better, but do not worry if you don’t have it all to hand. Tell us as much as possible about your accident and we can arrange to call you back to get more details for your injury at work claim.
5) Await details of possible medical assessment
In most cases, there will be a need for a medical assessment. This is just procedure to check:
- The injury is as described
- To determine the day to day effects of the injury
- Look at the long term problems of the injury
- Determine the need for medical treatment
This will help the legal team decide on the level of compensation needed for your injury due to the problems suffered so far and the type of problems likely to be faced in the future. For example an eye injury will cause you distress now but if you are likely to need a cataract operation in 24 months, you will need your claim to reflect this.
Category: Injury at work claim