Whether you work in an office, a factory, or a shop, you have a right to remain safe in your working environment. It is the responsibility of your employer to ensure that you remain fully protected during your working hours, and if your employer falls short in his or her responsibility then you may be entitled to compensation.
Actions to take in the immediate aftermath of an accident at work
If you are involved in an accident at work, you should:
- Report the accident to your employer;
- Take down the contact details of any witnesses;
- Take photographs of the accident scene; and
- Seek immediate medical assistance.
In doing so, you will help strengthen any subsequent claim for compensation you make.
Looking for injury solicitors in Winwick?
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our team of personal injury solicitors like to keep the claims process as simple as possible. If you grant us the chance to take on your claim, we will open your case and arrange to provide you with legal representation on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis. This means that you will be able to start your claim without dipping into your hard-earned savings.
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Winwick we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Winwick look no further than our expert service.
Time limits for workplace accident claims
If you wish to make a claim, you should contact us as soon as possible. To be eligible to receive compensation, our accident solicitors must settle your claim, or issue it in court, within three years of the date on which your accident occurred.
Receiving compensation for your workplace injury
Once we take on your claim, our team of experienced solicitors may send you for a medical examination and use the resulting report to try to convince your employer to settle your claim outside of court. If your employer completely refuses to admit liability for your accident, our solicitors will have no other choice but to issue your case in court.
If you win your compensation claim, it may take up to six weeks for your employer’s insurance company to pay out for your compensation settlement. If you are struggling financially, it may be possible for our solicitors to secure you an interim payment, which will help you to meet the cost of your most urgent requirements.
Contacting our accident solicitors
To start your claim through our team of solicitors, please call our freephone helpline, or use our 30-second test. Just dial 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile now.
Date Published: 27th June 2014
Author: Jan Newell