If you have been injured in a St Helens accident at work, you may not be thinking with the future in mind. Unfortunately, even the smallest mistake made right after an accident can severely hamper your personal injury claim and it is for this very reason that it is essential to breathe deeply, clear your mind and, if possible, preserve evidence in support of your compensation claim.
Preserve evidence in support of your St Helens accident at work claim
It is wise to keep hold of any documents relating to your St Helens accident at work, including copies of your medical records and accident book entries. If a piece of machinery was involved, ensure your employer does not destroy or tamper with it until you have instructed a specialist to examine it. You should also retain any photographs you have taken of the accident scene.
If you have sustained a serious injury, you may wish to consider keeping a diary of your pain and suffering and making a video of your impaired mobility. Your injuries will heal over time, and any bandages you are currently wrapped up in will eventually come off. Documenting your recovery will help you to paint a clear picture of the pain and suffering you have experienced and will ultimately help you to secure a full and fair compensation settlement from your employer.
Contact a St Helens accident at work specialist early on in your claim
It is crucial to reach out to Accident Advice Helpline and hire an experienced personal injury solicitor as soon as possible after your St Helens accident at work, as only a solicitor practising in the field of personal injury will be able to help you to navigate through the process of making a claim. We offer free, no-obligation claims consultations, so you should not worry about the cost of seeking immediate legal advice.
The earlier you involve us, the more options you will have and the greater the scope of the assistance we will be able to provide. Your employer will have an insurance company and a solicitor on their side, so level the playing field and hire one of our 100% ‘no win, no fee’ solicitors to ensure you enter into negotiations from a position of strength. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 5th October 2014
Author: Jan Newell