Here’s what to do after sustaining an industrial injury
The first thing you should do is seek medical attention for your injury. If your accident is serious then the emergency services should be called to attend to you. While waiting for an ambulance, first aid should be given by your workplace first-aider.
If you’ve had a minor accident then you should still get medical attention for your injury. Sometimes minor injuries can worsen and become major concerns. This may happen if you’ve been injured by inhaling chemical vapours. It can also be the case if you’ve had a head injury from a fall.
Your accident should be recorded in your workplace accident book with full details of what happened and the names of any witnesses to your accident.
What to do after sustaining an industrial injury that wasn’t your fault
As soon as your injury has received medical attention you should seek legal advice about claiming compensation. If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of your employer or someone else you are legally entitled to compensation.
Many people fail to claim because they think their job will be at risk. This is not the case. It would be illegal for your employer to dismiss you for making a compensation claim. Employers have insurance to cover claims of this nature so you are not affecting your employer’s personal finances.
Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline
You stand the best chance of making a successful compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline. We have a proven track record of success. We also employ the finest personal injury solicitors to work for our clients. This is all done on a no-win, no-fee* basis, which means no financial worry for you.
If your accident happened within the last three years we’d like to talk to you and see how we can help you. We will use the medical records relating to your accident as evidence to get you the compensation you deserve. If you have any other evidence, that will also help to strengthen your case.
What to do after sustaining an industrial injury? Pick up the phone and call us
If it sounds easy it’s because it is. We operate our first-rate legal service over the telephone. Good news for our clients who are trying to recover from a nasty injury. There’s little or no paperwork involved either, which removes the stress of completing endless forms.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or you can call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Our lines are open 24/7. Let us help you get the justice you deserve.
Date Published: 17th August 2016
Author: Lynne Bell
Category: Industrial injury claim