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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Treharris industrial accident

    Gathering evidence in support of a compensation claim is likely to be the last thing on your mind in the immediate aftermath of an accident at work. Nevertheless, you could reduce the value of your claim or jeopardise your chances of success if you fail to do certain things. Your employer will look for ways to reduce the amount of compensation they have to pay you, so avoid making these costly mistakes if you are ever unfortunate enough to suffer a Treharris industrial accident.

    Mistakes to avoid after a Treharris industrial accident

    • Mistake #1: Failing to seek medical attention
      See a doctor as soon as possible and get treatment for your injuries. If you delay seeking medical advice, your employer may accuse you of exacerbating your injuries.
    • Mistake #2: Failing to report your accident
      Even if your accident was only minor, inform your employer and file an accident book entry. You will be able to use your report to verify the date, time and location of your accident.
    • Mistake #3: Failing to record important evidence
      As a bare minimum, record the names and contact details of anyone involved in the accident, as well as any eyewitnesses. If you can, take detailed photographs of the accident scene.
    • Mistake #4: Admitting liability
      If you think you may have been at fault for your Treharris industrial accident, do not confess to your employer. Call Accident Advice Helpline on our freephone helpline as soon as you return home and let our trained claims advisors help you decide whether you were at fault.
    • Mistake #5: Failing to seek legal advice in good time
      Before you consider filing a Treharris industrial accident claim, contact us and get our experienced personal injury team on board. We will work for you on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, which means that you will be able to hire our help without putting your personal finances at risk.
    • Mistake #6: Exaggerating your injuries
      If your injuries are severe, keep a daily pain diary. However, if your injuries are not as severe as you first thought, do not be tempted to exaggerate your pain and suffering – you may jeopardise your chances of winning your Treharris industrial accident claim.

    Being injured through no fault of your own is a difficult thing to go through. At Accident Advice Helpline we’ve helped thousands of people in the same situation as you before. We understand what it takes to get through it and we’ll offer you as much help as we can. Get in touch today and we’ll fight to get you the justice you deserve.

    Date Published: 14th November 2014

    Author: Jan Newell

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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