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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

    Tyne and Wear Accident at Work

    Personal Injury Solicitors in Tyne and Wear

    Advances in health and safety legislation have made workplaces safer than ever before, but accidents still happen. Whether you work in a quiet office or busy warehouse, injuries can strike at any time and if you are unlucky, they may force you to spend weeks, maybe even months, away from your job.

    Had a Tyne and Wear accident at work?

    The law demands that your employer compensates you for the pain, suffering and financial losses experienced as a result of a Tyne and Wear accident at work. However, your employer may be reluctant to pay you the compensation you deserve. Take these steps to maximise your chances of receiving full and fair compensation from your employer.

    • Seek medical advice
      Your health should be your main priority, so if you sustain an injury, head straight for the hospital and seek medical help. The sooner you identify the problem and seek medical treatment, the better your chances of making a speedy recovery.
      Once you have received any necessary treatment, follow your doctor’s advice. If you ignore your doctor’s recommendations, your employer may try to claim that you deliberately exacerbated your injury.
    • Tell your employer
      Your employer must keep a record of all injuries at work, including minor injuries, in an accident book. This is mainly for your benefit, as it provides a written record of your accident in case you need to claim compensation later on. However, it also helps your employer to review the effectiveness of their health and safety policies.
    • Swot up on your employment rights
      If you need to take time off work following your Tyne and Wear accident at work, you should be entitled to statutory sick pay. However, your employer may pay you more for time off work caused by accidents, so check your employment contract to determine your entitlements.
    • Consider legal action
      It is a step you may feel reluctant to make, but you will need compensation to move forward with your life. If you are considering making a Tyne and Wear accident at work claim, please call our freephone helpline and talk to the personal injury team here at Accident Advice Helpline. Our trained claims advisors will be able to guide you through the claims process and match your claim up with an experienced solicitor who will help you receive the compensation 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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