Your guide on claiming personal injury compensation for work related accidents
Accident Advice Helpline has put together a brief guide for work related accident victims in the UK warehouse injury claims for personal injury compensation.
If you believe the accident was not your fault and the injuries you sustained were due to the carelessness of someone else then you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is one of the most reputable and established accident management companies in the UK.
We started in 2000, assisting victims of negligence recover the financial loses occurred due to an accident in the UK claim compensation for the personal injuries they have endured.
We work together with a team of many independent personal injury solicitors all over the country who will be able to give you legal representation.
First steps after an accident
Report the accident
Immediately after the accident, you should inform your supervisor or manager. You should also report the accident to your health and safety officer.
If you are a member of a union then you should report the accident to your union representative.
Every workplace should have an accident book. You need to ensure that accurate details of the accident are entered in the book.
These reports will provide confirmation of the accident occurring and will be useful for your personal injury solicitor complete UK warehouse injury claims on your behalf.
Seek medical attention
If your workplace has a surgery seek medical attention from the qualified practitioner, if this is not possible see the designated first aider.
Depending on the seriousness and type of your injuries, you may also need to attend your local accident and emergency department or see your General Practitioner.
Some injuries may not manifest themselves until a few days after the accident. It is important that details of your symptoms, treatment and diagnosis are on your medical records.
What to do next when making UK warehouse injury claims
Keep a record
Make a note of the details relating to the accident. Write down in as much detail as possible the circumstances surrounding the accident. Note down the time, date, where the accident occurred and whether anyone else was involved.
Also keep a record of your medical ailments after the accident. Be as precise and accurate as possible and keep a note of the date and your symptoms. As well as the physical symptoms, keep a note of any psychological symptoms i.e. insomnia, flashbacks or depression.
It is also worth keeping a diary of how your daily life has been affected. For example you may not be able to carry out your normal duties at home. Or maybe you are unable to exercise because of your injuries.
Keep receipts and invoices
Keep a record and proof of all expenses you have had as a result of the accident. This includes loss of income, prescription charges and travel expenses for medical appointments.
This documentation will be used when your UK warehouse injury claims solicitor calculates the amount of compensation you are entitled to.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 2nd December 2012
Author: David Brown