Have you been hurt at work?
Unfortunately, the workplace can be dangerous and, if you’ve suffered an injury at work, you may be wondering what to do next. If your injuries are serious and likely to cause permanent damage, you may be unable to return to work at all or you may need to find a different type of job.
If you work as a builder, for example, and you sustain a serious back injury, you may need to work in an environment which doesn’t require as much physical activity. Of course, if you have to enter a new industry, your salary may not match your previous income and you could be left out of pocket.
However, if you were injured at work and the incident wasn’t your fault, you may be able to obtain compensation for the physical and financial harm you’ve suffered.
Who pays for compensation in Epping Forest?
If you’ve been hurt at work, you may be wondering who will be liable for your injury and who pays for compensation in Epping Forest? In order to obtain compensation, you’ll need to identify exactly who caused you to get hurt.
If your employer didn’t provide the right equipment, for example, you could obtain compensation from them, if they caused your injury. If another member of staff caused you to get hurt, you may be wondering if you should make your claim against them directly, rather than the business.
The details of your claim will depend on the situation and exactly how your injury occurred but most employers have insurance to cover these types of claims so it’s likely that your compensation award will be paid for by an insurance company.
Could you make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline?
In order to be considered eligible to take legal action after an accident, you must be able to prove that you weren’t at fault. Although you can obtain compensation for a variety of injuries, you will also need to have received medical treatment after the accident before you’ll be able to make a claim.
Most claimants are also required to take action within three years of getting hurt so you’ll need to bear this in mind if you were hurt some time ago.
If you’d like to discuss your claim with someone or if you’re ready to get started, why not contact us today? Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to provide the help you need.
Date Published: 4th November 2015
Author: David Brown