Every year, Accident Advice Helpline deals with hundreds of clients who are seeking Wokingham compensation for an accident at work. If you think that you may be contracting a work-related illness, there are a few things that you can do to help yourself to improve and avoid getting any worse, as well as to get your employer to make changes so that you can get better as well as protecting other employees from the same problems.
One of the things that you can do is to make a Wokingham compensation claim against your employer, to give you the money you need for private medical care and other help, and to force them to make changes sooner rather than later. Here are the top things to do when you think you are developing a work-related illness.
Speak to your doctor
As much as you may suspect that you are suffering from an illness which has been caused by work, the only real way to find out for sure is to speak to your doctor and see what they think. Not only will your doctor be able to confirm what you are suffering from and why, they can also sign you off from work, and provide valuable evidence in any compensation claim.
Stop going to work right away
Once your doctor has confirmed that your illness is caused by your job, stop working there right away so that you don’t risk making your illness any worse. You need to focus on your recovery and should let your employer know right away that there is a problem and you are leaving work because of it for the time being.
Make a complaint in writing
If your illness has been caused by your employer and you both know it, putting something in writing makes this more official and your employer will be forced to do something about it. They may even offer you compensation there and then.
Make a Wokingham compensation claim
Making Wokingham compensation claims is a great way for you to get back on your feet, and to show your employer that you are serious. An experienced injury lawyer is the best way for you to make your point and ensure that your claim is handled efficiently and effectively.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or you can text “claim365” to 88010 and the friendly, helpful team will be more than happy to discuss the possibility of making a claim with you, as well as passing you over to an injury lawyer who can make your claim for you, on your behalf. You may not even have to go to court, as your injury lawyer will work to push your claim through as quickly as possible.
Date Published: 13th July 2014
Author: David Brown