You will have undoubtedly heard the expression, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” but in the case of a claim for a workplace accident in Dartford, a picture could be worth much more than that. In fact, it could mean the difference between winning and losing thousands of pounds in compensation.
Taking photographs after a workplace accident in Dartford
With today’s technology, it is easy for you to take photographs in those all-important first seconds following an accident at work. Once the scene has been altered and the hazard removed from your place of work, it is too late to take photos. Therefore, if you are unable to take close-up shots of the hazard that caused your injury and wide shots of the entire accident scene, ask a colleague to do so on your behalf.
Capturing all of the details of your workplace accident in Dartford helps you avoid any disputes with your employer. This is because unlike memories, photographs will not fade over time. Your photos will reveal both obvious and subtle evidence, and may lend strong support to your side of the story.
The more pictures you take at the scene, the better your chances of successfully proving your allegations. Professional photographers take multiple images of the same scenes during special events, hoping that at least one or two of their images will capture that perfect picture. You should do the same. Your solicitor will then be able to select the best photos to submit to your employer’s insurer and, if necessary, show a judge in court.
Collecting video evidence after a workplace accident in Dartford
After a workplace accident in Dartford, you may also wish to call upon any available CCTV footage to help you to establish fault. This evidence can be especially useful if there are any uncertainties as to the cause of your accident and/or you need to support your allegations and those of your witnesses.
If your employer does not grant you access to the footage of your accident, but you want to give yourself the best possible chance of succeeding with your claim, please contact the team at Accident Advice Helpline. Our experienced personal injury solicitors can outline the steps you need to take to preserve the footage and ultimately help you to use it to recoup a fair settlement from your employer.
You can chat to an adviser at Accident Advice Helpline by dialling 080 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 28th December 2014
Author: David Brown