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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

    Workplace injury claim in Bedwas


    If you have suffered an accident at work, you may be worried about the prospect of making a workplace injury claim in Bedwas against your employer. However, it is important to remember that there are many laws in place to protect you in the workplace and one of these laws – the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act – states that your employer must have liability insurance to protect against the cost of accident at work claims.

    Whilst you are at work, your employer must provide:

    • A safe way for you to perform your workplace role
    • A safe place for you to work
    • Competent co-workers

    If your employer fails to meet these three basic requirements, and thus causes you to suffer a workplace injury, you will be entitled to make a claim through their insurance company.

    Making a workplace injury claim in Bedwas

    If you sustain personal injury in a non-fault accident at work, you should:

    • Record your injury in your employer’s accident book
    • Take down the contact details of any witnesses
    • Create a written account of the accident, detailing your version of the events that took place
    • Take photographs of the accident scene
    • Visit your GP’s surgery or local hospital’s A&E department to receive treatment for your injury

    Unfortunately, you will not automatically receive compensation for your accident at work. To receive compensation, you must work closely with a solicitor to prove that your employer failed to take reasonable steps to protect your health and safety and that, as a result of their actions (or inactions), you deserve compensation.

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    The law imposes strict time limits on all Bedwas accident at work claims, meaning that you must commence legal proceedings within three years of the date of your accident. Therefore, it is vital that you contact Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible following your accident. Our personal injury solicitors are used to working closely with employers, insurance companies and trades unions and they have access to a network of contacts, including health and safety specialists and occupational therapists, who may be able to provide evidence in support of your claim. We offer you a no-win, no-fee service. Whilst our dedicated team will always aim to secure you the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible, they will also work hard to get you the maximum possible compensation settlement for the injuries and losses you have sustained.

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    To contact us about your claim, please call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or use our 30-second online compensation calculator test.

    Date Published: 16th September 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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