Accidents at work can often be stressful, as you are not only suffering physical pain, but also emotional pain, as you deal with the frustration of sustaining an injury through no fault of your own. There is also the possibility of not being able to earn wages during your recovery.
You can rely on Accident Advice Helpline
It is in situations like these that Accident Advice Helpline will stand up for you and support you through your workplace injury claims in West Midlands.
Accident Advice Helpline has a reputation for achieving a high success rate with workplace injury claims. If your injury or illness was caused by any aspect of an unsafe workplace environment, such as defective machinery, or even a fellow employee’s actions, our experienced personal injury solicitors will work to establish who is at fault and then fight to secure full compensation for you.
What to do after an accident at work
It is an unfortunate fact that, despite following health and safety guidelines at the place of work, employees still suffer accidents in their places of work.
Accident Advice Helpline recommends that, if you are one of these employees, you follow these simple steps as soon as possible after a workplace accident, to further help you in case you wish to proceed with a claim:
- Inform your supervisor of the accident as soon as possible following the accident
- Write down a detailed description of the accident in the accident book and fill in any other appropriate paperwork
- Take the names and contact details of any witnesses to the accident
- If you can, take photographs of the scene of the accident as soon as possible
Can you be sacked for making Workplace injury claims in West Midlands?
Accident at work victims are sometimes reluctant to pursue a compensation claim for fear of being sacked.
Please remember that there are laws protecting employees from unfair dismissal, and making a claim does not constitute reasonable grounds for dismissal.
Bear in mind, also, that all employers and business owners are required to take out employers’ liability insurance policies so that when an employee is awarded compensation, it is the insurance company, not the employer, that will pay the compensation.
Start your claim today with us
You can rely on Accident Advice Helpline to take on your accident at work claims in West Midlands and ensure that you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.
Pick up your landline phone and dial 0800 689 0500, or call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, and talk to one of our advisors now.