An accident can be distressing enough, and when it happens in front of your work colleagues, it can be extremely embarrassing as well.
The first thing you may do when you suffer a Wychavon accident at work is look around to see whether anybody witnessed your misfortune. You may then try to get up as quickly as possible and carry on with your usual workplace duties so as not to draw attention to your accident. This is absolutely the wrong thing to do.
If you suffer an accident at work, there are two things you should do. The first is take down the names and job titles of anyone who may have witnessed your accident and the second is to determine the cause of your accident so that your employer can take steps to prevent anyone else from suffering a similar fate. These two steps are important because they will help you to pursue your legal entitlement to compensation.
The principle behind claiming for a Wychavon accident at work
You may not realise that you may have legal grounds to seek compensation after your Wychavon accident at work. You may just hide your blushes and dismiss your accident as an unfortunate event. While it may have been an accident, your employer has a legal duty to ensure that their premises are safe for your use and if they have failed in their duty towards you, you may be entitled to receive compensation from their insurance company.
Some accidents at work are only minor and cause nothing more than a graze or a bump, but some are more serious and result in long-lasting injuries. Regardless of the severity of your accident, your employer will have to pay you compensation for your pain, suffering and financial losses.
How a Wychavon accident at work solicitor can help
If you are looking to file a claim against your employer, you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our experienced personal injury team may be able to provide you with free, no-obligation advice and, if you have a valid claim, 100% ‘no win, no fee’ representation. You could try to file your claim yourself, but if you do not have a legal background, you could end up biting off more than you can chew at a time when you should be focusing on recovering from your injuries. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 30th November 2014
Author: Jan Newell