In the eyes of the law, your employer is responsible for eliminating or minimising hazards in the workplace. This means that if you suffer an injury in a preventable Wycombe industrial accident, you should be able to hold your employer accountable for your pain and suffering.
What to do when injured at work
First and foremost, you should seek whatever degree of medical attention is necessary for your injuries. Whether you need to see an A&E doctor or an on-site first aider, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible after your Wycombe industrial accident or your employer may accuse you of deliberately exacerbating your injuries.
In addition to seeking medical care, you should make an incident report in your employer’s accident book. If your employer insists on creating a report on your behalf, check the report carefully and do not sign it unless you are satisfied that it is accurate. You should also take photos of the accident scene and get the contact information of anyone who may have witnessed your accident or known about the dangerous conditions within your workplace.
What not to do when injured at work
Your employer’s insurance company may contact you to get more information about your accident. However, they may coerce you into admitting fault or settling for a compensation payout that is less than you deserve. Do not provide them with a statement or agree to settle your case without first calling Accident Advice Helpline for free, no-obligation advice. Our trained claims advisers specialise in Wycombe industrial accident cases and they will be able to advise you accordingly.
What you can claim for following a Wycombe industrial accident
If you have a valid claim, our experienced personal injury lawyers will offer to help fight your claim on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis. Depending on the severity of your injuries, we may be able to assist you in claiming for the following losses and expenses:
- Medical treatment, including prescription charges, surgical treatments, physiotherapy
- Nursing care
- Mobility aids and equipment
- Lost wages and pension rights
- Modifications to your home and/or vehicle
It may be difficult to put a price on, but you can also claim for your pain and suffering. Wycombe industrial accident claims can potentially be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, but only an experienced lawyer will be able to secure you the maximum possible settlement in the shortest possible time.
To speak to an experienced injury lawyer now call Accident Advice Helpline on either 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.