Accidents at work can happen in a split second, and can result in serious injuries or even death. They may occur as a result of something as simple as untidy ground surfaces or inadequate safety gear. In most cases, the injuries that result from accidents at work only cause short-term pain and suffering. However, in a small number of cases, the injuries cause long-term physical and emotional distress, and large, unexpected financial losses. Talk to Accident Advice Helpline today if you have been in a Wyre industrial accident and need to get compensation.
Responding to a Wyre industrial accident
When an accident occurs in your workplace, you must respond to it in an effective manner in order to limit your injuries and any associated financial losses. You should:
- Seek medical help
Address your medical needs by seeing a doctor as soon as possible. If your injury warrants it, ask someone to call 999 and get you emergency medical attention. When medical help arrives, report all of your symptoms and answer any questions the paramedics may have regarding the cause of your accident.
- Report your injury
Report, in writing, any injury suffered during the course of your employment. Even if you sustain a minor injury, you should still notify your employer. You must ensure that your employer is aware of the situation so that they can identify the cause of your accident and take action to prevent similar occurrences in the future.
- Collect the facts
Gather any relevant information at the scene of your accident to minimise the likelihood that important evidence will be moved, lost or destroyed. Keep people away from the hazard, but do not destroy or discard evidence of its presence.
- Get legal advice
Call Accident Advice Helpline and discuss your accident with our trained claims advisors. They can assess your eligibility to compensation and provide you with free, no-obligation advice on making a 100% no-win, no-fee* claim against your employer. If calling is not convenient, please provide us with your details via our 30-second test.
It is important to note that if you are looking to raise a Wyre industrial accident claim, time restrictions do apply. You must normally instruct our lawyers to issue your claim in court within three years of the date of your accident or you will lose your right to receive compensation. Call 0800 689 0500 on your landline or 0333 500 0993 today to find out more about taking action after being in a Wyre industrial accident. We are here to deliver the compensation that you require, so why not take action today?