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Accident At Work Claims
Having an injury is never pleasant, especially when it’s not your fault. In Britain last year, there were an incredible 1.2 million working people who suffered from a work-related illness. If you do have an accident at work, we can help you make a claim for compensation.
There’s no shame in claiming what you’re entitled to or receiving compensation for money you shouldn’t have had to spend. If you’ve had an injury at work check with us to see what compensation you might be entitled to. We’ve dealt with thousands of Personal Injuries cases and have a very strong record of obtaining compensation for our clients, with our team having extensive years of combined experience.
Remember that it is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that the place in which you work is safe, and that all measures to ensure your safe have been carried out. If you have had an accident at work, make a record of it and contact us. If you ask us to help you, you can be sure of superb service from our friendly, sympathetic and experienced solicitors. Having dealt with thousands of personal injury claims and recovered millions of pounds of compensation, we know how important it is for you to feel better and understand any concerns or questions you might have.
What is Employers responsibility?
Your employer is legally required to ensure that you have a working environment that is safe. Remember that paper signs such as ‘The Management Takes No Responsibility’ have little legal bearing, and your employer is still obliged to protect you. If they fail to provide this, they could well be responsible for your injury.
What to do when you have an accident?
Having an accident at work can be a traumatic and confusing time. Your health should take precedence, so receiving adequate medical attention is the first action you should take. There are, however, a number of steps that you should take as soon as you can so that making a claim is as easy as possible.
- You should record your injury in your company’s accident book. Your company is required by law to have one if there are more than 10 employees. If there is no book, tell your employer in writing about the accident and the injuries you sustained.
- If a major injury has occurred then the employer should report it to the Health and Safety department at your local authority. Your employer is the one who has to do this, though you can follow-up and ensure it’s been reported.
- Find someone who witnessed the accident who will support your claim. These can be fellow colleagues or members of the public who were present.
- If you can, take photographs of the machinery and location where the accident took place.
- Write a statement of your version of events which took place. Include as much detail as you can.
- Go to your doctor and have put a note of your injuries on your medical record.
- If you need to take some time off work, check your employer’s sickness scheme and organise your statutory sick pay.
- Try and find out if there have been previous accidents of a similar nature where someone was injured.
Our Legal Team
With over 10 years’ experience in personal injury law I am well placed to head up our specialist department in this field. I have worked for both insurance companies and on private cases.