It’s something that you hope will never happen, but if you’re in the position where you need to claim compensation for a work injury, it’s important to make sure that you follow the standard protocol and find the right type of lawyer to help you through this difficult time.
What is the procedure for making an accident at work claim?
Whether you took a tumble on a slippery floor in the office or had an incident with machinery in a factory or warehouse, the reasons you may get injured at work are endless. Some job sectors have a higher risk of injury than others, but in any workplace an employer should have a sufficient health and safety risk assessment in place. They should also follow the laws on how to keep their employees safe, and follow a standard procedure should an accident occur.
Report the incident to your employer straight away
If you’ve been injured in an accident at work, you must make sure you report the incident to your employer as soon as it occurs. The incident should be logged. You should also receive first aid or medical assistance if required. If you do not notify your employer and attempt to make a claim against them, this might hinder your chances of securing compensation.
Speak to a trade rep and get witness statements
Other people you can notify include a trade rep, if you have one. You can also get witness statements from colleagues who saw the incident. This can be used as evidence to help you win the compensation you deserve.
Find an accident at work lawyer
You should make a claim within three years of the date you were injured or suffered from a work-related illness. No one should have to feel in the dark about their finances, commitments to their family and bill payments if they were injured at work. That’s why you shouldn’t feel guilty about seeking the compensation you’re entitled to. A lawyer will make sure your case is valid and likely to win before choosing to go ahead with proceedings.
From there, your personal injury lawyer will be able to talk you through the process and help you win your case.
Capital Lawyers are Accident at Work Lawyers in Lincolnshire. Speak to us today to get your claim started.