Work Accident Claim Process
The stages of a work accident claim
If you have suffered an injury after an accident at work, you may be entitled to compensation. It is therefore important to know what you can be compensated for and the process of how to make a claim. The four elements of compensation you can receive include; Financial losses (lost income, medical expenses, travel expenses etc), pain and suffering (physical and psychological injuries), interest (interest on previous types of losses) and legal expenses.
It is very important to prove that your employer was responsible for any injuries you may have suffered as a consequence of your accident, which can be done with the assistance of a professional solicitor. They have the ability to access the records of your employer. There are different records which include;
- Accident book entries – describing accidents as well as other similar accidents
- Reports - these include investigations by your employer as well as any meetings to discuss the incident
- Health and Safety Reports – these reports are made when you are off work for more than 3 days as a result of your injury. Your employer must report the circumstances of your accident, and documents will be produced as findings and detailing the causes of the accident.
This stresses the importance of a solicitor when making a claim. They have experience and expertise as well as having access to numerous documents to help your claim. We can find you a distinguished personal injury solicitor if you use our free Find a Solicitor service. It is also important to know that you have 3 years to make a claim from the date of the accident and you should not hesitate to make a claim if you have suffered as your employer should be insured.
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