How to Make a Successful Work Injury Claim
Personal injury claim compensation is available to people who have suffered an injury through no fault of their own.
If you have suffered a personal injury that has been caused through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to compensation.
Contact a personal injury solicitor to receive professional legal advice and guidance.
If your claim is successful, you will receive the full amount of compensation that you are entitled to. There are no legal costs involved, no hidden costs and no deductions taken from your settlement figure.
A reputable solicitor, who specialises in accident at work claims, will only accept your claim if he or she feels they are likely to succeed.
In order to make a successful work claim, here are a few guidelines that you should follow when filing a claim for compensation:
1. Notify your employer and if there is an accident at work book on site, make sure that the accident has been recorded. This will help to obtain evidence about the accident circumstances. It’ll also prevent the same accident from happening in the workplace.
2. Take a photograph or make a sketch of the scene.
3. If the injuries you have suffered are visible, take a photograph of them.
4. If any of your colleagues were present at the scene of the accident, ask them if they would be comfortable with the idea of providing a witness statement.
5. Keep a record of the dates and times of any appointments that you have attended at your doctor’s surgery or at hospital.
6. Keep a record of any financial losses you have suffered. A few examples of this could be for any financial loss suffered as a result of not being able to work. Or for any medical treatment you have had to pay out of your own pocket.
An important point to keep in mind when making a work claim is that you lawfully cannot loose your position for making a claim for compensation.
The effects a personal injury can have can affect your personal life, working life, and even affect your psychological state of mind and emotions. All of which can be compensated for.
As part of your work claim, your solicitor will investigate into how much compensation you are entitled to for ‘general damages’ and the amount of compensation you could also receive for ‘special damages’
General damages is the compensation you are entitled to claim for the pain and suffering the injury has caused you and the injury has affected your day-to-day lifestyle.
Special damages is the compensation you are entitled to claim for if you have suffered any financial losses or ‘out of pocket’ expenses as a direct result of your injury.
To find how much compensation you could be entitled to, contact us today. Or call for free confidential legal advice about your work claim on 0800 612 7 612.