Just because you have been injured whilst at work, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. It’s not always easy to know where you stand and most people have no real understanding of the personal injury claims process or how no win no fee works.
In most cases, it is relatively easy for us to evaluate the likely outcome of a claim for workplace accident compensation, so we advise you to contact us and discuss the details of your accident and injury with us. Most importantly, we know what questions to ask to work out whether it is likely that you would be able to prove that your employer was liable for your accident and therefore responsible for compensating you for your injuries and any other losses that you may incur.
A strong work accident compensation claim
All accidents and causes of injury should be reviewed on an individual basis. However, there are some basic pointers that can help you identify where you stand regarding the strength of a claim or otherwise.
- Did your employer ever give you any training? (this could relate to manual handling training, specific training to use certain machinery or other job relevant training). If the answer is no, your employer has breached health and safety guidance already.
- Were you given an induction to the workplace? This would include guidance on accident management protocols, safety exits, hazard avoidance etc.
- Were you provided with, or advised what personal safety and protective equipment you should have to complete your job safely? If the answer is no, your employer could be liable for your injury.
- Did your employer adequately maintain equipment and service machines? Did they ensure that safety guards and mechanisms worked?
- Were you advised how to report accidents and how to access the accident book?
- Did the employer ensure correct staffing levels and an adequate amount of first aid trained staff?
- Did your employer act upon reports of potential risks of danger to employees?
The above is just a guide and there could be many more ways in which an employer would be liable. The most important thing to do after an accident at work, once you’ve received medical attention, is to find out where you stand. We know your rights after an accident at work and what responsibilities your employer has regarding injuries at work. We can help to make sure that the details of your accident have been recorded properly and by the right people. We can help you to understand the claims process, how things like the costs of making a claim on a no win no fee basis are met and answer common questions about issues like whether claiming compensation after an accident at work can impact on your employer or colleagues.
The sooner you start your claim, the sooner we can help you make sure that there will be no chance for your employer to evade responsibility for the situation in which you find yourself. We understand that making a claim for injury compensation after an accident at work can be a daunting prospect and with this in mind, it will be helpful for you to understand the stages of the Direct2Compensation claims process. Indeed, if you have any questions, you can contact us with no obligation. At Direct2Compensation we guarantee two things. Firstly, that we will never pressure you in to making a claim and secondly, that should your claim fail, you won’t pay a penny to any person whatsoever.