The vast majority of us go through our working life without having at accident in the workplace, but for the unfortunate minority who are unlucky enough to be affected, the prospect of getting the compensation you deserve can be a daunting task.
First thing first, you need to make sure that you are eligible for a claim. There are certain things which your employer should do in order to keep you informed about the dangers of working in the place that you do. They also have a duty to provide protective clothing when it is necessary, all machinery should be safe and maintained on a regular basis, they should take adequate precautions against fire and other hazards and provide safe routes in and out of the building. If you have an accident and one or more of these duties have been breached, you may well be entitled to compensation.
The simplest way to find out is to call a Solicitor who specialises in personal injury.
Making Your Claim
It is very important to contact a qualified personal injury Solicitor who can help you with your case and who have experience in getting the compensation you deserve from the bigger companies. Larger, more professional companies (such as www.asdonline.co.uk) will aim to assist you in person. They will arrange an immediate home visit by a Solicitor.
It is likely that a lawyer will ask you to take a look at a CFA (conditional fee agreement) which will be a confirmation that the service they provide will be free. It is saying that the opposition will be the ones who pick up the fees as all costs are recovered from the other side. This will need to be signed to confirm that the details are understood between yourself and your claims lawyer.
Once your medical forms are also completed, your lawyer will apply for the details from your GP and hospital in preparation for a medical specialist to prepare your documentation which will be sent to the side you are making the claim against. This documentation sent to the other side will outline the details and facts of the claim and will outline the injuries suffered by yourself. This letter and documentation will then be sent to the insurer of the liable party to take a closer look and and try and put a value on the claim.