August 23, 2021
In an ideal world we would all go through our working lives without ever being involved in an accident that results in injury. Unfortunately, whether it's by sheer accident or terrible negligence, people are still being injured at work.
During 2019/20, according to the Labour Force Survey, 693,000 working people sustained an injury at work whilst 65,427 injuries to employees were reported under RIDDOR.
If you ever did find yourself in a situation where you were injured at work, you could have a case for a personal injury claim.
We have written three blogs that provide you with some really useful personal injury advice to ensure that if you are ever involved in an accident at work, you have everything you need to make a successful claim.
Before an accident – 5 things you need to know
Maybe surprisingly, it's sometimes the things that you do before an accident even happens that help you make the strongest case.
It's not always about the injury itself, the pain that you’re in or the fallout in the aftermath, it’s about being able to prove your employer was negligent.
Proving negligence starts way before a personal injury occurs.
If you have concerns that your employer isn't doing everything that they can to make sure that risks are managed safely and that it’s just a matter of time before a personal injury is inflicted, it’s time to start implementing these 5 things!
These are the 5 things you need to know before an accident
What should I do after an accident at work? A step-by-step guide
Unless you've had an accident before, it’s a probably not a question that you’ve not given too much thought to.
After an accident, your head's going to be all over the place, you're going to be in shock. You’re going to be worried about a million other things, about your injury and maybe even your job.
Knowing what you should do straight after an accident is crucial. It's crucial because it's usually in that time when you’re a bit shaken that you need to be reporting your accident, to be collecting evidence and to filing a strong claim against your employer.
Click here to view the step by step guide for what to do after an accident at work
"If Only..." And Other Frustrations From Unsuccessful Accident at Work Claims
If we could give our clients just one piece of personal injury advice before they make a claim, it would be this:
- Make sure you have proof of what you’re claiming.
Sounds obvious, right? Well, when it comes to personal injury claims, not having proof is the most common reason as to why claims are unsuccessful.
Why are we giving you this personal injury advice for free? Well, we believe that everyone who is involved in an accident that results in personal injury deserves to be compensated accordingly.
By understanding and learning from the 'if onlys...' and the 'what ifs...' from clients who have unsuccessfully claimed for personal injury, you are increasing your chances of a successful claim.
These are the most common ‘if onlys’ we hear about personal injury claims.
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