Who is eligible to make an accident at work claim?
Having an accident at work which leads to an injury can pose serious potential problems not only for your physical health but for your financial health too. These could include a complete loss of earnings due to you being unable to work, a partial loss of earnings if you have to claim sick pay, or you could even end up having to change careers completely if your injury now means that you can no longer perform some of the tasks associated with your current line of work. All of these outcomes could cause you some kind of financial loss. If the accident was not your fault however and if this is able to be proven then it is possible that you may be able to make an accident compensation claim against your employer.
Whether you are eligible to make a claim or not will be dependent on several factors and it is essential that the correct procedures are followed at the time of your accident so as not to cause problems with or disrupt the claim process. So who might be eligible to make an accident at work claim? I recently came across the following infographic from UK solicitor firm Tranter Cleere which provides some very useful information on the subject of who is eligible to make an accident at work claim and also the procedures that need to be followed in order to make a successful claim. Included is information on the time limits involved with any claim you might make, how to properly report the incident when it happens, what details your solicitor will need in order to progress the claim and it also outlines the basics of the claim process.
If you have recently suffered an accident at work and are wondering what you need to do next then I hope you find the information contained in the following infographic useful and that you get the outcome you desire.
We can see then that the process of making a successful claim for an accident in the workplace is not a simple one and it is essential that you follow the correct procedures if you want to increase your chances of success. Some accidents are more clear cut than others and the more information you can gather at the time of the accident the better. As mentioned in the infographic this includes taking photographs, typing up your own written report outlining the time and the circumstances of the accident, any witnesses who may have been present and also anyone you spoke to when the incident occurred and what was discussed.
Have you ever had to make a claim for an accident in the workplace? Was it an easy process or did you have to put up a bit of a fight to ensure that your claim was a success?