Accidents within the workplace are something which can occur to anyone at anytime. In most cases the accident is normally instigated through another person or companies negligence and not the injured parties fault. In these circumstances the injured person has a right to make a claim for compensation.
Most people don't realize that Employers are governed by law to have special insurance in place to help cover instances of unfortunate accidents happening in their workplace. Its difficult for some to Understand this thought process that you are not actually claiming against your employer but his insurance company. Many claims are never acted upon by the injured party either through fear or guilt or both.
Its best to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer if you have suffered an injury within the workplace. They'll discuss your case in great detail and let you know if you have valid case or not to claim compensation.
Once you have found a personal injury lawyer that you are happy to represent you here are some key points on how your claim will progress:
- The injury lawyer will study the standing operating procedures and safety rules within your workplace. He will make it evident in your claim for compensation that you observed those procedures and rules with utmost sincerity.
- Remember that you are not expected to foresee every possibility of an accident at work occurring. But you are definitely expected to observe general precautions, which may not be explicitly mentioned in the standing operating procedures and rules of the workplace.
- Statements from witnesses at the scene of the accident will be collected for evidence, medical reports, past and present safety safety records etc . . . As much information required to give you a solid background of evidence to help support your claim.
- A high percentage of claims never actually make it to trial they are instead settled out-of-court. Where a figure for compensation is agreed upon by you the claimant and the insurance company.
If you have suffered an accident within the workplace and are unsure of whether to make a compensation claim remember you have a right to protect the next person suffering from a similar fate as yourself.
The Injury Lawyers deal with work accident claims amongst many other compensation claims .