You were injured at work through no fault of yours and now you are incurring expenses that you didn’t plan for financially. How will you receive help to pay for all of these mounting expenses? By filing a claim at work for the injury that you received you can be reimbursed for all of the expenditures that you have had to make since the accident. How do you go about filing this claim? You can begin by speaking with the safety administrator at your workplace to see how you should start the process. Then, it’s important that you work with a team of solicitors who are experienced at filing work compensation claims for employees like you. Follow some of the steps below to properly file your claim so that compensation will be awarded to you in a timely fashion.
- The first step that you should take is to inform your safety officer of the accident. Let them know when and where it happened and who witnessed the accident. An injury at work claim is most successful if your recollection of what happened is documented, and by reporting to your supervisor you have started a supportive paper trail of your accident.
- Treatment is essential so that you can begin the healing process, so you must get the proper medical attention for your injury. If you have medical personnel at your workplace, have someone contact them immediately for assistance. Make sure that you keep all documentation that you are given regarding the charges, diagnosis, and extended treatment that will be needed. If you have to stay off work, ask your doctor to write a letter stating the length of time that you will be away from work and why. An injury at work claim will provide you with compensation to cover all of the charges and losses associated with your injury.
- As soon as possible after your injury and treatment you should contact a team of solicitors that is experienced in workplace accident claims. They will help you gather the documentation that you need and advise you about how much compensation you can receive. This team will also help you complete your forms properly, which can impact the time it takes to get your compensation. Ask questions if you don’t understand any part of the process. Show the solicitors all of the documentation that you have kept up to this point, share with them the names of any co-workers who witnessed the accident, and definitely provide them with written proof of any reports that you made of visible negligence in your work area. You should also give them a copy of the report that you filed with your employer when the accident occurred. Make sure that you are given a copy of this report from the safety officer.
- File your documentation in an organised manner so that you can quickly access it should you and your solicitor need to refer to it in the months to come.