Industrial injury compensation covers many possible scenarios. Whereas you may be under the impression that an industrial injury consists of a severe accident with a dangerous piece of equipment, it can also include medical conditions developed over a long period of time from using vibrating machinery which damages the nervous system in the hands.
There are many incidents between these two extremes and, before considering industrial injury compensation, it is essential you seek medical advice whenever you believe you have sustained a work related injury. A visit to the hospital or doctor´s surgery may put your mind at rest about the potential for any long term health issues, or reveal complications which no amount of industrial injury compensation could ever make up for had they not been diagnosed at an early stage.
Furthermore, your visit to the accident and emergency department of your local hospital or appointment with your family doctor will be recorded in your medical notes which, along with any entries in your employer´s Accident Report Book, will support your claim for industrial injury compensation.
Making a Claim for Industrial Injury Compensation
When you make a claim for industrial injury compensation, you have to explain the injuries you sustained, the treatment you received for the injuries and why you believe that your employer was responsible for your injuries.
Even if an employer is only partly responsible for an accident or the injuries you sustained, they have a duty of care to their employees to ensure that any machinery or equipment that an employee is given to use is properly maintained and that the employee is fully trained in how to operate it. There are certain safety procedures that have to be observed and guidelines to be followed, and if the employer is taking short cuts in any of these, he may be considered liable for your injuries.
In your claim for industrial injury compensation, you should also include any expenses you have experienced in terms of medical treatment, visiting the hospital or medical centre and any other costs associated with your care.
You should also claim industrial injury compensation if you have been unable to work and suffered a loss of earnings. Do not forget how your earnings may be affected in the future. If this seems to you like there are a lot of things which you need to consider, your best course of action may be to engage the services of a personal injury claims solicitor.
An experienced personal injury claims solicitor can guide you through all the procedures needed in a claim for industrial injury compensation and, conscious of the physical and emotional trauma you may well have suffered, will do so considerately and with understanding. If you call our free advice telephone service, you will discover why 90% of people who make claims for industrial injury compensation choose to do so with the assistance of a solicitor. Not only will you receive helpful and accurate information from our solicitors, but we also provide advice without obligation and with no pressure to proceed with a claim.
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- 100% Absolute discretion in your dealings with us
- 100% Accurate, up-to-the-minute information about your entitlement to claim
- 100% A comprehensive and individual assessment of your case
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What can I expect?
All calls to us are dealt with by an experienced personal injury claims solicitor familiar with claims for industrial injury compensation. We will ask you all the points covered above about the injuries you sustained, the liability of your employer for those injuries and how they have affected your quality of life – all done with compassion.
We would also like to know if you have any questions. Maybe there are snippets of information that you have seen on the Internet about industrial injury compensation, and you would like us to go into these in more depth or explain what certain terms and procedures involve.
We will do our best to answer all your questions to your satisfaction and also give you an assessment of how strong we believe your case is for industrial injury compensation. We will offer advice on how to move forward with a claim and what procedures are involved.
You can choose if you would like to take our advice or not – and you do not have to do it straight away. Many of our clients have decided that they would like to talk their decision over with their families before proceeding with a claim and they have every right to do so.
Should you have any further questions, you are more than welcome to call us back and we will be happy to answer them for you. Your best course of action to start with is to write down as many questions as you can think of relating to a claim for industrial injury compensation, and give our free advice telephone service a call on 1-800 989 995 or if you prefer, you can leave your contact details in our call-back box below and one of our friendly team will be in touch.