Had An Injury At Work? Obtain The Money You Deserve

Accidents happen. And at work, something is likely to happen during your career. Yet, if this accident is due to the negligence of others, it’s up to you to get the compensation you deserve and make sure that no other employees fall foul of the malpractice.

What You Should Do

After your accident, immediately seek medical advice. Even if you don’t think the injury is that serious, you must get a doctor’s opinion. Not only is this important for your own health, but if the case goes to court, not seeking out medical advice can be seen as exacerbating your injuries. It’s also a lot easier to prove the extent of your grievances after the incident.


If you’ve decided to make a claim, it’s possible to come to a favorable settlement without going to court. Seeking a lawyer is recommended at this stage, but not always necessary. It’s in everyone’s best interests to settle compensation without legal proceedings, as the cost of going to court can be staggering for all concerned. However, if you feel as if you’re being short-changed and your lawyer advises you to pursue the case, don’t be afraid to seek the compensation your injury deserves.

No Win, No Fee

Don’t worry if you can’t afford to pay a lawyer. Operating through a ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury firm, you won’t have to pay any solicitor fees, as all costs will be recuperated from the other side.

Usually, personal work accident solicitors will only take you on if you have a strong case, because if you lose, they don’t get paid. Be sure to make your claim as strong as possible before you contact a law firm. A ‘no win, no fee’ solicitor can be counted on to fight your case well, as their pay cheque is on the line!

You’ll need to see an independent medical specialist to review your injuries and the impact these will have on your quality of life in the long term – your lawyer can arrange this. Make sure you file any expenses that legal action has cost you, as you may be able to claim these back in court. Keep record of the wages you’ve lost since your accident.

Preparing For Your Court Case

The more prepared you are, the better. If possible, take pictures of any negligence at the scene of your accident, whether that’s faulty equipment or a slippery surface. Take down the names of witnesses and contact them if you need an account of the incident.

If your injuries are still mending, you’ll be advised to postpone any legal action until you’re as well as you can possibly be, given the circumstances. Although it’s important to act as soon as possible on your claim, you must wait until you’ve recovered from the accident before you proceed. In the meantime, the best thing you can do for your case is look after yourself.