If you have been injured in an accident at work and you are thinking about making a claim, you probably have a few questions regarding your own input into the claims process.
The good news is that your own input into the claims process is minimised as much as possible. Your lawyer will manage all aspects of your claim for you.
There are two main reasons for this: 1) So that your accident at work lawyer can build you a compelling case for compensation by following a set out process, and 2) To allow you as much time as possible to recovery from your injuries.
However, your accident at work lawyer will need some things from you at the beginning of your claim and during the claims process. Here’s what you need to know:
At the beginning of the claims process
Your lawyer needs to know the date your accident happened, how your accident happened and where your accident happened. These details will be ascertained during an interview with your lawyer. The interview can be in person or over the phone.
You will also be asked to provide a statement of events to support your claim. In this, we recommend you include any details surrounding your workplace accident and the health and safety policies of your employer. This will give your lawyer something to work with immediately. You will also need to sign a consent form granting your lawyer access to any medical records that are relevant to your claim.
During the claims process
You will need to attend a medical examination. This will be set up by your accident at work lawyer. All you have to do is attend the examination and answer the examiner’s questions.
The examiner will create a medical report detailing the extent of your injuries, a recovery period from your injuries and a prognosis for the future. This report will be used by your lawyer to calculate a fair and proportionate settlement demand.
Your lawyer may also contact you during the claims process to clarify any statements you have made, or to ask you if anything else regarding your accident has come to mind. Some people do not remember the finer details of their accident until a few days or a few weeks afterwards. If you do remember anything, you should tell your lawyer as soon as possible.
Make your claim with an expert accident at work lawyer today
We are a law firm that specialises in workplace injuries, and we are confident that our in-house lawyers can get you the justice that you deserve. To find out more about our services or to find out more about the claims process, call us today for free on 0800 157 1437.