Workplace Injuries Services Liverpool
Injured at the workplace in Liverpool? We can Help.
As soon as a workplace injury occurs, it can trigger a sequence of events that can impact your life for weeks or months after. Whilst the recovery period may be long and require many steps, what many people don’t know is that the first 24 hours after the accident and the most important. There are 4 key steps you will need to follow if you are the victim of a workplace injury in Liverpool.
The first step is to report your injury to your employer as soon as possible. Unfortunately, in many cases, insurance companies will refuse the claim if the injury was not reported immediately.
The next step is to then seek medical care straight away, notify your doctor of the injury and inform them it was received at work. Ask your doctor to record all the information in your medical record from the first visit and all the subsequent visits. If the medical records don’t match the claim exactly and have every detail recorded, insurance companies will try to deny the claim.
Documentation throughout the recovery period is key and every detail is important which is why it is advisable to document the following;
- All missed days of work as a result of the injury, this includes any days missed from receiving medical care, doctor’s appointments, physiotherapy etc.
- Any travel that occurred as a result of the injury such as travelling to and from medical appointments.
- Any ‘out of pocket’ expenses that occurred as a result of the injury such as private therapy sessions, solicitor’s fees and transport, particularly if you are unable to use your previous means of transport.
By documenting these you will be able to ensure that your claim is accurate and that the insurance company can be made aware of all the areas of your life where you have suffered a monetary loss.
Being the victim of an injury at work can be a difficult and upsetting time especially when you are navigating the compensation process alone. This is why many people turn to injury claims solicitors to support them through filing a claim. Not only will they help with the filing of your compensation claim, they will help to fill out injury forms, deal with any worker/private insurance companies and ensure that you are receiving all the correct medical treatments you need to fully recover. It will also be a priority to ensure that you are receiving the correct wages whilst you are out of work. Your solicitor will be with you through every step of the process and continue to work hard to win you the settlement you deserve at the end of the case.
At Wafer Phillips, we adopt a no win no fee policy; there are no hidden charges for you to worry about, and all costs are covered by the insurance which we arrange. If you or someone you know has recently been a victim of a workplace injury, don’t hesitate to contact our Liverpool offices today on 0151 256 7898 for a free initial consultation.
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