How can I make broken shin bone compensation claims? I tripped over a pile of books in the office in which I work, resulting in a broken shin bone, and I was wondering what the procedure for claiming compensation is?
In order to make broken shin bone compensation claims, a specific procedure should be followed in order to maximise the amount of compensation to which you may be entitled. Before you can claim compensation, it must be determined that the negligence of a third party was the cause of your injury. In this case, it must be determined that the pile of books were present on the floor for an unacceptable amount of time before your accident occurred. Your employer may be held liable in this situation as they failed to instruct the person who created the hazard to remove them. In the situation that you had placed the books in that location and you tripped over them, you may not be entitled to receive compensation.
Your immediate priority after an accident occurs should be to seek medical attention rather than pursuing compensation. This is not only to create a record of your injuries in your medical history, but also to ensure that your condition does not deteriorate as a result of negligence. If there is a significant delay in receiving medical attention for your injury, there is a possibility that the amount of compensation to which you may be entitled can be reduced to reflect your own carelessness.
The next step in making broken shin bone compensation claims is to make a record of your accident and injury in the Accident Report Book of your employer. This can later be used as evidence in order to support your claim to compensation. When collecting further evidence, you are advised to consult an experienced personal injury solicitor for advice on how to pursue a claim. The evidence you may gather can include CCTV footage of your accident occurring, eyewitness accounts of your accident and medical records.
A letter of claim will be sent by your solicitor to your employer – or their insurance company – informing them that compensation is to be sought for your accident and injuries. Three weeks are given to acknowledge this letter, after which three months are given to accept or reject liability. If accepted, compensation can be negotiated. If rejected, court action may be required, although the claim may be settled before then. It must be remembered that according to the Statute of Limitations, a time limit of three years exists in order to make a claim. As a claim may take some time to prepare – or it may run into complications – you are advised to consult a personal injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity if you believe you are eligible to make broken shin bone compensation claims.