Injury Claim for Chipping a Bone in my Shoulder
What do I need to do in order to make an injury claim for chipping a bone in my shoulder at work?
There are a number of procedures that need to be completed before an injury claim for chipping a bone in your shoulder can be made. One of the first steps to take is to report the accident to your employer.
Your employer will no doubt be aware that you were involved in an accident at work, but this should be confirmed in writing. The best way to do this is to request the accident book from your employer and to write a brief summary of the accident, including the cause, the injury you sustained, the names of any eye-witnesses and the date and time of the accident.
When you submit your injury claim for chipping a bone in your shoulder at work it should be accompanied with a copy of the accident book report you made. This serves as proof that you chipped a bone in the shoulder at work and not elsewhere where no duty of care was owed to you. Proof of your injury will come from your medical records.
It must also be possible to collect evidence of negligence by your employer as this must be submitted when you claim compensation for a chipped shoulder bone. The more evidence that can be collected the more straightforward your claim is likely to be. When work injury compensation claims are submitted the negligent third party’s insurance company has the opportunity to accept liability or to contest the claim. When the evidence of negligence is substantial it improves the probability of liability for the accident being accepted. If liability is accepted, it should be straightforward – with the assistance of a solicitor – to obtain a settlement of compensation for having chipped a bone in the shoulder at work.
Eye-witness accounts of the accident are important as evidence so you should record the names and contact details of any member of staff that can confirm the cause of the accident. You should also keep a separate record of the contact details of anyone who helped you after the accident.
Photographs can be useful as evidence when you claim compensation for a chipped shoulder bone. If it is possible to take photographs of the hazard which caused the accident this would be highly beneficial for your case. You should also take photographs of any visible injuries, such as swelling in your shoulder and cuts and bruises.
Work injury compensation claims should be assessed by a personal injury solicitor. You may be offered legal representation from a solicitor used by your union, although we recommend seeking advice from an independent personal injury solicitor. Only then can you can be sure that your interests are being represented and not those of your company.
You can be sure that an independent solicitor will thoroughly investigate your case and will ensure that all aspects of your injuries are factored into your claim.