Are Tesco accident at work claims for compensation worthwhile? I recently broke my big toe after a box fell from a shelf onto my foot, am I eligible to claim compensation from my employer?
Generally solicitors in the UK offer free consultations for Tesco accident at work claims, they evaluate compensation claims that are worth large and small amounts, therefore it is always in your best interests to discuss the circumstances surrounding your injury with a personal injury solicitor before deciding if you wish to pursue your claim.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident you may be entitled to make a compensation claim for your injury at work. In the immediate aftermath of the accident your first priority must be your health, you should seek professional medical attention without delay. Not only are you taking the necessary precautions but you are also ensuring there is a record of your injury in your medical history which could be used to support any Tesco accident at work claims.
It is recommended that you take photographs of the scene of the accident including the box that fell on your foot and gather the contact details of any witnesses who saw the accident as they too may be needed to support your claim. As the accident occurred in a Tesco store it is likely there will be CCTV footage of the incident also.
Once you have completed these tasks you should make a note of the incident in Tesco’s ‘Accident Report Book’. It is important to remember that you are not obliged to report who you believe is at fault for your accident in the report book.
If you have not already done so, it is advised that you speak with a personal injury solicitor about your claim as it is possible you could receive a direct offer of compensation from Tesco’s insurers, especially if they have viewed the accident on CCTV and believe Tesco are at fault for the incident.
Any offers of direct compensation should be referred to your solicitor as they will ensure you are not at risk of being undercompensated for your injuries. It is likely your solicitor will have dealt with Tesco accident at work claims before, therefore with their help you should receive the maximum amount of compensation for your injury that you are entitled to.