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Hi, this is Jim, thank you for the question - I will do my best to resolve this quickly for you.
Sorry to hear of the accident. Your employer must ensure your health and safety whilst at work - to ensure a safe working environment. If they do not then you can claim compensation for your injuries and any loss of earnings. If you have ongoing symptoms then yes, you should go back to see a doctor, whether that is your GP or back to the hospital. I would probably recommend the hospital as your GP is not a specialist and you may need to see an orthopaedic consultant - there will be an orthopaedic clinic you can see when you go back. In terms of the company, they will have compulsory employer's liability insurance which you can claim against though you should instruct a law firm on a no win no fee basis. The firm can also ask the insurer for an interim payment to pay you early, to help any immediate financial losses. I will get some details of firms you could approach.
Here are a few firms you can approach who would look after you - they all offer no win no fee agreements, so you pay nothing up front. They will need to take your details and send the employer a letter before action, they will also source your hospital notes and instruct a suitable medico-legal expert to do a report on your injuries and likely recovery period - from that report then can work out a value for your claim. Here are the firms :
There are many laws an employer has to comply with - based on your question I see no difficulty with establishing blame on their part. They should have lit the area and removed anything likely to cause an accident.
I hope this helps and answers the question which is easy to understand - please feel free to ask me anything else. I will reply as soon as I can to help with any further queries.
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Hi there, you do have injuries from reading the question. Likely soft tissue injuries but enough to warrant a claim in my view. Yes, a lawyer would take on the case - you are still suffering with the symptoms and it's possible more investigation is required by the hospital if you are still having issues.
And you too, I hope you recover soon. Have a great day, Jim