No matter how careful you are, accidents at work can happen at any time, anywhere. If you’ve suffered an accidental injury at work, you may not be aware that you could be eligible to claim personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline wanted to find out more about accidents at work, so we commissioned a survey to get some answers.
The results are in, and they revealed that over 15% of people we surveyed have suffered an accidental injury at work. Slips, trips and falls were the most common types of injuries, with almost 39% of people having been injured in this type of accident, whilst manual handling injuries were also fairly common, with almost 18% of people being involved in this type of accident at work.
How did your accident happen?
It’s important not to jump to conclusions after your accident and to take time to assess who is at fault. For example, if you slipped on an unmarked wet floor or tripped over boxes of stock in a shop, your employer or a colleague could be held liable for your injuries. If your employer didn’t provide you with manual handling training and you’ve suffered back injuries after lifting heavy objects, they could be ordered to pay you personal injury compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as any loss of earnings that you’ve suffered.
The aftermath of an accident can be a difficult time physically, emotionally and even financially, and many people struggle to pay their bills after taking time off work to recover. Making a personal injury claim could help you to get through this difficult time and focus on recovering from your injuries.
Claiming compensation after an accident at work
If you’ve suffered an accidental injury at work, whether that’s from manual handling, a slip or trip or something else entirely, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation within three years of your accident. With Accident Advice Helpline, there are no upfront legal fees to pay – our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so anybody can afford to make a claim with us. Whether you’ve suffered a sprained ankle or a serious head injury, you could be awarded a personal injury settlement that could help you to get back on track.
You can call us today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about the claims process and get confidential, no-obligation advice after your workplace accident – it’s free to call and we’re open 24/7.