Working as an apprentice can give you the skills and contacts you need to have a good start to your career; nonetheless, accidents can happen, and you may need to make an apprenticeship accident claim to obtain compensation for expenses related to your accident.
The UK government has given support to apprenticeships in recent years, and many employers look upon apprentices as highly qualified, dedicated professionals. Although life in the workplace can have inherent risks, there are many health and safety regulations designed to safeguard your wellbeing. However, if you do have an accident during your apprenticeship, Accident Advice Helpline could help you raise a claim for accident expenses compensation, including medical fees, time taken off from work and travel costs.
When you contact Accident Advice Helpline, one of the first things you will need to show is that another person caused your apprenticeship accident. We help people who had an accident they did not cause themselves and which happened in the last three years.
When you work as an apprentice, it is likely that you have some knowledge of the risks in the work that you do. Nonetheless, your employer is likely to be more experienced and knowledgeable about the dangers to which you may be exposed. Moreover, your employer has a duty to look after your health and wellbeing.
You may have been asked to use equipment that was badly maintained or faulty. Perhaps you were put in a situation where you could not perform well due to missed training sessions. Your employer may have negligently assumed that you had the skills for a particular task or may have pressured you into doing something you could not do properly. Whatever the precise nature of your apprenticeship accident, if someone else was fundamentally to blame for it, you could have a case to make an apprenticeship accident claim.
How the potential value of your claim is determined
If we think you have a valid claim for accident compensation, one of our no win no fee personal injury solicitors will represent your best interests through the legal process. We always endeavour to pursue the best claim we can for you. The amount you could claim depends on the nature of your accident and its effect on your life. You may have been left with physical or psychological injuries. Indeed, your entire life could have been impacted if you were severely injured. You may be unable to carry on working as before or require continuing medical assistance. The legal process takes all of these factors into account when deciding what your claim could be worth.
How to contact us
You can start determining your eligibility to claim compensation and what your claim could be worth by going online. Our free, 30-second claim calculator can give you a quick view about the viability of your claim and its potential worth. You can also call our free helpline on 0800 180 4123 to speak with one of our friendly, trained advisors.
Date Published: November 15, 2014
Author: David Brown