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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Accident in Plymouth?

    Accident in Plymouth?

    Located where the mouths of the Plym and Tamar Rivers (to the east and west respectively) join Plymouth Sound, the city of Plymouth on Devon’s south coast is approximately 310 km (190 miles) to London’s south-west.

    Employment in Plymouth

    While the city is still influenced substantially by naval and ship-building industries, defence sector employment has decreased significantly over recent years, with the public sector now representing the most prominent provider of employment. This includes administration and education, engineering, health and medicine. In addition, Plymouth is home to a large amount of retail and catering establishments.

    Work accidents in Plymouth

    Like anywhere else, Plymouth employees occasionally suffer injuries at work. Work-related injuries occur in all sectors of employment and may vary significantly in severity. While some injuries may consist of minor cuts and bruises, others can involve broken limbs, major lacerations and severe head, back or abdominal injuries. Occupational hazards, such as repetitive strain injuries, for example, have also been reported.

    Accidents at work

    Workers injured at work must report accidents in the workplace and seek medical assistance immediately for several reasons. First of all, it is necessary to get medical attention even if an injury appears to be minor, as some injuries may be more serious than initially apparent. If left untreated, such injuries could ultimately get far worse and may even threaten the injured individual’s life.

    Work injury compensation

    Secondly, an injury at work may entitle the person having sustained them to claim for industrial injury compensation. Should this be the case, evidence of the accident needs to be provided. The accident report books companies are bound by law to maintain are required to provide part of this evidence.

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    When to claim for compensation

    All claims for personal injury compensation must be initiated within three years of sustaining the injury. In cases of industrial diseases (which often develop over prolonged periods), claims must be started within 36 months of the condition in question being diagnosed.

    How to claim compensation

    To initiate a compensation claim, or get advice on whether or not you are entitled to claim in the first place, call Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone number. Available around the clock every day of the year, this line is confidential and you will not be obliged to claim after calling for initial advice. Should you decide to make a claim, you will be offered the services of a skilled in-house lawyer on a no win no fee* basis.

    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.