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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

    Can you claim if you catch shingles at work?


    Do you know what to do if you catch shingles at work? Shingles involve the virus that causes chicken pox being reactivated and shouldn’t cause too much harm for most younger people. However, if certain vulnerable or elderly people get shingles, it can be fatal. Shingles can appear as rashes and blisters, so it’s vital that you try to keep the affected area as clean and dry as you can. If you have an accident like a slip, trip or fall whilst you have shingles, the blisters may become ruptured and infected.

    Did you catch shingles at work?

    Many people use solutions like calamine lotion to help them ease symptoms associated with shingles like redness, soreness and itching. Shingles can occur due to immune system-suppressing diseases, a medication that reduces immunity and stress. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to claim against someone else if you do catch shingles at work. This is because the virus can affect anyone and can’t be caused by an accident. Nonetheless, we can help you claim for a wide range of work-related accidents and illnesses.

    If you have had an accident that wasn’t your fault and was caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, there’s a big chance we will be able to help you get compensation. Workplace accidents can be very costly and you could find yourself paying out hundreds or thousands for expenses related to your injuries. Most claimants don’t need to go to court when they use Accident Advice Helpline, and you don’t need to give us any money to start a claim. Furthermore, we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis. We have been helping people get justice and compensation since we were first founded in 2000 and have some of the UK’s most successful and knowledgeable legal professionals in our team. What’s more, they all work in-house.

    Need to take the 30-second test?

    You may find out if you are likely to have a case and how much you could be getting for your injuries in the form of compensation by taking our 30-second test online. If you would prefer to skip this test, you can do so – just pick up the phone right now if you wish to speak to an advisor. We can be reached on 0333 500 0993 if you’re using your mobile or 0800 689 0500 if you’re on a landline.

    Date Published: May 9, 2017

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    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.