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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

    Most dangerous careers: Police officer


    Accidents at work occur across all sectors, however, some professions come with a higher risk of experiencing a work-related accident and injury than others.

    The dangers of working in the police force

    As you can imagine, work within the police force is frequently named as one of the most dangerous careers. The very nature of the role involves various dangerous duties such as dealing with anti-social behaviour, high-speed car chases and working with dogs, all of which can lead to work-related accidents.

    Common accident claims for police offers

    Common occupational accident claims for policemen and women include, but are not limited to:

    • Stress
    • Trauma
    • Slips, trips and falls
    • Dog bites
    • Assault
    • Road traffic accidents

    Of course, as with all professions, there is a likelihood that police officers will sustain work-related injuries from common accidents, such as kitchen burns.

    The high-pressure role of working in the emergency services, can also lead to officers becoming overwhelmed and run down by their positions.

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    With long working hours and weeks, it is important for police officers to stay assertive regarding their shifts and be sure they are meeting employment regulations to stop burn-out and prevent avoidable accidents at work.

    Your employer’s responsibility

    Whatever sector you work in, from retail to accountancy, all employers have a legal responsibility to ensure your health and safety when you are at work.

    When you sustain an injury due to the negligence of your employer, they have failed in this obligation and can therefore be held liable for your accident, injuries, loss of earnings and any day-to-day difficulties you face because of your accident at work.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    In the case that you believe your employer is responsible for your accident at work, a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline can advise of the best course of action.

    Depending on the details of your claim, Accident Advice Helpline will suggest whether your claim is likely to be successful and if it is worth pursuing.

    Available 24 hours, seven days a week, Accident Advice Helpline offers a free initial consultation regarding the fundamentals of your case, via their Freephone line 0800 689 0500.

    Should you choose to proceed with your claim, you can recover from your work-related accident safe in the knowledge that with over 14 years’ experience under their belt, the legal professionals at Accident Advice Helpline will do all they can to ensure they recover the compensation you deserve.

    Date Published: September 30, 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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