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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

    Five potential injury claims for Royal Navy personnel


    When you join the Royal Navy it is likely that at some point you may sustain a work injury as part of your job, especially if combat is involved. Here are five potential accident at work injury claims for a Royal Navy member.

    1. Equipment malfunctioning causing a work injury: When the Royal Navy is at sea or in the middle of the mission certain things may be overlooked even in the most maintained of ships. Faulty equipment could cause electric shocks or worse work injuries.
    2. Falling overboard: This may not be grounds for an accident at work claim but if the fall overboard on a ship is due to damaged flooring or another crew member then you may be able to make work injury claim.
    3. Slips, trips or fall work injuries: This is a common work injury whilst on a ship considering you are surrounded by a vast mass of water. When the seas are rough the waves may come over the sides which could cause potential work hazards, although in most cases these would not be grounds for an accident at work claim except where the ship or crew were at fault.
    4. Food poisoning: This may seem a strange accident at work claim but whilst at sea there is a limited choice of food and you usually have to eat what is prepared by the cook. If he has cooked food which is off or undercooked food the chef or the other members of his team could be found liable and an accident at work claim may be applicable.
    5. Repetitive strain injury at sea: When you are assigned a role within the Royal Navy it may involve constantly repeating the same tasks and actions day in day out. This could lead to repetitive strain injury if the movements are constant for a prolonged amount of time and could well be grounds for an accident at work claim.

    Whether you are part of the Royal Navy or just work for a small company, if you have sustained a work injury within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.

    Speak to an Accident Advice Helpline adviser today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more and to see how much your injury claim could potentially be worth.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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