Falls at work can cause work injuries of varying severity. The severity of such injuries at work partly depends on whether the injuries were the result of a fall from height or a simple slip or trip.
Office falls may subsequently result in injuries ranging from minor bruises, cuts or abrasions through serious lacerations or broken bones to serious head, neck or back injuries. Rehabilitation techniques following such accidents at work can vary, including, for example:
- Simple rest
- Light exercises and/or stretches
- Administration of oral pain medication
- Painkilling injections
- Steroid injections
Severe injuries could require prolonged hospitalisation and surgery, followed by time in appropriate rehabilitation centres.
While minor work related injuries typically have comparatively little impact on the financial situation of the affected individual and his or her family, repercussions of a major injury could be catastrophic. Medical bills, cost of rehabilitation and other expenses (such as, for instance, home care or care for dependants; transport expenses, etc) combined with a serious reduction in income could place a significant financial burden onto a household.
Help is at hand
Fortunately, sustaining an injury at work may mean that you are entitled to claim for work injury compensation. In order to be eligible to claim, your injury must have been the result of a workplace accident caused by another person’s mistake or negligence. It must also have happened within the last three years. Claiming for compensation can significantly reduce the financial pressure put on you and your family by the fact that you were injured at work.
How much compensation you can expect
Compensation amounts are determined by taking the extent of your injury and how it affects your life or will affect your life in the future into account. Expenses like those mentioned above are also taken into consideration. While Accident Advice Helpline has been in the business of securing industrial injury compensation for members of the public for 15 years and subsequently has significant experience with such claims, it cannot be said for sure exactly how much compensation you will ultimately receive. This is due to the fact that the circumstances of every case differ substantially from those of the next.
For the same reason, your appointed in-house lawyer will also not be able to tell you precisely how long it will take for your case to be settled. So give us a call today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice