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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."

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    Top 5 potential accident claims for an accountant

    Top 5 potential accident claims for an accountant

    While accountants are not typically classed as high risk employees, there is nothing that makes them immune against personal injuries at work, on the road or in public places.

    Road traffic accidents

    Just getting to and from work, or travelling between appointments with clients puts accountants at risk of being injured by motoring accidents. Even those commuting by public transport may sustain passenger injuries.

    Accident at work

    Once accountants are safely at work, there are several risks of accidental injury. First of all, there is the risk of developing repetitive strain injuries through prolonged typing or use of computers. Carrying ledgers or stacks of paper work may lead to manual handling injuries, and potentially faulty electronic equipment may lead to injuries by electrocution.

    Slips, trips and falls

    Then, of course, there is the risk of injury by slipping on wet floors or bits of paper; tripping over wires, loose carpet edges or bags, or falling off a ladder when trying to reach things kept in shelves too high to reach safely.

    Accountant’s accident claims

    In short, the top claims for compensation made by accountants are those for:

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    • Traffic accidents.
    • Slipping, tripping or falling.
    • Repetitive strain injury.
    • Electrocution by faulty equipment.
    • Manual handling injury.

    Occasionally, injuries by staplers, scissors or other sharp instruments; injuries by fire/explosions; scalding (hot drinks) or being hit by falling objects are also reported among personal injury claims made by accountants.

    Claiming for compensation

    If you were injured on your way to work or at work, you may be entitled to travel or work injury compensation. For a claim to be justified, your injury must have been sustained within the past 36 months. In addition, another person must have been responsible for the accident causing your injury.

    How to claim

    The first step in successfully claiming compensation is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or visit the company’s official website. Once a chat with one of the law firm’s advisers or filling in the website’s compensation calculator has confirmed that you are eligible to claim, you will be offered the services of an experienced lawyer specialising in cases like yours.

    No win no fee* compensation

    Able to conduct most of the claim process over the telephone, the lawyer assigned to your case may even be able to settle your claim without having to go to court. This cannot, however, be guaranteed. The one thing that is guaranteed is the fact that you will not have to pay anything until your compensation is secured.

    Date Published: March 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    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.