Whatever you do for a living there is bound to be an element of risk attached, even if you don’t realise it. Whether you work on the road, in a factory or on a building site, even getting to work; you are bound to face dangers on a daily basis. And with the number of work accident compensation claims that are submitted each year, it would seem that people are still suffering injuries.
People suffer work accidents all over the world
It’s not just in the UK that people suffer injuries while being at work. Australia has a very high number of work accident claims, especially among those who work in dangerous conditions.
Some of Australia’s most dangerous jobs
Steeplejacks, outback rescue workers, highway workers and fire fighters all feature at the top of the list of some of Australia’s most dangerous jobs. The vast open countryside and hostile terrain can mean that some jobs are among the most dangerous in the world, let alone the country. Vast bush fires see dozens of fire fighters injured and sometimes killed each year.
You don’t have to have a dangerous job to be injured at work
Yes, some jobs have a huge amount of risk surrounding them, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t be injured at work if you are not a fire fighter or steeplejack. Slips, trips and falls and road accidents can happen anywhere when you are working, and if it wasn’t your fault; then you shouldn’t be made to suffer. You may be entitled to make a work accident compensation claim.
How to make a claim for compensation
Compensation is there to help you; either with expensive medical bills or if you are facing a long spell without working and earning.
If you are considering making a personal accident claim you’ll need a reputable company who can give you all the advice you need in plain English.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience of dealing with personal injury claims and could help you with your claim too. They work purely on a no win no fee basis.
They will compile all the evidence they need from you and let you know if they think you have a strong case. Call them today for a fully confidential conversation, with no obligation to proceed with a claim, or visit their website to use their handy “Claims Calculator” to see what you might be entitled to.
Date Published: November 10, 2013
Author: David Brown