When you hear the phrase ‘negligence at work’, what do you think of? Boxes of files left lying around, trailing cables on the floor, faulty equipment catching fire or breaking, spillages on floors not being cleaned up. These are all examples of negligence – people not caring enough to do their jobs properly. But what happens if you are injured and negligence is to blame? You could claim personal injury compensation for a broken nose caused by negligence at work.
For example, if somebody piles heavy items on an unstable shelf that collapses and you are hit in the face, breaking your nose, they could be held liable for your injuries. If you slip on a spillage on the floor that a colleague has not cleaned up, they could be the person responsible for your accident. In reality it is most likely your employer that will be held responsible as it is their duty to ensure your working environment is a safe one.
How serious is your broken nose injury?
The majority of broken nose injuries are relatively minor – that is they can be treated at home and heal nicely within two to three weeks, albeit with some bruising and swelling that takes a while to go down. A more serious injury may need surgery or stitches, which can mean you end up taking more time off work than is ideal. Even if you earn a good salary, this can put a dent in your finances and make it difficult to pay your bills and household expenses. The last thing you need after an accident at work is worries at home, so making a personal injury claim can help. You could be compensated for your loss of earnings which can help you to get back on your feet financially until you are able to return to work.
Claiming compensation for a workplace accident
Your employer could be ordered to pay you compensation if you’ve been injured in an accident at work, and Accident Advice Helpline can help you to get the compensation you are entitled to. Just call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and we will take care of the rest. You’ll get the advice and support you need, and most claims can be processed over the phone, so going to court is unlikely. Our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis so you don’t even need to worry about expensive legal fees.
Date Published: March 11, 2017
Author: Rob Steen