We may not all enjoy our jobs, but we shouldn’t have to fear for our safety while working. Indeed, the UK has some of the toughest laws enforcing health and safety at work, which helps to maintain a safe working environment for all employees to avoid workplace accidents.
In spite of this though, accidents at work do still occur, and although some can be minor, like an ankle sprain, serious construction accidents can leave a person with burns or scars.
Not only can these be extremely painful and require lengthy, expensive medical treatment, they can also cause severe psychological problems as one loses self-esteem as a result of a change in their apearance.
In turn, this can prevent an injured person from finding new employment, and so the victim may be entitled to pursue a burns or scarring claim to seek compensation. Burns and scarring claims are serious, so if you have been a victim, you should seek the compensation you deserve.
Overcoming work injuries
Not all work accidents are the same, and not all have such permanent consequences, or knock-on effects, as burns or scars. Each is serious to the victim, of course, but some are more permanent than others.
Accordingly, work accident compensation will vary from case to case – some won’t be eligible at all, while others can result in a very big payout for the victim, especially if the injury has resulted in a loss of work or psychological examinations.
Filing a work accident claim is straightforward though. In fact, it’s as simple as calling Accident Advice Helpline’s free 24/7 line, where you can find out if your case is eligible.
There’s no obligation to proceed with Accident Advice Helpline, but if you do then it’s good to know the company has a no-win, no-fee policy, so if your case is unsuccessful it will not cost you a penny – so you won’t suffer any more financial damage than the injury has already cost you. Burns and scarring claims should be dealt with sensitivity and care, as they can have a lot of negative effects on a person’s self esteem.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that’s been in the business for over a decade. That means a lot of cases have been won, almost certainly including many that are very similar to yours, and that makes Accident Advice Helpline the best company to turn to for advice and representation.
One of the big benefits for victims who are upset about their appearance if they’ve suffered burns or scarring is that many of the claims never make it to court, but are settled before that stage – so there’s no reason to avoid making a claim for fear of appearing in public. If you think you have a need for burns and scarring claims, you should make sure you deal with it as quickly as possible.
Date Published: October 21, 2013
Author: David Brown