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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can I claim for an accident as a blacksmith?

    Can I claim for an accident as a blacksmith?

    Can I claim for an accident as a blacksmith?” is a question you may well ask after getting injured in a workplace accident. Besides the risk of developing specific occupational diseases due to exposure to metalworking fluids, blacksmiths may also sustain different types of injuries, such as burns and cuts. Since some accidents can lead to disastrous consequences, including major eye damage and terrible scars resulting from third- or fourth-degree burns, blacksmiths are encouraged to continually develop their knowledge of safe practices in the workshop.

    You have been injured – now what?

    If you have suffered an accident whilst working as a blacksmith, you should consider filing a work accident injury claim against the at-fault person. The very first step towards making such a claim is establishing the details of your case. For this, your solicitor will require you to provide specific data, such as the date of the accident, where and how it occurred; contact details of eye witnesses; a medical report describing your diagnosis, treatment, and prediction of recovery; photographs of the area where your accident took place; any proof of loss of earnings and expenses that you have incurred as a result of your injuries; and any other documents that can be used to sustain your claim.

    How our solicitors can help

    Once you get in touch with our legal experts at Accident Advice Helpline and explain to them the circumstances of your accident in detail, the solicitor taking care of you case will tell you whether or not you have a valid claim. If your claim is valid, he or she will establish how much compensation you might be able to receive for your injury.

    In addition, this professional will explain to you the legal steps involved in taking your claim further, what arrangements need to be made, and how long the entire process is likely to take. Once all these are settled, your solicitor will start the legal proceedings associated with filing the claim on your behalf.

    Making your claim

    Before filing your claim, one of our solicitors will send a letter to the person responsible for your accident (in a workplace accident, the at-fault person is usually the employer). The letter will set out the details of your accident and the circumstances in which it took place. If our solicitor considers that you need an expert opinion to support your claim, he or she will suggest a relevant specialist.

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    The defendant has to investigate the matter and communicate whether he or she accepts or denies liability. If the defendant accepts liability, the matter can be settled out of court. However, it is important to know that taking the matter in front of a judge can help you obtain a higher compensation award.

    If you believe that specific working conditions have caused you to get injured whilst working as a blacksmith, the best thing to do is to stop wondering, “Can I claim for an accident as a blacksmith?” and approach our personal injury specialists by calling 0800 689 0500. After getting in touch with us, you can rest assured that some of the best lawyers in the UK are pursuing your legal rights.

    Date Published: February 9, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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