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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 news reporter?


    If you have been injured while working as a journalist, you may be more concerned about getting back on your feet than wondering, ‘can I claim for an accident as a news reporter?’ Accident Advice Helpline can assist you throughout the entire claims process. If the accident was the fault of another person, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation.

    Making a claim may sound as though you are taking drastic action. Of course, legal action is something that should never be taken lightly. However, you need to be aware that there are occasions when legal action is justified. Why should you suffer just because another person did not pay attention to health and safety?

    Can I really make a claim?

    When you make a claim, we need to consider the circumstances of the accident. Were you sent into a difficult situation without proper assistance? Were you injured while using equipment that was faulty or that you had not had the right training for? Were basic health and safety rules ignored? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’, you may be able to take legal action because your employer did not make sure that you were safe while working.

    To make a claim for compensation, all you have to do is make one call. Accident Advice Helpline has a free, 24-hour helpline where you can speak to a member of our team about the possibility of pursuing legal action. We will take all the details of your accident and work out if you have grounds to make a claim. It will only take a few moments to give you all the information that you need to decide if you want to go ahead and make a claim.

    Why should I make a claim?

    It is really important to take legal action if you want to help prevent the same thing from happening to other people. By making a stand and filing a claim for an accident as a news reporter, you will be forcing those responsible to do something about their lack of regard for health and safety – and this could mean very different circumstances for those who are doing the job in the future.

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    In addition, you may need to make a claim for financial compensation to make up for any financial losses you may have incurred during your recovery. Our advisors will ask you about things like loss of earnings, prescriptions, travel expenses and the cost of other therapies such as counselling or physiotherapy. Anything that you would not have had to pay for if you had not been injured is something that you may be able to claim for.

    Accident Advice Helpline does not believe that you should be left out of pocket as a result of your injury – particularly when this has only happened because of somebody else’s incompetence. All of our solicitors work on a no-win, no-fee** basis – so give our trained advisors a call today on 0800 689 0500 to see if you are eligible to claim.

    Date Published: June 3, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Accident at work claim

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.