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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 radiographer?


    Sometimes victims of personal injuries contact Accident Advice Helpline to enquire, ‘can I claim for an accident as a radiographer?’ If you have been working as a radiographer, you will know that you are expected to carry out many different tasks as part of your work. You may be asked to move heavy equipment, use machinery and deal with patients – all of which carry their own risks. Has somebody made sure that all machinery is properly maintained and safe to use? Are you expected to lift heavy equipment on your own or without proper manual handling training? Are the patients that you deal with all friendly or do you have to deal with aggressive people on your own?

    In all aspects of employment, there should be somebody making sure that you are working in a safe environment. Occasionally, health and safety regulations are not adhered to, and this could be a problem if it leads to you having an accident and ending up injured.

    Do I really need to make a claim?

    If you have had an accident as a radiographer, then it could mean that you are off work for some time. If you are lucky, you may receive full sick pay for the time that you are recovering from your injury, but in most cases this does not happen. Will statutory sick pay cover all your bills and household expenses? It is highly unlikely. Compensation from a personal injury claim is a way for you to overcome your financial worries following an accident, and Accident Advice Helpline can help you achieve this. It is really important that you do not simply let this situation go – if someone else has been negligent, they should be made to face up to what they have done and help you to get back on your feet.

    What should I do?

    If you are injured because of the actions of another person and you feel that it could have been prevented, then you may be in a position to make a personal injury claim. If you want to find out more about this, then you need to speak to a specialist law firm like Accident Advice Helpline. With many years of experience in the personal injury claims field, we really know what we are talking about and will do everything we can to help you and try to make things right.

    All you have to do is make a phone call to our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500. Our team will be able to take all the details of your accident. If you have additional supporting information such as contact details for witnesses, this would be a great help too. This number is free and is open 24-hours a day, so you can contact us at a time that suits you. Once you have spoken to one of our advisors, you will have all the information that you need to make your final decision about pursuing a claim. All of our solicitors work on a no-win, no-fee* basis, so you have absolutely nothing to lose.

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    Date Published: June 3, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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