If you had an accident while working as a security guard, you may be in line for financial compensation for your injuries. If your security guard accident was caused by someone else, happened in the last three years, and meant that you needed medical attention, you could potentially claim compensation for your injuries. You can check your potential entitlement by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or by using our free 30-second online claim calculator.
How was your accident caused?
Life as a security guard can be risky, even dangerous, but also very fulfilling. In many cases, you are the only safeguard in place to stop accidents from happening on the site you are guarding. Whether you are working for a private employer or for the state, there can be risks in working at unsociable hours, on sites that may be targeted by criminals or vandals. You may have been injured as a result of your employer’s negligence, for instance, if you fell on badly maintained stairs or were injured by falling parts of the building, electrical infrastructure or similar incidents. If you did not cause your own personal injury, you may be able to receive financial compensation.
Why claim compensation for your accident?
You may be on good terms with the person who caused your accident. You may be friends as well as colleagues, or you may not be eager to raise a claim against your employer. On the other hand, you have to think about the financial implications of not claiming what could be rightfully yours. Your injuries may have meant you had to take time off work, leading to a partial or extended loss of earnings. Also, a severe accident may have resulted in medical fees you had not anticipated. In both cases, accident compensation would help you pay towards your financial obligations.
How much could I claim for an accident as a security guard?
The amount you could claim in compensation for your security guard accident depends on the circumstances surrounding your injury. The law will consider your individual circumstances and how your accident happened. Its effect on you may not have been only physical; you may have lost the ability to work and earn money, you may have had to pay for medical care, or you may be suffering psychological trauma. All of this is taken into account when your claim is considered to ensure you are awarded a suitable amount of compensation.
What does the claim for compensation process entail?
When you call Accident Advice Helpline, you will speak to one of our expert and friendly accident advisors. Your advisor will typically be able to tell you within a few minutes, whether you have a potential claim and how much it could be worth. The advisor will ask you what happened in the accident, who caused it and if you have any documentation relating to it. It will help your claim if you document as much about the accident as you remember, including who else was there, the time and date and as many facts as possible. Take photographs if they are relevant and keep everything together and clearly organised to show later.
Date Published: May 18, 2014
Author: David Brown