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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 aeronautical engineering accident?


    At Accident Advice Helpline there are few compensation-related questions we haven’t heard before — even “Can I claim for an aeronautical engineering accident?” We deal with compensation claims of all kinds and we can provide you with instant advice on your legal options, free of charge, whenever you feel like picking up the phone. Our highly trained advisers are always ready to assist and, if you want us to, we will provide you with an expert solicitor who can help you to start a claim.

    The rules of claiming compensation

    Unfortunately, not every aeronautical engineering accident leads to compensation. If you were injured purely because of your own carelessness, we can’t help you — but because we find that a lot of people blame themselves when the reality is that somebody else let them down, it’s always worth giving us a call to find out. For instance, you might think that you were careless for tripping over something when in fact another person is responsible because it shouldn’t have been on the floor in the first place. Your employer is responsible for making sure your workplace is free from unexpected hazards of all kinds.

    Compensation cases — with rare exceptions — need to be made within three years of an accident occurring. What’s more, they can only be made if there’s a medical report detailing the injuries caused, so it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible after the accident happens. If you are treated by a first aid officer in your workplace, that may not be sufficient for use as evidence in a compensation case.

    Getting help

    To deal with claiming for an injury sustained in the course of your work, it’s best to have an expert industrial accident solicitor. We have such professionals in-house and we can usually find a suitable one for each client very quickly. We work on a no win, no fee basis, so you won’t need money up front, and our whole process is designed to make things as easy as possible for you. If you’re still able to work, the last thing you’ll want is lots of extra paperwork and meetings to deal with, so you can leave that to us. We’ll make sure you’re consulted on all major decisions and you can keep in touch by phone, so that the case causes the minimum possible disruption to your life.

    Why seek compensation?

    Compensation isn’t just about getting back at people, as some people seem to think. It’s mainly about enabling you to get on with your life and ensuring that you are not left with any avoidable losses due to actions that were not your fault. This is why it can cover things like loss of earnings and travel expenses associated with the case—just make sure you give your solicitor all relevant receipts. It means that, where possible, you will be funded for any help you need to make a speedy return to work; and if that’s not possible, you will receive money to improve your general quality of life.

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    Date Published: January 8, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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