We receive a lot of queries about personal injuries and one question we were recently asked was ‘can I claim for an injury as a decorator?’ If another person caused the accident that led to your injury then you could have a case. To work out if you may have grounds for a personal injury claim you can speak to a member of the team at Accident Advice Helpline or check out our website to find out more.
If you have been working as a decorator you will know that there are plenty of hazards in the workplace. You will often be working at height or you may be required to move heavy objects around. If you do not have the right training or the right equipment, you could easily end up injured. This means that if you are hurt it is the responsibility of the person who failed to make sure that you were properly prepared for doing the job, and they need to face up to their own failings.
Why should I make a claim?
Making a claim for an injury as a decorator could help you to cover expenses like loss of earnings. Many decorators will be hired on a job-by-job basis so if you are unable to work you will find that you have very little in the way of income. This can make it harder to pay your bills so financial compensation can be a very good thing. However, you will not just be handed compensation, you will need to launch a legal action to fight for it.
Taking legal action can be something that is very difficult to handle so you need to be aware that enlisting the services of Accident Advice Helpline can really make this a lot easier for you. Our team is ready to take you call; you do not even have to pay for that call as our 24-hour helpline is free.
What do I need to do?
When you make that initial call you will need to have all the information on your accident so that we can make a note of the details. We can make a note of additional information too, such as witness statements and photos so that we have more support for your claim. After that, all you have to do is decide if you want to go ahead with legal action. Accident Advice Helpline does not force you into taking action if you are unsure – the final decision is yours.
If you do decide to go ahead one of our personal injury solicitors will deal with your claim and you can start the legal action at any time, thanks to our no-win, no-fee* system. There is no invoice to deal with at the start of your personal injury claim so you can have peace of mind knowing that there are no additional expenses to face. Finding out about making a claim only takes a few minutes when you call Accident Advice Helpline, and it could really make a difference to your recovery. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: May 28, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Working with tools injury