It’s normal to get a bit stressed at work from time to time, but what happens if you actually become ill as a result of your work? Work illness could cover everything from stress and anxiety to back pain and occupational dermatitis, and it could happen if you’re working in an unsafe environment. But who is to blame if you become ill as a result of your job? Well, it’s ultimately up to your employer to ensure you’re safe at work, so if the worst happens and you are ill or injured, they could be held responsible. If you have suffered work illness and you think your employer is to blame, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a claim for compensation.
Are you suffering from work illness?
You might be suffering from back pain after sitting for long periods at a poorly setup workstation in your office. Or maybe you have sustained repetitive strain injury from carrying out repetitive tasks in a factory without the breaks you are entitled to. You could even make a claim for compensation if you are suffering from work-related stress. Perhaps your employer has not hired enough staff to get work done in time, and as a result you are not being allowed your rest breaks or being forced to work too many hours. If any of these situations sound familiar to you, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim.
There are other types of work-related illness too that can be more serious, such as work-related hearing loss. If your employer hasn’t provided you with the right protective equipment and you have suffered permanent or temporary hearing loss, you could receive compensation for your injuries. Maybe you have been exposed to asbestos and are suffering from breathing difficulties, occupational asthma or even asbestosis. Accident Advice Helpline could help you make a claim.
What happens when I make a personal injury claim?
When you get in touch with us to make a claim for compensation, we’ll be able to tell you whether you are eligible. Assuming you are, we will gather evidence to support your claim, and it’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court. We process most claims over the phone. If your claim is successful, your employer’s liability insurance will normally pay, so you don’t need to worry. To chat to us about your accident or discover if you could make a 100% no-win, no-fee* claim, call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) today.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Health and safety at work