Working for a charity as a full or part-time member of staff or a volunteer is a great way to give back to your community, and charity work can be really rewarding, whether you work as a fundraiser or in a charity shop. If you’ve been injured in the course of your duties, you might feel guilty at the idea of claiming charity work injury compensation – but you shouldn’t feel this way. All employers, even charity shops, have liability insurance in place to protect them if an employee makes a claim for personal injury compensation, and if you have been injured and the charity is genuinely at fault, you could be awarded charity work injury compensation.
What has happened?
There are any number of different types of accidents and injuries which could affect charity workers, and it depends to some extent what your roles is. For example, fundraisers could be assaulted by members of the public, suffer an injury after tripping on damaged pavement or falling down steps whilst going door-to-door or even be involved in a road traffic accident whilst driving for work. Charity shop workers could be injured after a slip or trip in the shop – perhaps due to a wet floor or bags of stock left lying around. They could even suffer injuries from donated bags of stock; for example, something sharp in the bag could poke out and cause lacerations.
Electric shock from faulty electrical goods or being injured by objects falling from height are also common amongst shop workers. The good news is that you may be eligible to make a claim if you can prove that your employer has been negligent, and Accident Advice Helpline will help you. Our personal injury lawyers provide a 100% no win, no fee* service, so you don’t need to worry about expensive legal fees when you’re considering making a charity work injury compensation claim.
Will you receive a large settlement?
It’s impossible for us to say exactly how much compensation you’ll receive for your injuries, but as a general rule, the more severe your injuries, the more compensation you are likely to be awarded. You could get an idea of how much you could be entitled to claim by taking the 30-second test on our website. If you have broken your ankle or suffered serious tendon damage in your knee after a slip or trip at work, for example, you could be compensated for loss of earnings for the time you’ve taken off work to recover from your injuries. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 and find out if you are eligible to make a claim.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton