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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 accident as a care assistant?


    If you are wondering, ‘Can I claim for an accident as a care assistant?’ we are here to tell you that the simple answer is ‘yes’. We understand that life becomes difficult when you are injured at work and this applies to all professions, not just to that of a care assistant. Care assistants can be vulnerable in the workplace for many reasons, however, and if an accident occurs then the situation needs to be addressed so that you are adequately compensated and things can be changed so that nobody else suffers in the same way.

    How does the claims process work?

    The claims process is actually very simple thanks to Accident Advice Helpline. All you need to do is call us with the details of your accident and injury and we will do the rest. Our helpline is operated 24 hours a day on 0800 689 0500 and you can speak to experienced professionals at a time that suits you. Once we have taken all of your details we will be able to tell you if we believe that you have a valid claim or not. If this is the case then you only need to deal with us, we will not ask you to contact the third party at all.

    An important part of the claims process with Accident Advice Helpline is that we will not ask you to pay any fees in advance. This is because we work on a no win, no fee* system. We believe that legal redress should be available to everybody; regardless of how much money they have in the bank. For this reason there is nothing to pay upfront and fees may only be payable once the claim has been won. Our team of experts will explain all of this to you when you first call us.

    The importance of compensation

    If you have ever asked the question ‘Can I claim for an accident as a care assistant?’ then you may be wondering if the compensation awarded is that important. Put very simply, compensation is very important. You need to be aware that your employer is responsible for you while you are at work and, if the environment is unsafe, they should be aware that this could lead to accidents. Injuries in the workplace can lead to you being off work for a while and it could be that you do not have the same income while you are not in work. You will still be expected to pay household bills, however, and you could end up in financial difficulties, particularly if the injury is life-changing and you cannot return to the same job.

    Compensation for accidents has been designed to address this. You should not have to suffer financially because of the actions of others, and it is important not to allow them to put others in the same position. Accident Advice Helpline will help you to get the financial compensation that you deserve and you can then begin to look to the future without worry.

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    To discuss your claim with a member of our Accident Advice Helpline’s team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: February 9, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.