Journalists can work in offices but they can also find themselves travelling far and wide in search of a story. They will need to speak to all kinds of people in their line of work too, and this means they could find themselves in all kinds of situations.
While being a journalist is not inherently a dangerous job, there are times when things can potentially happen that you would never expect. For example someone might become angry at being questioned and may lash out. There could be times when people try to get away from the scene quickly and accidentally knock into a journalist in the process. These instances aren’t common but you never know when something like this could happen.
What kinds of injuries might you go through?
Injuries can vary because you never know what will happen. For instance you could be hurt if someone knocks into you as described above. This could lead to cuts and bruises or far more serious injuries depending on the speed of the vehicle involved. Even being hit by someone on a bicycle can be serious.
On the other hand you are far more likely to experience an injury from a simple slip or fall. You could be walking up the street to interview someone and trip in a pothole, twisting or breaking your ankle as a result. You might end up being hurt while walking through a building if there are hazards that were not identified in a risk assessment procedure.
Claiming journalist injury compensation
While some journalists are employed by newspapers and similar outlets, others are self-employed. Whatever the case may be for you, journalist injury compensation could be a good way of letting you cope financially with the situation you find yourself in. If it was not your fault and someone else was to blame, you might have a chance of being compensated.
To find out whether this is true in your case, make sure you call Accident Advice Helpline now. Our number is always free to call and is there 24/7 whenever you need it, on 0800 689 0500. That single phone call is the beginning of the process that could see you making a no win, no fee* compensation claim if our lawyers think you have an excellent chance of being compensated for the injuries you have suffered from in the last three years.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead