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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."

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    How to claim lab assistant injury compensation

    How to claim lab assistant injury compensation

    Working as a lab assistant can be an interesting and varied job, depending on the type of laboratory you work in. Perhaps you are working in a forensics lab, testing evidence that could help to solve crimes, or involved in testing food ingredients or medicine in a lab setting. Working with a range of dangerous chemicals and complex equipment could put you at risk of being involved in an accident, if care is not taken. It’s up to your employer to protect you at work, and if they’ve failed to do so, claiming lab assistant injury compensation could be an option. Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim personal injury compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings, on a 100% no win, no fee** basis.

    What could go wrong in a lab?

    There are plenty of accidents that could happen in a laboratory setting, and if you’ve been injured in any of the following ways (or in a way not listed here), you could make a claim for lab assistant injury compensation:

    • Burned in a fire
    • Explosion leading to serious, life-threatening injuries
    • Repetitive strain injury
    • Chemical or thermal burns
    • Back, shoulder or neck injuries from standing for long periods of time
    • Cuts, lacerations or needle pricks
    • Chemical inhalation leading to respiratory difficulties or conditions
    • Slip, trip or fall
    • Manual handling injury from lifting heavy items

    One of the greatest risks of lab work is that laboratory assistants often work in isolation, so if you are seriously injured at work, you may have no way of getting help. It’s important that there are health and safety procedures in place to protect lone workers and other lab assistants working as part of a team – if your employer has failed to implement these, they could be held liable if you are injured.

    Who’s at fault?

    If your employer has not provided you with the training or protective equipment you need to carry out your job safely, they could be responsible for your accident and injuries. Maybe they haven’t checked lab equipment and replaced faulty items or perhaps they have allowed you to work alone on a dangerous project which has led to an accident? Whatever has happened, if your employer has been negligent, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim personal injury compensation.

    Call our freephone 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 and get confidential advice from our expert advisors. There is no obligation to proceed with a claim and you could receive a settlement which could help to cover medical expenses and your household bills whilst you recover from your injuries.

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    Date Published: September 28, 2015

    Author: Paula Beaton

    Category: Accident at work claim

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