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    How to claim laboratory accident compensation


    How to claim laboratory accident compensation

    Laboratories can be dangerous places to work – you’re often working with unpredictable chemicals, testing reactions and even working alone could put you at risk of being seriously injured. If you’ve suffered minor or serious injuries in a lab accident, we could help you claim laboratory accident compensation. Since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people just like you claim personal injury compensation for workplace accidents, and because we have been endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, you know you’re in safe hands.

    Common laboratory accidents

    Whatever type of lab you work in, there is always the potential for accidents to happen. Working alone can pose a risk, as you may be unable to call for help if you suffer an injury. It’s up to your employer to keep you safe at work, but here are a few examples of common accidents which could lead to a claim for laboratory accident compensation:

    • Laboratory fire, which could leave you suffering from smoke inhalation and burns
    • Explosion which could lead to serious injuries including chemical inhalation
    • Animal bites, if working with animals to test products or study behaviour etc.
    • Chemical spill leading to chemical burns
    • Slip, trip or fall
    • Manual handling accident leading to back, neck or shoulder injuries

    If you have been injured and feel that your employer didn’t do enough to ensure your safety at work – for example if faulty equipment caused your accident or you weren’t provided with safety equipment when handling hazardous chemicals – then you could have a viable claim for personal injury compensation. There’s a three-year time limit in place for all claims, so get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you could make a claim on a 100% no win, no fee** basis.

    Will I lose my job?

    Simply making a claim for personal injury compensation won’t mean losing your job. Your employer may have breached health and safety regulations, so could be held liable for your accident, and they won’t be able to fire you without good reason. Their liability insurance will payout in the event of a successful claim by an employee, and there’s really no need to lose sleep over your job – you may wish to seek employment elsewhere in future anyway. Give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 for advice from our expert team. It’s free to call and get confidential advice, and there is absolutely no obligation to go ahead with a claim.

    Date Published: September 28, 2015

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    Author: Paula Beaton

    Category: Accident at work claim

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