Most of us work in more than one job during our lifetime. These jobs can vary hugely or they can be based in the same sector or industry. They could involve working in the great outdoors or they may be based in offices, in factories or somewhere entirely different.
The one thing you would expect of every type of workplace however is a sense of safety. Health and safety is paramount in every workplace, and the current laws that were introduced a few decades ago have made workplaces even safer than they once were. With that said however, there are still instances where mishaps do occur and people are injured in the workplace.
What can go wrong?
There have been incidents where people have experienced falls, suffered electric shocks, had hands or legs caught in machinery, and even suffered illnesses and injuries that have occurred over time. This latter example may occur when someone spends their workday doing the same things over and over again. The best example would be a typist who is always sitting at a computer keyboard, and may suffer from repetitive strain injury as a result.
If you have had any kind of accident or injury at work over the last three years, you might be considering seeking workplace injury compensation. However it can be difficult to know where to begin. Unless you have someone in your corner who is experienced in handling such incidents and fighting for compensation when it is justified, you would have to do all the research on your own.
Knowing what to do next
The most important thing to do first if you are injured at work is to seek the appropriate medical treatment. Your injury should also be recorded in the accident book, as this provides a legal record of what occurred. If you do want to make a workplace injury compensation claim you don’t have to do it immediately. Indeed, many people are more focused on their injuries and the likely recovery period involved to get back to normal.
However, once you have had some time to think about things, you can then call Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about your situation. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and speak with an expert to determine whether you may indeed be the recipient of workplace injury compensation if your case meets with success.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead