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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

    Most common types of work accident claim


    Most common types of work accident claim

    Have you had an accident at work? Did you suffer injuries? Was the accident in the last 3 years? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, you may be eligible for work accident compensation.

    About a work accident claim for compensation

    Work accident compensation is offered to people who have suffered illness or injury at work, through no fault of their own. Compensation is a financial payout, which is given to people who have been injured as a result of the negligence of other people, employers, or companies. It can help to cover travel or medical costs, or provide reserves to pay bills and mortgage or rent payments, in the event that you lose your job or you are unable to continue in your current line of work as a result of your injuries.

    How do I make a work accident claim?

    If you have been injured at work and you want to make a claim for work accident compensation, write down all the details of the incident and ask people who saw the accident for their contact details. Speak to your employer about the incident and ensure that it is recorded in the accident book.

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline to talk to a personal injury lawyer; they will ask you questions about the incident and gather all the information they need to proceed with your case. Accident Advice Helpline was established in 2000 to offer consumers a simple, safe and reliable means of claiming compensation. The firm has built an excellent reputation and is endorsed by popular journalist and television personality, Esther Rantzen.

    Common work accident claims

    The most common types of work accident people claim compensation for include:

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    • falls from height
    • slips, trips and falls in the workplace
    • accidents caused by faulty equipment
    • asbestos claims

    There are also specific claims for individual jobs, such as farm accidents, construction site claims, and fork lift truck compensation claims.

    Common injuries that people claim for include broken bones and dislocated joints, lacerations, repetitive strain injury, vibration injuries, head injuries and back problems associated with heavy lifting and handling.

    How much can I claim for a work accident?

    The amount of compensation you are entitled to varies according to the nature of your accident, the severity of the injuries you sustained, the impact on your day to day life, and your future prospects.

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

    Date Published: December 9, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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