Working in a factory, on a building site or even in an oil refinery – what do these jobs all have in common? They’re also considered to be ‘dangerous’ and the risk of accidents occurring is ever-present. But accidents have the potential to happen in any workplace, at any time, and if you have been injured and believe your employer is to blame, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to see if we can help you claim personal injury compensation.
Deaths and injuries at work at not uncommon – in 2012/13, 150 people were killed in workplace accidents in the UK, with falls from height the leading cause of deaths and injuries at work. But even working in an office can carry risks, if proper health and safety precautions are not taken. You could be electrocuted by a faulty photocopier or break your ankle after tripping over a box of files – there are risks around every corner. Why not call us to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim and get confidential, no-obligation advice from our expert personal injury advisors today.
Types of accidents
There are many different types of accidents which could occur at work – depending on the industry you work in – but here are some of the most common:
- Fall from height
- Slip or trip
- Accident involving heavy machinery
- Vehicle collision
- Objects falling from height
- Explosion or gas leak
- Poisoning – either food poisoning or perhaps being poisoned by fumes, gas or toxic substances
If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, or if somebody you love has been killed, an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will almost certainly take place. But you could find out if you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation by calling Accident Advice Helpline, or take the 30-second test on our website, to see how much compensation you could receive.
How much compensation will you receive?
When working out your settlement, a personal injury lawyer will take the following into consideration:
- The severity of your injuries and how they have affected your life
- Any ongoing issues arising from your injuries – for example ongoing pain that will require medical treatment
- Medical costs and other expenses
- Loss of earnings
Our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so our services are affordable to everyone. We’ll look at similar claims from the past to work out how much compensation you’re entitled to. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 and find out if you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown