Is your workplace safe? Whether you work in an office, in a shop, on a building site or even on a farm, life-changing work injuries could affect you at any time. It’s true that you are more likely to be seriously injured working in the agricultural industry than in almost any other industry in the UK, but the potential for accidents to happen is always present, and if your employer does not take health and safety seriously, it is you, the employee, who could suffer life-changing work injuries after an accident at work.
Every year since we were established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline receives hundreds of enquiries from employees looking to make a personal injury claim after a workplace accident. We have a great track record of success and have even been recommended by our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen, for our excellent customer service – so get in touch with us to see how we can help you.
How has your injury changed your life?
When assessing whether or not an injury is ‘life-changing’, our personal injury lawyers will look at how your injuries have changed your life and what your prognosis is for the future. Examples of life-changing injuries could include:
- Industrial disease such as respiratory diseases, HAVS or mesothelioma, after exposure to asbestos at work
- Back or spinal injury after a fall from height
- Severe head injury/brain injury sustained after a fall
- Eye injuries resulting in partial or complete loss of vision, such as being struck in the face by flying debris
- Industrial hearing loss from carrying out work without ear protectors
- Severe burns from a fire, explosion or industrial oven accident
- Amputation after serious injuries to limbs – often from crush accidents involving machinery
Life-changing work injuries may mean you’re unable to return to work and you may require specialist rehabilitation and medical treatment. In some cases you may be left permanently disabled and modifications to your home will need to be made.
The aftermath of an accident can be a difficult time for family members both emotionally and financially, as there could be costs such as nursing care and medical treatment to pay for.
Should you make a claim?
Your personal injury claim is likely to be successful if your life has changed as a result of your injuries – and if somebody else, such as your employer, is to blame.
We can’t tell you that you ‘should’ make a claim, but we recommend anybody who has suffered these types of injury seek advice and our personal injury advisers can offer confidential, no-obligation advice, however you have been injured.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and see if you have a viable claim.