Most of us head to work each day without ever thinking we might suffer any kind of accident while we are there. For the most part the vast majority of us will go through our working lives without having to go through any kind of accident in the workplace at all. This is all due to the health and safety rules that are enforced in all kinds of workplaces. After all, employers do have a duty of care to ensure their workers can perform their duties without fear of being injured in the process.
However, there is the potential for some workers to suffer a painful injury at work. This could be an injury that requires hospital treatment but gradually resolves itself so the individual can get back to living a normal life. On the other hand, it could be an injury that means they cannot return to work because of the outcome of living with that injury. This might be the case if there is permanent damage or if they lose a digit or a limb, for example. In any case if proper health and safety procedures are followed there should be a very limited chance of anything going wrong for anyone while at work.
What could the outcome be from a painful injury at work?
Some people might experience prolonged pain that never fully goes away. Even if prompt medical treatment is received, not all injuries will completely resolve themselves. For example, if someone lost a digit or a hand, they would never get that back. This could limit the amount they might be able to do in the future and could potentially be life-changing as a result. As you can see there is the potential for a poor outcome as well as one that would see them return to work.
Could you be entitled to seek a no win, no fee* compensation claim?
To find out the answers in your case, make sure you get the chance to call Accident Advice Helpline now. Our number is a free 24/7 enquiry line and you can reach us on 0800 689 0500 now. We work with experienced lawyers who have already dealt with many other similar cases, so you may be able to seek out information and advice that will reveal where you stand in this way. As such, make sure you have the potential to make a claim now.
Date Published: February 9, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident at work claim