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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

    The consequences of an accident in the workplace

    Life can change markedly in the blink of an eye. While we all know this, experiencing something that brings this into action in our own lives is a very different situation indeed. You may get knocked down while crossing the road, for example. Perhaps you could be involved in a car crash. Maybe you could be involved in an accident that takes place while you are at work.

    In the case of the latter, it can come as a real shock. Your employer has a duty to provide a workplace that is safe to be in and adheres to all the health and safety laws. If they fall down on their duties, it could mean there are consequences of an accident in the workplace that you will be forced to experience.

    Examples of potential accidents that might occur

    Falls from height, collisions with vehicles or fork lift trucks, crush injuries, manual handling injuries and many other examples as well – these are all things that might have the potential to happen if the standards of health and safety fall below those that are expected. The consequences of an accident in the workplace for those who are involved can be extreme, both physically and mentally.

    If you have been in such an accident, you will understand the reality of this. You will know there is a chance you may never fully recover from your injuries. You may experience a partial recovery but be left with injuries that render you unable to walk, to work or to do things we all take for granted each day.

    Do you have a right to make a claim?

    Compensation won’t be the first thing to cross your mind when you experience a serious accident at work. However, you should think about it, because it could provide peace of mind for the future, especially if you are no longer able to work because of what happened to you.

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    To find out more, start today by calling us at Accident Advice Helpline. We have a free enquiry line you can use at any time of the day or night, on 0800 689 0500. Once we hear from you, we can determine whether one of our professional lawyers might be able to take on your case. Just one call could make the world of difference to you, so make it now.

    Date Published: May 9, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Category: Accident at work claim

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