Have you ever considered what you would do and how you would cope if you suffered a nasty injury during the course of your working day? The consequences of a serious injury at work can be significant for anyone who happens to find themselves in this situation.
A serious injury could mean a blow to the head that leaves you unconscious or suffering from potential complications such as a fractured skull or bleeding on the brain. It could mean broken or crushed bones, or another type of injury that leaves you unable to live the life you did before. As you can see, serious injuries really can have marked consequences.
Who was to blame?
This wouldn’t be the first thought on your mind, of course. However, you should consider what happened and how, because the answers to such questions could determine the future you have in front of you.
For example, if you suffered a serious injury during the course of your duties, can you determine whether someone else was to blame? Employers always have a duty to protect the health and well-being of those who work for them. If they do not do this, they are potentially putting their health and well-being at risk. For instance, if someone suffers a head injury because they were not issued with protective headgear, this could be deemed negligent on the part of the employer. Health and safety rules are there for very good reason, and while most employers do follow them, some are perhaps laxer in their interpretation of those rules.
What should you do?
If you are suffering the consequences of a serious injury at work, you should consider how those consequences will affect your future. You may not be able to work again. Perhaps you will be left with injuries you cannot fully recover from. Perhaps you will be unable to earn what you would have done had you been able to stay in the role you were in when the accident happened.
Make sure you get proper legal advice today by calling the people who can help at Accident Advice Helpline. We provide no-obligation advice and you can call without charge now on 0800 689 0500. Once you have spoken to us, we can see whether a professional injury compensation lawyer could help you make a no win, no fee claim.
Date Published: May 9, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead