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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."

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    Facts about injury benefit and compensation


    If you have sustained an injury or developed an illness as a result of your occupation then we at Accident Advice Helpline can assist you to claim injury benefit and compensation from your employer.

    We have a wealth of experience helping people just like you who have been involved in various industrial accidents. We have helped thousands of people in the UK to make successful claims against their employers.

    If you have suffered injury due to an industrial accident or developed a disease because of your work, then you need to know where you stand with regard to claiming compensation.

    Types of industrial injuries

    Before making an industrial injury compensation claim you need to be aware of the different industrial injuries and occupational diseases. These injuries occur when an employer fails to provide a safe working environment for employees or fails to provide adequate training or protective clothing.

    Common types of industrial injuries include fractures, sprains and strains (caused by slips, trips or falls), industrial deafness and hand injuries (white finger vibration and tendonitis).

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    Examples of common occupational diseases include asbestosis and mesothelioma (from exposure to asbestos dust), asthma and chronic bronchitis, among others.

    Eligibility criteria for injury benefit and compensation

    For your injury benefit and compensation claim to be successful, you must meet the following criteria:

    • The injury or disease must be recognized as an industrial injury or occupational disease. This means that they occurred as a direct result of your work and you have the evidence to prove this.
    • The claim must be filed within the stipulated time limit. This is often within three years from the date of the accident. The time limit for occupational diseases is more flexible since some diseases take a long time to manifest after exposure.
    • The accident or disease was caused by the actions of a third party-in this case, your employer is the one at fault.

    How much is a claim worth?

    The value of your claim is calculated based on the extent of your injuries and the effect they have had on your life. Your solicitor will also estimate your claim’s worth based on other payouts awarded to similar compensation claims in the past.

    You can use the 30-second calculator on our website to calculate the approximate payout you would receive should your claim be successful.

    What does an industrial injury compensation claim cover?

    By making an industrial injury claim, you are seeking compensation for the following:

    • The cost of care. This includes cost of treatment, medicines or rehabilitation. It may also include transport costs to and from hospitals.
    • Loss of earnings – especially if you were the breadwinner in your family.
    • Both physical and psychological pain and suffering.
    • Loss of mobility.

    Contact us

    In order to file a successful compensation claim, you need the services of a competent and experienced personal injury solicitor.

    We at Accident Advice Helpline have a brilliant team of solicitors from all over the country. We can match you up with the best solicitor for your case. Contact us today on 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: October 17, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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