If you have received a laceration or a stab wound, you may find it beneficial to seek knife injury advice. If your knife accident happened in the last three years and was the result of someone else’s actions or negligence, then knife injury advice will clarify whether you are eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
To obtain a quick estimate of how much money you could claim to compensate for your knife injury, enter a few essential facts about your accident into Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second compensation calculator.
If you think you have grounds for making a claim, you can find a solicitor with expertise and experience in your type of personal injury claim at Accident Advice Helpline. They will be happy to listen to the details of your particular knife accident at work, and advise you on how to claim any compensation you are entitled to receive. You can call Accident Advice Helpline any time of day or night at 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993. Our solicitors have processed thousands of personal injury claims, including knife injuries. We work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so our knife injury advice is free and you do not need any money to begin making a claim for injury compensation.
Some types of work are notorious for knife and blade injuries, especially the manufacturing, catering and food service industries. If you need to use a blade on a knife, slicer, grater or cleaver to do your job, then your employer has the legal responsibility of ensuring that you are able to do so as safely as possible.
Some of the things employers are required to do in order to prevent accidents among their employees include:
- Training employees to follow the correct safety procedures.
- Supplying you with a range of suitable tools for cutting, slicing and trimming, including such things as proper grips and handles, left and right-handed tools as necessary and retractable blades where possible.
- Ensuring that all knives and blades are stored correctly, close to the place where they are used.
- Providing their employees with appropriate protective gear, which can be anything from aprons and gloves to belts, sheaths, armguards and heavy duty footwear.
- Maintaining a safe environment free from obvious hazards such as trailing cables or slippery floors.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we can match you with an AAH solicitor who is knowledgeable about the details of employer responsibilities and the different factors involved in knife injury claims. They will be able to advise you on maximizing your claim for compensation. The effects of a knife injury can be severe and debilitating, from pain and scarring to disability or an impaired capacity to work. If going ahead and making a claim is the right thing to do, you can rest assured that we will put forward your claim for compensation quickly and efficiently so you can get back to normal as soon as possible.