If you need to discuss a police officer at work accident claim because you have been injured at work, contact Accident Advice Helpline. As an alternative to calling the free 24-hour helpline you might prefer to visit our website and take a simple 30-second test to determine if your case is viable.
As a police officer, you work in a variety of difficult circumstances and hazardous environments, not to mention being required to perform your duties in sometimes extreme and challenging weather conditions. No matter how physically fit you are you could still suffer an injury at any time; for example, while in pursuit of a suspect, either in a vehicle or on foot or by being assaulted. In extreme cases injuries can prove fatal.
Risk assessment is a part of police work as it is in any other type of job. If you are a police officer and are injured in the line of duty, whether as a result of an accident, an assault or negligence, you may be able to seek compensation by making a personal injury claim.
What types of injuries can a police officer injured at work claim for?
Police officers who are injured at work may file claims for a variety of reasons, including traumatic amputation; concussion and other brain damage; gunshot and knife wounds; back and neck injuries; paralysis; facial and dental injuries; nerve or muscle damage and many other debilitating injuries.
You may also be able to file a personal injury claim if you are a police officer and suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This may be a stand-alone condition or may be the result of a physical injury.
Even police officers who primarily work indoors or behind a desk may have cause to file a claim for a work-related injury. Repetitive strain injuries result from, as the name suggests, repeating the same movement for long periods of time, day after day.
As a police officer, you may be able to file a personal injury claim if you sustain injuries during training; as a result of being assaulted or involved in an accident while on-duty; as a result of a failure in equipment or as a result of slipping, tripping or falling while on duty.
Making a police officer at work accident claim
If you have been injured in the line of duty and need to file a personal injury claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Our highly skilled team of in-house solicitors specialise in all areas of personal injury law and one of them will be appointed to review your case in its entirety and do all they can to ensure you receive the level of compensation you are entitled to for your work-related injuries. Remember, we operate on a no win, no fee* basis, which means that you will not be asked to make an upfront payment for instigating the claims process.