If you are a police officer and have sustained an injury whilst on duty, you will want to know how to make a police officer at work claim for compensation. It is also important to know whether filing a personal injury claim would be worthwhile. We at Accident Advice Helpline offer a specialised consultation service, so call us or visit our website to learn exactly what you might be entitled to.
As a police officer you are required to function at your peak under a wide variety of circumstances, and to be able to successfully handle a wide variety of complex and challenging scenarios and situations. In addition, you must be capable of working for long hours under sometimes intensely challenging conditions. Though mental and physical fitness is required, you may still find yourself the victim of an accident or incident while at work. The resulting injuries could be minor, serious, permanent, or even prove fatal.
All employment necessitates some degree of risk assessment and police work is no exception. Regardless of how you were injured in the line of duty, you may be entitled to seek compensation.
About filing a police officer at work claim
If you are a police officer and have sustained a work-related injury, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Among the types of injuries you may have suffered are concussion and other types of brain damage; gunshot, knife and similar penetrating wounds; amputations; back and neck strains; damage to nerve, muscle, face or dentition; varying degrees of paralysis; and a whole host of miscellaneous minor injuries.
If you have been diagnosed as suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you may also be able to make a police officer at work claim, regardless of whether the condition stems from a physical injury or results from an on the job incident or experience.
A repetitive strain injury (RSI) occurs when a particular motion, action or position is repeated day after day, leading to damage to the tendons, joints or nerves of some part of the body. If your job involves a high proportion of administrative work, contracting RSI is a real possibility if you have not been issued with suitable equipment or received adequate training.
A personal injury claim is likely to be successful if you are injured during your police officer training, or as a consequence of being involved in an accident or assault in the line of duty. A claim may also be filed if you are injured as a result of equipment failure or of falling in some way while at work.
How Accident Advice Helpline can help with your police officer at work claim
Our in-house solicitors are specialists in handling personal injury claims and have years of experience in guiding injury victims through the legal complexities involved. Your case will be dealt with on an individual basis and your solicitor will do all in his or her power to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your work-related injuries.
Date Published: July 16, 2014
Author: David Brown