The word disability means different things to different people. With that said, any disability can change the life of the person who sustains it. A work injury disability can be particularly hard to come to terms with, depending on the situation surrounding the incident. Accidents in any workplace are rare, but when they occur, negligence can potentially be found to be the root cause.
We should mention that work-based accidents are not only uncommon, they’re very rare when it comes to the responsibility of the employer. Most business owners take every care to identify risks in the workplace to ensure they mitigate those risks and reduce the chances of something going wrong.
How can a work injury disability happen?
A disability could result from an amputation – either the loss of a finger or toe, or from the loss of a limb. Some accidents could result in nerve damage to one or more parts of the body that cause problems for the rest of that person’s life. Crush injuries can also lead to problems with broken bones and internal bleeding, and these can also mean the person cannot make a full recovery.
Additionally, you have things like burns and cuts that may leave scars and can also cause nerve damage and damage to other underlying structures such as muscles and ligaments. A disability can range from being very minor to very severe, and this is borne in mind in all cases where compensation is eventually paid to the injured person. Their life may have changed in a moment, and this can have a knock-on effect for many years to come.
Are you in this situation?
If you are, and you have suffered a work injury disability in recent years (within the last three, in terms of having time to claim), get in contact with someone at Accident Advice Helpline now. We have two phone lines to use – 0800 689 0500 for calls from a landline, and 0333 500 0993 for calls from a mobile.
If you’d rather get faster answers online first, that’s easy too with our online form. Just 30 seconds is all it takes to fill this in, and you can look forward to getting a better idea of where you stand. Whatever injury you had that’s left you with a disability, you could be on the verge of claiming for compensation with our help.
Date Published: November 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead