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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    What to do if you were hospitalised at work


    The last thing anyone would expect when heading out to work in the morning would be to finish the day in hospital. While illnesses can take hold at any time, it is rare that people fall ill at work. However, it is rarer still that anyone would be hospitalised at work as a result of suffering an injury or accident during the course of their working day.

    Of course, accidents can happen in all kinds of ways. For example, you may be doing your regular work and be involved in an accident if you slipped, tripped or fell during the course of your duties. All kinds of potential accidents could happen if the circumstances allowed it, although thankfully this is quite rare.

    Who was responsible?

    While it is possible that you may neglect to do your duties correctly, or follow all the steps you should follow at work, it is also possible that you might be injured because someone else was negligent in some way. For example, your employer may not have performed a risk assessment before you began a certain job. This could potentially mean you are put at risk when this could easily have been coped with beforehand.

    If you are hospitalised at work, the most important thing to do initially is to get proper medical advice and treatment. Once you are recovering, you can start to think about what happened and whether someone else was to blame for what happened to you.

    Could Accident Advice Helpline assist you?

    Our free enquiry line has been a real source of help for thousands of people over the years. It is sometimes difficult to know whether your accident or injury was caused through neglect, and if this is the case, we could potentially support you in a compensation claims procedure.

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    Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you could claim. We operate on a no win, no fee basis, and we could recommend you to a lawyer who has experience of winning a variety of professional injury compensation cases. If they can help you, you will be apprised of progress every step of the way. Make sure you are in a position to know where you stand with regard to your accident and injuries. Call us now to find out whether you can go ahead with a claim.

    Date Published: February 16, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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