If you have an accident at work in Aberdeen and you feel that your accident was a result of your employer’s negligence then you are well within your rights to make a claim for compensation for any lost wages, medical expenses and simply the stress caused by your injury.
Examples of an accident at work in Aberdeen
You need to be certain that the accident you have sustained is covered under the umbrella of ‘accidents at work’ and that you will be able to make a successful claim. You may have been injured by machinery, suffered a long term condition, or tripped and fallen at work, for example.
You can try calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to discuss your accident at work in Aberdeen and the injuries you sustained, as we have more than 15 years’ experience with these types of claims and will be able to help you to make a decision about whether or not you have a good case for a successful claim.
If you decide to go ahead with a claim after this initial conversation, you will be passed over to a personal injury lawyer who can put together a case for your accident at work in Aberdeen compensation claim and process it on your behalf.
You may also want to try claiming compensation for your accident at work in Aberdeen directly from your employer. In this case you will need to do most of the legwork in advance, including working out whether you have a decent case and whether you had what is considered an accident at work in Aberdeen that will allow you to make a claim.
- Road accidents. If you are working in a driving job and have a road accident then this will be classed as an accident at work rather than a road accident if you want to claim compensation.
- Construction accidents. If you work in construction then you should be aware that there is a higher chance of you being injured as the result of working in a more physical environment.
- Slips and falls. This can happen in almost any workplace, but it entirely depends on the circumstances of the slip and fall as to whether or not you or your employer is to blame.
- Occupational illnesses or diseases. If you work with dangerous chemicals or toxic fumes then you should be aware that you are more likely to sustain an injury or illness which relates to these. Similarly, if you work in a very loud environment you should be aware of the danger to your hearing and so on.
- Food poisoning and catering accidents. Any workplace with a canteen or catering is at risk of food poisoning, whilst those with kitchens usually have knives and other dangerous objects which can cause accidents.
- Mental health issues. Don’t forget that mental health issues are still health issues, and if they are brought on by bullying or work stress they are still categorised as workplace injuries.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 15th May 2014
Author: David Brown