If you have a slip, trip or fall accident at work, this can have more serious consequences than many people believe. These are not always, ‘fall over, get up and brush yourself down’ accidents. They can be much, much worse and are why many innocent victims make a Barrow-in-Furness accident at work claim.
UK law says that if you are injured in an accident that was not your own fault, if your injuries needed medical attention, you are entitled to claim compensation from whoever caused the accident.
There is a time limit of three years to make your Barrow-in-Furness accident at work claim in most situations. The expert claims advisors at Accident Advice Helpline will explain the few exceptions and how they work if you think they might apply to you.
The injuries that could result in you making a Barrow-in-Furness accident at work claim
You can suffer lots of different injuries because of your accident. At Accident Advice Helpline, our experience has lead us to identify the following injuries as being most common:
- Head and brain injuries
- Back and spinal injuries
- Facial injuries
- Loss of limbs or digits
- Internal injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
This is not a finite list of the injuries that can be sustained in slip, trip and fall accidents, but it does show how serious injuries can be.
Some of these injuries mean that for the victim and their family, life is never the same again. This needs to be accounted for when you make a Barrow-in-Furness accident at work claim.
The other elements you can claim for
Accidents usually cause extra expenses for the victims, such as:
- Loss of earnings
- Medical expenses
- Travel costs
- Care costs
- Home help
There are so many things that you could have to pay someone else to do because of your injuries. In addition, expenses like taxi fares to and from medical appointments soon start to mount up to a lot of money.
Getting the help you need
One thing that worries many victims is how they will fund their compensation claim. At Accident Advice Helpline we work entirely on a no-win, no-fee basis. So you don’t need to pay us any money up-front and any financial risk to you is minimised.
Our online 30-second test will give you an estimate as to the amount of compensation you could expect to be awarded. Alternatively, you can dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline to chat to one of our advisers. If you prefer to use your mobile phone, then call 0333 500 0993, or you can text, ‘claim365’ to 88010 and we will call you back.
Our initial advice is free.
Date Published: 1st September 2014