If in the course of carrying out your duties at work you are exposed to the risk of contracting a disease, there will be a chance that you might be able to seek a Cotswold accident at work compensation pay-out from your employer. In some cases, you might not even need to contract the condition to get damages. If you can prove that the possibility that you might have been infected caused you serious psychological trauma, there will be a chance that you might have a case.
Diseases and Cotswold accident at work compensation pay-outs
Perhaps you were a medical professional working with a patient on an isolation ward when you contracted the condition they were suffering from as a result of someday else not doing their job properly. As people are only typically placed on isolation wards if they are carrying a highly contagious disease that could be harmful to others, the amount that you might be able to win in terms of Cotswold accident at work compensation under these circumstances could well be substantial.
Maybe you were working as a police officer when you were exposed to drug paraphernalia that may have been contaminated with HIV or hepatitis. If you had not been properly trained in how to handle this type of evidence and were to end up coming into the type of contact with it that could cause an infection, a claim for Cotswold accident at work compensation could be on the cards.
Under these circumstances, you might not even need to be infected to make a claim. As mentioned above, if you could prove that this had put you under stress that caused you to suffer psychologically, you could be in line for a Cotswold accident at work compensation pay-out regardless of whether or not you actually contracted the disease in question. If you were to actually contract a condition such as HIV or hepatitis, the level of compensation you could be looking at might be very high indeed.
Use the 30 second claims calculator on the right of this page if you’d like to find out just how much you might be able to win if you were to launch a successful claim.
Seek advice from the experts
No matter what sort of injury you were to seek accident at work compensation for, you’re going to need the advice of a decent law firm. As you can’t get legal aid to launch a accident at work compensation claim, your best bet will be to get in touch with a 100% no win no fee personal injury law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline one on of the phone numbers that can be found at the top of this page.
Date Published: 2nd September 2014
Author: David Brown