Located a short distance from London, Essex is a very important economic centre in the UK, with a number of industries located in the county as well as being an important location for agriculture. Most industries present the risk of an accident at work in Essex, resulting in personal injuries which can leave an individual unable to work. We examine some of the costs which can build up following a personal injury below as well as provide you with some help and advice should you wish to make a claim for compensation following an accident at work in Essex.
The true cost of personal injury
Personal injuries can have a number of costs which you may not have thought of, including:
- Medical expenses: Whether you opt for private care or for additional treatments and therapies, there may be a number of medical costs associated with your personal injury. Without paying extra for some treatments, your recovery could be much slower.
- Childcare costs: A personal injury could mean that you are unable to care for your family as you normally would, requiring some extra care in the form of a babysitter or other to help you carry on with your everyday activities.
- Loss of earnings: When you suffer a personal injury, you may be left unable to work and if your employer doesn’t pay you sick leave, you could be left seriously out of pocket. Being out of work means that you may be unable to cover your regular expenses which could lead to unpaid bills and debts.
- Additional travel costs: If you are left unable to drive, you may have to pay for other means of transport including public transport or private hire, which can begin to add up. The lack of independence which can come from being no longer able to drive can have a serious effect on both your work and personal life.
Making a claim for personal injuries following an accident at work in Essex
If you have suffered an accident at work in Essex within the last three years and are worried about these costs and more, the Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help. By contacting us online, by phone or using our online 30-second test you can quickly find out your eligibility, and then decide whether or not to proceed with a claim. At the AAH we offer a 100% no win, no fee* policy meaning there are no costs to you if you lose, making it much less stressful to make a claim. Get in touch today and see if you can claim for your injuries.
Date Published: 31st December 2014
Author: Jan Newell