Most of us expect that if we are at work we’re going to be safe, and it’s not an unreasonable assumption. Of course, some jobs are more dangerous than others – for the largest part you are unlikely to be injured if you do a desk job (although, it does happen), but you might be injured if you were a road crossing supervisor. If you are injured at work, or in the course of performing your work related duties you might want to initiate a compensation claim in Virginstow.
However, some people can be concerned about starting any form of compensation claim in Virginstow if they work in an environment that has known risks. For example, if you work as part of the Armed Forces you might automatically think that your job or position comes with certain risks, and these cannot be claimed against to “win” financial compensation.
While for some circumstances this may well be the case, common sense does have to prevail, you still have the right to expect to be kept safe in work based situations. You need to know that the equipment you are using is not faulty, has been properly serviced, and you have been properly trained to use, for example.
If you have been injured in an accident whilst working for the Armed Forces, and you think the accident could have been prevented were it not for the negligence of someone else, then you might be able to make a compensation claim in Virginstow.
What accidents could you claim for?
It would be impossible to come up with a completely exhaustive list of situations that might entitle you to make a compensation claim in Virginstow but some of the most common are:
- Exposure to asbestos and other dangerous substances
- Cold injuries (for example, trench foot, hypothermia, and frost bite)
- Road accidents
- Serious injuries incurred whilst on duty (including brain and spinal cord injuries and amputations)
- Training accidents
How to make a compensation claim in Virginstow
The first step is to establish whether you are eligible to make a compensation claim in Virginstow.
The best way to do this is to speak to the experts. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with over 13 years’ experience in dealing with a variety of personal injury claims, including work based accidents involving the MoD. We are on hand to answer all your queries and to let you know if your claim is likely to be successful.
To find out more you can either give us a call on our Freephone number where our professional and friendly advisers are available 24/7 to assist you.
Alternatively, you could complete our online enquiry form – simply give us some basic details about yourself, your accident and the injury you sustained and we will give you a call back as soon as possible to discuss your case in more detail.
Finally, you can take our 30 second test which will tell you immediately if you are eligible to make a compensation claim in Virginstow and will also give you a good idea of how much financial compensation you might receive.
Date Published: 3rd September 2013
Author: David Brown