Claiming compensation for your Hounslow accident at work
Work-based accidents cost society millions every year, but the good news is that the number of reported work related illnesses and injuries are slowly falling – the number of people reporting work-related asthma, for example, has halved in the last ten years. This is partly due to a tightening of health and safety procedures, which are in place to protect employees and customers. (And of course to protect employers from injury lawsuits which drive up their insurance premiums!)
But even so, there are still hundreds of thousands of us taking time off work every year because we have been injured at work. Claiming compensation for your work related injury is not only your right, but it will ensure that your employer tackles the cause of your accident – possibly preventing that accident from happening again.
- If you are thinking about claiming compensation for your Hounslow work accident please note that you cannot be dismissed from your job for doing so, and that your employer doesn’t pay your compensation, their insurer does.
The main culprits!
Statistics from the Health and Safety executive show that the majority of us take time off work for musculoskeletal injuries, stress, depression and anxiety.
Musculoskeletal injuries – such as back pain accounted for 338,000 of the 1.1 million reported work injuries in 2012.
Musculoskeletal injuries (such as back pain) can be caused by lifting and handling, falls, and even prolonged periods sat at a desk. Musculoskeletal injuries are rarely sudden and normally not easy to treat; they creep up on the victim and can take years to mend, even with the assistance of drugs and medical treatment from physiotherapists and chiropractors.
Needless to say, musculoskeletal injuries can affect every aspect of the victim’s life, making it uncomfortable for the sufferer to drive, play with their children or partake of their favourite sport. So it is easy to see why many choose to claim compensation for a musculoskeletal injury.
Stress, depression and anxiety are the biggest causes of lost manpower in the UK, accounting for a staggering 428,000 reported illnesses in 2012.
Stress, depression and anxiety can also have a hugely detrimental effect on people’s lives, and can and should be claimed for – you should also seek help from a medical professional, gone are the days of stigma and a placebo prescriptions; there are many routes you can take to make you feel better and get you back to work.
If you would like to go ahead and claim compensation for your Hounslow work accident we can provide you with an injury lawyer who will work on your claim under a ‘no win, no fee*’ contract.
Since we were founded in 2000 we have tackled thousands of claims arising from accidents in the workplace, so have all the experience necessary to bring your claim to a successful conclusion.
We will do all that we can to get you the best compensation deal possible.
To talk to us now about your claim, call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 29th July 2014
Author: David Brown