You have probably heard of Stoke-on-Trent being referred to as Stoke, since this is the common way of referring to this city. It has a large population of around 469,000 people, which is still on the low side for a city. However, many other people live and work in other areas surrounding the main city itself. Thankfully, while there are many businesses and industries based in the city, being injured in the workplace in Stoke-on-Trent is a rarity indeed.
From factory work to shop work, and office work to working on the move, perhaps in sales or on the streets – there are all kinds of jobs in this area. Thankfully, most are perfectly safe to do. But let’s explore how your life might change if something did go wrong.
How might an injury in the workplace affect your life?
Minor injuries will be an inconvenience for a while but you can expect to return to normal in a short time. However, more serious injuries, like a broken leg or something similar, will require several weeks to recover. You may be off work for part of this time as well.
At the other end of the scale, there are injuries that can change your life. You could suffer the loss of a limb. A fall from height might result in paralysis or a head injury that leaves you a different person. You simply never know how a more serious injury could affect you physically or mentally as a result of the severity of it. That’s why compensation amounts can be difficult to gauge, because so many elements have to be taken into account. Getting professional advice in the aftermath of a work-based accident is a smart idea, and it should be done as soon as possible.
Could you claim?
Being injured in the workplace in Stoke-on-Trent can indeed be a life-changing experience. A lot will depend on what happens to cause the injury and how serious the injury is. Some people are never the same again, as we have learned.
Whenever you do receive an injury at work, it is imperative that you receive expert legal advice regarding the likelihood of making a claim to get financial compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can help. Just call free today on 0800 689 0500 and see whether we could support you through a no win, no fee claim.
Date Published: 10th August 2014
Author: David Brown