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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Making an injury claim in Stourbridge


    Injury claim in Stourbridge

    Stourbridge is a large town in the Borough of Dudley. Historically a part of Worcestershire, Stourbridge was a centre of glass making. Quite an industrial area where many of the workers are in factories and warehouses, just the sort of places where accidents happen all the time. The staff in these places, if they have an accident through no fault of their own, may want to make an injury claim.

    You have an accident at work and you want to make an injury claim in Stourbridge

    If you have an accident at work, that was not your fault, you may be entitled to a personal injury compensation claim against your employers insurance company, with whom they have employers liability insurance, it doesn’t normally cost your actual employer anything.

    Many things, tripping over something, defective equipment or machinery, a work colleague doing something wrong, the causes are endless, can cause the accident. Unfortunately so are the injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to major disabling injuries and sometimes even death. Whichever your injury may be, you could want to make an injury claim.

    Longer Term Effects of an Employment

    It is not only one off accidents at work that can cause you problems. There can be things that cause you much longer bad effects that can take years to develop. If the cause has been in a particular employment then you may be entitled to employee compensation.  Some causes of such cases are as follows:

    • Constant twisting of your wrist that might cause repetitive strain injury
    • A workstation that is too small for the work you have to do, meaning you are not able to sit properly, which might cause back damage
    • The constant vibration of a piece of machinery may cause vibration white finger (where vibration is concerned the employer should carry out a risk assessment and adjust the amount of time spent on machinery if the assessment says it is necessary)
    • Constant exposure to certain dusts or chemicals that in small amounts will not affect you, but long term can cause un-repairable damage to your health

    You may even be entitled to employee compensation if you have a pre existing condition that is made worse by your employment, it does not have to be a new illness or problem.

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    Where you can get help

    Accident Advice Helpline is here to help, you can contact us on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of our friendly professional advisors, or why not complete our 30-second test online, to see an estimate of how much compensation you can expect.

    We have our own in house solicitors who have experience in dealing with all types of personal injury claims and we operate on a No Win No Fee basis. Having to cope with the multitude and complexity of forms and questions that can put some people off making a compensation claim is everyday work for our solicitors and staff. The insurance company will have a legal team to fight their side of the case and you need one to fight yours. They will ensure you get a fair compensation deal with as little hassle as possible to yourself.

    Date Published: 30th September 2013

    Author: David Brown

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