Many of the people that use an injury settlement calculator have been involved in accidents at work. They are using the calculator to find out if their claim for personal injury compensation is likely to be successful and to find out how much money they could get if they did make a successful claim. This helps them make a decision about whether to start a claim or not. Many people use the injury settlement calculator that has been devised by the law firm, Accident Advice Helpline. Their injury settlement calculator has been endorsed by consumer affairs expert, Dame Esther Rantzen.
You can make a claim for compensation from the person who was at fault for the injury. Below are some examples of safety equipment that prevent injuries at work from happening and so prevent the injury settlement calculator from having to be used.
Safety equipment guide – clothing
Safety clothing is often an essential part of the safety procedures in a workplace. If you have not been provided with the appropriate safety clothing for the job that you are asked to do, and you get injured as a result, you may be able to make a claim from your employer. This often involves the employer’s liability insurance. You do not have to make a claim straight away as you actually have up to three years. The professional, highly trained advisers at Accident Advice Helpline can help you. Safety clothing can include:
- High visibility jackets
- Knee pads
- Chain saw gloves
- Disposable overalls
- Welders gauntlets
- Gripper gloves
- Steel toe cap boots
Safety equipment guide – respiratory protection
If you have been injured because you were not provided with appropriate respiratory protection, Accident Advice Helpline can allocate you a personal injury lawyer that is an expert in this type of claim. We will select one for you from our inhouse team.
This is all done by no-win, no-fee* and so you do not have to find a large lump sum for upfront legal costs. Your lawyer will work hard to get a fair compensation settlement for you but the exact amount that you will get and the time that it will take to resolve your case cannot be guaranteed. Respiratory protection can include:
- Comfort masks
- Valved dust respirators
- Moulded masks
- Toxic dust and fibres masks
- Aqueous mists masks
Safety equipment guide – eye protection
You will provide some details of your accident and the injury to your personal injury lawyer. Most cases are handled over the telephone so you probably won’t have to attend any meetings or go to court. Eye injuries can be very serious and painful. You will probably have to attend an appointment with a medical expert to have a report about your injuries prepared. Eye protection can include:
- Wraparound safety spectacles
- Contour spectacles
- Sealed goggles
- Anti-mist goggles with adjustable straps
To find out more about making a claim, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 25th February 2013
Author: Louise Thacker
Category: Personal injury claims