There are literally hundreds of different injuries that can be sustained in an accident at work, some much worse than others, and if you have injuries caused by someone else, you may be entitled to make an Islington accident at work claim for compensation.
The injuries that cause victims to make an Islington accident at work claim
Some injuries are more common than others, and to be able to make a claim they must have been severe enough to need medical attention. A few of the more common ones we deal with include:
- Loss of limbs or digits – this type of injury can alter someone’s life totally, and although false limbs are available, they are not suitable for every victim. If a victim loses a couple of fingers, there is no replacement, and over time they will probably learn to cope without them, but they will always have the embarrassment of a deformed hand, which is a lot more visible than if it is a couple of toes they have lost.
- Soft tissue injuries – probably the best known of these is whiplash, but sprains can happen anywhere there is ligaments, tendons and muscles in your body. This type of injury is so easily sustained in hundreds of different ways, and is one of the most common of workplace injuries.
- Fractures – these are another very common work place injury, and they can cause the victim weeks of pain and discomfort depending on which bone is damaged. If it happens to be the skull or spine that is damaged, the consequences for the victim can be dire.
- Burns and scalds – although these happen in slightly different ways, one with dry heat and one with wet heat, the injury is basically the same. The symptoms are the same, and the treatment given is very similar as well.
- Damaged eye sight – eye injuries can be devastating for the victim, and if the sight is totally lost, the trauma caused by knowing they will never see their loved ones again can be destroying, particularly if there are young children in the family.
- Brain injuries – these can be some of the most serious injuries of all. If victims survive, they can be in a vegetative state or have to spend the rest of their life in a care home, needing 24 hour attention. For those who are able to stay at home, it can be like living with a different person for those close to them, and even the mildest of brain injuries, concussion, can have long term affects.
Accident Advice Helpline can help with your Islington accident at work claim
If you are injured in an accident at work that was not your own fault, you could be entitled to compensation, and at Accident Advice Helpline, this is the area of the law we specialise in. We deal with all types of accidents and injuries, and have already helped many thousands of victims get the compensation they were entitled to.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 24th September 2014