Do you work for the emergency services?
Every day, people working for the emergency services risk their lives to save others. In addition to providing vital medical care, emergency service staff also help to prevent incidents from escalating and help people to escape from dangerous situations.
If, for example, you’re trapped in a burning property, once someone raises the alarm, firemen and women are likely to be on-site within a matter of minutes and will do everything they can to help you to exit the building safely.
Similarly, the police are on-hand to help in a variety of situations from assaults to road traffic accidents and even injuries and accidents which have occurred in the home. Whist many emergency services personnel are trained in first aid, it is the paramedics and ambulance service who are normally called first when an injury or illness occurs. Due to their expertise, lives can be saved and further injuries can be prevented because of the treatment that they can administer at the scene of an incident and en route to the hospital.
Although everyone in society is reliant on the emergency services to some extent, it can be easy to forget that they too can suffer injuries whilst at work and that they may even be harmed whilst trying to help others.
Have you been hurt at work?
Although working for the emergency services inevitably involves some risk of injuries, your employer is required to meet certain health and safety standards. If, for any reason, they fall short of these, you may be at an increased risk of suffering an injury.
If you have been hurt at work and you believe it was the fault of your employer, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
Could a personal injury solicitor in Lynmouth help?
If you’re unsure whether or not you’ll be able to make a compensation claim, a personal injury solicitor in Lynmouth or a personal injury law firm will be able to confirm whether or not you will be eligible to go ahead with your claim.
Of course, you don’t have to make a claim with a personal injury solicitor in Lynmouth straightaway if you don’t want to. In many cases, a personal injury solicitor in Lynmouth will be able to help claimants for up to three years after their injury occurred so there’s no need to make a claim until you feel ready to do so.
However, if you’d like to find out more about making a claim with an injury solicitor in Lynmouth, why not contact us to find out more? We’re on hand to help claimants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can contact us at any time and we’ll always be happy to assist with your claim or provide the information that you require.
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to help you.