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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Work accident injury claims in the UK


    Work accident injury claims can lead to industrial injuries disablement benefit

    If individuals have received a work accident injury then they may be entitled to claim industrial injuries disablement benefit as a result. Specialist personal injury solicitors will review, as part of a compensation claim, the possibility of claiming this benefit.

    What constitutes an injury at work?

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) cites several incidents of what constitutes an injury at work, some are obvious, some not so. The list below gives some guidance;

    • If you were engaged in an activity you were employed to do.
    • Your work put you at special risk
    • You were involved whilst helping in an emergency, e.g. a rescue at your work premises

    Injuries received under these circumstances could lead to an Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit being claimed.

    Generally, work accident injury claims with UK solicitors can only be made if you were at work or engaged in a work activity at the time of the accident. So for example you would not be able to claim for an injury received whilst travelling to and from work. There are, as always, exceptions to this rule; if you were travelling to and from work in transport provided by your work then there may be grounds for a claim.

    Who can victims turn to for advice?

    Victims of a work accident injury can often feel at a loss as to where they can get advice on the injuries they have received. There is help at hand through companies like Accident Advice Helpline. They work closely with personal injury companies who specialise in getting the right advice to potential claimants. Accident Advice Helpline has over 200 in-house injury lawyers they work with who have the specialist knowledge required to guide injured victims through the process of a compensation claim.

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    What are the guidelines to claiming Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit?

    According to the DWP, there are some preliminary qualifying factors that need to be confirmed before starting a claim:

    • the time, date and place of the accident
    • that the accident arose out of and in the course of your employment
    • that the employment was in Great Britain or was covered by special provisions.

    Compensation for a work accident injury may only be the start of the process to seeing a full and comprehensive solution to the work accident claim. If the injury has created long term disability or loss of faculty then industrial injuries disablement benefit may provide long term help for injured victims.

    The fact is that those who have been injured should seek professional advice and should do so as quickly as they can. Companies like Accident Advice Helpline provide a freephone number enabling potential claimants to seek the advice they need on 0800 689 0500. Claimant can speak to one of the team members of Accident Advice Helpline and can at least have the right information to decide whether they should proceed and receive the compensation they are entitled to.

    Date Published: 21st January 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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