Getting hurt whilst going about your everyday job is not only unfair, it can be disastrous for your career and your lifestyle. If a work accident causes you to be left unable to do the job you are trained to do, this could have far reaching implications for the lifestyle you are used to, and can have dire consequences for your family. Even if you do make a full recovery from your work accident injury, chances are you might not want to go back to the same workplace and therefore may have to take a lower paid job or begin job hunting for something suitable, making the impact on your income and self esteem far reaching.
If you were abiding by the rules and the training that you have received, you may not know it yet but the accident is likely to be the fault of your employer. You have a right as an employee to expect to work in a safe and healthy environment where there is no risk to your health and nothing is compromised in terms of keeping you safe. Sometimes a work accident might not seem like anyone is to blame, but you should stand back and look at the impact this has had on your life, and whether anyone could have done anything to prevent it happening.
When can a work accident lead to a claim?
The types of work accident claims we deal with here at Accident Advice Helpline are many and varied. Here are just some of the reasons we have been asked to step in and help people with their claim:
- If the machinery you use is faulty or has been poorly serviced and this results in an accident
- If equipment has been left lying around or not properly secured and causes a trip or fall
- If the training you have received is inadequate
- If you are attacked by a member of staff or customer
- If something falls on you because it was insecurely positioned
- If you are exposed to harmful chemicals or other toxins
- If you are in a company car and have a crash
- If a colleague hurts you whilst working together
There are many more situations where a work accident can lead to a successful claim for compensation being made, so contact us today and see if you can claim.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline for your work accident claim?
There are many good reasons that people choose to use the Accident Advice Helpline as their claims management company. From our decade of experience to our endorsement by consumer champion Esther Rantzen, people find that coming to us first is often the best move they ever made. All our staff are highly trained and very experienced, so you know you’ll be getting top quality advice from people who care, and if we do refer you on to a solicitor we will only refer to solicitors who work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
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 for compensation.
Date Published: 17th July 2012
Author: Louise Thacker