Work accidents compensation
Believe it or not, work accidents compensation is not just for people who have been injured in heavy industries and on building sites. In fact, many work accidents compensation claims do not involve heavy machinery at all. They happen in all work places like offices, shops, hairdressers and cafes. Here are some examples of how accidents can happen that were not the victims fault.
Work accidents compensation – a slip on a greasy floor
Work places are very varied. In most work places the floor would not become greasy very often but in other work places it can happen every day. The floor becomes a slip hazard if it is not rough enough to have friction with the workers shoes. Some people call these non-slip floors. The problem with non-slip floors is that they need to be fitted properly, maintained properly and cleaned properly to ensure that they work! People who have slipped at work may be able to claim compensation. A compensation provider, like Accident Advice Helpline, has trained advisors who can talk you through a unique 30 second test. You will get an idea of whether your claim is likely to be successful or not. You can then decide to go ahead with a work accidents compensation claim or not
Work accidents compensation – a slip on a wet floor
Many people slip on wet floors. This may be because rainwater is coming in through an open entrance or because spillages are not cleaned up. Slips can cause a wide range of injuries including broken wrists and ankles. These can be very painful and make you take time off work. This can lose you money. A work accidents compensation claim can get you compensation for the injury itself and for the money that it has cost you. One of the legal partners at Accident Advice Helpline will guide you through the process.
Work accidents compensation claims – getting help
Accident Advice Helpline is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to help you on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Esther Rantzen, the TV personality, fully endorses their service. Of course, the first help that you will receive is probably at the hospital. Doctors and nurses will assess your injuries and decide whether you need an x-ray or an operation. You may then be helped by other doctors and physiotherapists at outpatient appointments. It is a good idea to keep a note of all this so that you can tell your personal injury lawyer about it when you make your claim. You may end up losing more money due to the travel expenses.
Work accidents compensation claims – when to claim
It is generally a good idea to claim straight away. The facts are still clear in your mind and the records etc. are easy to obtain. However, don’t worry if you have not claimed straight away as you have up to three years. Also, you have even longer to claim for industrial diseases.