Injury At Work ClaimsBy making a work accident claim, you can recover compensation for your physical and psychological injuries. Although this cannot undo the damage you have suffered, it does provide some redress, and ensures you have the necessary support going forward. Many people cannot return to work following their accident, either temporarily or on a permanent basis. Some also need rehabilitation, care and adjustments to their home. A work accident claim covers these expenses, allowing you to focus on your recovery. To find out more about claiming compensation for an injury at work, contact us at Russell Worth Solicitors for a free claim assessment. Call us now on 0800 028 2060 or complete our Free Online Work Injury Claim Enquiry and we will be in touch soon.
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Injured at workIf you are injured at work, it can have a detrimental impact on your life. Even minor work injuries can result in a period of pain and suffering, during which you might be unable to earn money, carry out routine tasks and participate in your favourite activities. At the other end of the spectrum, serious work injuries can cause permanent disability requiring ongoing rehabilitation and care. In some cases, the injuries can be fatal.
Work accident claimsIf you have been injured at work through no fault of your own, you should not have to face these consequences alone. That is why personal injury claims exist – to ensure those who have been wrongfully injured can be compensated for their damages. To make a work accident claim, you have to show that someone else (typically, your employer) is at fault. You also have to prove that this negligence caused your injury or illness. As personal injury solicitors, we can advise whether or not you have the grounds to make a work accident claim. If your loved one has sadly died because of their injuries, we can recommend whether you can make a claim on their behalf.
Common work accident injuriesAccidents in the workplace can result in all sorts of injuries. Some of the most common we see amongst our clients include –
- Back and spinal injuries
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue damage
- Eye injuries
- Industrial illness
- Mental illness
Back and spinal injuriesBack and spinal injuries can cause debilitating pain. Sometimes there is also long-lasting neurological damage. Back and spinal injuries are often associated with heavy lifting, although can also be caused by slips, trips, falls and forklift truck accidents.
Head injuriesHead injuries are often catastrophic. This means they can cause serious harm which limits the injured person’s independence. Head injuries are usually seen amongst those who have fallen from a height, or who have been hit by a falling object.
Broken bonesBroken bones require a prolonged period of healing. Sometimes, surgery is needed to repair the damage or to insert bolts. Broken bones are commonly seen amongst those who suffer a slip, trip or fall.
Soft tissue damageSoft tissue damage can refer to torn muscles, ligaments and tendons. These can be frustrating injuries, as they take so long to fully heal. Even with rehabilitation, it can take months to be pain-free.
Eye injuriesEye injuries are extremely upsetting, especially if sight is either partially or totally lost. They tend to affect those who have not been given the right protective equipment, or who have been asked to use faulty equipment.
Industrial illnessThere are times when someone develops a physical illness as a result of their working duties. Often this illness materialises years later. Industrial illness can include conditions such as mesothelioma, vibration white finger and industrial deafness.
Mental illnessAlong with physical injury and illness, you can also claim for work-related mental illness. Perhaps you have developed you have developed post-traumatic stress disorder because of your accident.
FatalitiesSadly, there are times when workplace injuries are so severe that it results in a fatality. This is devastating for the loved ones left behind. It could also lead to difficulties to those who were financially dependent on the deceased.
Have concerns? Talk to usNo matter what kind of injuries or illnesses you have sustained, if you have suffered harm because of your employer’s negligence, we urge you to contact us. You might be hesitant about making a work accident claim, especially if you are still at the same job. You might worry that your boss and colleagues will turn against you, or that you will lose your job. The first thing to say is – do not worry you, you cannot be fired or treated any differently for making a legitimate work accident claim. If you have any other concerns, please speak to our personal injury solicitors. We can answer all your questions, explaining everything in detail.
How a work accident claim can helpWorkplace injuries can have an adverse effect on your life. If so, you deserve to be compensated for your damages. For example, you might have needed time off work, or you might not be able to resume your pre-accident role. This can result in the loss of earnings, overtime, pension and benefits. It might also rule out a promotion or other career aspirations you had been harbouring. If you are unable to return to work at all, then the financial hardship will undoubtedly be significant. This can be a real burden for your loved ones, especially if there were once dependent on your income. The need for continued medical treatment and rehabilitation is also common amongst people who have suffered a work injury. This is particularly true for those with serious injuries, who may also need round-the-clock care, along with adjustments to their home and vehicle. A work accident claim ensures you are reimbursed for all of this. At Russell Worth Solicitors, we carefully assess the true cost of your accident and work hard to recover your losses. We also help you access whatever treatment or support you need to make your life more comfortable. Work accident compensation is also awarded for your pain, suffering and loss of quality of life. This can help you achieve a sense of justice.
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