Paralysis Work Accident Claims
Paralysis is one of the most life altering things that can happen to someone. It is defined as the inability to move or feel in part or most of the body. If you have suffered an accident leading to any form of paralysis, the likelihood is that you would be unable to return to that job or work full stop.
Unfortunately, accidents in the workplace are common, but most of them are preventable. Employers have a duty by law to ensure the correct health and safety procedures are implemented to prevent such accidents from occurring. If these standards are not followed or met, you may be able to make a claim against them for failing in their duty of care towards you. This may be something as basic as the necessary risk assessments not being carried out as often as they should.
Any form of paralysis is one of the most serious consequences of an accident in the workplace, so if it is a result of any type of negligence, a claim should be pursued.
At Injury Lawyers UK we understand just how devastating paralysis can be, whatever the severity. Our dedicated team of experienced lawyers always strive to get you the maximum amount of compensation available if we feel you have a case. This doesn’t just take into account the pain and suffering you have endured but also the life changing effects it has had on you and your family. This includes an inability to work, loss of earnings, treatments and surgeries, home alterations, mobility equipment and ongoing rehabilitation. In some of the most serious cases, there may be financial cover for the rest of your life.
Types of Claim
Although accidents can occur in ANY type of workplace, those who work in environments such as construction sites, warehouses and production plants are more at risk of a serious injury due to the physical nature of their jobs and the heavy materials and machinery they come into contact with.Among the most common fork lift truck accidents are:
The most common types of injury that lead to paralysis are:
- Head injuries
- Spinal injuries
Common accidents which may result in paralysis are:
- Falls from a height
- Being hit by a heavy object
- An accident whilst operating heavy machinery
The severity of paralysis can vary. Some cases may be minor and the victim makes a full recovery. In more permanent cases there may be limited mobility such as paraplegia (full or partial loss of mobility in the legs) or quadriplegia (all four limbs). Paralysis can be classified as ‘localised’ which affects a specific part of the body or ‘generalised’ which affects larger areas.
Am I eligible to claim for this type of work injury?
At Injury Lawyers UK, we like to take each claim based on its own merits. Whether you’ve been injured at work or have a family member that suffered due to a fork lift truck accident, we can help you determine whether or not a personal injury claim should be pursued. We have many years’ experience in support employees in achieving the compensation they deserve, providing the financial security they need at a time when recovering from injury or returning to work is stressful.
Am I Eligible for Compensation?
If you have suffered any form of paralysis as a result of a workplace accident that wasn’t your fault, Injury Lawyers UK wants to hear from you. Our personal injury experts will talk you through any potential claim and outline your options throughout the process. We have the experience to tell you if you have a case to make a claim and can help and advise you throughout the process.
TALK TO INJURY LAWYERS UK TODAY
If you’ve suffered a paralysis injury at work and wish to pursue a claim for compensation, contact the team at Injury Lawyers UK today. We’ll provide a thorough assessment of your situation and help you in achieving the compensation you deserve. Contact us on 0800 285 1411 today or submit an online enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.