The amount of work injury compensation likely to be awarded will take a series of factors into consideration. Such factors include the amount of pain and suffering a work accident has caused the afflicted individual; potential long-term effects on the individual’s life; expenses incurred as a result of the workplace injury, including transport and/or parking for visits to hospitals; treatments and medication; care for the injured person or dependent family members; potentially necessary alterations to the victim’s home, for example; and loss of wages.
In order for a claim to be made and factors like those mentioned above to be considered, victims of accidents at work need to provide supporting evidence, including:
- Witness statements, names and current contact details
- Documentation of their injury: medical records – although the victim may have to see an independent medical professional to assess their injury and effects thereof for claim purposes, this will help to document the extent of the initial injury immediately after the workplace accident; required treatments and medication; etc.
- Receipts for all incurred expenses
- Proof of wages before the work-related accident and the duration for which he or she is or was unable to work
Gathering these and other necessary documentation may seem like a daunting prospect, but expert help designed to make the claim process as smooth and trouble-free as possible is at hand in the shape of Accident Advice Helpline.
About our law firm
In the business of helping people get the compensation they deserve after sustaining injuries at work through no fault of their own since the year 2000, our law firm has plenty of experience in successfully handling industrial injury claims.
Operating on a no-win no-fee* basis to prevent claimants having to worry about funding a claim, our legal team often manages to conduct most of the processes required with a claim over the phone. Such are the skills and experience of our lawyers that in many cases, it is possible to settle claims out of court.
How to contact Accident Advice Helpline
You can secure the help of our in-house lawyers by visiting our website and completing the 30-second test, also known as the compensation calculator, or by calling an adviser on our 24-hour Freephone advice line, 0800 689 0500. Confidential and obligation-free, calls to the helpline can be made any time, for your convenience.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice