If you’ve been injured as a result of accidents at work which weren’t your fault, you have a right to claim compensation, but how do you make a claim? What’s more, can you claim without seeking medical treatment?
Do you have to seek medical treatment to make a claim?
Most people claim work injury compensation following a work accident which wasn’t their fault. If you’ve been injured at work through no fault of your own, you have the right to file a compensation claim.
In order to make a claim, you don’t have to have had medical treatment, but medical reports can be a very useful source of evidence to support your claim.
If you’ve been injured, it is a logical step to seek medical advice. This will usually involve arranging an appointment with your GP if you have not already been treated in Accident and Emergency or a minor injuries unit.
Will your claim be unsuccessful if you didn’t have medical treatment?
If you choose not to seek medical treatment, this doesn’t mean that you cannot make a claim, but it may affect your chances of making a successful work injury claim.
If you seek medical advice at the time, there is a lower risk of you being accused of fraud or embellishing the details of your work accident claim. When you have seen a doctor, their notes can be used by personal injury lawyers to confirm that you suffered injuries and that the injuries were consistent with the version of events you provided.
If you haven’t seen a doctor, it may be harder to prove that you were not at fault for your injuries and there may be insufficient evidence to approve your work accident compensation claim. If you get in touch with a legal firm like Accident Advice Helpline, we can arrange a medical appointment for you.
Is your work injury claim viable?
If you’ve been injured at work in the last three years and you have evidence to show that you were not at fault and your employer demonstrated negligent behaviour, you should stand a good chance of securing a work injury payout.
Call our friendly advisors or visit our website and take the 30-second eligibility test to see if you have a viable personal injury claim. Our lines are open 24 hours a day on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice