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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Don’t be disheartened: Deciding to make a claim


    Being involved in an accident can be a traumatic experience. If you sustain an injury as well it can become stressful as you are worrying about loss of earnings. Then it can be difficult deciding to make a claim. This is often true if you have had an accident at work which you know was the company’s fault.

    You may feel worried about what your manager or colleagues may think if you take them to court. However, if you do sustain a work injury you should not feel stressed about deciding to make a claim.

    How about if I feel disheartened about making an accident at work claim?

    If you are concerned about how the company will treat you after the claims process you should not worry about this. The business should not treat you any differently and only management need to know it is even happening as you have your right to privacy, especially when it comes to absences.

    Only those that are involved in your accident at work claim need to know what is going on so you should not worry about what your colleagues will think. After all, if they were in the same boat they would probably make a claim as well.

    Why should I make an accident at work claim?

    There are several reasons why you should consider making an accident at work claim if you have been injured at work. The main and one of the most important reasons is to recover any money lost due to your work injury. This could range from the time you had to take off work to the bills that may have gone unpaid leading to charges because of your time off.

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    Another reason why you should consider making a work injury claim is because if it was the company’s fault due to breach in health and safety then they should be held liable. You need to stand up and make sure your company know they can’t breach important guidelines which can cause severe work injuries.

    If you have had an accident at work within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on Freephone number 0800 689 0500, to find out more about why you shouldn’t feel disheartened about claiming.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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