Compensation is a financial payout, which is granted to people who have been injured in accidents at work, public place falls or road accidents. Compensation is not a given and there are qualifying criteria, which must be satisfied in each individual case; if an individual or organisation fails to meet these requirements, the claim will be unsuccessful. Here are 5 sure fire signs that a compensation claim will fail:
- Lack of evidence: in order to claim compensation for a work accident or a slip, trip or fall in a public place, you must have solid evidence, which proves that you were not at fault in any way. A lack of evidence could jeopardise your case and even lead to an unsuccessful claim.
- Misleading or incorrect evidence: if you are pursuing any form of legal matter, you have a duty to ensure that the evidence you provide is genuine and any information you use for your case is factually correct. If you attempt to alter the details of your case in order to improve the chances of making a successful work accident claim, it is highly likely that your claim will be turned down and you may face legal action.
- Personal responsibility: liability is the crux of most compensation claims and in order for a work injury claim to be successful, the claimant must be able to demonstrate that they had no role to play in the incident and that their employer displayed negligence. If it emerges that the claimant was partially or entirely responsible for a work accident, the claim will probably be thrown out.
- Time lapse: there is a strict time limit for personal injury claims in the UK; in most cases, this period is three years. If you try to make a claim after the time period has lapsed, it will probably be unsuccessful.
- Legal advice: if a legal expert advises you against claiming compensation, this usually means that a claim would be unsuccessful. As a reputable and dependable law firm, Accident Advice Helpline only deals with genuine claims, which are made by people who have suffered injuries as a result of other peoples’ actions or negligence.
If you would like to find out more about work injury compensation or you’re thinking of making a work illness claim, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for expert advice.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice