When making a work injury claim the words and language used in the paperwork can be confusing and often intimidating.
With words, such as litigation or liability, for example, the legal process can be a daunting task. This is particularly true if you have not got a good lawyer to translate this jargon whilst making your claim.
One such word that can be difficult to understand the meaning of is amendments.
What does amendments mean in relation to my accident claim?
The literal meaning of amendments is the changing of something or altering of information. When it is in relation to an accident at work claim an amendment can be a piece of data that has been changed or altered due to a change in circumstance.
What change of circumstances causes amendments to be made in an accident claim?
There are many reasons why information is amended during an accident claim. There could be new evidence which alters some of the data already provided or one of the parties involved could have changed their mind or altered their story. In these accident claim cases their lawyer would make suitable amendments.
The amendments could be something as minor as a few words or it could change the accident claim completely and could make it more or less likely you will win the case. Amendments are not made lightly and your lawyer will make sure the information is as accurate and true as possible to help your accident at work claim progress.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have had an accident at work within the last three years, that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make an accident claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with 15 years’ experience processing claims, such as those from a work injury. Our team of lawyers will make the claims process as easy and stress free as possible, and may even be able to settle your accident claim without the need for you to step foot in a court room.
To find out if you could make an accident at work claim speak to an Accident Advice Helpline adviser on our 24-hour Freephone line, 0800 689 0500. Alternatively take our simple 30-second compensation calculator test online to find out how much your work injury claim could potentially be worth.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice