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    Esther Rantzen

    Injury claim jargon buster: Provisional damages


    Making an accident claim can be stressful for anyone involved. When reading through all the paperwork the jargon used can be rather daunting at times. All you want to do is claim some compensation for that work injury you sustained tthrough no fault of your own, but you are bombarded with literature that makes little or no sense at all.

    We are here to help translate the confusing jargon into plain English.

    What does provisional damages mean?

    Provisional damages are mainly applicable when it comes to serious work injuries that are likely to cause pain and/or issues in the future for you and your health. Provisional damages can be awarded for your accident at work claim to cover any future costs that may arise from this work injury.

    How are provisional damages helpful?

    For the claimant this particular award is good because it means you do not have to make further claims if and when your injury flares up again.

    The lawyers will make an assessment about how your work injury or illness could impact your future health. From there, they will make a judgement call on how much compensation should be awarded, to cover any necessary outgoings in the future relating to this specific accident at work.

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    This particular piece of jargon will only apply if your accident at work will affect your health long term. It applies to permanent conditions caused by work-related ailments, or it can be awarded for conditions that have reoccurring, sporadic symptoms, which can make day-to-day life difficult.

    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 a claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm specialising in accident claims, such as those experienced by victims of work-related illness and injury. Thanks to our 15 years’ experience, we are able to make the process as simple and stress free as possible for claimants. In fact, many of our clients are able to settle their accident at work claim without even stepping foot in a court room,

    To find out more speak to an Accident Advice Helpline adviser today on 0800 689 0500. Our Freephone line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Alternatively, take our 30-second compensation calculator test online to find out how much your accident claim could potentially be worth.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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