You often see leaflets or receive phone calls about claiming for accidents at work or road accidents and you hear about the UK’s ‘compensation culture’ in the news, but have we really become obsessed with making a claim and does compensation play an important role in society today?
The compensation culture
There has been large-scale criticism of the ‘compensation culture’, which seems to have developed in the compensation industry within the UK, but is this a problem that truly exists or is an issue that has been created or exacerbated by the media? To some degree, it’s possible to fight both corners; there is a role for compensation in society, but there are also people who are guilty of trying to abuse the system for their own gain. It’s not true to say that every person who suffers an injury should have the right to claim compensation and each case should meet certain criteria.
How do I know if I have a viable compensation claim?
Accident Advice Helpline is a reputable and reliable law firm, which helps people who have a genuine claim to get the compensation they deserve. In order to make a successful claim, you must be able to prove that you were not at fault for any work-related injuries you sustained or illnesses you developed as a result of your working environment or your job. If you slip, trip or fall on a floor, which was damaged or slippery, for example, you may be able to claim if there were no warning signs in place and there had been no effort to maintain the safe condition of the flooring.
If you have genuine injuries that result from a work accident, which could have been prevented with proper management or the enforcement of health and safety measures, you should have the right to claim work accident compensation; however, if your injuries resulted from a failure to comply with company policy or you were involved in an accident while not wearing suitable protective clothing, for example, you should take responsibility.
If you think you may have a case for work injury compensation and you would appreciate no win, no fee* legal advice, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 which is open 24 hours a day or visit the website. The 30-second eligibility test will help to give you an idea of whether you have a firm basis for making a work injury claim.