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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

    Why do people feel guilty about claiming compensation?

    Why do people feel guilty about claiming compensation?

    Many people feel guilty about claiming compensation for their personal injuries. In many cases, this is because they are afraid that colleagues, family or friends may accuse them of trying to make money out of a mishap.

    Financial implications

    Others worry that claiming personal injury compensation may result in the individual or company having to pay this compensation may somehow suffer financially as a result.

    No need for guilt

    In order to understand that this guilt is illogical and unnecessary, it is necessary to understand several things.

    First of all, claiming compensation after sustaining an injury by slips, trips and falls, for instance, is not just about getting compensated for the pain and suffering you have to endure. It is also about ensuring an accident in public is investigated, which could prevent similar slip, trip or fall injuries in the future.

    In addition, if you are injured by slipping in a restaurant and subsequently claim slip injury compensation, there is no way the restaurant owner has to pay the compensation himself. His insurance will be paying it. Everybody, from small independent businesses to major corporations and public authorities, has liability insurance.

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    In other words, no-one is likely to be ruined by a public liability claim, and much good can come from highlighting issues and incidents.

    Get your rightful compensation

    If you have a slip or trip and subsequently suffer an injury, remember that there is no good reason to feel guilty. You have a right to be compensated for the pain, trauma and possible financial implications of your slip or trip injury.

    The claim process may highlight negligence or otherwise avoidable causes of your injury by tripping and result in the situation being improved, thereby preventing future trips or slips, and the compensation you will be awarded will be covered by the responsible person’s insurance.

    Make your claim

    Do not let guilt stop you from claiming what you rightfully deserve after being hurt in a slip, trip or fall. Make contact with Accident Advice Helpline and enlist the assistance of our experienced legal team.

    All claims handled by our law firm are conducted under a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* agreement. This also means that you do not have to worry how the cost of making a personal injury claim may affect your family’s financial situation.

    Our helpline is free, confidential and no one will make you feel that you are doing the wrong thing. Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our friendly advisers.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice


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