A great number of accident victims never claim personal injury compensation. In many cases, compensation is not claimed because the injured individuals are too embarrassed and fear what others might think of them if they do make a claim. Here are two very good reasons why you shouldn’t be embarrassed about making a claim.
Reason one why you shouldn’t be embarrassed to claim
The law says that anyone who is injured in accidents at work, for instance, and the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, error or bad behaviour, the injured person is entitled to claim suitable compensation for their pain and suffering, as well as any costs incurred as a direct result of the accident.
If a workplace accident caused you pain and suffering and you lost earnings and/or incurred other expenses (prescription or treatment costs, care, travel expenses, etc.) because of your work injury, you have the legal right to make a claim.
In other words, you are not doing anything wrong, you are simply asking for what is rightfully yours, which is the first reason why you shouldn’t be embarrassed when claiming.
Reason two why you shouldn’t be embarrassed about claiming
Secondly, making a compensation claim could help to prevent others having similar work accidents in the future.
If your injury at work was caused by inadequate training, poorly-maintained equipment or unsafe working procedures, for example, a compensation claim could well lead to an investigation highlighting the problem and subsequently causing your employer to make the necessary changes to prevent similar workplace accidents in the future.
Such an improvement would definitely make your claim worth the effort and is without doubt an excellent reason why you shouldn’t be embarrassed in the slightest for making that claim.
Even if you are unsure whether you are eligible to initiate a claim, there is no need to feel embarrassed or wonder what others might think of you. Simply complete the 30-second test on our Accident Advice Helpline website or explain your situation to one of our helpful advisors and we will help you establish whether you do qualify to make a claim or not.
Any personal details you provide both when using our compensation calculator and while having a no-obligation chat with an advisor are kept completely confidential. No need to be embarrassed, so go ahead and give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 (the freephone number to call from mobiles) now.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown