Pursuing a claim for compensation for an accident at work carries much stigma and misconception. Many people feel discouraged to pursue genuine claims for compensation for fear of being ostracised by their peers and co-workers. In this article, Accident Advice Helpline looks as the question of whether or not your peers will find you cheeky if you make an accident claim.
Good claims and bad claims: Accidents at work
It’s important to start with the distinction that Accident Advice Helpline makes between good claims and bad claims. Accident Advice Helpline will only pursue a case for compensation in the event of a good claim. It doesn’t mean that the person who has suffered an accident will have a higher chance of success, merely that their claim is genuine and wasn’t their fault.
Many workers feel stigmatised about the claim making process as they may find their injuries trivial and making a fuss about nothing. This can sometimes be exacerbated by media outlets who are constantly chasing headlines of a health and safety culture gone berserk with some downright untruths published. Most claims for workplace accidents such as slips, trips or falls are genuine and your co-workers will understand your claim for compensation in the case that you have suffered an accident. Many colleagues will also understand that your injuries may not be immediately visible. Only your doctor can truly assess the extent of your injuries and in many cases it is impossible to calculate the mental trauma that lingers on after an accident and your co-workers should be sympathetic to your plight.
Making that brave step of pursuing your claim for work accident compensation
Remember, if you’ve suffered an injury in your workplace within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t feel discouraged by what your co-workers may think. With Accident Advice Helpline you can be guaranteed of an efficient, friendly, professional and transparent service. Although compensation may not heal the injuries you’ve suffered, it’s important to get the justice you are entitled to. If you’re worried about the stigma of facing your employer in court, it’s important to know that many of our settlements are made out of court, meaning that many of our clients never have to set foot in a courtroom.
Date Published: February 27, 2014
Author: David Brown