Too many people do not claim for the compensation they are entitled to. More often than not, claims are not made either because they are not sure whether they are actually entitled to claim, that it will be treated as confidential, or because they are worried what others will think if they do make a claim.
Right to claim
Anyone who has been injured in an accident that was not their fault has the right to claim for personal injury compensation. Circumstances surrounding an accident, an apparently minor injury or the fact that a work-related illness, for instance, was not diagnosed for some time may cast doubt whether it is possible to claim in the affected individual’s mind.
This doubt can, however, quickly be put aside by getting advice from Accident Advice Helpline experts.
All you have to do is have a chat with one of our friendly, helpful advisors or fill in our 30-second test. We will look at the situation and let you know very quickly whether you have a claim. All of the information you provide at this point will be kept strictly confidential, so there is no need to worry about anyone finding out that you are even considering claiming.
Making a claim
Once we have confirmed your entitlement to make a work injury claim, for example, we will offer you the services of an in-house solicitor specialising in dealing with claims following accidents at work.
While you are under no obligation to go ahead and claim, we would definitely advise you to do so, because:
- You have the right to be compensated for the pain and suffering you endured and any expenses you may have incurred as a result of your injury at work.
- If your work accident was caused by something your employer did or did not do, making a claim may well force them to put things right and subsequently help prevent future workplace accidents.
We will keep your decision to claim and any details you have provided as confidential as possible, but your employer will now obviously need to know that you are about to make an industrial injury claim against them. We may also need to contact any witnesses to your work-related accident and the medical professionals responsible for treating your injury.
For completely confidential advice and no-win no-fee* assistance throughout your claim process, call us now on 0800 689 0500 or, if you decide to call from a mobile, 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: April 6, 2016
Author: Accident Advice