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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

    The difference between good and bad claims


    The difference between good and bad claims

    If you’ve had an accident at work or you suffer from a work-related illness, you may be able to claim compensation.

    In recent years, the number of people claiming work accident compensation has increased significantly, as the claims process has become simpler and people are more aware of their rights. Unfortunately, although most claims are made with honest intentions, there are some ‘bad’ claims floating around.

    What are bad accident at work claims?

    A bad claim refers to a claim, which is not based on honest or accurate information. The person who makes the claim aims to deceive the legal system to earn money, rather than pursuing work accident compensation because they have been injured and this has had a negative impact on their lives. A bad claim relates to an incident, which may not have even happened or a claim, which is based on falsified or exaggerated information.

    How do I know if my claim is a good claim?

    A good claim is a claim that is valid and based on information, which is accurate. Good claims can be backed up with evidence and additional details from other people, usually witnesses, colleagues and medical professionals.

    The details in a good claim add up and present an honest picture of what happened and the circumstances under which an incident at work occurred.

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    Can I make a claim?

    If you’ve had an accident at work or you suffered a slip, trip or fall in the workplace and it wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has devised a very simple and convenient test to help you to decide if you have a valid claim. If the following statements apply to you, you may wish to consider getting in touch and making a claim for work accident compensation:

    • you had an accident at work
    • the accident occurred in the last 3 years
    • you sought medical help at the time
    • the incident was not your fault

    Accident Advice Helpline has more than a decade of experience in handling an array of compensation claims, from industrial accident compensation and car crash claims, to repetitive strain injury compensation and public place slip, trip and fall compensation.

    The firm is endorsed by popular TV consumer rights campaigner, Esther Rantzen and the claims process is designed to be as stress-free as possible; the majority of clients never have to go to court.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: November 4, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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