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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."

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    Five things to avoid when claiming

    When it comes to an accident in the workplace, which was not your fault in the last three years, you may have the right to put in a compensation claim.

    With more and more work accident claims on the rise, there are a number of different aspects to take into consideration. Check out below the 5 things to avoid when claiming.

    1. Lose important documents

    Whether you are in the middle of moving home or cannot seem to find those elusive notes or reports from witnesses, misplacing your documents is not ideal. You will need as much information as possible when making a claim as a result of an accident at work. When you make a claim if you don’t have any witness statements, images or address details of anyone this may hinder your success to compensation.

    2. Be sensible

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    When undertaking a work accident compensation claim, don’t overestimate the severity of injury as it may have a significant effect on your claim. Be sensible about the impact it may have caused on your overall wellbeing and whether you can carry out everyday activities. The solicitor representing you has to prove without doubt the impact an accident at work may have caused on not only your job but your overall lifestyle.

    3. Stating the facts

    Considered to be one of the most important aspects, it is imperative at all times that you outline in detail the true events at the time of your related accident. Normally you will speak to an advisor who you can describe the information to. However if you exaggerate the events or the exact nature of the accident is not established properly, this may prevent you from making a genuine compensation claim.

    4. Early diagnosis as part of an accident in the workplace

    If you do not go to the doctors after your accident, this may affect your compensation claims. Leaving diagnoses as well as early assessments could prove to be not beneficial in claiming. Having a medical opinion from the start will further support your claim for potential damages and if left could substantially dampen your right to compensation.

    5. Seeking advice

    The longer you delay the lesser the compensation possibilities. Accident Advice Helpline can steer you through the process straightway thanks to our expert advisors who can establish on the phone whether you are entitled to claim.

    These five things to avoid when claiming should give you a clearer idea of how to respond if you are involved in a work accident claim.

    Date Published: October 17, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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