A recent survey commissioned by personal injury experts Accident Advice Helpline has revealed some positive results about work injury claims. We asked people whether they had claimed compensation after a workplace accident, and almost 18% of those surveyed said that they did in fact make a claim. Of this 18%, 14% said their claim was successful and they were awarded a personal injury settlement. Whilst this figure alone probably won’t persuade you to make a claim after your accident, there are several excellent reasons why you should.
Somebody else is to blame
Perhaps you’ve suffered a back injury after lifting heavy boxes at work, without receiving manual handling training. Maybe you’ve tripped on frayed carpet in your office and broken your ankle. Or you might even have suffered a life-changing injury, such as the loss of toes or fingers after being injured by a forklift truck in a warehouse. If somebody else is to blame for your accident, it makes sense to make a claim for compensation. Work injury claims are optional, but why should somebody else get away with negligent behaviour?
It might be your employer that is at fault, or perhaps it’s a colleague – but you are the one who is suffering. Yet many of us avoid making work injury claims as we worry about what our employers will think, or about the costs of making a claim. Employers have liability insurance in place which will pay out if you make a successful claim, and you can’t lose your job for claiming personal injury compensation.
No win, no fee*
If it’s worries about legal fees that are holding you back from work injury claims, then get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our professional personal injury lawyers provide a 100% no win, no fee* service. This means that anybody can afford to make a claim with us, even those in financial difficulties caused by loss of earnings after their accident at work. Whether you’ve suffered life-changing injuries or minor injuries, you can call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 and find out more about making a claim – our expert advisors offer confidential, no-obligation advice.
You could even get an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to claim by taking the 30-second test on our website right now. Then get in touch with us to see if you have a viable claim; we’re waiting to hear from you.
Date Published: July 3, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton