The aftermath of suffering a serious accident at work can be a confusing, daunting and stressful time. Injuries at work can be hugely damaging to confidence as well as physical prowess and it’s in this regard that the importance of work accident compensation as both a safety net and aid for recovery is emphasised.
But how much is enough? As you’d expect, the size of your payout is dependent on a number of factors, but there is a tendency for the vast majority of claimants to underestimate just how much they ought to be awarded following their workplace accident.
How much work accident compensation should I be receiving?
Let’s say, for example, you have suffered a fractured arm as a result of an accident at work. The typical amount of compensation likely to be awarded in this instance is £6,000. However, many people go into such cases expecting accident compensation of less than £5,000.
It’s a similar story with a broken leg. Here, the average pay out works out at a touch over £8,500. Again, most people would be happy with a settlement of £5,000 or even less.
How can I avoid being short changed in my work accident compensation?
The best way to ensure you get every bit of work accident compensation you deserve is to seek professional guidance. Callers to Accident Advice Helpline can enjoy:
– A freephone advice service open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
– A quick claims calculator on the website which offers immediate guidance in terms of the validity of their claim.
– Expert advice from a team of lawyer’s with over 13 years experience in personal injury claims, including road traffic accidents and public slips, trips and falls as well as accidents at work
– A team who work on a no-win, no-fee basis
– Peace of mind with a firm recommended by renowned consumer champion, Esther Rantzen
– The likelihood of a case being settled without the need of a court appearance.
In order for your work injury compensation claim to be valid, your accident will need:
– To have occurred within the last three years, with the exception of things like industrial illness
– To have caused injuries that required medical attention
– To have occurred as the result of negligence by someone else.
If your case meets the above criteria, a call to the experts can ensure you get the full compensation you merit.
Date Published: November 24, 2013
Author: David Brown