Need to know about claim amounts for an accident at work?
One of the most frequent questions we are asked when people approach us for advice is what they are entitled to in terms of claim amounts for an accident at work. There is no definitive answer, but we will do our best to give you an estimate. Estimates of claim amounts for an accident at work are based on figures laid down by the Judicial Studies Board guidelines. This sets a framework on which compensation payments are based – giving recommended payment amounts for specific injuries from, for example, the loss of an eye to a fractured toe, and everything in between.
However, the figure given for a specific injury is not always the sum total of the claim amounts for an accident at work. There are other factors which can affect how much you eventually receive. As well as your injuries, the law will also take into account any out of pocket expenses you have incurred as a direct result of your injuries, for instance. So you may receive reimbursement of costs such as prescription charges and travel to and from medical appointments. If you require additional treatment on a short or long term basis, or need ongoing support and adaptations to assist you in your daily life, you may receive money to help with this too.
If you have been unable to work or have missed out on a work-related bonus, you may receive a sum of money to offset loss of earnings. And should your medical practitioner state that you will be unable to return to work in future, claim amounts for an accident at work will also include a sum to compensate for future loss of earnings.
Contact the experts – Accident Advice Helpline
We have been negotiating compensation claim amounts after an accident at work for well over a decade now. Our solicitors are skilled in evaluating claims to ensure the innocent victims of accidents caused by carelessness, negligence or criminal acts receive the right amount of compensation to help counter the effects of the injuries. Call us today for detailed advice about your accident – our friendly, sympathetic advisers are always happy to talk through your case.
- Ring our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile;
- Text ‘claim365’ to 88010; or
- Try the 30 second test on our website
All our initial advice on your claim is free. We can tell you not only whether you have a right to claim, but also what we think your chances of success are. As noted, we’ll give you a preliminary estimate of what you might be entitled to in terms of claim amounts after an accident at work. And if you decide to go ahead with a personal injury case, we won’t charge you a penny to get your claim started. Call today.