If you have been involved in an accident at work, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. Your employer has a duty of care to you as its employee, and if they are negligent in this duty to protect you from accidents, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
If you are in this position, you may feel apprehensive about making a claim. However, you should rest assured that there are many tools available to ensure that the claims process is as straightforward as possible. One such tool is an accident at work calculator.
What is an accident at work calculator?
An accident at work calculator is a tool, usually found online, that helps you to determine how much compensation you may be able to claim following your work accident. This can be used for a range of injury types, including:
- Vibration white finger
- Industrial deafness
- Head injuries
- Repetitive strain injury
- Back injuries
- Asbestos-related illness and
- Work-induced stress
Accidents at work can happen due to a range of factors, incidents and accidents. If your employer is to blame for any of these, then you may be able to make a claim. This could include, for example:
- A lack of sufficient training to carry out your job safely
- Poorly maintained equipment
- A lack of health and safety measures
- Harassment at work
To check your eligibility to make a claim, a good accident at work calculator will be able to confirm you are entitled to receive compensation. Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-test is one such tool that will firstly assess your eligibility, then go on to estimate how much you could receive in compensation. But how is this calculated?
How your compensation is calculated?
An accident at work calculator will generally take into account your injury type and its severity, to provide you with an estimated compensation amount. This will give you a good ballpark figure to work on, but your actual compensation amount may take into account further factors, including:
- Any loss of earnings you have incurred, either short-term, long-term or permanently. If your injury puts you out of work entirely, your payout should take this into account
- Medical expenses such as specialist treatment and care costs
- Other expenses including modifications to your home and travel costs to and from medical appointments
- The emotional impact of your injuries
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, then chat to the claim experts Accident Advice Helpline today. We will be able to give you a more detailed idea of how much you will be able to claim in compensation. To get in touch, simply call our advice line on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. Alternatively, you can fill out our short online claim form or await a call back from our professional advisory team after using our 30-second calculator.
Date Published: 16th May 2013
Author: Sharon Parry