Whether it is for injuries sustained in a fall from a height or a slip on a floor, filing a compensation claim can be difficult. A law called the statute of limitations, which places a strict limit on the amount of time you have to file your claim, adds to the stress of the process. To make filing a claim as simple and straightforward as possible, follow these five essential tips.
How to get the compensation you deserve after an accident at work in East Staffordshire
- Document everything
Keeping diligent records after your accident at work in East Staffordshire is imperative to a successful claim. Make notes every time you speak to an insurance representative, keep evidence of payment for any purchases you make, and log your pain and suffering in a daily diary. You can use these documents to help prove the value of your claim.
- Stick to the facts
If you are short on cash, it may be tempting to exaggerate your injuries or losses. However, if your employer’s insurer finds you to be inaccurate or deceptive, they could reject your claim. Stick to the facts and be as honest as possible when talking about your accident at work in East Staffordshire.
- Seek legal advice
Unless you have a legal background, it is highly unlikely that you will realise the true value of your claim. To learn about the amount you will be able to claim for, call our Freephone helpline and go through your injuries and financial losses with the trained claims advisors here at the Accident Advice Helpline.
- Hire a solicitor
In addition to helping you to estimate the value of your claim, we can assist you with hiring an experienced solicitor on a 100% no win, no fee* basis. They will gather evidence, document your injuries and losses, and file your claim properly and before any deadlines. All in all, they will maximise your chances of receiving full compensation after your accident at work in East Staffordshire.
Your employer’s insurer may offer to settle your claim early. However, it is important to realise that you do not have to accept their initial offer. If the proposed settlement seems unfair, do not be afraid to negotiate. To get through the negotiations unscathed, consult your solicitor. They will do everything they can to ensure you do not settle for less than you deserve.
Date Published: 28th December 2014
Author: Jan Newell