After being in an accident at work in Swindon you may feel mortified and embarrassed but if the accident was not your fault and you were injured as a result you could be entitled to some compensation.
Making a claim is nothing to be ashamed of and standing up for yourself is the best thing you can do in such a situation. Even if you think you are partially responsible there could still be a claim.
Partial responsibility in an accident at work in Swindon claim
In some scenarios an accident could happen through a contribution of different people’s efforts. A combined effort doesn’t mean that the accident was entirely your fault which is why you may still be able to make a claim.
Depending on the circumstances and outcome of the accident your case may end up being decided in a court. Where there are two parties claiming responsibility from the other direction it is normal for the case to end up in a court as it can be difficult to resolve without the aid of a judge.
In the outcome of the hearing the responsibility will be declared on the basis of percentages. If you have the lower percentage you will receive some pay out, though the amount varies from case to case.
Factors influencing compensation amounts
Claiming on an accident at work in Swindon is a right you have but you don’t have much control over how much compensation money you may receive. You may find receive more than you wanted or it may end up the other way round.
The amount of compensation awarded is based on many concepts including the severity of injuries sustained. A claim on cuts and bruises will have a lower pay out than a claim for broken bones or worse.
Other factors include circumstances of the accident and of course who was responsible for the accident.
Being partially responsible for an accident doesn’t mean you can’t make a claim. Having partial responsibility still means that you were not entirely responsible for the accident so you shouldn’t have to pay the costs as a result.
If you are going to make a compensation claim on an accident you may have been partially responsible for give us a call. Accident Advice Helpline can give you the advice you need so call for free on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 16th May 2014
Author: David Brown