Many people are injured in the UK every year, leading to many people trying to get compensation for machinery injury UK. But there are things that people often do when they have been injured that can actually ruin their chances of getting a fair amount or even any amount at all. Here are some of the mistakes to avoid.
Giving recorded or written statements to adjusters from the insurance company can affect your compensation
Adjusters have been trained in asking questions as well as vetting all the documents you provide them with unwittingly. Their goal is just one thing, which is to get the information that’s going to damage an otherwise good case that you have severely. They are very skilled and a take lots and lots of statements annually. The chances are very good that you’re going to make a statement that’s going to affect your case’s value adversely. So don’t tell them anything.
Signing a medical release can affect compensation
After you’ve been in an accident and you are contacted by the adjuster, you’re going to be asked assigned medical authorisations or medical releases. Undoubtedly you’re going to be told or you’re going to think that the adjuster’s going to just get records that are related to the accident. But this is not true. These kinds of authorisations are used routinely to get your whole medical file, which often will date back to when you were a kid. There could be some issues in these records which could affect the case adversely. So don’t sign releases. The adjuster is doing this to delete your claim’s substance and power.
Don’t sign an employment record release
Just like the medical authorisations and releases, getting information about your employment will be broad. They aren’t just looking for information about the time off you taken due to your injuries. Thereby a look at adverse employment actions, performance reviews, work attendance, compensations for workers compensation, information about your pension, and health questionnaires, which are all confidential documents that aren’t about the claim. So don’t let them see anything regarding your employment. You never know what may affect your case adversely.
Not being honest about your injuries can affect your compensation for machinery injury in the UK
You have to be honest about your injuries. It’s a big mistake to make yourself look more injured than you are and it can really hurt your case. So be honest about how you are feeling but don’t make your injuries sound worse than they are. Otherwise you may find that you are not getting anything at all.
Another mistake to avoid is not getting a solicitor. If you have been injured, being represented is very important. Want help? Give us a call free on 0800 689 0500. We can assist you with finding the right solicitor and therefore have the best chance at compensation.
Date Published: 8th September 2013