If you have suffered an accident at work, the process of making a compensation claim may seem like a chore. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about the claims process, and if you choose to believe them, you may end up losing out on the compensation you deserve. To help demonstrate the ease with which you can claim compensation from your employer, we have put together a list of some of the most commonly heard misconceptions surrounding the Derby accident at work claims process, followed by their truths.
Myth: Derby accident at work claims take years to settle
If your case is straightforward, the solicitors here at the Accident Advice Helpline should be able to provide you with a satisfactory compensation settlement in as little as a few months. However, if your claim is more complex, it may take them a while longer to settle your claim.
Myth: Accident at work claims always go to court
The vast majority of the personal injury claims our solicitors handle settle through amicable out of court negotiations. Only a very small number of cases reach a full court hearing.
Myth: Accident at work claims hinder full and fast recoveries
Your employer’s insurance company will be keen for you to make a full and fast recovery from your Derby accident at work, as the speed of your recovery will form an important part of your claim. When you make a claim through us, we will instruct a doctor to examine your injuries and create a written report detailing your prognosis. If the doctor decides that you require immediate medical treatment, and your employer has admitted responsibility for your accident at work, we will request interim compensation payments to help you to pay for any immediate medical treatment you require.
Myth: Accident at work claims damage professional relationships
Your employer cannot fire you for bringing an accident at work claim against them and if they do, they would be liable to pay you compensation for unfair dismissal.
If you have felt reluctant to make a Derby accident at work claim because of any of the aforementioned myths, now is the time to start the claims process. To get the compensation you deserve with the support of our experienced solicitors, please call our Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone or use our 30-second test today.