What money are you entitled to after a serious accident, including how to make an accident at work claim
If you have been involved in a serious accident and have sustained injuries, you may not be able to work again right away, and may struggle to keep yourself afloat financially, especially if you have medical bills to pay out on, and other expenses such as help around the house whilst you are still feeling under the weather.
The best thing to do to keep yourself afloat and enable you to recover more effectively is to see what money and benefits you are entitled to during this time, and try to claim all of them until you are feeling better.
- Compensation. After any serious accident which was not your fault, and was in fact caused by the negligence of someone else, you should be able to claim compensation which will compensate you for your injuries, but also for medical bills and other expenses.
Sick pay. Most people working in full time jobs will get sick pay if they are off work due to genuine sickness or injury. You may need to provide a doctor’s certificate to prove that you are genuinely injured, but other than this, sickness pay should come as standard.
- Sickness benefit. If you can’t get sick pay, or your sick pay doesn’t cover your living expenses, there are sickness benefits that you can get from the government to help you to stay afloat. These will be allocated to you based on how badly you have been injured and how long you will have to be off work, or if you have lost your job altogether because of your injuries.
- Health insurance. If you have taken out health insurance at any point, or have a policy as part of your employment contract, you should be able to get a payout on your health insurance as long as you can prove that you didn’t injure yourself, and that you are genuinely injured.
Making a Glenrothes accident at work claim
One of the best ways to stay afloat whilst you are still recovering from an injury is to make a Glenrothes accident at work claim against your employer, should you believe that they were entirely at fault for your accident and injuries.
You should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out more about making a Glenrothes accident at work claim and decide whether or not you have a good enough case for a successful claim. If you do you will work with experienced personal injury lawyers, who work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve. These lawyers will also work entirely on your behalf on your Glenrothes accident at work claim, so that you won’t have to face your employer in court.
Date Published: 4th October 2014
Author: David Brown