If you have been injured in an accident at work, you may have mixed emotions. You may feel vulnerable, angry, confused and upset, but channelling these emotions into something as positive as making a compensation claim will be vital to your recovery. Unfortunately, there are many myths surrounding the process of claiming compensation, and these may put you off making a claim. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have debunked the myths to help you to find the confidence to get your claim underway:
Myth 1: Your claim will put your employer out of business
When you make a Hyndburn accident at work claim, you will actually be filing a claim against your employer’s insurance company. This means that your employer’s insurance company will pay out for your compensation settlement.
Myth 2: You will lose your job as a result of making a claim
Your employer cannot dismiss you for making a claim. In fact, it is against the law. While we cannot guarantee that your employer will treat you fairly following learning about your claim, we can discuss your case with you and go over anything that may be causing you additional stress.
Myth 3: You can claim for any Hyndburn accident at work
A common misconception is that you can claim for any accident at work. However, it is important to realise that your claim will only be successful if the accident that caused you to suffer an injury was foreseeable and otherwise avoidable had your employer acted appropriately.
Myth 4: Your claim will help you to get rich quick
The purpose of a compensation claim is to put you back into the position you would have been in had your accident not occurred. This means that you will not be able to seek damages over and above the losses you have suffered.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we are always happy to dispel the myths surrounding Hyndburn accident at work claims. Our job as personal injury solicitors is to ensure that we understand the situation you are in and provide you with quality advice on your legal rights.
To make the most of our expertise, please call our Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and speak to one of our friendly claims advisers, or use our 30-second test.
Date Published: 17th September 2014
Author: Jan Newell