If you are wondering what to do after sustaining an industrial injury, first consider that you could be owed financial compensation, and we here at Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you to secure the money that you could be entitled to. The law says that if you’ve been injured and someone else was to blame, that you should be compensated, and yet as many as 7 out of every 10 people who have been injured at work, never actually launch a claim. Why is this?
Reasons why many people fail to claim compensation for an industrial injury
If you’re concerned about how you could sustain an industrial injury but not be compensated, consider this. Many people don’t act quickly enough in registering their claims. The vast majority of injury claims are subject to a 3-year statute of limitations. In effect this means that you must register your claim within the 3 years immediately following on from the date your accident took place.
The other reason that many people who have sustained an industrial injury fail to claim, regardless of the types of industrial injury, is that they are afraid of recriminations from their employers. This fear is somewhat understandable, but it is based on a lack of knowledge.
It is your employer’s responsibility to prevent you from sustaining an industrial injury, which is why here in the UK they must have employers’ liability insurance in place. When an accident happens it is this insurance that is called upon to finance any compensation. In reality, the employer doesn’t face a financial penalty, unless it’s imposed by a court of law if the case goes to trial. But over 90% of claims are settled out of court, so it’s the liability insurance that foots the bill.
Work with Accident Advice Helpline to maximise your compensation
There are predetermined sums already allocated for specific injuries. Find out how much you could be owed by taking the Accident Advice Helpline 30-second test.
The sum you are entitled to the injury itself may only be a part of the total award you could be due. You may also have incurred other expenses, directly attributed to your injury, and you may have suffered a loss of earnings. All these things can be reclaimed if you work with Accident Advice Helpline.
If there is anything else you would like to know about how to claim for an industrial injury, you can have your questions answered free of charge by our customer support team. You can access this support by calling our national helpline. Call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
For further peace of mind we come highly recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen. We also give a no win, no fee* guarantee. It means that the cost of claiming for an industrial injury is only taken from you award if your claim is upheld. Call us today to find out more.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Industrial injury claim