When you have been injured at work, one of the first things you likely will want to do is to make a claim against your employer. Why not use our injured at work compensation calculator to find out how much you can get using Accident Advice Helpline?
Unfortunately, there are some mistakes that you can make that can ruin your chances of being able to make a claim. Below are some mistakes that people often make that can hurt their chances of being able to claim and get the compensation they deserve.
Not telling your employer can remove the need to use an injured at work compensation calculator
The first mistake that can hurt your work injury claim is not telling your employer that you were injured. If you wait to tell them, and let even a day go past before telling them, it can really hurt your claim. So as soon as you injure yourself at work, tell your employer. Otherwise, even though you may have a really good case, you may be hurting your case and you may lose. One of the biggest keys to winning a claim for work injury is to tell your employer that you were injured. Putting it off isn’t going to help your claim. In fact it will likely hurt it.
Not going to the doctor
The second mistake that you can do that will hurt your work injury claim is not going to the doctor. If you said that you were injured and you don’t go to the doctor, your employer might think that you really weren’t injured. It’s important to have medical evidence of your injury, no matter how small it is, in case it gets worse. So go to the doctor and it will help your claim.
Not following medical advice
The third mistake you can make that will hurt your claim for work injury is not following the advice of your doctor. For example, if you had a holiday planned with your family and your doctor told you that you can’t go on it because of being injured at work, but you go anyway, this is going to hurt your claim. Make sure that you are following your doctor’s orders to the letter. Otherwise, you could lose your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline for your injured at work compensation calculator
If you’ve been injured at work, make sure that you remember these mistakes and avoid making them. Another mistake that you should avoid making is hiring the wrong solicitor. Want help finding the right one? Call us and we’ll connect you with one of our expert and dedicated solicitors. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have lots of experience and we will work hard to help you get the maximum compensation you deserve. Call us on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. Alternatively, you can use our injured at work compensation calculator now.
Date Published: 29th August 2013