What To Do If You Are On The Receiving End Of An Injury Claim in Orleton
It is rare that individuals are on the receiving end of an injury claim in Orleton, but it can happen. The most likely scenario for this is when an employer sues for compensation because they feel that they have lost money due to your negligence. This is called civil legal action and if the case is successful it means that you will need to pay your employer a certain amount in compensation to make up for the money they have lost – and possibly more besides. Two reasons you may be asked to pay compensation are:
- If you are accused of theft in the workplace
- If you are accused of negligence in the workplace
Your employer will need to provide proof for either of these claims so if you have not committed the crime you are accused of then there is still a chance that their claim will not be successful. However, the standard of proof is lower in civil courts than in criminal ones so this is something to bear in mind.
What Costs Are Involved With An Injury Claim in Orleton?
If you are going to be paying compensation thanks to your employer’s injury claim in Orleton then you should know what they will be claiming for and what you are likely to be paying out. The amount you are ordered to pay out in compensation will incorporate:
- The sum of the goods or cash lost/stolen
- The costs of the investigation
- Administration costs
- Legal costs
You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to someone who can help and give you advice about what is being asked of you. Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims and should be able to give you all the information you need about your case. If you feel that you may be in a position to make a counter claim then see if you can file your own injury claim in Orleton with Accident Advice Helpline.
On Receiving A Demand For Payment
There are a few things you can do once you receive your letter demanding payment as a result of the injury claim in Orleton.
Make an offer. If you feel that you will have to pay the amount in full then you should make an offer of payment. if you cannot afford to pay the entire amount in one go then ask for the amount to be broken down into installments. Usually the company will be pleased that you are making an offer of payment even if it is only a low installment amount, and will accept this.
Deny liability. If you still feel that you are not to blame for the amount being asked of you then continue to deny that you are liable for the amount asked.
Ignore the letter. There is always the chance the company will not take any further action against you and that if you ignore the letter the matter will just quietly end on its own. This is a risky strategy though, which could find you taken to court.
Date Published: 8th September 2013
Author: David Brown