It is not unusual for employees to be concerned about making a Leicestershire accident at work claim because they are worried about any backlash from their employer and workmates. In the case of the employer it is illegal to treat you badly, just because you have made a Leicestershire accident at work claim and as for your workmates, they perhaps need to put themselves in your shoes to realise why you have made a compensation claim.
The reasons for making a Leicestershire accident at work claim
If you are injured in an accident at work that was not your own fault, you have a legal entitlement to compensation. This is because of:
- Pain and suffering
- Impact on your life
- Recovery time
- Expenses caused by the accident
- Loss of income caused by the accident
An accident usually brings many unexpected expenses with it, such as medications, travel costs, child care costs, home help and many others. These all have to be paid for somehow and you should ask your workmates how they would manage them, particularly as your income could have been reduced to sick pay while you are off work.
The financial burdens attached to accidents, often mean victims return to work before they should, but in the long run this can be worse, as it can delay the time it takes their injury to heal properly.
Compensation is not meant to be free money, the government see it as a recognition that someone else has caused you these problems and that you need financial help to cope with what could be major changes to your life.
How to get your legal entitlement for a Leicestershire accident at work claim
If you think you might be able to make a compensation claim, but have questions you would like answered, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on our freephone number 0800 689 0500. Our friendly advisor’s will have the answers and if you do ask something they do not know, they will find the answer and get back to you as soon as possible.
Our advisor’s will be happy to chat through the experience you have had to suffer and will give you all the up to date and relevant information you need to help you decide if you want to proceed with a personal injury claim.
We do not charge for this service and having a chat to them puts you under no obligation at all, the choice to carry on has to be yours and we will respect your wishes if you decide not to.
Some claimants prefer to start with our 30-seond test. This is just four questions that will let you know if you qualify to make a claim and, if you do, it will give you an estimate of how much your compensation could be.
Esther Rantzen endorses and recommends our services, because as a consumer champion, she knows we care about our claimants and always look after them when they use us to make their personal injury claim.
Date Published: 27th September 2014