There are many things that you can and should do if you have been injured in a Newtown accident at work, but you may not realise that there are also certain mistakes you can make that may make it more difficult for us to win your personal injury case. Here is a list of some of the mistakes to avoid, followed by the steps you can take to maximise your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve:
Mistake # 1 – Failing to seek medical advice
The main evidence we will rely on when assessing your claim is the information contained within your medical report. If you fail to seek medical treatment immediately after your accident or fail to attend follow-up appointments without good reason, you may jeopardise the success of your compensation claim.
Mistake #2 – Failing to retain valuable evidence
Your employer is unlikely to rely on your version of the events surrounding your accident at work. Accordingly, if you fail to keep valuable evidence, such as photographs of the accident location and details of eyewitnesses, you will risk losing your case.
Mistake #3 – Talking about your Newtown accident at work with your employer’s insurer
Your employer’s insurer will be out to make a profit. Therefore, the easiest way for them to reject your claim is by calling you up and getting you to admit to causing your accident. While it is essential to maintain a pleasant attitude when talking to your employer’s insurer, you should not talk about your Newtown accident at work in detail without first seeking the advice of our no-win, no-fee* solicitors.
Mistake #4 – Withholding essential information
If you fail to provide your doctor with a complete account of your pain and suffering, you will not receive full compensation from your employer’s insurer. To avoid this risk, ensure your doctor is fully aware of your symptoms by keeping a detailed log of your physical and emotional distress.
To avoid jeopardising your Newtown accident at work claim, please contact Accident Advice Helpline and seek our expert advice. You can either call our freephone helpline and speak to one of our trained claims advisors, or use our 30-second test and we will call you back. Call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Our team of professional advisors are waiting to take your call and get your claim started. Let our experts look after you and get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 18th September 2014
Author: Jan Newell