If you have been involved in an accident in your office, you may just accept any injuries that occur as a result of it. After all, an accident is often just that – a simple error in judgement or “one of those things”.
However, if you have been injured as a result of an accident which you think could have been prevented, then you may feel differently. Especially if the injury has been serious, or it has had a large impact on your life.
It is often in these circumstances that people decide it would be perhaps beneficial to make an office accident claim in Westminster. For some people their main priority is in claiming back any money they have lost as a result of their accident or injuries. For others it may be that they want to make a point, and feel that the person or people responsible for their accident should be made to pay in some small way. For others, they hope that by making a claim for compensation they will encourage those responsible to take the necessary steps to ensure that such an accident cannot happen again.
No matter why you want to make an office accident claim in Westminster, Accident Advice Helpline will help you to achieve your aim, and win financial compensation in the process.
The amount of compensation you are likely to be awarded for the pain and suffering caused by your accident will vary. To find out how much you could be entitled to you can take our 30-second test.
Loss of income
As well as being awarded compensation for the pain and suffering you have had to endure as a result of an accident, you can also claim back any lost income. If you have had to take time away from work as a result of injuries, whether this is a short amount of time or a more prolonged recovery period, then you may be able to claim this money back through your office accident claim in Westminster.
Your solicitor will be able to provide evidence to the liable party for any income that has been lost, usually with the administrative support of your HR department.
Out of pocket expenses
Your solicitor will also be able to add any out of pocket payments you have had to make to your office accident claim in Westminster. These may include covering travel expenses to any medical appointments you have had to attend for your injuries, including an assessment with the independent medical professional assigned to your case. You will need to provide receipts for any travel you have had to make.
You can also claim back money associated with medical bills, including for such things as treatment or prescription charges. Essentially, any payments you have had to make, which you would not normally have had to make if it weren’t for your accident can be added to your compensation amount.
If you want to discuss your claim in more detail with an adviser then dial 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 13th July 2014
Author: David Brown