Many people have doubts about claiming compensation for a Winchester accident at work. Sometimes they worry that they will create tension with their employer or even lose their job. However, if you do suffer an accident in Winchester whilst at work, there could be a number of reasons why claiming compensation could be beneficial or even necessary. We explore some of the reasons why below and help you to understand a bit more about the claims process itself.
Being unable to work
Unfortunately work accidents in Winchester could leave you unable to work. Not all employers pay sick leave, particularly if you work on a casual or ad-hoc basis, which means that you could be left out of pocket and unable to meet your household bills. If the accident wasn’t your fault, you should consider claiming compensation to make up for that loss of earnings.
Having to give up work altogether
Serious injuries can affect the way that you work, hinder your performance or stop you working altogether, which can have a serious impact on your lifestyle. By getting in touch with a law firm, they should be able to advise you on what you can expect to gain from your compensation claim as well as guiding you through the process.
Medical treatment costs
Whilst the NHS will be able to take care of most of your treatment costs, it may involve long waiting lists or even having to go private for quicker results. There may also be after-care such as physiotherapy or other treatments which could leave you out of pocket. Making a compensation claim may be the most effective way to reclaim these costs.
How to claim compensation following a Winchester accident at work
If you have suffered an accident at work in the last three years, you should get in touch with an experienced law firm like Accident Advice Helpline to help you with your claim. They will provide you with advice and let you know whether or not you are eligible to make a claim, with no obligation to proceed. Most claims are processed by phone making the process easy and hassle-free.
Get in touch with AAH today by phone, fax, post or email to speak to an experienced, friendly advisor about your options. With a 24/7 advice line there is no better time to make that call and see if you could claim compensation for a work-related injury.
Date Published: 11th July 2014
Author: Jan Newell