Top tips for a successful work compensation claim
Winning a work compensation claim is possible no matter what your situation if you follow these top tips:
1. It’s all in the details
If we asked you to recall something that happened a month ago in detail, how much could you remember? Very often, the longer time goes on, the less you remember about an incident which is why it’s important to note every detail you can remember about the accident that happened.
2. Note down witnesses
If somebody else was present when you had your accident, their account of the event can be invaluable to your work compensation claim. Take their details but also ask them to make any notes on what happened in case they need to recall them for a lawyer.
3. Seek medical advice
This step is the most important to your compensation claim. A medical professional will not only be able to ensure you are physically alright after your slip, trip or fall, they will also report on your injuries which will then be used by your lawyer to proceed with your case.
4. Contact us as soon as possible
Although we can help with a work compensation claim for injuries that were sustained up to 3 years ago, we have more chance of helping you if you contact us as soon as possible. We may need to ask you to take an additional medical examination, so it is important this happens as soon as possible after the incident occurred to support your work compensation claim.
5. Don’t worry
Many people worry when proceeding with a compensation claim. They don’t want to cause financial difficulties for their employer, or worry about the security of their own job if they go ahead. Your employer’s liability insurance is there to help in the case of compensation claims, so will not affect the company directly. Remember that you were injured through no fault of your own and could be entitled to thousands of pounds to cover the costs incurred from time off work and for medical expenses.
A work compensation claim can be processed for a wide range of incidents, not just physical injuries from a slip, trip or fall. Here are some of the cases we’ve successfully dealt with over the years:
– Industrial deafness
If you have worked in a noisy environment that has led to hearing loss, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
– Construction accidents
Although the risks of working on a construction site are obvious from day one, it doesn’t mean you should suffer in silence should an injury occur. If you have an accident through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to claim.
– Repetitive strain injury
Workplace accidents are not just the result of physical jobs and dangerous workplaces, you can develop a repetitive strain injury merely from sitting incorrectly at your desk. It’s free to call us to discuss your claim, you may be surprised to find you are entitled to compensation.
Date Published: 15th October 2012
Author: David Brown