Men in particular should seek medical advice for work accident compensation in the UK, Doctors claim
The bravado of men does not help their cause when it comes to claiming work accident compensation in the UK, doctors are claiming. Men are renowned for toughing it out and refusing to visit the doctors, however if they have a work-related accident, they should seek medical advice if they want to claim compensation for the injury they have received. It is vital that an expert medical opinion establishes the medical facts as close to the accident as possible.
Time is of the essence in claims for work accident compensation in the UK medical professions say for a multitude of reasons, some of which are listed here;
- Some injuries can have a delayed effect especially knocks to the head where the immediate effects of the injury may not become apparent; but medical advice can predict a course of action based on previous lessons.
- Whiplash from an accident whilst driving a work vehicle; whiplash injuries can also take several hours to come to light.
- For most compensation claims, an expert medical opinion will be required or proof that a medical opinion was sought.
- It can affect the amount of the compensation claim if no medical advice was sought.
Men are renowned for making bad patients and even worse at going to the doctors to find out what is the matter with them. Often men are embarrassed to seek medical advice as they see it a sign of weakness, however doctors are saying men are being quite selfish in this attitude as it is not just their lives that are affected by a workplace injury but those of other family members as well. By not seeking medical advice, they are jeopardising a claim for work accident compensation in the UK. If men realised what they could claim for in compensation, they may be more inclined to seek the help they need. Claims can include;
- Compensation for loss of wages
- Compensation for medical costs
- Compensation for psychological effects
Accident Advice Helpline is an independent company that specialise in connecting innocent victims of work accidents with specialist legal help. Those legal experts can help with the details of work accident compensation in the UK.
The advice is that men need to stop shrugging off injuries as though nothing has happened and go and see the doctor as soon as possible. This is one of the three criteria that, on the whole, should be met before a compensation claim can be started although there are exceptions. The other two criteria are that the accident has occurred in the last three years and that the accident was not the fault of the claimant. Exceptions do exist and the best advice is to call Accident Advice Helpline on their Freephone number on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and have a 30 second conversation to see what options are available.