Work Accident Compensation Claims - How to make a claim and consequences.


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Not everyone realises that you could make a claim for accident compensation from your work but in actual fact many people can.
This show will guide you through the process of filing a work accident compensation claim so that you get maximum compensation as soon as possible.

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Work Accident Compensation Claims - How to make a claim and consequences.

  1. 1. Not everyone realises that you could make a claim for accident compensation from your work but in actual fact many people can. This show will guide you through the process of filing a work accident compensation claim so that you get maximum compensation as soon as possible. WORK ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CLAIMS
  2. 2. WHEN CAN YOU CLAIM COMPENSATION? • Work accident compensation claims can be made when employees get hurt on their jobs because of the negligence of their employers. • If the incident at work has caused you to be injured or afflicted by any ailment, such as sickness, or injury to limbs and this has affected your lifestyle in some way, you are probably entitled to compensation from your accident and any monetary losses you've got incurred as a result.
  3. 3. SHOULD YOU REPORT YOUR ACCIDENT, OR PERHAPS EVEN MAKE A CLAIM FOR WORK ACCIDENT COMPENSATION? • Employees are allowed to file a work accident compensation claim if they have been injured at their work place due to the negligence of the employer. The accident should be reported in the Accident Report book as soon as possible whist treatment for the injury should be sought straight away. The time allowed for a work accident claim must be inside three years of the accident. • It is necessary to appreciate that when you make a work accident claim, it is a step in the correct direction for you and your employer, the claim gives the employer favourable circumstances to rectify any safety concerns that may cause future losses.
  4. 4. • One thing to note about filing a work accident claim is that you are not filing against your manager directly. You should not be dismissed because of filing a claim. And it is illegal to dismiss an employee simply because they have made an accident claim, so you have no reason to be concerned about losing your employment. • You may be able to settle your compensation claim outside of court, however, if you don't it may be necessary to commence with formal court proceedings. A thing to be observed is that, nearly all of the work accident claims cases are decided out of court by both the parties. If you have an accident and you find out at a later time that you sustained an injury from that accident, you can still file a work accident claim.
  5. 5. • The work accident claim provides compensation for lost salary, physical suffering, and any later restrictions on employment due to the injuries. Claims can be made for a wide range of factory accidents where the employee's injuries could have been avoided by the employer failing to take the necessary steps to make the working environment as safe as possible. • If your employer has ignored this duty of care, and their negligence has caused injury, you may be able to make a work accident claim. Statistics obtained in July this year show that slips trips and falls make up 36%, the majority, of work accident claims in the UK.
  6. 6. HOW TO MAKE A WORK ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CLAIM? • If you have had an accident in work of any kind then you should contact a company that specialises in work accident compensation claims. • The compensation amounts depend on the type of claim and type of injury caused in the accident. Some claims companies will be specialists in work accident claims, and will be able to handle your claim on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if you are unsuccessful, you will not have to pay anything at all. • What should be kept in mind whilst claiming compensation is not the fact that you are claiming against your employer but rather you are asking a compensation for something that has harmed you and it is unfair on the part of the employer for being negligent and no one else is going to pay for this but them.
  7. 7. WHY CAN YOU MAKE A CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION? • If you are in an accident at work and are not at fault, you can file a compensation claim with the courts. Work accident compensation is the term used when a person claims for personal injury caused by the fault of someone else in a place of work. • You are entitled to the accident compensation if you are ever accident at work due to the negligence of another. • When injuries are serious enough as to cause permanent disability or the inability to get back to work, you might be able to file for a more extensive compensation claim. Although the compensation cannot make up for such injuries it can certainly help to put you back on the path to leading a higher quality of life in the future. A claims solicitor can act swiftly on your behalf to obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible.
  8. 8. WHO PAYS THE COMPENSATION? • When a compensation claim is made, the insuring entity that protects the individual who was responsible for the work accident will decide if the claim will be accepted, as well as the amount to pay the injured party for any healthcare charges.
  9. 9. WHAT IF IT GOES TO COURT? • Work accident compensation claims are heard by a judge and not a jury if they reach the courts, however sometimes the insurance companies want to settle out of court by offering you a lump sum payment that will cover all of your accident related incidences. • However your accident happened, providing somebody else was at fault, you should be entitled to make a compensation claim for your injuries.
  10. 10. HOW LONG WILL YOUR ACCIDENT CLAIM TAKE TO SETTLE? • The claim team handling your case understand that you want a speedy settlement and at the same time getting the maximum amount possible. • The length of time taken to settle a claim will depend on the nature of the injury sustained and the circumstances involved. However, the team will be able to give you a much better idea once your claim is underway.
  11. 11. HOW MUCH COMPENSATION WILL YOU GET? • All our claims are handled by experienced compensation lawyers who strive to get the maximum amount possible for your claim. They are on your side and understand that you want the best possible outcome for your circumstances. • Aside from the obvious medical bills, there are other things that need to be considered when working out your compensation claim, including loss of income and other recurring expenses that your disability might result in. Getting the right amount of compensation depends on a number of factors. Knowing these and being guided accordingly could help you get all the work accident compensation that you need. • You will be able to get a much better indication as to the value of your claim once you submit your online form.
  12. 12. WILL YOU HAVE TO MEET WITH A SOLICITOR? • Our personal injury claims are dealt with by a specialist team of regulated UK compensation solicitors who are experienced in understanding your needs and getting the compensation settlement you deserve. • Any contact is made using the telephone, email and post. There is usually no need for you to ever visit a solicitor's office.
  13. 13. AND FINALLY HOW MUCH WILL ALL THIS COST YOU? • Absolutely nothing! All our personal injury claims are handled on a No Win No Fee basis. • What's more you will receive 100% of the compensation.