Making a compensation claim has become somewhat looked down upon in modern society; often leading to connotations of laziness and greed, but this could not be further than the truth.
The reality is 2 in 5 victims don’t make a compensation claim out of fear despite being rightfully owed compensation for the physical, mental and emotional toll their accident has taken on their lives.
There are many completely understandable reasons why victims are afraid to seek compensation which here we will be discussing and putting to rest to help put your mind at ease if you or a loved one has suffered from an accident.
One of the most common reasons we hear from clients as to why they are afraid of seeking compensation is that they are fearful of losing their job if the claim is in relation to a workplace injury.
This is completely understandable worry but the reality is, it is illegal for employers to fire you as a result of you making a claim against them. If they do decide to let you go for this reason you may have a case for unfair dismissal.
It is important to remember that companies have employers liability insurance for this very reason and although a compensation claim may feel personal, you are not taking money directly out of their pocket as it is covered by their insurance company.
Making a Claim
It is understandable that after being the victim of an accident and having to deal with not only the physical but mental and emotional toll it can take, you may be hesitant to want to make a claim. It is normal for you to feel nervous about making a claim especially if it is something you have never had to consider before but this is how our team can help. Wafer Phillips’ claim process is made as simple and easy as possible with our experienced and empathetic solicitors. Below we have detailed the steps that are taken in making a claim to help you better understand the process.
- Get in contact with us to tell us about your accident.
- We will tell you if we believe there is a claim you can make and if we accept your case we will get in contact with the third party responsible for the accident.
- From here our team will handle everything else including compiling evidence and dealing with the legal side.
- We will arrange for you to have a medical assessment to determine the compensation you can claim for.
- Once this is complete we will contact the third part responsible and inform them of how much compensation we believe you are entitled to.
- If this offer is accept you will receive your compensation and the claim is complete.
- If however the claim is rejected, you do not need to worry as we will begin legal proceedings and represent you in court where a judge will decide the outcome.
This process may seem scary but our team will be with you every step of the way, fighting your corner to achieve the best outcome for you.
What will people think?
The most important thing to remember is the definition of compensation; ‘something, typically money, awarded to someone in recognition of loss, suffering, or injury.’ If you are seeking compensation, it is for a reason and although there is a culture that implies those seeking compensation are greedy, it is far from the truth.
People often fail to understand that victims of accidents can suffer long term damage that can be physical, mental and emotional.
If you have been informed by your doctor that you are unable to work for 6 weeks due to a broken leg, it is only right that you seek compensation for the lost wages during this period.
You are also entitled to any costs of your treatment, damaged belongings and other damages that have occurred as a direct result of the accident.
Compensation ensures that victims get what they deserve in a situation that was not their fault, something you should definitely not feel guilty or ashamed of.
At Wafer Philips, we understand that being the victim of an accident can be a particularly difficult and upsetting time, which is why our team is here to help. Our injury claim solicitors can help to support you through filing a compensation claim; helping to fill out injury forms, deal with any worker/private insurance companies and ensure that you are receiving the correct medical treatment.
Get in touch
Your solicitor will be with you through every step of the process and continue to work hard to win you the settlement you deserve at the end of the case.
We adopt a no win no fee policy, with no hidden charges for you to worry about.
If you or someone you know has recently been a victim of a workplace injury, don’t hesitate to contact us today on 0151 256 7898 for a free initial consultation.