Compensation

Claiming Compensation

This is a brief article covering the reasons why you may want to claim compensation and why you may want to avoid claiming.

Why claim compensation?

Compensation claims, particularly those relating to work accident compensation, are important regardless of the monetary outcome. This is because dangerous working environments should be thoroughly inspected and assessed to prevent further incidents and ensure employees are adequately catered for in terms of suitable clothing, equipment, training and general conditions. If your claim or court case means someone else has a better working environment and an accident is prevented, it is more than worth it.

Many people suffering from an accident at work are entitled to compensation because the incident has had a long term or even permanent effect on their life. In these instances, money can be a small consolation, particularly if physical damage or family stress or break ups are involved, and many people believe that they are entitled to a compensation payout.

Reasons you may not want to claim compensation

Claiming compensation is becoming such a common thing that it’s more unusual to ask why you wouldn’t claim.

Although the idea of some extra money may sound great, the hassle isn’t always worth it in the end, especially if your time is precious to you. It all depends on how strong your initial claim is, as well as how bad your accident was and how it has affected your life following the incident. In smaller or weaker cases, it is unlikely you will receive much money and the amount of paperwork you have to fill in, as well as time spent on appointments and phone calls, may make a compensation claim not worth your while.

Which way to go?

At the end of the day, it’s your decision, which should be made with your lawyer’s help and no one else’s. You should never be dissuaded from making a claim – particularly a work accident compensation claim – by the other party involved. You should not be made to feel as if your job is under threat or you will be treated differently in such circumstances, particularly if your case can help someone else getting hurt.

Work Accident Compensation

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