There can be mishaps occur in a workplace sometimes, which can be any time type of work environment. The final outcome will be the seeking of financial compensation by the victim which in turns a big work and need to be aware of this accident claims. Let’s take a brief look about these rapid claims settlement and check whether the victim is eligible for that. Personal Injury Claim If the victim has been sustained an injury as a result of the accident, then he/she is eligible to claim this ‘personal injury claim’. Also need to keep in mind unless the personal injury is documented by a Hospital or a G.P, it is not possible to make this claim. Compensation Claim The compensation claims depends on various factors such as,
How far the extent of the injury that affects your lifestyle and work How far the victim financially affected due to this injury Current work grade and pay scale of the victim. Financial losses that occurs due to the victim’s inability to return to work for a period of time, or seriously injured and not able to continue the job.
It is essential to provide the proof of expenses by means of medical reports, invoices for the amount paid and so on. These constitute strong evidence that acts as a strong evidence for this compensation claim. Rights and Benefits of a Claim It is important to know about your benefits and rights that you are entitled to make a claim. Assume that if the injury requires a lot of time to recover, then you are entitled to receive a Statutory Sick Pay. Also you can take the advantage of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit but it depends strictly on the type of your employment contract. Moreover you can make a claim as discusses above in addition to this. Work Injury Lawyer It can happen sometime that the work injury claim might not be your fault but caused by your colleague or your employer. You may able to claim a financial compensation in case the liability can be established on the part of your employer. This type of claim against the employer is a tedious process that requires legal advice. Therefore it is essential to take advice from a specialist ‘Work Injury Lawyer’ who can guide in all legal aspects to proceed with this compensation. Value of a Claim Each and every work accident claim is different and the compensation may vary based on the seriousness of the injury, medical expenses, nature of the injury and other financial losses by the victim. A report and opinion by an independent medical examiner about the seriousness and nature of the injury play a vital role here. Based on the reports your lawyer can calculate the approximate value of the claim. So the final claim report will include the report from the medical examiner plus the financial losses incurred by the victim through medical expenses, loss of earnings as well as physical sufferings will be prepared and negotiated by your lawyer.