Unfortunately, many of the victims out there are not getting the compensation they deserve, due to the fact that many companies are finding loopholes in employment contracts that means they can get away scott-free.
Also, there are now millions of workers in the UK who are classed as independent contractors and temporary staff, which means if they suffer an injury at work the employer is not liable.
When this kind of situation arises, the only thing left to do is make a compensation claim through an independent claims compensation company. Here are 4 common questions about this process.
How do I find a compensation claims company?
Without a doubt, the best place to find a claims company is the internet. Typically, you should look for positive reviews about the company, and see if they have been in a business for a number of years and have all of the relevant experience.
How much does a compensation claims company cost to hire?
Not a single penny…until they have won your case and you get a check through the mail in your name! Never, under any circumstances, hand over money to a claims company upfront. This is a scam, and once the money is safely in their bank account you will never hear anything from them again.
How much money can I be awarded as compensation?
At the end of the day, every claim is different, which is why it’s impossible to say how much you could be awarded. It all depends on the severity of injury you suffered at work, as well as the loss of earnings incurred because you could no longer do the job and get paid.
A compensation claims specialist will be able to look more closely at your case and give you a better idea of what amount you might be entitled to.
Will I have to go to court?
In the vast majority of injury at work compensation cases you will NOT have to go through court proceedings. This is good news for many people, as going to court is a stressful time, and it’s not uncommon for a judge to rule against the person making a compensation claim.
Instead, most claims are now settled out of court, where the employer agrees to pay a settlement to end the matter once and for all.
If you have been injured at work, then it’s essential that you take action right away and make a compensation claim. The longer you leave it, the less chance of being successful.