What Can I Claim For My Work Accident
You can claim compensation if you have suffered a workplace injury which was the fault of your employer or co-workers. What you can claim for an accident at work depends on a number of factors such as the severity of your injuries, recovery period and financial losses.
You can claim compensation for the pain, discomfort and suffering caused by your injuries. How much compensation you will receive depends on the nature and extent of your injuries. All injuries and the recovery period are different. An accident at work can cause a minor injury with a recovery within a few days, long lasting injuries which can cause disability or even loss of life.Other injuries may not cause any physical injury but could cause invisible injuries such as memory loss or a psychological injury.
Estimating the extent of the injury is a very difficult task to perform and the amount of compensation varies from person to person. There is no rule of thumb about calculating the amount of compensation. Our experienced personal injury solicitors can provide an estimate of the amount of compensation you will receive by analyzing the nature of injury and arranging for you to see a medical expert who will complete a medical report.
Our solicitors can also arrange for you to undertake rehabilitation treatment at a private clinic such as physiotherapy, chiropractor or counseling before your claim is concluded. We can arrange this at no cost to you and this will help your recovery.
You can also claim for other losses apart from physical or psychological injuries. Other losses may include:-
- Loss of earnings due to the long absence from work;
- Loss of future earnings;
- Medical treatment costs;
- Travelling costs incurred due to your accident;
- Care and assistance you have received from family and/or friends;
- All other losses caused by your workplace injury.