Claiming against work

When considering a personal injury accident claim against work, it is important that you understand the context of your claim. Understanding the purpose of your injury claim will aid your healing process and help you educate others on that process. This Manners Pimblett article looks at the reasoning behind making a personal injury claim against work.

So you have filled out the accident book, been to the doctors or casualty/emergency department and had the injury to your hand, neck, back leg or arm seen to. You are now at home on the sick, getting yourself better to go back to work. Day time television has lost its appeal, you are on your second 5 day sick note from the doctors and work have been supportive. That's it. Or is it?

What about the fact that you have been injured?

You may have long term scarring or have to undergo physiotherapy? You may find that you cannot do what you are used to doing; your home/social life may have been affected. This makes a work related injury a far more serious proposition. You work to live and if you have been injured at work at no fault of your own and as long as there are reasonable grounds to justify a claim for compensation i.e you were injured through someone else's negligence or fault, then you can claim for compensation.

What about work?

You are entitled to return to work but you have to get this clear in your head. You are claiming for your entitlement, it is compensation. As long as you keep communicating with your line manager in adherence with your company sick policy, they will understand that you have right to claim.

Compensation a definition (k m p n-sa sh n)
  1. the act or process of making amends for something
  2. something given as a reparation for loss, injury etc.; indemnity
  3. the automatic movements made by the body to maintain balance
  4. the attempt to conceal or offset one's shortcomings by the exaggerated exhibition of qualities regarded as desirable
  5. (Biology) abnormal growth and increase in size in one organ in response to the removal or activation of another
Compensational adj


Compensation is not revenge

Compensation for an injury at work is not revenge against your employer or indeed the circumstances that led up to your accident. Compensation is just part of the healing process and assuming that a claim can be made in favour of your accident and personal injuries. You are claiming for what is rightfully yours, reparation for injury and potentially loss. Call our team today and see how we can help you. 0845 077 0772.

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