Workplace injury claims have been in the news a lot recently and the main issue has been the large-scale redundancy of hundreds of thousands of workers. After reading this article you should have a better understanding of how these cases work and what you can expect from your Worksite Accident Lawyer when filing for compensation.
- The main reason for workers claiming compensation is because they have been injured while at work. If the employer is challenging the compensation claim, they will do this by taking their argument to the tribunal along with any other witnesses who may help them with their defense.
- A lawyer who is experienced in these types of cases will argue for the employee and supply evidence that they deserve compensation for the loss and injury they have sustained. The employer will have their own lawyer who will provide them with legal advice. The employee may well feel aggrieved by the actions of their employer and may decide to take their case to the tribunal. The whole process of taking a case to the tribunal can take years; however, it will be worth it to receive compensation for your suffering.
- The amount of compensation can vary widely depending on the circumstances surrounding the claim and the physical and mental condition of the workers involved. Sometimes a claim may be denied; whilst sometimes it may be accepted if it is of a substantial nature. It is important for the employee to have full confidence in the employment law solicitor they have hired and this must be shown throughout the claim procedure. Often a Worksite Accident claims case can drag on for many months; however, when all is said and done, the majority of cases are resolved outside the court system.
- If your employer is willing to negotiate a fair settlement outside the court, they will try and reduce the compensation award. If you have been injured as a result of an accident, it is vital you have yourself treated for your injuries at a reputable hospital. If you were not injured as a result of an accident, your compensation should reflect the cost of treatment. The time of recovery will also need to be taken into account. It is often agreed between the parties that the claim would be settled out of court if the case was to become extremely complex or if there was no chance of reaching a settlement.
It is essential to contact a compensation lawyer at Powers & Santola LLP as soon as possible after suffering from an injury at work. The first point to make is that you want to get compensation as quickly as possible. There are two main factors to consider when making a claim: the length of time you have been working for your employer and the amount of compensation you receive. If you have been working for the same employer for many years, then this may reduce the amount of time needed to make a successful claim. If you have recently lost or quit a job, you may be eligible for increased redundancy and additional compensation.