Are you suffering from a workplace injury? In this blog, we debunk some of the myths about the challenges of lodging claims for personal injury.
Myth #1 Your job will be jeopardised if you file a claim for personal injury
Fear of losing your job is a common hindrance and many people don’t pursue a claim for personal injury because of this. The reality however is that employers cannot dismiss you for making a claim. In fact, it is illegal for employers to do so and can give rise for an unfair dismissal claim.
Employers are also required to carry insurance for the very reason that injuries can happen in the workplace. Once you file your claim, it is more likely that your employer’s insurance company will be liaising with you.
Myth #2 Collecting evidence will be tough
Paperwork can be a major deterrent to making a personal injury claim. It’s not enjoyable and it can be extremely stressful. However, the personal injury specialists at Masselos & Co can help you compile the paperwork and ensure you have the requisite information to make a successful claim.
Myth #3 Compensation awarded will be minimal
The compensation you will be awarded will largely depend on your employer’s negligence in causing your injuries and the extent of your injuries. If you have a case for workers compensation, the key is ensuring you gather the appropriate documentation so that a fair assessment of your claim can be made. The relevant evidence you obtain also ensures you achieve the best possible outcome to compensate you for your injuries and ongoing symptoms. The personal injury lawyers at Masselos & Co are here for that purpose and will be with you every step of the way.
Myth #4 My injury is too minor to warrant a claim
You may think your injury is not serious enough to warrant the hassle of pursuing a workers compensation claim. However, it’s possible the injury may be more than what you think it is. You may also experience detrimental long term effects and ongoing symptoms, requiring extended medical treatment.
If you have suffered an injury, no matter how minor you may think it is, the best course of action is to seek personal injury claim advice. Talking to an expert will ensure you are protecting your workers compensation rights and looking after you and your family’s interests.
Myth #5 Expensive and long-winded legal battles
Taking a step back, the actual process to claim workers compensation is not complicated. After you lodge your claim with your employer, you will be asked to provide the relevant documentation. Once the claim is lodged and the employer’s workers compensation insurer accepts the claim, you will be entitled to receive weekly compensation and the insurer will attend to payment of your medical treatment expenses.
Compiling the relevant evidence can take time and may seem challenging, however a workers compensation lawyer can make this all easy for you. At Masselos & Co, our expert no win no fee lawyers will take you through step by step and look after your case from start to finish.
If your matter goes to court, yes, it can take some time. However, a significant portion of claims for personal injury are settled outside of court. If your matter ends up in court for any reason, you will have experienced compensation lawyers by your side to guide you through the process.
Need personal injury advice?
One or more of the myths explored in this blog may make you reluctant to make a personal injury claim. If you have the necessary evidence and legal assistance, you will find these factors are in fact misconceptions. For advice that will ensure you get the best results from your claim, our expert compensation lawyers at Masselos & Co are here for you. Book a free consultation today.
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