Accident Injury Claim
Here are some frequently asked questions about work accident injury.
Can I make a work accident injury claim?
If you have suffered from any work related injury with no fault of yours, you are entitled for work accident injury claim.
How much compensation can I get?
The amount of compensation you will receive depends on the injuries or illness you have suffered. It will also include if you have undergone financial loses.
The total compensation you will get will be decided by the Court. In that case, it may require you to undergo a medical checkup to measure the injuries you have got by workplace accident. You can refer a compensation calculator to calculate the amount you can receive.
Is it necessary to go to court?
Most workplace injury cases do not proceed to Court, as these can double up the cost which a defendant needs to pay. Majority of them have out of court settlement only some rare cases proceed to court
Wait, I still work in the same Office? I will lose my job?
It is against the law to sack an employee who have made workplace compensation claim. You don't need to worry about losing your job. But, in case they withdraw your from job, you have the very right to file wrongful dismissal claim against your employer.
When is the best time to make a Claim?
There are no time limits to make a workplace injury claim. You can file your case whenever you feel like. However 3 years is known to be the maximum time limit in which a person can claim workplace compensation from his/her employer.