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The Myths Surrounding Personal Injury Claims.

June 14, 2019 by  
Filed under Business, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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(ThySistas.com) There are a lot of myths surrounding personal injury claims. Because of all of them, not many people are willing to start a claim in the first place as they wrongly believe that the process will be complex and there is little chance of them winning any compensation. That couldn’t be further from the truth, though. If you speak to anyone who has been through the process before and won a compensation claim, they will tell you that it’s really worth doing if you are ever injured through no fault of your own.

Here are some of the most common myths that surround personal injury claims.

No One Ever Wins A Claim Against A Big Company

Some people don’t bother making a claim if their injury happened on the premise of a large company or corporation. That’s because they think that there is no chance of an individual winning a case against such a big company. This isn’t the case, though. In fact, most large organizations that can afford to will usually be quick to settle out of court before any negative publicity finds them. So, it’s always worth pushing forward with a claim regardless of who it is against.

Your Employee Can Sack You For A Workplace Injury Claim

Something else that people often worry about is making a claim after they suffered a workplace injury. They believe that this would give their employer grounds to fire them. As any personal injury lawyer will tell you, though, this isn’t the case. We all have the right to be given a very safe space to work in. As the injury will have been the fault of the employer because they failed to provide a safe space, then they won’t even think of terminating your contract prematurely. If they do, you could have grounds to take them to an employment tribunal and win even more compensation.

It Can Take Years To Settle Claims

Quite a few people are put off from starting a personal injury claim because they think that it will take years to finalize. Again, this is another myth that many people wrongly take to be true. In actual fact, the majority of personal injury claims are very simple and it won’t take long for you to find out whether you are entitled to compensation.

You Need To Go To Court To Win Compensation

No one ever wants to go to court, even if the chances are in their favor. Because of this, some people don’t seek compensation for an injury that wasn’t their fault. Needing to go to court is a myth, and as previously mentioned most personal injury claims will actually be sorted before they end up going that far. So, if all goes well, you should be given compensation without even stepping foot anywhere near a courtroom!

As you can see, claiming some compensation for a personal injury shouldn’t always be quite as complicated as you might have thought. So, it really is worth considering making a claim if you ever are injured!

Staff Writer; Lisa Ford


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