One of the most common questions raised when you consider bringing a claim for compensation is “will it be worth it?” It is commonly known that bringing a claim is a long, laborious and stressful process. It is not something that should be taken on lightly. Even if your legal team do the majority of the heavy lifting for you, you will still need to be involved and you will need to be able to commit to the case. Therefore, it is not uncommon for many people to want to know if the hard work and the potential stress involved will be worth it.
When bringing a compensation claim there are certain things your solicitor won’t tell you. These secrets are not damaging to your claim and will not put you at any risk for not knowing them, many legal professionals wish they could tell clients this information but don’t due to the professional nature of the relationship. However, today I have decided to share the top three pieces of information that I have noticed most legal professionals have confessed that they wish they could tell their clients.
Suffering an injury at work can be very upsetting. Depending on the severity of your injury you can find yourself negatively affected for a few days, weeks, or months. Some individuals find themselves suffering life-changing injuries, which can leave them permanently disabled.
As well as the upset of suffering a physical injury, regardless of its severity, there is also the worry that comes with suffering an injury at work, both from your work directly and from the potential financial issues that can result.
There are so many questions to answer that it can easily become overwhelming. Will you be investigated for the accident? Could you be disciplined? Will you have to take time off from work to recover? How long will you be off work for? Will you be paid for the time you have to take off? If you are going to be paid for your time off will it be at your usual rate or will it be SSP? Could you lose your job because of this? What if you can’t get another job at the same level because of the injury? How will you pay your bills, and support your family?
When you bring a claim some of your earliest questions are going to be, “How do I pay for this?” “Can I get legal aid?” “What is no win, no fee?”.
Funding a claim is a common concern, especially if you have just lost or left your employment and money is a bit tight until you can secure new employment.
This article attempts to reassure and explain exactly what your funding options are so that you are in a position to further investigate which option you believe will work best for you. The article will also cover in some detail the most common method of funding an employment claim, no win, no fee agreements.
I have had several people raise questions to me regarding what kinds of injury you can claim for in a Personal Injury or Clinical Negligence claim. Do mental health problems count as an injury? Is it just cuts, bruises, and broken bones? What about hurt feelings? Or emotional upset?
Most people know and understand that you can claim for a broken arm or leg, but the situation becomes much more confusing when you start considering non-physical injuries.
This article will discuss claims for emotional distress in personal injury and clinical negligence claims.