How a work place injury can affect your life and how work injury compensation can really help you on your path into a new future

work injury work compExperiencing a work place injury can have terrible consequences not just for you but a work injury also affects your family and friends and also may affect your finances in a huge way. Seeking a claim for injury compensation is recommended and not just for this reason but many others some of which are discussed in this article.

If you are in two minds about whether or not to pursue a work injury compensation claim this article may open your eyes as to why making a claim not only makes a difference to you can also make a difference in other peoples’ lives too including your work mates.

Why should you be compensated?

Work Compensation is your legal right and your employer has work compensation insurance as it is a legal requirement. When you take the matter further and seek a common law claim for work compensation, it is important to remember that the insurance company i.e. Work Cover pay the claim and it doesn’t come out of your employers’ pocket. Many people are unaware of this and so they are scared to take the matter further.

An injury can put you out of work for a long time and compensation should take the lost income and Super into account when awarding a lump sum payment. It is important to consult a lawyer or injury helpline before accepting an offer.

It might be hard to think about the future and a lawyer can assist you with calculating future foreseeable losses and expenses and this includes any wages, salary or Superannuation you might miss out on because of your changed circumstances due to injuries.

Injury compensation aims to reimburse a person for all expenses and losses and put a person back in the same financial position prior to the accident. This includes what wages or salary or possible bonuses you would have received over a course of time.

Why should someone take responsibility?

When a common law work compensation claim is settled it can bring a painful situation to a close and help you move on with your life. Also, the employer would have learned (we would hope) how to take better care of their employees through the prevention of further accidents of injuries occurring.

A work injury compensation payout that considers future economic losses can help you adapt to living your life with injuries. You may be able to modify your home of vehicle to suit your needs amongst other things.