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Workers Comp in the UK

Oct 6th 2015 at 7:17 AM

Workers’ compensation is a benefit that provides UK citizens with the cash they need to survive. Several hundred thousand UK workers experience injuries in the workplace. Those injuries may or may not occur because of neglect, but workers’ compensation has nothing to do with neglect. Workers are eligible for any injuries that occur while they are on the job. They can be physical or emotional injuries, so long as they meet the appropriate qualifications. 

Types of Injuries

Some of the most common types of injuries that occur in UK positions are burns, cuts and broken bones. Cuts can occur when equipment is faulty or if employers do not train their employees properly. Burns can occur because of the mishandling of chemicals or because of faulty equipment.

Filing a Claim

The first step that a UK worker should take upon receiving an injury is reporting the injury to the manager. The second step in the process is visiting a physician. The employee will need the physician to write a report that states that the employee cannot work. The physician will need to document the illness or injury and provide the employee with an expected date of recovery or return to work. 

The employee should then get the employer to file a report with the Health and Safety Department. The Department will make a decision about the claim. If the department approves the claim, the employee will receive compensation for the lost paycheck for as long as the doctor approved the leave. 

The amount of  compensation that one can receive for an at-work injury depends on the work compensation calculator and the extent of the injury and the amount of time that the person will be out of work. A good solicitor can provide an injured or ill person with a figure that explains what he or she will receive. A reliable solicitor will have several years of verifiable experience and a reputation that a prospective client can research and easily read about. The prospective client should schedule an appointment with the solicitor if he or she receives a claim denial or an unfair decision of any kind.
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