According to a recent study, over two-fifths of personal injury victims failed to file a compensation claim. Not wanting to contribute to the compensation culture; not understanding how the claim process works; fear of what others may think of them; and being kept in the dark about your legal rights are just a few of the reasons.
We’ll explain and debunk the beliefs that have kept these people from seeking compensation in the rest of this post.
Not Looking For Such A Culture
A staggering 42 percent of the victims who did not file a claim believed they would contribute to the compensation culture if they did. The government, on the other hand, has statistics to prove that there is no compensation culture. The ‘compensation culture’ is a media-fueled myth with ties to the insurance industry’s agenda.
People have been misled by the compensation culture myth into believing that claiming is morally wrong. People are made to feel bad for utilizing a legal system that is intended to assist them! Compensation is not intended to provide financial gain; rather, it is intended to assist victims in recovering what they have lost and suffered as a result of an accident.
You don’t have to worry about contributing to the compensation culture as long as your claim is genuine and you are honest with us.
If you were involved in a car accident, you can also file a claim for the cost of your automobile’s repairs, your medical bills, your lost wages, your property damage, and other expenses.
Don’t Want To Be Judged
The compensation culture has created a negative stereotype of claimants. It is a mistaken belief that those who claim are simply money grabbers.’ Some people are unaware that victims frequently suffer financial losses as a result of their injuries.
For example, if your doctor recommends that you take two months off work to recover from your injury, you could be out of work for at least two months. As a result, claiming what you lost is not unreasonable.
You can claim the cost of your treatment, car repairs (if you were in a car accident), lost wages, damaged property, and more. Accident victims are entitled to compensation, so don’t be embarrassed or guilty about filing a claim. You are entitled to compensation at the very least if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault.
Lack Of Information
Up to 26% of people did not file a claim because they were unsure how the claim process worked. It’s natural to be concerned about using a service you’ve never used before. But you don’t have to be because that’s what we’re here for! When such injuries happen you must connect Personal Injury Lawyers Ottawa on priority.
Schedule a meeting with us, and our experts will simplify this process for you. This will help you in getting your right in a very smooth way.
It is illegal to fire you for filing a complaint against your employer. If this is the reason you were fired, you may have a case for wrongful termination. Employers’ liability insurance should be carried by every firm or place where you work to protect you from workplace accidents.
Your solicitor will walk you through the process and keep you updated on the status of your claim. If there are any tasks or information that we require from you, we will notify you. We will always try to be as accommodating and flexible as possible for you.
We will arrange or contact you at the time and date you specify as long as you let us know when you are available. Our solicitors at Ottawa are very approachable, so please contact them if you have any concerns or questions during your claim.