Employment Law9 Pros And Cons Of A Compensation Claim

9 Pros And Cons Of A Compensation Claim


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Making a compensation claim looks easy and a good idea in the beginning… but as time goes by, you discover the catches and fees. However, by that time it’s too late! Too late especially if the medical is done.

The claimed culture arrived and it was chaos. Door canvassers and telesales, knocking and ringing constantly for an injury claim. Have you had an injury? Have you had an accident in the last 3 years? It went ballistic, new companies evolving and new tricks came into place that would work against you.

The 9 Pros and Cons…

The Salespeople

Avoid these people who stop you in the streets, shopping center or at the hospitals! They don’t give a damn about you and surely don’t give a toss what the outcome is, of your injury claim. They work on a commission basis. 

The Agreement

Did you ever understand what was said before you signed the agreement? I guess not. ‘Don’t worry it doesn’t mean anything, the company will contact you and sort it out’. Did they ever? Today there is so much jargon, i.e. crap, out there that many people just ignore a claim for compensation even if they have an injury.

The Bank

In the beginning it was always a helping hand with your claim, until it was settled, with insurance and loan deductions. Policies were taken out in the thousands which backfired. And guess who provides the financially funded policies? The BANKS! 

The Loan

A loan agreement to fund a claim is unnecessary, but the salespeople claim ‘otherwise it’s not possible to be compensated and you’ll have to fork out a couple of hundred upfront to get started’. However, the deduction is phenomenal as the interest accumulates over the period of the claim. It could last up to 2 years and it gets deducted from your compensation.

The BIG & small Company

It didn’t help the victims as it was deducted from their compensation, but surely helped the BIG companies, who have now declared bankruptcy with millions ‘scoped’ from their victims. But today you have smaller companies doing a similar trick, we’ll do this and we’ll do that… with their technical wording.

You’ll get confused just like food, this many calories, protein and fat. There is so much advertisement going around that you just think forget it, stick to what we normally do. NOTHING!

The Law

Compensation is an entitlement by law, for release of funds to the injured for being involved in an accident or being injured to some form. Accidents do occur, that’s life as nobody’s perfect. But with the media filling our heads with different slogans, headlines and examples, we get more confused even when it all means the same thing.

The Media

On TV, there’s new advertisers showing victims of accidents and how they have had an accident. But what they don’t realise is, each accident is unique, so why portray victims as happy as they could ever be with their payouts. Imagine you doing that? It’s a marketing stunt. But unfortunately many do fall for it.

The Solicitor 

Specialist solicitors in claims should only handle your case, not a solicitor with a commercial background. So you need a solicitor with experience in the appropriate field to handle an injury or accident claim. 

The Internet

Browsing from one site to another is not going to help. You’ll be there all night, all week, all month or all year and still never make a claim for compensation. Their technical jargon, all mean something similar. We’ll do this and we’ll do that. Find something simple that will help.

Now that you are geared with such knowledge, do yourself a favour?

Apply it!

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