Claims Offices Are Bi-Polar!

Work injury claim deniedWhenever children fall and scrape their knees, parents always tell them never to mind it and carry on. The story changes dramatically when those same children turn into adults and falls can mean more than bleeding knees. People spend more than half their lives at work, so it’s no statistical mystery why so many accidents happen in the workplace. These accidents can lead to serious injuries like head trauma, broken limbs, and even severe cuts.

People should note that these aren’t your ‘oops I fell, silly me’ moments, these are the ‘Agh! Bang! Crash! – oohhh my back’ situations. Whenever a person files a claim for accident at work, it is understood that whatever the injury was, it was serious enough to bother with the filing of the claim and possibly disrupting the office environment for co-workers.

The Legitimate Claim Guardian

Unfortunately, many frauds have found ways to abuse the system, and sue employers for nothing more than scrapes that weren’t necessarily the fault of employers. It’s these frivolous lawsuits that have made accident claims gain an infamous reputation in legal circles. Most of these claims are thrown out, wasting the court’s time and making a mockery of actual victims.

The blame doesn’t lie solely on opportunistic individuals, though; part of it goes to opportunistic lawyers who would bring any claim to court no matter how ridiculous. It is up to responsible law firms to sift through the silt of non-claims so that the real injuries aren’t thrown out with the rest.

The Compassionate Claim Giver

It may sound easy, but as anyone who’s been doing accident claims knows, not everything is as it seems. On the one hand, you have fakes playing up minor injuries to get money. While on the other, you have an accident that looks superfluous on paper, but is an actual life threatening injury.

There is one simple way of knowing if a claim is truthful in its distress or just a claim to milk money out of the system, and that’s context. A good example is if the claimant had a prior condition that was agitated by the accident.

Compensation claims firms need to be compassionate and vigilant at the same time, and that’s never an easy balance. But if the rising number of successful compensations is any indication then the country might be safe.

About the Author

Angelina finished commerce at a university in Coventry. She works as an analyst at a local bank in Wolverhampton.