Compensation for a Ruptured Ligament in an Accident
If I make a claim for compensation for a ruptured ligament in an accident at work will I be able to recover lost earnings? I have had to take six weeks off work and I do not receive any sick pay.
If you make a claim for compensation for a ruptured ligament in an accident, you will be entitled to claim general damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity due to your injury. You are also entitled to make a claim for special damages to recover any costs you have incurred due to either the accident or the injury that has been sustained. Claims for special damages can also be made to recover lost earnings, missed pension contributions and even lost overtime in some cases.
Your employer owes you a duty of care to ensure that the workplace is safe and all potential hazards that could cause an injury to be sustained by a worker are addressed and the risk of an accident is reduced as far as is reasonably practical. If your employer failed to make the workplace safe and you were injured as a direct result, you should be entitled to claim ruptured ligament injury compensation. It is important that you have your right to make a claim for a ruptured ligament confirmed by a personal injury solicitor as there are a number of criteria which must be satisfied in order for ruptured ligament injury claims to be filed against an employer. A solicitor is in the best position to check that all of these criteria are satisfied.
To make sure that your claim for a ruptured ligament is resolved as quickly as possible we recommend seeking legal advice promptly. Your claim must be investigated and thoroughly prepared, so the sooner the claims process starts, the sooner you will be able to recover ruptured ligament injury compensation from your employer’s insurance company.
After a claim has been filed it may be possible for you to apply to the courts to have a proportion of the compensation released early as interim payments. The purpose of interim payments is to ensure that will be able to cover essential expenses while still pursuing your full entitlement to compensation for a ruptured ligament in an accident.
Interim payments in ruptured ligament injury claims are usually only possible when there is a clear case of negligence or when liability for the accident has been accepted by an employer’s insurance company. A judge should then order the release of a proportion of compensation if the only sticking point is the amount of compensation which you are attempting to recover.
It is important that you do not rush back to work due to financial pressure and that you take of enough time to ensure that your injury has fully healed. If you return to work early and you cause a further injury to be sustained or your condition deteriorates, this cannot be factored into your claim. This would be deemed to be your own fault for placing your health in jeopardy by returning to work too quickly.
When you speak with a solicitor about making ruptured ligament injury claims you will be informed if it will be possible to make an application for the release of interim payments of compensation once your case has been evaluated. Your solicitor will also take all appropriate steps to ensure your claim can be resolved in the shortest possible time frame.