If I make a claim for a muscle injury at work, can I recover the cost of private medical treatment? I have been informed by my doctor that I will require surgery but there is a long waiting list.
If you are eligible to make a claim for a muscle injury at work, you will be entitled to get the best possible medical treatment. You will already have suffered enough due to the incident, and you should not have to endure further pain while you wait for the NHS to assign you an appointment.
Of course although you may be entitled to claim for private medical treatment for your injury, we also recommend that you join the waiting list on the NHS while your claim for compensation for a fall in a cafeteria is being pursued. It can take between six and nine months on average for personal injury claims to be resolved and compensation to be awarded. It may take longer if your claim for having slipped on drink in a cafeteria is disputed by the negligent party.
You are best advised to speak with a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to discuss making a claim for a muscle injury at work and to start the claims procedure. A solicitor will first determine your eligibility to claim compensation for a fall in a cafeteria, and will seek evidence of negligence from canteen manager or staff. It is also advised that you visit a knee injury specialist to confirm that the operation that has been recommended to you is necessary and there are no other options available. The cost of private medical care will be added to your claim for special damages along with any costs and expenses that have been incurred due to the injury you sustained.
When your solicitor is satisfied with the claim, he/she will send a letter of claim to the negligent party informing them about your intention to claim for having slipped on drink in a cafeteria.
If the canteen manager accepts responsibility for your accident, it may be possible to negotiate a quick settlement with the insurance company. However if they dispute the calm your solicitor may be able to request an early payment of a proportion of your compensation if you slipped on drink in a canteen.
Please bear in mind that interim payments of compensation tend only be granted when a claim is strong or if liability for the accident is accepted by the insurance company. However if your application is successful the negligent party will have to make an early payment of compensation for a fall in a cafeteria to cover medical treatment, while negotiations on a full and final settlement of your claim for a muscle injury at work continue.