What should I do if I receive a direct offer of compensation for a compensation for a nerve injury at work?
If you have received a direct offer of compensation for a nerve injury at work it is recommended that you have your claim assessed by a personal injury solicitor as they will be able to advise whether it is worth your while pursuing the claim for compensation further or if you should accept the direct offer for your nerve injury accident.
You should also be aware that it is unlikely you will be offered the maximum amount of potential compensation for a work injury that you are entitled to claim in this scenario as insurance companies often seek to limit the amount of compensation they pay. They also do not have access to your medical records therefore the figure offered may not take into account the future impact of injuries you sustained on your life.
Thus by accepting a direct offer of compensation for a nerve injury accident, you risk being undercompensated for your injuries and you cannot go back and ask for more thus by accepting an early offer of compensation you may be left with medical bills in the future that your compensation may not be able to cover.
Of course a direct offer of compensation for a work injury can be tempting, particularly if your short-term finances are in a precarious position but a personal injury solicitor may be able to negotiate a settlement on your behalf with the negligent party’s insurers relatively quickly.
Alternatively it may be possible to apply for a release of interim payments of compensation to cover medical costs if you are pursuing your claim for a compensation for a nerve injury at work through the courts. Such an arrangement would allow you to pursue your claim for compensation without worrying about short-term financial difficulties.
Please bear in mind that despite the potential pitfalls a direct offer of compensation for a nerve injury at work should be welcomed as it means that the negligent party is willing to accept liability for the accident, therefore you should speak with a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible as he/she will ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to claim.