I have been approached with an offer of compensation for a work injury in a pharmaceutical factory after getting burned by chemicals. How do I know whether I should accept it?
The only way you will be able to establish whether an offer of compensation for a work injury in a pharmaceutical factory is fair is to have your entitlement to pharmaceutical factory injury compensation assessed by an experienced solicitor.
A claim for a pharmaceutical factory work injury should take into account not only the pain and suffering you experienced at the time of your injury, but also the “inconvenience of incapacity” throughout your recovery and any permanent health issues – including visible scarring – which you may experience.
It is not uncommon for an unsolicited approach to be made by a negligent party´s insurance company after an avoidable injury has been sustained and, in this scenario, it would appear that your employer is willing to admit his liability for your injury.
However, it is unlikely that your employer´s insurers will have taken all the consequences of your injury into account before presenting you with an offer of compensation for a work injury in a pharmaceutical factory – indeed, it is in their best financial interests not to do so.
Provided you did not contribute to the cause of your accident in the pharmaceutical factory, or make your injury worse by neglecting to seek professional medical attention at the earliest possible opportunity, your full entitlement to pharmaceutical factory injury compensation should include:-
- Compensation for the pain you experienced when you were burned by chemicals due to your employer´s negligence
- Compensation for any non-financial changes you have had to make to your lifestyle due to your injuries
- Compensation for any emotional trauma you have suffered – either at the time of your accident or during your recovery
- Compensation for any expenses you have incurred or may incur in the future (such as for a skin graft) which are directly attributable to your injury.
A solicitor would consider each of these elements of a claim for a pharmaceutical factory work injury – and any other elements that may apply in your specific circumstances – and assign them a financial value before advising you whether the offer of compensation for a work injury in a pharmaceutical company should be accepted or if you should proceed with a claim for pharmaceutical factory injury compensation through the Injuries Board.
It could also be the case that the solicitor may be able to negotiate a more appropriate settlement of compensation for a work injury in a pharmaceutical factory with your employer´s insurers without going through the Injuries Board process but, as the offer by the insurance company may be time-sensitive, it is recommended that you speak with a solicitor at the first practical opportunity.