Getting What You Are Owed? Are You Entitled To Compensation?


These days we are in a culture where if there is blame, then there is a claim, and while there are some people out there that take advantage of this, there are situations whereas a consumer and a human being, you are well within your right to be compensated. Sometimes we are not aware of what situations you could have found yourself in now, in the past, or in the future, which means you are entitled to complain. I wanted to share with you some of the common ones.    

Did you unknowingly take out payment protection 

Sometimes we can be unaware of when we have actually been misled by something. It can happen when we least expect it or when we are too preoccupied with the issue at hand. For example, when you take a loan or credit card, that is the main reason, but then you may be mis-sold payment protection that just gets added into it without you being aware.

You may not even know, so there are ways of finding out, and you can get some money back from it if you have been a victim of it. 

What about unfair dismissal?

There are times in our lives where we face unfair dismissal in our employment.

It could be that you were blamed for something, or fired for no reason. There are always different reasons so you may need to think about whether you need to hire a workers compensation lawyer to help you understand if you have a case or not. It might be that you can make a claim to help you get back on track. 

Have you had an issue when it comes to giving birth?

Becoming a parent is one of the most beautiful and exciting journeys you can embark on, but for some, giving birth is not easy and can actually be a very traumatic experience to undergo. If you feel that there was negligence in place from medical professionals when it comes to giving birth then you may want to speak to experts to get some advice. You may have a case of compensation, and it could certainly be something to look into. 

Did you have problems while on holiday? 

When it comes to going on holiday, you are excited about the breakaway with your closest friends and family, but if you get ill or struggle with delays or problems, then it can really leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Food poisoning, flight delays, these can all be things where you couldn’t be entitled to compensation.

So it is definitely worth raising your concerns and seeing what happens. 

Have you had an injury from a work accident?

Maybe you have had an injury from work and you are not sure it wears your fault.

Then perhaps speaking with an attorney could be the best route to take. You may have had to take time off work, deal with unwanted bills, and have your lifestyle affected because of it. Employers have insurances to help cover these things. 

A car accident that wasn’t your fault?

The same can be said for a car accident, if it wasn’t your fault, but you are struggling with injury or loss of earnings, then you may also be entitled to some form of compensation. A legal representative could help you make your claim. 

Let’s hope that this has made you more aware of when you could be owed something back. 

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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