Help is Available for Self-Employed Accident Victims
People who are employed by the government or a private company know exactly where to turn for help when they have a medical emergency due to illness or if they are the victims of an accident. Very often it is not so clear cut for those who are self-employed. There is usually some amount of confusion and desperation involved as you try to frantically get some assistance.
It is very important to ask the right questions and to receive sound advice that is accurate and reliable. It is easy to be sent on a wild goose chase. This is definitely what you do not wish to have happen. The good news is that there is help available for self-employed accident victims.
Statutory Sick Pay
The government has a responsibility not only for those in its employment but for all its citizens, and so the law does make some provision for self-employed accident victims. You may be eligible to receive statutory sick pay. The sick pay you receive will certainly go some way and help to pay bills that may be overdue and assist with some of the medical bills.
A lot of self employed people are not even aware that this type of benefit is available to them and so they suffer unnecessary hardship due to ignorance and lack of knowledge. This is why it is important to always seek legal counsel regarding any situat
ion involving an accident.
There is always an accident happening somewhere, they are a part of everyday life. Unfortunately there are no guarantees that you will not suffer from an accident simply because you are self-employed. If you are involved in an accident you should follow the same steps that any individual involved in an accident should follow. Be sure to seek medical attention as soon as possible at the nearest hospital or doctor’s office.
Seek Legal Advice
The next step should always be to seek legal advice and visit a legal firm that offers assistance and advice for self-employed accident victims. There is a lot at stake and the risk of losing your compensation should always motivate you to take the necessary precautions to safeguard your claim.
There really is no excuse for failing to seek some level of legal advice on any issue as access is so simple and easy. You no longer have to get in your car or take a bus and physically visit a law firm and pay for a 20 minute consultation. The service is now free. You are able to have free access to the best solicitors simply by visiting Priority Legal and submitting a claim form.
Information is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. You can access the information at your convenience anytime you need it. At the scene of an accident, from your smart phone, from your hospital bed or from the privacy and comfort of your home their online office never closes and is always available to you.
Joh Anderson writes for http://www.prioritylegalclaims.co.uk/
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