Life can get us down sometimes but the good news is that there are often financial nets to catch us and aid our recovery. There are many different forms of compensation available to people in the UK that so often goes unclaimed, simply because they are unaware that they are entitled to it. In order to make sure everyone gets what they deserve, here are some of the lesser known situations in which you may find yourself in line for some financial reimbursement.
It can be tricky bringing up the issue of underpayment with a prospective employer, as you don’t want to risk putting them off their decision to hire you but it is also important to remember that you need to earn a living. Keep in mind that if someone has offered you the job, they genuinely believe you are right for the role and want you on their team; this gives you more leeway than you may at first think. If you believe the finances do not accurately reflect your skillset, the current economy or the average wage for your particular role, then you are entirely within your rights to approach them with a counter offer and a request for an increase in pay. If the issue continues beyond accepting the job, legal action can sometimes be viable.
Solicitors are the ones we often turn to when we feel we have been mistreated or unfairly represented in some way but what do we do when the solicitors themselves are the ones at fault? Organisations like Redress Law can help with solicitors negligence, people who have been let down by their legal representatives, be it in cases involving property, personal injury, employment or divorce. This kind of compensation is especially important when we consider how pricey lawyers usually are; paying a premium for shoddy work is not acceptable and does not have to be tolerated.
Did you know that £90 million worth of compensation from delayed public transport goes unclaimed every year in the UK? Probably not, considering that a massive 75% of people did not even know this was an area in which we were permitted to claim. Especially if you rely on transport links for work, then significant delays and last-minute cancelations that disrupt your day-to-day life can entitle you to a repayment.
It’s not only the physical scars that can leave a lasting impact on a victim. In many cases, people will find their ability to return to work hindered following an accident. Say for example a taxi driver is caught in a collision and develops a fear of driving, or a security worker is attacked and suffers from anxiety and loss of confidence; their entire livelihood is in jeopardy. If you find yourself in a similar situation, where your income is genuinely under threat as a direct result of unjust psychological damage, you could well be entitled to claim.