Some people when they consider making a personal injury claim against their work worry about losing their job. It can make them think that they will be discriminated and have their workload increased. Our compensation specialist solicitors will tell you that you have nothing to worry about.
Employers have legal guidelines in place that they must follow to ensure that all employees are treated fairly. This includes all aspects of work and clearly making a claim should be regarded without prejudice. Can you lose your job? Definitely not, as it is illegal to sack someone for submitting a personal injury claim against them.
A ruling has been passed about how employers have a duty of care towards their staff and must take care in managing them appropriately. There is a definite link in allowing staff at work to make an injury claim.
“The law prohibits employers to sack someone for taking legal action for their injury at work. Any such actions will result in an unfair dismissal claim prompting an even higher compensation award for the victim. Being singled out for seeking legal advice is also unlawful and can lead to a discrimination case.”
Your other concern could be, you being the reason for putting your employer into financial problems because of a compensation claim. You may feel that your colleagues will not be happy with you. However, you do not need to be concerned about the impact to your workplace.
There is a reason for it. All employers are expected to have a current employer’s liability insurance. It covers them for eventualities where a claim is made against them. The insurance company, which should come as no surprise, is the one who foots the bill for any compensation pay-outs had an injury at work case is won. Your employer is not going to go bankrupt directly from your injury.
Bear in mind you must follow the procedures at your workplace to ensure that your injury claim is not weak. Do inform the appropriate person at work and ensure that a record is kept of the incident in the official reporting book. It will be useful to build a strong profile and confirm that all aspects of the case is considered to maximise compensation.
The Health and Safety Executive has imposed a requirement for employers to report serious incidents in the workplace. Whenever you have an accident at work, you should report to an authorised person, who should then ensure that it is recorded suitably. You will usually be told who that appointed personnel is during your induction in the work place. If you are unsure, then ask your line manager.
After an injury has occurred and you have sought medical attention, you can claim work accident compensation. Remember to retain any receipts for treatment, medicines, travelling expenses, and other paperwork from your employer. This can be letters sent to you regarding your absence or even offers to settle the matter. We can advise you the appropriate action you should take to receive your correct entitlement.
Talk to our work accident lawyers about your injury in the workplace to begin the process in claiming compensation. Call on 0800 6127735 or send your details through our online claim form.Send Claim Details For Assessment By A Lawyer
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I got £4,500 for my work injury. I had to take time off and ended up using my savings. Now, I can replace that with my compensation and get back to normal. Thank you for your help and advice.Whitefield
I really appreciated the settlement you got me for my work injury. It has been helpful and I am able to get on with my life. My children also send their regards. Thank you.Birmingham