If you’ve been injured in an accident at work which occurred as a result of your employer’s negligence, you may have a case for work accident compensation. Dealing with a long-term injury can be distressing for you and your family and compensation can help to cover lost income, as well as rehabilitation costs.
Dealing with a long-term injury after a work accident
Even the healthiest, fittest people can suffer long-term injuries and often, accidents happen when you least expect them. If you’re used to getting up and going to work every day, dealing with a long-term injury after a work accident can be tough. Not only will you be coping with physical discomfort, you may also be worried about losing your job, earning less and being unable to support your family financially.
Depending on the nature and severity of your injury, you may be required to take a prolonged period of time off work; for example, if you work in construction and you suffer a severe back injury. Although you may be worried about losing out on your normal monthly salary, it’s wise to listen to the advice of your doctors in order to make the best recovery possible; avoid doing too much, too soon, as this can be counter-productive.
Will I lose my job if I have to take a long time off work?
If you’ve sustained an injury at work, it’s important that you read your employment contract carefully so that you are aware of your legal rights in terms of sick pay and employment status. If you are forced to take time off after a work accident which wasn’t your fault and you think your employer has treated you unfairly, seek legal advice.
How can I make a work injury claim?
If you’ve been injured at work and the accident wasn’t your fault, call Accident Advice Helpline for advice about making a work accident claim. If you answer ‘yes’ to these questions, there is a good chance that you could claim work injury compensation:
- Have you been injured at work?
- Was the accident somebody else’s fault?
- Do you have evidence to support your claim?
- Did you seek medical advice at the time?
- Was the accident in the last 3 years?
Our experienced personal injury lawyers will do all the leg work for you, so you can focus on making a full recovery. Call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown