If you have a slip, trip or fall at work that wasn’t you fault you may want to make an accident claim. If you had to take time off work due to the slip injury it can often mean loss of earnings which could mean bills going unpaid. By making an accident claim you could try and recuperate that money lost. However, there is always the worry that your employer could hold it against you should you file an accident claim against them.
Could my employer fire me if I filed a slip, trip or fall claim against them?
The short answer is they shouldn’t as it is discrimination. If they do then you may have a case to take to an employment tribunal to fight the termination of your contract. If the company is found at fault whilst filing your slip, trip or fall claim they do not have the right to then fire you without good reason. This is when unions come in handy as they will be fully aware of your rights and will help you to fight any decisions your company makes.
Should I make a slip, trip or fall accident claim even if I don’t know if it was their fault?
If the trip accident wasn’t your fault and it caused you injury then you should certainly look into making an accident claim. Not only will it help you in the long run with finances and any potential medical costs but will also show your company that they cannot sweep these types of slips, trips or falls under the carpet and ignore them and that steps need to be taken to make their workplace safer.
So if you have had a slip, trip or fall within the last 3 years in the workplace that wasn’t your fault then speak to Accident Advice Helpline to see if you could be eligible for compensation for your injuries. Our team of solicitors will help make the process as simple and stress free as possible and the majority of cases are settled without you having to step foot in court. Speak to someone on the 24-hour advice line on 0800 689 0500 or take the simple 30-second compensation calculator online to see how much you could claim for.
Date Published: February 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice