If you get injured at work as a result of your employer’s negligence, you have a right to claim compensation. You may worry whether you would need to leave your employment if you were to claim, however, this generally isn’t the case at all.
If you’ve been involved in accidents at work and you’d like to find out more about making a compensation claim, why not give Accident Advice Helpline a call?
Will you have to leave your employment if you make a compensation claim?
If you have a work accident which happened as a result of your employer’s negligence or failure to follow health and safety guidelines, you have every right to pursue legal action and
make a work accident claim.
Your employer should accept liability and they should not try and persuade you not to make a claim, if that is what you wish to do.
UK employers are not allowed to threaten employees who file claims for compensation with the sack or redundancy. They are also not allowed to use blackmail or try and force you to leave your employment. Every UK employee has rights and if you feel that you are being bullied or treated unfairly, you should contact Citizens Advice.
If the claim fails, there is no legal obligation to leave your employment, but you may not feel comfortable staying at the same job.
How do you know if you have a valid work accident claim?
If you’ve been injured at work in the last three years and you strongly believe that your employer was at fault, contact Accident Advice Helpline.
You can talk through the details of your work injury claim with one of our advisors and they will be able to answer your questions and tell you more about the claims process. If your employer was liable for the accident and you have the relevant proof, there is every chance that your claim will be successful.
Examples of work accident compensation claims include slipping on a wet floor which was not marked with a warning sign and injuries caused by using defective or inappropriate equipment. Evidence which may help to support your claim may include medical reports,
photographs and videos and witness statements.
If you’d like to find out more and see whether or not you could make a claim for a work injury, call us now. Our freephone lines are open 24 hours a day on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice