Many employees may be worried about claiming for accidents at work because of the implications for their working relationships and their employment prospects. If you’ve been injured at work or you developed a work-related illness and you have proof that you were not to blame, you have a right to claim compensation and this should not affect your relationship with your boss or your employment status adversely.
If you claim, will it hurt the relationship with your employer?
Legally, making a work injury compensation claim should have no bearing on the relationship with your employer. If injury suffered in the workplace occurs as a result of negligence on your employer’s part and affects your health or causes you to take days off work, you have a legal right to claim work accident compensation. Your boss has no right to treat you differently. In order to maintain positive relationships, it is a good idea to be honest and open with each other and to inform your employer when you are injured, provide them with details of the incident and inform them of your plans to make a work accident claim.
Can you be sacked for claiming compensation?
If you plan to claim compensation for injury suffered in the workplace, you should be able to do so without worrying about how your claim will affect your employment status. Employers are not allowed to sack members of staff on the grounds that they have made a claim against them.
How can you make a work accident claim?
If you’ve been injured at work through no fault of your own in the last 3 years, call Accident Advice helpline to obtain advice from personal injury lawyers with extensive experience in work illness claims. Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in helping consumers to claim no win, no fee* compensation using a very simple process, which eliminates any further stress for the client.
Most consultations take place over the telephone and the majority of clients are not required to go to court. If you would like to find out more, simply call 0800 689 0500 from a UK landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone; the free phone service is open 24 hours a day.
Date Published: November 13, 2015
Author: David Brown