When you make a claim for compensation for accidents at work, UK law ensures that you are protected against any backlash at work. In fact, it is illegal for an employer or management team to terminate your contract or end your employment on the basis of your work accident claim for compensation.
With this in mind, if you have sustained an occupational injury or illness through no fault of your own, you may want to seek legal advice regarding a claim for compensation for the harm you have suffered.
Can I make a claim for compensation?
When you are at work or fulfilling expected work-related duties, your employer has a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety at work. When you sustain an injury or illness through no fault of your own, perhaps due to inadequate training or unmaintained machinery, for example, your employer has failed in their legal duty of care and therefore can be held liable.
In a case such as this, you, as their employee, are well within your rights to seek legal advice and pursue a claim for compensation.
How do I make a claim for compensation?
Of course, all accidents at work are unique and so it isn’t ever possible to say straight away, with any certainty, whether you have a case eligible to claim for compensation.
This considered, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury to help determine your eligibility to make a claim for compensation. We can assist you with determining liability, and will walk you through the claims process including our no-win, no-fee* service.
Generally speaking, it is important that the work-related accident occurred within the last three years, with the exception of some long-term occupational illnesses. In the case of respiratory problems or hearing loss, for example, we will need you to get in touch within three years of your condition diagnosis.
Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
For more information, or to begin your claims journey, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience. What’s more, theres never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or following the call. Alternatively, complete our quick and simple 30-second eligibility test online.
Date Published: April 6, 2016
Author: Accident Advice