If you keep abreast of the news, you may have read about cases where people have successfully brought compensation claims against their employers because of injuries they have experienced at work. However, you do not always hear very much about cases where people have put in a claim for being injured by a colleague. Is this a situation that can happen, and how many people believe they could claim if they found themselves in such a predicament?
Is this true or false?
Our researchers recently put together a series of statements relating to compensation claims and the workplace. One of the statements said, “If an accident at work is caused by a colleague I can’t claim for compensation.” The people taking part in the research were then asked to judge whether this statement was true or false. Three-quarters of them said it was false, while the remaining quarter thought it was true.
Those who answered false got it right. There is no reason why you couldn’t claim for being injured by a colleague, since it was someone else’s fault and not yours that you were left with one or more injuries of some kind. This is a perfectly valid reason to claim, but of course it would be prudent to get professional legal advice before proceeding along these lines.
Getting proper legal advice
The main thing to remember is that regardless of who seemed to be at fault for causing your accident or injury, you should be able to consult a professional advisor so you can see whether you might be entitled to receive compensation.
This can be done more easily than you might think, especially if you give the team at Accident Advice Helpline a call. We have a free enquiry line you are welcome to use on 0800 689 0500, and we make no charge for our no-obligation advice either. You will only pay solicitors’ fees if you win your case, and the money you could win may be life changing for you. Our team can explain the entire process to you, so you know where you stand and you know whether you could indeed make a claim. We could recommend one of our lawyers; someone who is experienced in handling the kinds of claims that are similar to your situation. Call us now and let’s get things started, shall we?
Date Published: May 3, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead